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Understanding CFS/ME with The Perrin technique


The Perrin Technique

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis or CFS/ME is a complex, multisystem disorder which is characterised by extreme fatigue that does not improve with rest. It can affect people of all ages and from all walks of life. It has been recognised in young children up until the elderly and retired. It often begins in the form of a cold or virus and then patients find that they are unable to fully recover. Patients suffering from CFS/ME find it difficult to carry out everyday activities, troubled by aches and pains of the muscles and joints, sleep disturbances, cognitive dysfunction and over time they can find themselves immobile, dependent on a wheelchair or even bed-bound. Doctors have been unable to come to a consensus with regard to the diagnosis and the treatment of CFS/ME. The diagnosis is carried out by a process of elimination and this means that many patients are suffering without being able to understand their symptoms or the cause of their symptoms correctly. CFS/ME has a negative impact on all aspects of life. If you have been diagnosed with CFS/ME or you feel as if you exhibit the symptoms, but your doctor is unable to to identify what the issue may be then you are not alone. A significant number of patients have unexplained Chronic Fatigue making it difficult to alleviate or combat their symptoms.


The Perrin Technique


Speak to us at Rakhee Osteopathy and find out about The Perrin technique in London. Developed by Dr Raymond Perrin, an osteopath and neuroscientist who has carried out over 30 years of research into CFS/ME, here at Rakhee Osteopathy we are proud practitioners of The Perrin technique. This is a system which is used to diagnose and manage CFS/ME. The diagnosis is carried out using visual and manual observations of the body. As well as more than 6 months of chronic fatigue, specific visual signs are thought to be indicative of CFS/ME. Firstly, postural or mechanical abnormalities of the thoracic spine. The next two signs are a tender Perrin’s point and a tender coeliac plexus. Finally, decreased cranial flow or impulse is also assessed by specialist cranial massage techniques. If the patient suffers from all five signs then they are given a positive diagnosis for CFS/ME.


The management of the disease is carried out by putting together an individually tailored plan to help address your symptoms. This will include specialist massage techniques of the head, neck, shoulders, back and chest area to help stimulate blood flow and lymph flow. The treatment will also involve encouraging better circulation and efficient excretion or metabolism of toxins from the body. With regular appointments we can help you manage your symptoms more successfully and begin your road to recovery. Speak to us at the practice today and book a consultation to find out how we can address your symptoms and provide you with a diagnosis using The Perrin technique to help you understand your symptoms better. Together we can work to improve your health and wellbeing very soon.