For many years the neuro-lymphatic system was denied or at least very controversially discussed. 2017, the first MRI images of the neuro-lymphatic system were published in support of these structures. New scanning Perrin techniques have been used to provide visible evidence of the existence of a cerebral drainage system and lymphatic vessels have been shown anatomically along the membranes of the human brain.
What is our approach?
The Osteopath Dr Raymond Perrin developed a specific treatment technique to stimulate the drainage of the lymphatic system of the brain, known as Perrin technique.
The technique has been tested in a NHS controlled trial and published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ Open) in November 2017. The treatment is presently applied in ME/CSF (Myalgia Encephalomyelitis/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome).
What is your benefits from choosing our approach?
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
If you ever had chronic fatigue syndrome ME/CFS, you know what I am talking about. It is debilitating and help is hard to find.
The symptoms of CFS/ME are physical and mental fatigue, headaches, reduction in concentration, sleep disturbance, difficulty reading, short term memory problems, ‘muzziness’ in the head, brain fog, neck, shoulder and back pain, whole body soft tissue pain, dry skin, fluctuations in temperature, mood swings, irritable bowel and bladder, sensitive to bright lights and loud noise, sore throats, nausea, dry mouth and eyes, palpitations, cold extremities, breathlessness and many more.
Physiologically, the cranial rhythm is similar to the average respiratory rate (8-12 beats per minute). The Cranial Rhythmic Impulse (CRI) has a flexion(inspiration) and extension (expiration) phase which cases a compression and relaxation of the fourth ventricle. This physiological phenomenon can be influenced with a cranial osteopathic technique called the CV4. The compression is achieved by putting a gentle medial and lateral force with both hands at the level of the occiput.
Patients with CFS/ME seem to have a predisposing history of sympathetic nervous system overload:
⦁ Psychological/emotional stress, perfectionists, overachievers
⦁ Physical trauma or chronic illness
⦁ Immunological problems due to chronic latent inflammation and infections
⦁ Chemical and xenobiotic loads and environmental toxicity.
Growing air pollution and environmental toxins often with cytotoxic and neurotoxic potential, affect the human system and especially the brain. There is growing awareness of the implications of environmental neurotoxins on human health. This points towards the importance of a well-functioning lymphatic drainage system involving all organs, especially the brain.
Lymphatic stagnation, and interruption of the physiological lymph-flow can be caused by structural problems, congenital and hereditary, or acquired postural defect, trauma, metabolic-toxic load and many more.
On this underlying pathology a final trigger, most often an acute viral infection, or other acute physical or emotional events, can lead to systemic decompensation.
What does the treatment do?
Experienced craniosacral therapists feel the cranial rhythm and the flow disturbances. Targeted stimuli, together with gentle manipulation of the soft tissues of the head, neck, back, chest and gentle stroking lymphatic techniques activate the lymphatic drainage and the elimination of metabolic and toxic debris.
The Perrin Technique incorporates manual techniques that stimulate the healthy flow of lymph and cerebrospinal fluid.
What is the effect of the treatment?
A smooth uninterrupted lymphatic flow is essential for human health and a smooth and uninterrupted cerebral lymphatic flow is essential for brain health. It leads to a reduction of sympathetic overdrive and enables an autonomic balance, regeneration and restoration of health. Deep and restorative delta wave sleep greatly improves after neuro-lymphatic treatment.
The part that impresses me the most about this treatment is the fact that pure manual techniques can activate human physiological processes to support healing and regeneration to this amazing degree. It is truly amazing.
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