Meet the Team
Dr Chris Blatchley and Professor Arnold Wilkins have known each other for several years through their common interest in studying the pathophysiology of migraines. Chris has been studying how the protocols for injecting Botox for migraines can be improved, and Arnold has been studying how the visual effects of light intensity and colour can be modulated to reduce attacks.
Initial surveys organised by non-medical people had indicated that high-quality medical surveys were needed to begin to study if/whether daith piercings have an effect on migraines. Early results from their survey surprised them, so they have brought their skills together to analyse the data from the research surveys. The preliminary report is now available, and it supports the need for further medical research.
Chris originally trained in Cambridge and London. He started The London Migraine Clinic 7 years ago to research improved ways of treating migraines. Botox had recently been registered as a treatment for migraines, though at that time there was no complete understanding on how it produces its effect.
Since starting the clinic he has been researching both how it works and improved protocols on how to inject it to keep the costs down. He works with neurologists who specialise in migraines and headaches and is a member of the Oxford Headache Symposium and the Anglo-Dutch Migraine Association and has lectured and written articles both on how Botox works and how to use this knowledge to improve injection techniques for a better outcome.
He is avid about exploring improved methods of reducing the enormous suffering that migraines can bring and recently he has started to research Daith Piercings for migraines. It is only 2 years since they went viral and the medical community has not yet caught up with the treatment. He is now pleased to be the first specialist migraine clinic to offer Daith piercings under medically controlled conditions.
Outside medicine he collects art and is sponsoring the Young Masters Prize.