Myalgia Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) - The Perrin Technique

Symptoms of Myalgia Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)

There is a wide range of symptoms but most notable are:

  • Unremitting fatigue no matter how long the patient sleeps or rests for.
  • Post exertional malaise/post exertional neuroimmune exhaustion - Symptoms worsen after exertion.
  • Depression and anxiety associated with neuro inflammation and poor quality of life.
  • Disturbed sleep patterns particularly difficulty getting to or remaining asleep and vivd dreams.
  • Non-restorative sleep and poor-quality sleep.
  • Brain fog with difficulty focusing attention, concentration and memory recall.
  • Difficulty reading due to poor visual focus and dilated pupils.
  • Muscle, spinal and joint pain.
  • Headaches and Sinusitis.
  • Premenstrual tension, menstrual cycle and other hormonal imbalances.
  • Sensitivity to loud sounds, bright light and foods.
  • Unexplained spots and rashes.
  • Recurrent sore throats and nausea.


You will receive:

  • The Perrin Technique, which is a combination of lymphatic draining targeting lymphatic back flow, gentle spinal mobility, and craniosacral therapy used in conjunction with a gentle lymph drainage and spinal mobility home program
  • Holistic advice on pacing your daily activities, an anti-inflammatory diet, breathing techniques, wellness and mindfulness exercises for stress relief and management, and talk therapies or counselling.
  • Supplements to address inflmmation, poor methylation and energy production and immune support.

Patients suffering from Long COVID symptoms are also responding to The Perrin Technique. The NHS is currently funding a study to show the efficacy of The Perrin Technique home rehab program as a stand alone treatment to treat the symptoms of Long COVID

Books / Resources

1. "The Perrin Technique: How to diagnose and treat ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia via the lymphatic drainage of the brain:" 2nd edition by Dr Raymond Perrin (Osteopath)

2. The Consice Perrin Technique: A Handbook For Patients." by Dr Raymond Perrin - available from Amazon on Kindle or Takealot in hard copy.

3. "Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Myalgia Encephalitis: It's Mitochondria Not Hypochondria" by Dr Sarah Myhil - Dr Myhil's approach is quite rigid but her research into mitochondrial involvement in the pathophysiology of ME/CFS is very interesting to read and is available from Amazon on Kindle or hard copy

4. "Decode your fatigue" Alex Howard

5. "Why we sleep" Mathew Walker

6. "The body keeps the score: Brain, mind and body in the healing of trauma." Bessel van der Kolk, MD

7 "Breath: The new art of a lost art" James Nestor


ME/CFS Foundation of South Africa -

The ME Association - for ME/CFS and Long COVID information and advice

Watch the candid interview with famous British comedian and TV talk show host, Jonathan Ross, as he discusses the improvements his daughter suffering from fibromyalgia has experienced from being treated using The Perrin Technique -

 Betty Ross will be narrating the Audio book versions of Dr Perrin's books.