The Perrin Technique was developed as a result of a chance discovery during the clinical practice of a Manchester osteopath, Dr Raymond Perrin.
Raymond Perrin’s research at the University of Salford in conjunction with the University of Manchester, coupled with the hundreds of successful clinical case studies and the latest findings in neurophysiology, has provided evidence that CFS/ME involves a 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 infections or due to environmental toxins such as pesticides.
However many toxins are simply an overproduction of chemicals naturally found in 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 into the lymph vessels and be broken down by the body’s lymphatic system and liver. CFS/ME patients have reverse drainage that leads to toxins building up in the 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.