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The Perrin technique in London for CFS/ME

The Perrin Technique in London

The Perrin technique in London is a manual osteopathic technique which is used in the diagnosis and management of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome also known as CFS/ME.

The Perrin technique in London was first discovered by Dr Raymond Perrin, an osteopath and neuroscientist who was treating a cyclist for back pain using traditional osteopathic techniques in 1989. The patient also suffered from CFS/ME, however, he had consulted Dr Perrin to help him manage his back pain and inadvertently Dr Perrin also relieved his symptoms of CFS/ME at the same time. This began many years of vigorous research into CFS/ME. This is a complicated multi-system disorder which affects each patient differently and doctors are yet to find a cure. It has often been referred to as the ‘black hole’ of medicine and there is no definitive diagnosis or treatment for this disease.

What is CFS/ME?

CFS/ME can affect people of all ages from young toddlers to the elderly. It occurs in both men and women and it can affect people of all different lifestyles. It is thought that CFS/ME is triggered by stress factors which can be physical or emotional. It can occur as a result of an allergic reaction or infection and all these factors are thought to result in a subsequent overstrain of the sympathetic nervous system. The sympathetic nervous system is involved in maintaining the body's homeostasis and when this is disrupted it can lead to an array of devastating symptoms as presented in CFS/ME. Patients begin with feelings of tiredness and flu-like symptoms. This cant hen progresses into aches and pains and feelings of lethargy. Over time patients can experience extreme fatigue, mobility issues, sleep disturbances, poor memory and lack of concentration, until some eventually are unable to get out of bed or carry out their daily activities any longer. Not only can this have a significant impact on patients’ lives, but it affects everyone around them too.

The Perrin technique in London

Dr Raymond Perrin carried out continuous research on the relationship between osteopathic techniques and relieving the symptoms of CFS/ME. The Perrin technique in London now consists of spinal and cranial osteopathic techniques which are thought to improve circulation and lymph flow, to help remove toxins from the body. The lymphatic system is responsible for excreting toxins from the body. Therefore by manually stimulating lymph flow it is thought that toxins can be removed from muscles, tissues and cerebrospinal fluid in which they may have gathered, which could be straining the sympathetic nervous system. Once these toxins are removed from the body it is thought that the symptoms of CFS/ME may be relieved and managed more effectively. If you are suffering from CFS/ME then you need to speak to us at Rakhee Osteopathy today. We are award-winning practitioners of the Perrin technique in London and we will put together an individually tailored treatment plan for you to help you manage your symptoms and begin to get your life back on track.


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