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What is chronic fatigue syndrome and the effects it can have on the body

The Perrin Technique in London

Chronic fatigue syndrome which is also known as CFS/ME is a chronic disease of the nervous system. In CFS/ME it is thought that the lymphatic system, which usually drains toxins from the cerebrospinal fluid which runs through your spine and brain, is not working efficiently and therefore results in a buildup of harmful toxins in the fluid in which can have detrimental effects on the body. Toxins in the cerebrospinal fluid can be a threat to your health. CFS/ME is a devastating disease and in some cases can leave the sufferer severely disabled. It is a disease which can affect people of all ages and genetics, whether you lead an active lifestyle or you are retired, CFS/ME can strike at any time. This condition may begin with a headache and feelings of tiredness and lethargy which you may attribute to a flu, virus, lack of sleep or being overworked. However when left untreated CFS/ME can result in complex symptoms such as confusion, lack of coordination, loss of balance and in many cases has resulted in sufferers becoming bedridden within a few months. There have been trained athletes who have experienced this disease, not had a correct diagnosis from their doctor or healthcare provider and got to the point where they have not been able to get out of bed for months on end, destroying their careers. This is the reality of the effect that CFS/ME can have on the body.

The Perrin technique in improving the lymphatic system

The Perrin Technique in London involves specialised osteopathic massage techniques carried out by our award winning practitioners here at Rakhee Osteopathy, with an individually tailored treatment plan and a prescribed set of massages which patients can carry out themselves at home in between treatments. These techniques are carried out specifically as they are thought to help increase the function of the lymphatic system and drainage of the toxins in the cerebrospinal fluid. A gentle nasal release technique has been found to aid drainage. Craniosacral therapy when carried out correctly by our practitioners, or how you will be shown to do so either by yourself or with the help of a loved one is an important technique used to increase lymph flow. Chest massage, rotating the upper body around the waist and rotating the shoulders are thought to increase lymphatic drainage. In combination these techniques involved in The Perrin Technique in London can help you to gradually combat the effects of CFS/ME.

The importance of good posture

Another important factor in the Perrin Technique in London is learning to improve your posture. This is not only important for those suffering with CFS/ME but it is important for everyone to implement from a young age. Improving posture can be helpful for better overall general health. Poor posture, for example when sitting hunched at a desk or computer, bends the back sharply, constricts the thorax and prevents good lymph flow. Keeping the spine straight and healthy can also be important for good health. Speak to us at Rakhee Osteopathy and find out more about how The Perrin Technique in London can help you begin to get your life back to normal again soon.


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