STOP PRESS: NHS Research findings 2016 –
9th Perrin Technique Conference for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
The push for Evidence Based Medicine seems to be a double edged sword – without a double blind trial supporting a claim of efficacy, as required by The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), one is unable to make claims for a treatment of any condition a patient may be suffering. With costly research, Osteopathy is lagging behind the ‘firepower’ of well-funded pharmaceutical companies.
With this in mind, osteopath Dr Ray Perrin, who was recently awarded the Institute of Osteopathy’s (iO) prestigious research award, has recently completed a unique NHS research project ‘Examining the accuracy of a screening tool for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis’ at The Wrightington Hospital, Wigan.
At the annual Perrin conference on December 4th, the research findings were presented by Lucy Hives, Allied Health Professions Research Unit at the University of Central Lancashire.
The research has proved successful however as with any research there is a period of confidentiality so I cannot dwell on them in detail in this article. The results are being currently submitted to the BMJ (British Medical Journal) for publication, hopefully, next summer. When they are published I will be delighted to share them with you.
Following the presentation, there were lectures from German doctors Dr. Klaus Dorhage , PhD and Dr Andreas Grothusen, PhD (the former also a German Osteopath, the latter a German Chiropractor and both trained in The Perrin Technique) on ‘CFS/ME: A Neuro-Lymphoma-Endocrino-Immunopathy’.