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The development of The Perrin Technique

The Perrin Technique in London

Dr Raymond Perrin is an Osteopath and pioneer in the field of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome also known as CFS/ME. He has been researching the illness for almost 3 decades, with one of the few people who has gone onto receive a PhD in the field of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome following 11 years of research. Dr Perrin has carried out pioneering work in this complicated field which is can be difficult to obtain a diagnosis or cure, to help develop The Perrin Technique in London. In 1989 a cyclist visited Dr Perrin for osteopathic treatment for back pain. Dr Perrin realised the cyclist had problems with his spine and posture, and he also mentioned that he was suffering from symptoms of Chronic Fatigue. Whilst treating the patient for his back pain by improving his posture, Dr Perrin the patient found that his symptoms of CFS/ME were also improving and within in a few months had disappeared! This started Dr Perrin’s research and he found that those who were suffering with CFS/ME also often suffered from postural problems at the same time. This was the beginning of The Perrin Technique in London. By looking for common signs amongst patients Dr Perrin came to the theory that toxins (mainly inflammatory), build up in the nervous system and affect the autonomic functions of the body. This toxin build up mainly occurs in the brainstem and hypothalamus which controls most of what we do and our physical activities. These toxins are mainly cytokines which are pro inflammatory - they occur as a result of infections, inflammation and environmental pollutants from the air we breathe as well as the food and drink we consume to name a few. Physical trauma leads to more inflammatory toxins being created and building up in the body as well as stress. Stress is one of the most common causes of neurotoxicity, also increasing the levels of toxins in the nervous system.

How does The Perrin Technique work?

Toxins are usually removed by the lymphatic system. This system is involved in drainage and the detoxification of the body and when this is not working effectively it can lead to the build up of toxins in the nervous system resulting in the debilitating effects of CFS/ME. The Perrin technique in London works by trying to stimulate the action of the lymphatic system and to promote the drainage of the lymphatic fluid by increasing lymph flow. CFS/ME can affect people of all ages, both genders and from all walks of life. It is difficult to diagnose this illness however with Dr Perrin’s list of common symptoms which he has found amongst sufferers of this complex disease. It has been shown over the years that this form of osteopathic treatment and specialised massage techniques which help improve posture at the same time can have a positive effect on combating the symptoms of CFS/ME. Speak to us at Rakhee Osteopathy, we are a double award-winning practitioner of The Perrin Technique in London and we have helped hundreds of patients over the last 15 years in combating the symptoms of CFS/ME. We are waiting to hear from you and we are here to help.


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