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Eulogy for Dr Andy Wright

Dear All

It is with great sadness that I announce the death of local doctor 64 year old Andy Wright who helped me and probably thousands of people around the globe.

I first met Andy in the 1990s when I began work with ME/CFS patients. In those days the NHS weren’t helping many people but one caring doctor in Bolton was improving the health of many patients and that was Andy. We met up and spoke on the phone regularly and occasionally went out for a curry with our mutual friend and colleague integrative dentist John Roberts who lectured to our Conference many years ago. My PhD couldn’t have been completed without his encouragement and advice. He introduced me to so many concepts that helped shape my many years of continuous clinical research in this department.

Treating ME and Lyme Disease differently to his NHS colleagues led to problems with the GMC who ordered him to stop his pioneering efforts. I told Andy he had to fight and stay with his important work but alas he was forced out. He explained to me that he had no choice and told me “Ray, I have a wife and young family to support and I need to make a living for them so I have to give up my ME/CFS and Lymes work so I can keep my job as a GP.”

I wished him well and have constantly thought about his work and his concepts when addressing my own research in this field. His appearance in the YouTube  Perrin Technique Film can still be seen on my website supporting my work (which you can still view online – https://theperrintechnique.com/about-us/ ). Thousands of patients around the world are benefiting from my treatment and many still watch the film.

My work has progressed to Long COVID and many of the concepts Andy and I have discussed in the past are helping patients with this disease. My treatment for Lyme disease is based on the help and advice given to me by Andy and many patients around the world with ME/CFS type illnesses have undiagnosed Lyme / similar diseases, exactly as Andy had predicted 30 years ago.

I used to send my regards to Andy via mutual patients but I feel sad that we didn’t keep closer contact over the years. I felt it would be hard for Andy, as he was kept away from continuing his scientific endeavours.

My latest book on Long COVID is almost complete and I have decided to dedicate the book to three friends and colleagues that I have sadly lost in the past month. One of them is Andy, may his dear soul rest in peace. The millions of patients with Long COVID, Lymes, ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia all owe a huge gratitude to Dr Andy Wright and I will make sure they know it.

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Kamalaya Koh Samui is a multi-award winning Wellness Sanctuary and Holistic Spa located on the southern coastline of Koh Samui, Thailand, and we are proud to announce this wellness resort now has a licence for The Perrin Technique!

Kamalaya Koh Samui

The retreat recently hosted a training workshop, where Dr Perrin taught a group of their resident therapists. Dr Perrin and the class can be seen below alongside general manager Gopal Kumar as well as Advanced Perrin Technique Practitioner Rakhee Mediratta who assisted with the training.

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In March of this year, Dr Perrin will be presenting his lecture “Lymphatics in the cranial field” at the international conference Osteopathy In The Cranial Field which is being held in St Michielsgestel in The Netherlands on 22-23 March 2024. 

The conference combines science with the osteopathic practice and includes lectures such as:

  • Rhythms in the human cranium, what do we know? Prof Max Moser PhD
  • The Glymphatic system and sleep – Dr Rolf Fronczek, PhD 
  • Lymphatics in the cranial field – Raymond Perrin DO PhD
  • The role of the ANS in Cranial Rhytmhmic Impulse with Holger Pelz DO
  • Mechanical properties of the cranial meninges – Raffael Zegarra-Parodi DO MSc 
  • The Trigeminal nerve; the menigeovascular complex in headache and migraine – Prof Messlinger PhD 

To view the itinerary in full and to register for the conference, see the event page here.

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It is with great delight we can now announce those who, after two years of online tutorials and in-person workshops, have passed the end-of-course written exam and are now entitled to use the term Advanced Perrin Technique Practitioner!

Sue Capstick (with Distinction) – UK
Gail Sumner (with Distinction) – UK
Kerrie Austin – South Africa
Sophie King – UK
Caroline Lovett – UK
Rakhee Mediratta – UK
Sylveen Monaghan – UK
Anna Ross – Switzerland

Congratulations to our inaugural class!

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We are very pleased to share that Perrin Technique Practitioner Claire Massey has been awarded the University College of Osteopathy’s Gold Medal for Outstanding Contribution!

“When I started at the UCO everything fell into place” – Claire Massey addressing the audience

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal presented the awards, in which Claire was also the recipient of the Silver Medal for Academic Excellence. Congratulations Claire!

Claire graduated with a Masters with distinction from the University College of Osteopathy (previously British School of Osteopathy) and has a clinical interest in women’s health. You can find Claire at Victoria Park Osteopaths which is located in the heart of Victoria Park Village in London, UK.

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We welcomed many of our licenced Perrin Technique Practitioners to the annual Perrin Technique conference which took place on Sunday 3rd December 2023 in Manchester, UK:


The conference began with an opening lecture from Dr Ray Perrin DO PhD, who gave us his year in review. This covered topics such as the IACFS/ME conference, his teachings abroad in Europe, USA and the Middle East as well as talking us through a major discovery regarding a potential new function of the lymphatic system. An international team of scientists, headed by Professor Natasha Harvey from the University of South Australia’s Centre for Cancer Biology, has made a groundbreaking discovery concerning lymphoedema – revealing that it is caused by blocked lymphatic vessels producing both red and white blood cells. This finding overturns longstanding belief about where our body gets its blood cells: instead of solely deriving them only through bone marrow stem cells as previously thought, this breakthrough insight uncovers a potential that the lymphatic system also produces blood.  At the conference, Ray shared his thoughts on this new discovery:

“We’ve seen malformation of red blood cells in both ME and Long Covid – this could be due to the malfunctioning of the lymphatics. If we can help the lymphatics drain better, surely it’s going to help everything work better as well.
It’s the control mechanism of the lymphatics as well that is so important – the sympathetic nervous system – and when we treat the patient, we are helping that. Besides helping the sympathetic nervous system work on the blood flow, it could also help in the formation of blood cells in the lymphatics as well.”

– Dr Ray Perrin DO PhD , 3 December 2023

Preliminary Results of the NHS Long COVID Feasibility Study

Dr Lisa Riste of The University of Manchester shared the three-month interim results from the feasibility study: “Reducing fatigue in Long COVID-19: A feasibility study of a self-help intervention to reduce fatigue-related symptoms among patients in general practice”. 

Volunteers who were diagnosed in Greater Manchester’s Northern Care Alliance NHS Trust as suffering from Long-COVID were recruited and randomised into the groups for the study which ran throughout 2023. We were joined at the conference by Dr Adrian Heald, NHS Consultant Physician, who also shared his thoughts on the feasibility study interim results. Whilst we are unable to go into detail of the preliminary results here, we look forward to sharing the final findings with you later this year!

Healthcare Nutrition & The Perrin Technique

Nutritional Scientist Dr Nina Bailey shared with us her expertise on how the supplements that Igennus produce can help patients of The Perrin Technique. Dr Bailey has been with Igennus for 14 years and explained how their supplements are designed to provide the best outcomes for the customer:

For consumers and for some practitioners as well it can be incredibly challenging to know the difference between a good quality supplement and a poor quality supplement.”

Dr Nina Bailey, Igennus
Dr Nina Bailey alongside Dr Ray Perrin.
Dr Nina Bailey alongside Dr Ray Perrin

Dr Bailey focused on 4 key supplements which she described as ‘the essential four’ , which were:
– Omega 3
– Magnesium
– B-Vitamins
– CoQ10

It was announced at the conference that Igennus have INCREASED their discount for Perrin Technique patients when ordering direct from their website. Please get in contact with your Perrin Technique Practitioner for the discount code to take advantage of this offer.

The Perrin Technique Protocol

Many moons ago, before we began to run conferences with guest lecturers, we would hold an annual refresher workshop for Perrin Technique Practitioners and this year we took it back to our roots by using a large part of the day as a hands-on revision workshop to go through all The Perrin Technique protocols for consultation, examination and diagnosis plus the treatment and advice protocol for our patients. Dr Perrin reiterated just how important this conference was, as it helps to make sure patients get what they expect from a Perrin Technique appointment, no matter where they are based in the world. Licenced Practitioner Andreas Jochim volunteered to be our model for the demonstrations and our inaugural class of Advanced Perrin Technique Practitioners assisted with the practical sessions, too.

We express our thanks to our guest lecturers Dr Lisa Riste and Dr Nina Bailey and of course to our conference sponsors IgennusHammersmith BooksDennis The Chemist and the FORME Charity:


Producers of VegEPA, Pharmepa, Super B Complex and much more….
Contact Dr Nina Bailey at Igennus for more information about how Igennus Ltd can help your patients.
E-mail: info@igennus.com       Phone01223 421434

Hammersmith Books

Hammersmith Books Limited is an independent publishing house producing books under the ‘Hammersmith Health Books’ imprint for general readers and health professionals that promote better understanding of health issues through greater knowledge of the human body and mind, with a particular emphasis on controversial themes that challenge received wisdom. Founded in 2009 they see a need for books that address readers as interested, intelligent custodians of their own mental and physical health who want to consider the advice they receive critically, wherever it comes from, rather than taking what they are told on trust. Their particular areas of interest are:

  • Chronic fatigue
  • The relationship between nutrition and health
  • Evidence-informed health care

Hammersmith Health Books have published The Perrin Technique, The Perrin Technique: Second Edition and The Concise Perrin Technique as well as the soon-to-be next instalment ‘Through The Looking Glass: The Perrin Technique for Long-COVID’.
E-mail: info@hammersmithbooks.co.uk

Dennis The Chemist – Dennis Gore Pharmacy

The world famous pharmacy specialising in complimentary medicine. Suppliers to The Perrin Clinic of many supplements advised by Dr Perrin.
Contact Richard Wertheimer regarding the many supplements that can help your patients or view The Perrin Technique products in their own section on the pharmacy’s website: https://www.dennisthechemist.com/collections/dr-perrin-technique
Email: info@dennisthechemist.com
Web: www.dennisthechemist.com 
Phone: +44 (0) 161 773 1994

The FORME Charity

The F.O.R.M.E. Charity (Fund for Osteopathic Research into ME/CFS) was established in 1995 to promote, for the benefit of the public, research into the principles & practice of osteopathy in the treatment of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E.) / CFS. The charity is run be a dedicated team of volunteer trustees and has funded, and continues to fund, ground-breaking research in The Perrin Technique.
Charity number: 1045005