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Our implementation of the Perrin technique

Perrin technique in London

Here at Rakhee Osteopathy in London, we based our implementation of the Perrin technique in London on the work performed in the early 90s by Dr Perrin directly. We are lucky to be in the position of being a primary practitioner who has experience working directly with Dr Perrin.

And we have been greatly gratified by the NHS's trial into the use of the Perrin technique for chronic fatigue syndrome/ME diagnosis; we see this sign of the established medical community receiving the Perrin technique as a valid and useful tool in our combined fight against fibromyalgia and other painful conditions.

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) management and care

Chronic fatigue syndrome is a particularly debilitating and difficult condition due to its status as being poorly recognised within the NHS sphere, so receiving treatment can be extremely challenging. We are more than happy to aid with a chronic fatigue syndrome diagnosis if you do not already have one which is formally recognised. Unfortunately, many of the patients that we see (even with a formally recognised diagnosis) find the level of care afforded to them by the NHS to be limited; they can also have problems accessing private care through insurance providers. We are more than happy to provide structured payments and repayment schedules if necessary, thereby allowing people to return to work and their everyday lives which is often more valuable and the reason why our clinic exists in the first place.

Receiving treatment using the Perrin technique

The Perrin technique in London is a subcategory of osteopathic care; it is considered a hands-on technique because it requires physical contact with the patient and involves applying pressure along lymphatic vessels in order to encourage motion of lymph fluid. All lymphatic vessels are a drainage system which are responsible for the removal of waste products of respiration and everyday cellular stress. By manually emptying the vessels, it can allow the reduction in these waste products from the CSF (cerebral spinal fluid). This is the central concept behind the use of this technique to help alleviate the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome.

When treating chronic fatigue syndrome using a more traditional medical approach, the management of pain often becomes paramount, leaving other issues like short-term memory loss and the fractured or disturbed sleep untreated. More often than not, the pain relief options add to mental impairment and general loss of concentration and ability to focus. This one of the most notable symptoms which is relieved using our technique, but there is no reason why a combination of established medicine alongside the Perrin technique in London cannot be explored.

Concentrations of stress hormones, proteins and inflammation factors in cerebral spinal fluid is not explored routinely as part of diagnosis, due to the complexity of collecting a cerebral spinal fluid sample which comes with significant risks much like the risks associated with an epidural. But, we hope that with further work like this NHS study into the use of this technique diagnostically (that was carried out with the assistance of the University of Central Lancaster) that a more effective and less invasive diagnostic pathway can be made available for sufferers of chronic fatigue syndrome.


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