ME: Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

The Osteopathic Treatment of M.E. (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis or “Fibromyalgia”)

Osteopathic research into ME

Friday, 12 May 2006

At a recent meeting of the Parliamentary Group on Scientific Research into Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), members received osteopathic research findings with interest.

ME, the symptoms of which include unexplained exhaustion, muscle and joint pain, insomnia and nausea, has remained somewhat of a mystery to the medical profession for many years.

The Group, chaired by Dr Ian Gibson MP, is looking at progress made in understanding the cause of the condition since the Chief Medical Officer’s Report into ME in 2002. It has heard from sufferers of ME, and will hear further evidence from leading medical experts and government officials.

Osteopath Raymond Perrin PhD has been researching the cause of ME, also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, for the last 17 years. Following clinical trials at the Universities of Salford and Manchester, he has developed a diagnostic and treatment approach which he believes could provide significant benefits to sufferers.

Dr Perrin says, “The group seemed interested in the physical signs that I have discovered. These signs are common to the hundreds of ME sufferers I have treated since 1989. However, further research is necessary to validate these findings which, if successfully confirmed, may make diagnosis easier and quicker, enabling patients to receive earlier treatment and a speedier recovery. “

For further information on this research, please contact:

University of Salford :

Rachel Conway or Wendy O’Brien

T: 0161 295 5370
M: 07733 3074 09

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