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Need help managing fibromyalgia? How the Perrin Technique can help your symptoms

A chronic condition that is more commonly experienced by women, unfortunately fibromyalgia is known to affect 20,000 people per year in the UK.

the Perrin Technique in London

Similar to other disorders which are chronic, fibromyalgia impacts on sleep, causes a constant, dull ache throughout the body and issues with concentration. Mix these together, and you are left with an illness which can cause serious issues in daily functioning.

While this affliction is rather common, there is no known cure. Of course, doctors and practitioners are able to offer those diagnosed with fibromyalgia pain relief, but these are often strong and can cause unpleasant side-effects.

And so, many sufferers search for alternative medicines and options to help alleviate their discomfort.

At Rakhee Osteopathy, we are proud to be able to offer those who have fibromyalgia the Perrin Technique in London. By using gentle massage of the soft tissues and other osteopathic practices, this technique can reduce the dull aches, pains and cognitive fog associated with fibromyalgia.

But how exactly does the Perrin Technique in London accomplish this? Here, we break down 5 of the most common fibromyalgia symptoms and discuss how this technique can impact on them.

Dull ache

As the Perrin Technique in London targets lymph nodes, it can seem confusing how this helps with discomfort.

As lymph node sensitivity is associated with overstimulation due to excretion of white blood cells, draining blocked lymph nodes will resolve pain throughout the body.

Sleep disturbances

Of course, if lymph nodes are blocked, the body cannot get rid of toxins correctly, causing accumulations in some rather sensitive areas.

When it comes to sleep disturbances, Dr Perrin believes such issues are a symptom of toxin build-up in the cerebrospinal fluid and around the brain, leading to inflammation. Once this osteopathic technique is used, these toxins will drain away naturally, allowing the inflammation to subside.

Cognitive issues

In a similar vein, these toxins in the cerebrospinal fluid can impact on cognition, causing what many fibromyalgia sufferers call ‘fibro fog.’

As many traditional pain relief options for fibromyalgia are opiate-based, this exacerbates this fog and leads to an even lower cognitive functioning. But once your lymph nodes have been manually drained, those toxins will leave your brain, allowing your focus and clarity to return.


There are many medically recognised causes of migraines, with the leading ones being due to stress and a reduction in the neurotransmitter serotonin.

In someone who has an unblocked lymphatic system, stress will rarely result in this debilitating condition. But, as is the way in chronic migraine sufferers and those with fibromyalgia, manual drainage is required to reduce the stress hormone cortisol surrounding the brain, and allow it to drain away.

Gastrointestinal issues

It has often been said that you have a brain in your stomach and there are many neuronal cells in your gut. And like brain cells, these are impacted by failed lymphatic drainage, causing digestion to slow or malnutrition to occur. Once your lymph nodes have been drained, gastrointestinal regularity should follow!


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