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Managing CFS/ME with the Perrin Technique in London

Perrin Technique

CFS/ME is a multisystem disease that can affect anyone from young children to the retired and elderly. Often beginning with flu-like symptoms and progressing to tiredness and fatigue, CFS/ME can affect mobility, coordination and even cognitive function. CFS/ME is a devastating illness that can affect all parts of the body and each person differently. It can also cause depression and anxiety.

Over time, CFS/ME can leave patients bound to a bed or wheelchair for months or even years at a time, and the longer the patient remains ill, the more permanent the damage may be to their body. There is a lot of mystery surrounding this disease, with doctors around the world unable to pinpoint a single cause or universal treatment method for combating the symptoms.

The Perrin Technique

At Rakhee Osteopathy, we are proud practitioners of the Perrin Technique in London, and over the last 10 years, we have used this technique to help patients manage their symptoms better. We have been recognised twice as a centre of excellence for our practice of the Perrin Technique in London by the pioneer of this treatment Dr Raymond Perrin himself.

Dr Raymond Perrin is a registered osteopath, neuroscientist and specialist in CFS/ME, and he is recognised by his peers for his dedication to the research on this disease. Dr Perrin's research shows that the symptoms of CFS/ME occur as a result of insufficient lymphatic drainage of the cerebrospinal fluid, which is found in the spinal cord and around the brain. This lack of drainage results in a build-up of toxins, which can affect the homeostasis of the body and thereby affect several bodily functions that are controlled by the nervous system.

The Perrin Technique in London helps diagnose CFS/ME by looking for specific signs and symptoms. CFS/ME is a difficult illness that has no universal consensus on diagnosis or treatment and has been referred to as the black hole of medicine.

It is important that you speak to us at Rakhee Osteopathy at the first sign of any troubling symptoms that you may suspect to be related to such diseases. This will allow us to put together and begin a tailored treatment plan for you early on and help you manage the disease more effectively.

The Perrin Technique consists of specialised osteopathic massage techniques. These techniques help to manually stimulate the lymphatic system to actively move toxins from the cerebrospinal fluid to the liver or kidneys to be metabolised or filtered and eliminated from the body. These techniques include targeted stimuli and the gentle manipulation of the head, neck, back and chest to encourage the flow of lymph and subsequently the removal of toxins.

You will have to undergo many sessions of the Perrin Technique over several months or maybe even longer because, like the disease itself, the recovery period will also vary from person to person. It will require time and dedication; however, soon, you will find that you can manage your symptoms better and begin your journey to recovery.


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