Diagnosing and managing the symptoms of CFS/ME with The Perrin Technique London
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, or CFS/ME, is a complicated disorder with a range of debilitating systems that can affect your daily life and the lives of those around you. If you are suffering from CFS/ME, you may find yourself housebound or even bedridden within a short time.
CFS/ME is a multisystem disorder and can affect all aspects of your health. Nearly all patients report feeling extremely tired all the time and unable to carry out daily activities. This tiredness does not go away with rest or sleep. Patients also commonly report that any physical activity can cause breathlessness, dizziness and nausea. Many patients experience heart palpitations, aches and pains and general flu-like symptoms. CFS/ME also affects cognitive function, and patients report problems with thinking, concentration, memory and coordination. Many patients also experience sleep disturbances.
The mystery surrounding CFS/ME
Because of the wide variety of symptoms and how they vary between patients, CFS/ME remains a black hole in medicine, meaning that despite much study and research, there is no universal treatment or specific medication that can treat the disease. CFS/ME is also difficult to diagnose, and most GPs are unable to make a positive diagnosis. Many patients suffer in silence and do not understand what is happening to them. If you feel that you are experiencing something similar, speak to us at Rakhee Osteopathy.
Here at Rakhee Osteopathy, we use The Perrin Technique to diagnose and manage CFS/ME and other similar illnesses. If you do not have a diagnosis or treatment plan from your GP or relevant health authority or are looking for additional help alongside any medication or treatment plan you are already on, we can help you with The Perrin Technique London.
The diagnosis of CFS/ME with The Perrin Technique
The Perrin Technique London looks for five signs to provide you with a positive diagnosis of CFS/ME. The first assessment will be performed in a standing position. We will look for any postural or mechanical disturbances of the upper and middle part of the back, known as the thoracic spine. The next four assessments will be done whilst lying supine, which means lying on your back, facing the ceiling in a neutral position. Whilst the patient is in this position, we will look for abnormalities in the breast tissue to identify breast varicosities and a tender Perrin’s point found near the left nipple. We will also look for abnormal abdominal tenderness. Finally, we will cradle the head and assess the cranial rhythmic impulse to look for dampened cranial flow.
If all five signs are identified, we can then provide you with a positive diagnosis for CFS/ME and create a tailored treatment plan using The Perrin Technique London to help ease your symptoms and restore good health and wellbeing. If you do not present with all five signs, then you are not classified as having CFS/ME; however, we will help you understand your symptoms and form a treatment plan accordingly.