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The Perrin Technique in London for CFS/ME, fibromyalgia and Long COVID

The Perrin Technique in London

The Perrin Technique in London is an osteopathic technique that was accidentally developed by Dr Raymond Perrin in 1989, an osteopath who was treating a cyclist for lower back pain but also helped alleviate the patient's symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or CFS/ME. Since then and over the last 30 years, Dr Perrin and other associates have carried out extensive research in this field, which is still known as the black hole of medicine. The Perrin Technique in London is a popular treatment for CFS/ME and fibromyalgia and is used by many trained osteopaths to help reduce the symptoms of these diseases. Both CFS/ME and fibromyalgia are debilitating diseases that can impact all aspects of your life.

CFS/ME is a chronic illness that can occur at any stage of life without any warning, beginning with lethargy and progressing to extreme fatigue and an inability to carry out daily activities until the patient is eventually wheelchair-bound or bedridden. Fibromyalgia is another complicated disease that causes widespread musculoskeletal pain, extreme fatigue and cognitive issues. Both these conditions are thought to affect the sympathetic nervous system of the body and therefore present very similar symptoms. The long-term effects of Coronavirus infection, more commonly known as Long COVID has also been found to present symptoms that are similar to CFS/ME and fibromyalgia. It is thought that the virus also affects the sympathetic nervous system of the body, resulting in symptoms of extreme fatigue and lethargy for many weeks following the infection.

Speak to us at Rakhee Osteopathy today to find out more about the Perrin technique in London and how it can help you address your symptoms of CFS/ME, fibromyalgia or Long COVID. According to the symptoms that you present with, we will create a tailored treatment plan for you.

What is the Perrin Technique?

The Perrin Technique in London is a system of massage techniques that are designed to manually stimulate the fluid motion around the brain and spinal cord. Dr Perrin’s research has shown that effective manipulation of the spine encourages better drainage of toxins out of the cerebrospinal fluid. Diseases such as CFS/ME and fibromyalgia are thought to occur as a result of a buildup of such toxins in the body. Therefore, by encouraging the drainage of these toxins, The Perrin Technique may help alleviate the symptoms of these diseases.

The Perrin Technique consists of specialised massage of the soft tissues in the head, neck, back and chest to help remove toxins that have built up in the cerebrospinal fluid and the lymphatic system. This encourages the toxins to move into the bloodstream, where they can be metabolised in the liver or excreted from the body by the kidneys. With time and as the toxins are slowly removed from the cerebrospinal fluid, the sympathetic nervous system should begin to function more effectively. So, by persevering with The Perrin Technique, patients should see a gradual improvement in their symptoms so that they can begin their road to recovery.


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