Meet the Team
Dr Chris Blatchley and Tracy Perkins have known each other for many years and started working together in 2016 to research Daith Migraine Piercing after it went viral on social media as a treatment for migraines. With over 40 years of experience between them, the team can provide a full medical assessment of your migraine and then perform the Daith Migraine Piercing in precisely the right position to achieve optimal results.
Consultations take place at The London Migraine Clinic that Chris set up in 2010. Tracy also offers the piercing in Manchester so that the same professional service can be offered in other parts of the country.
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.
Tracy has been specialising in piercing for 20 years. Conscious that it was mostly performed in back rooms to varying standards of hygiene and with little research into improving technique, she has been as the forefront of educating piercers to the highest standards.
She has designed improved tools and techniques for piercing, started a clinic that used medical standards of hygiene and sterilisation, and developed this into courses to teach her techniques to other piercers so that standards can be raised throughout the country.
She is now working with Chris to teach other piercers on the best techniques for performing daith piercings for migraines, with the aim of creating an affiliated group of piercers who understand migraines, all working to the same high standards.
Tracy works both in London at The London Migraine Clinic and in Manchester at the Manchester Acupuncture & Holistic Clinic