As an experienced and busy Osteopath in London I have spent many years helping patients with a variety of conditions. Being qualified in the Perrin Technique, a practice which works towards diagnosing and treating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), more commonly known as Myalgic Encephalitis or ‘ME’ I am able to help patients with this conditions.
The Perin Technique is a hands-on Osteopathic approach developed by Dr Raymond Perrin that detoxifies the body and the brain. The Perrin Technique aims to target the root of this potentially debilitating disease and cure it. Having trained with Dr Perrin and go on to be a practictioner of the the Perrin Technique helping patients with this disease I am pleased to know that the NHS is to trial the Perrin Technique for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME).
What is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS/ME)?
CFS is a clinically defined condition characterized by severe disabling fatigue and a number of symptoms including disturbance of concentration, loss of short-term memory and disturbed sleep and musculoskeletal pain.
Due to the fact there is no accepted means of diagnosis by pathological tests such as blood or urine analysis, the standard diagnostic protocol of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome used within the NHS is one of exclusion. This means that a patient will only be diagnosed as suffering from CFS/ME when all other possible diagnostic tests has proved negative.
This isn’t an ideal situation for the patient at all. It is not an adequate way to diagnose any disease; it causes distress amongst patients and forces in some cases numerous exhaustive tests that still provide no answer. Not to mention it is a slow process which will prolong the full force of the effects of the syndrome longer the needed.
The Perrin Technique NHS trial
A new research project is to begin at Wrigthington Hospital, Wigan, based on Dr Perrin’s discovery. The project “Examining the accuracy of a physical technique for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis” has received ethical approval and is being conducted by a team at the Allied Health Professions unit at the University of Central Lancashire in association with 3 NHS trusts.
Introducing an evidence-based bio-physical diagnostic procedure for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME at the earliest onset of the symptoms associated with this disease could lead to much speedier diagnosis. The patient would then be in a position to have their illness managed far earlier than the present NHS protocol supports which in some regions can take at least six months before referral to an NHS specialist unit and at least a further month of blood tests.
The benefits to the patient is significant. In addtion, reducing the need of some of the pathological tests currently being carried out could reduce the huge financial burden placed on the health service for these tests.
How leading Osteopath in London can help
If you are suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME and would like further information on how I may help you or to book an appointment at one of my osteopathy clinics in London please feel free to send me a message or call me on 020 8815 0979.