Welcome to The Perrin Technique


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

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