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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME


Clinical studies and the latest findings in neurophysiology have provided strong evidence that CFS/ME involves disturbance of the drainage of toxins from the brain and muscles. These poisons often enter the body in the form of viruses, bacteria and other microbes, parasitic infection or due to environmental toxins such as pesticides.


However, many toxins are simply an overproduction of chemicals naturally produced within the body to help the immune system with fighting infections, inflammation and stress. Constant physical and emotional stress can lead to this type of overproduction. The excess of some toxins in the brain and spinal cord should drain out into lymph vessels and be broken down by the body’s lymphatic system and liver. CFS/ME patients have a reversed drainage that leads to toxins building up in the central nervous system causing the dysfunction of different parts of the brain and spinal cord. This explains the many different symptoms complained of by CFS/ME patients.


The treatment aims at manually stimulating drainage of the offending toxins from the central nervous system through gentle stroking towards both collar bones where the lymph drains into larger veins eventually reaching the liver. Here, the poisons are finally rendered harmless. Gentle manual treatment to the cranium and spine with relaxation of the surrounding muscles together with specific lymphatic drainage techniques eventually improve the health and function of the body as a whole. Ref: The Perrin Technique, Hammersmith Press, London. 2007


Common symptoms of the condition include:



Extensive research in this area has been conducted by Dr Raymond Perrin DO, PhD. He has devised the definitive treatment technique for the treatment of CFS/ME, known as the Perrin Technique.


We are licenced Perrin Technique practitioners at Rosebank Physiotherapy.


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Managing Physiotherapist: Bryony Krikler   |   © 2019 Rosebank Physiotherapy