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Perrin technique RCT on ME/CFS

Discussion in 'Latest ME/CFS Research' started by Sasha, May 13, 2011.

  1. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Recently published here.

    Only the abstract is available to view without coughing up $31.

    I wish he'd looked at the effects of lymphatic drainage alone as well. His technique consists of osteopathic manipulation (which I found terrifying when I had non-Perrin manipulation for a neck problem a while back) plus effleurage and other lymphatic drainage massage. I've seen people argue that lymphatic drainage alone is good for us - if the scarey stuff isn't necessary, it would be good to know.
     
  2. WillowJ

    WillowJ คภภเє ɠรค๓թєl

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    has a full-text article explaining the rationale (but not the technique) here:
    http://www.jaoa.org/cgi/content/full/107/6/218

    seems like a good fit for non-ME/CFS "CFS" and for FM "CFS"

    ("CFS" means people who meet criteria for CFS or CF, without having infectious onset or PEM)
     
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    WillowJ คภภเє ɠรค๓թєl

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    I just read the other thread and it looks like some PWME find lymph drainage helpful for symptom management. Makes sense to me. :)
     
  4. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    I had my first Perrin massage three weeks ago and although I felt fine when I left the premises, felt as though I had been run over by a steamroller within the hour and had to lie down. Whatever it did, it did something! Am continuing and although for now I feel worse, I hope that eventually I'll feel better...
     
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    WillowJ คภภเє ɠรค๓թєl

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    it's hard to know whether you feel worse from getting out toxins, or because it's not right for you. drink lots of water! ask your therapist and, if you have one, your CFS doctor, about your reaction.
     
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    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Thanks, Willow! I'm drinking lots. I told my Perrin therapist and she didn't seem surprised. I only wish I had a CFS doctor!
     

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