The Health Implications of Your Brain’s Lymphatic Drainage System w/ Dr Raymond Perrin – Connecting Minds Ep 24

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On this episode of Connecting Minds I had the honour of talking with Dr Raymond Perrin. Dr Perrin is a Registered Osteopath, Neuroscientist and Specialist in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome ME/CFS.

He proposed that there is a lymphatic drainage system of the brain DECADES before the science caught up with and validated his theory. This system is essential in draining large molecules from the brain through the cerebrospinal fluid. The accumulation of inflammatory chemicals and other toxic substances in the brain’s lymphatic system can lead to not just CFS, but numerous other conditions that Dr Perrin terms neuro-lymphatic drainage disorders.

Dr Perrin also developed a treatment, The Perrin Technique™, that he has successfully employed to help sufferers of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis.

Dr Raymond Perrin’s Bio

Dr Perrin is a Registered Osteopath, Neuroscientist and Specialist in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome ME/CFS.

He is Honorary Clinical Research Fellow at The Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health at The University of Manchester.

Dr Perrin qualified in 1984 from the British School of Osteopathy in London. He has extensive experience treating top sportsmen and women including Olympic athletes. In 1991 he was appointed official osteopath to the World Student Games, Sheffield.

Dr Perrin’s research since 1989 into ME/CFS has expanded our knowledge of the disease and how to diagnose and treat it. In July 2005 he was awarded a doctorate by the university of Salford, UK for his thesis on the involvement of cerebrospinal fluid and  lymphatic drainage in CFS/ME.

Since 2007 he has also held the academic post of Honorary Senior lecturer at the 

Allied Health Professions Research Unit , University of Central Lancashire, in Preston, UK.

He was appointed member of the scientific committee for the 2nd  3rd and 4th World Congress on Neurobiology and  Psychopharmacology  affiliated with the European Association of Psychiatrists Annual Conference, Greece.

In 2015 he joined the international faculty of the German School of Osteopathy, Hamburg; and teaches osteopathic theory and practice to students in colleges all over Europe. He has lectured internationally and in the UK to ME/CFS patient groups and the medical profession on the manual diagnosis and treatment of ME/CFS. He has published papers in major medical journals including the BMJ and is the author of the bestselling book The Perrin Technique: How to beat chronic fatigue syndrome/ME published by Hammersmith Press, London in 2007. His new book, The Perrin Technique 2nd Edition: How to diagnose and treat chronic fatigue syndrome/ME and fibromyalgia via the lymphatic system of the brain is  also published by Hammersmith Press, London in March 2021.

Dr Perrin is a vice-patron of The University College of Osteopathy and  in 2015 was the recipient of the inaugural Research and Practice Award from the Institute of Osteopathy. He is a founder member of the newly formed International Osteopathic Research Group and still continues to run clinics in Manchester and London specialising in the treatment of ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia.

Links to Dr Raymond Perrin’s resources and social media:

The Perrin Technique 2nd edition: How To Diagnose and Treat Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME and Fibromyalgia via the Lymphatic Drainage of the Brain:

Contact Dr Perrin at: info [at]

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