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How the Perrin technique in London can help manage your symptoms more effectively

The Perrin Technique in London

The Perrin technique in London is an osteopathic diagnostic and massage technique, which helps in the diagnosis and management of symptoms that can be found in diseases such as chronic fatigue syndrome or CFS/ME. It was developed by Dr Raymond Perrin, an osteopath and neuroscientist, in 1989, whilst treating lower back pain in a cyclist who also presented with symptoms of CFS/ME. The patient found that osteopathy not only helped relieve the symptoms of his back pain, but over time it also helped alleviate the symptoms of CFS/ME. This is a multi-system disorder which causes extreme fatigue as well as many other symptoms, including aches and pains in your muscles and joints, loss of mobility and coordination, impaired cognitive function, and sleep disturbance. Eventually it can result in patients becoming wheelchair-bound and bedbound. These symptoms vary from patient to patient, and present themselves to different degrees of severity.

Osteopathy and CFS/ME

Over the last three decades Dr Perrin has been investigating the relationship between osteopathic techniques and the symptoms of CFS/ME. Extensive research in this field has helped Dr Perrin hypothesise that CFS/ME and similar diseases may occur as a result of dysfunction of the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is involved in draining toxins from the human body. If this is not working effectively then toxins will build up in the body and prevent other systems from functioning properly, resulting in the symptoms that are seen in this disease. Patients with CFS/ME are thought to have toxins build-up in the cerebrospinal fluid and around the brain, therefore affecting the parasympathetic nervous system which results in symptoms of tiredness, lack of coordination, issues with mobility and cognitive function. The Perrin technique in London works by using specific osteopathic techniques for manually stimulating the lymphatic system, to promote toxins being drained from the body and therefore helping to manage the severity of the symptoms which can be seen in this disease.

If you have been diagnosed with CFS/ME by your GP or your health professional then speak to us at Rakhee Osteopathy today to find out about managing your symptoms more effectively for a better quality of life. If you are confused about your symptoms then speak to us and we can help provide you with a positive diagnosis for the disease, or if you do not have CFS/ME then we can help you understand your symptoms better. The Perrin technique in London can also help you manage symptoms of long covid. This is for patients who have recovered from the infection, but are still experiencing tiredness and fatigue and finding it difficult to get back to their usual self. You may wish to try this technique to help you improve blood circulation and lymph flow, to bring back the vitality and energy that you may have lost during COVID-19. Speak to us and find out why we are award-winning practitioners in the Perrin technique and how a course of treatment with us can help you gradually get your life back on track again soon.


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