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The Perrin Technique in London for the diagnosis and management of CFS/ME


Perrin Technique in London

Chronic fatigue syndrome or CFS/ME is a complex disease that can affect people at any stage of life without any prior warning. It begins with flu-like symptoms, headaches and tiredness, and within a short period of time, it can take over your whole body. Once this occurs, it can result in chronic fatigue that is exacerbated by movement or any form of daily activity but does not go away with rest. CFS/ME can have a debilitating effect on all aspects of your life and even affect others around you.


What is the Perrin Technique?


Here at Rakhee Osteopathy, we are proud practitioners of the Perrin Technique. This is a well established osteopathic technique that was developed by neurologist and osteopath Dr Raymond Perrin for the diagnosis and management of diseases such as CFS/ME and fibromyalgia.


The lymphatic system is responsible for draining the waste products from cells and fluids that leak out from blood vessels back into the bloodstream. Dr Raymond Perrin spent many years researching CFS/ME and found that it could be due to inadequate lymphatic drainage from the brain and spinal cord, resulting in the buildup of toxins in the cerebrospinal fluid.


These toxins continue to build up in your system, and a sudden trigger, such as a viral infection, may result in the symptoms of this devastating disease, affecting the sympathetic nervous system of the body. The sympathetic nervous system helps maintain a steady internal state of physical and chemical conditions of the body, the disruption of which has effects on all parts of the body as seen in CFS/ME patients. Dr Perrin’s research led to the introduction and establishment of the Perrin Technique in London.


Unfortunately, we still know only so little about CFS/ME from diagnosis to cause to treatment. Therefore, we recommend that you seek medical attention at the first sign of any of the symptoms to help ease this illness as much as possible


The Perrin Technique in London works by using osteopathic massage techniques to stimulate the lymphatic system manually and encourage the drainage of such toxins from the body. It includes manipulating the spine and massaging the head, neck, chest and back. With specialised techniques, we can help move the toxins from the lymph into the blood so that they can be metabolised by the liver or filtered through the kidneys and expelled from the body.


Once the cerebrospinal fluid in your spine and around your brain is detoxified, this should help promote the sympathetic nervous system to function effectively and eventually help reduce the symptoms of CFS/ME.


Speak to us at Rakhee Osteopathy today and find out more about the Perrin Technique in London and how we can use it to help diagnose your illness. Our experienced practitioners will be able to evaluate the symptoms that you have and take into account your medical history and presentation. This will help us to put together an individually tailored treatment plan that can help combat your symptoms and start to restore a better quality of life for you.