The Perrin Technique for removing toxins from the body
Updated: Oct 21, 2022
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, or CFS/ME, is a complicated disorder that has been investigated for many years but with no concrete answers yet. Dr Raymond Perrin is an osteopath and neuroscientist who has carried out much research in this field. Having dedicated more than three decades of his life to finding out more about CFS/ME, Dr Raymond Perrin developed a form of alternative therapy known as The Perrin Technique.
The Perrin Technique is now used widely in the diagnosis and management of CFS/ME. Where GPs and other healthcare professionals have not been able to help, The Perrin Technique has been shown to improve vitality and wellbeing in patients suffering from the devastating symptoms of this disease.
What is CFS/ME?
Dr Raymond Perrin's research shows that CFS/ME may occur due to impaired function of the lymphatic system; he believes that poor lymphatic drainage causes toxins to build up in the central nervous system. These toxins disrupt the function of the hypothalamus, resulting in disturbances of the sympathetic nervous system. Abnormalities in the sympathetic nervous system are thought to cause sleep disturbances, fatigue, issues with movement and a wide range of cognitive problems found in patients of CFS/ME.
The Perrin Technique
To help restore the function of the lymphatic drainage system, Dr Perrin suggests using specialised osteopathic techniques. These techniques include specific lymphatic massages, gentle massage of the spine and muscles and cranial osteopathic techniques. These osteopathic techniques can stimulate the flow of cerebrospinal fluid and lymphatic fluid so that they can be drained more effectively to remove the buildup of toxins in the brain and body, reducing the devastating symptoms of CFS/ME. This makes up The Perrin Technique and includes self-massage techniques, which can be carried out in the comfort of your own home. It is thought that when toxins are removed from the body, the function of your lymphatic system can be restored, and this will help you on the road to recovery.
The Perrin Technique at Rakhee Osteopathy
The Perrin Technique is carried out through regular sessions at our clinic, and the prices vary according to the location and the practitioner that you choose to visit. The number of sessions required can vary from patient to patient, and you could be symptom-free within a year, or it may take several years to combat your symptoms. Your recovery time will depend on the severity of the disease and how long you have been affected. Dr Perrin’s technique is not yet funded by the NHS.
Dr Perrin has indicated that side effects represent that the treatment is working. Common side effects of the first few treatment sessions include nausea, headaches, tiredness and fatigue, which may seem as if your symptoms have worsened; however, these will wear off within 48 hours of your session.
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