Best in Complementary Medicine award winner 2008
Clifford Lomas, from Great Moor, was awarded the ‘Best in Complementary Medicine’ title at the ‘Migraine Heroes Healthcare Awards’, held in London on Monday 8 th September by national charity, Migraine Action.
Migraine Action asked people affected by migraine – estimated at 8 million people in the UK – to nominate their migraine heroes as part of its celebrations for Migraine Awareness Week (7 th -13 th September). Clifford was nominated by Philippa Bonorino, from Romiley, whose migraines stopped when she began treatment last November.
Philippa had been affected by migraines since she was a child, and these continued throughout adulthood. Philippa gave up traditional treatment which had offered little relief from her migraines, but was amazed at the results of her treatment by Clifford, and that this was done without the need for drugs.
Clifford, who has private practices in Glossop and Stockport, graduated from the British College of Naturopathy and Osteopathy (now the British College of Osteopathic Medicine) in 1986. He has since developed a specialist interest in treating headache and migraine after seeing the beneficial effect osteopathic treatment had on many of these patients.
Clifford, who was presented with a trophy and educational bursary by Alan Dickinson, Chairman at Migraine Action, says: “Many people who have never experienced a migraine have no idea how debilitating the condition can be. The impact can be immense, and it therefore gives me great pleasure to see the difference that my treatment can offer those affected. I was thrilled to be nominated for the award, but it was a big surprise to actually win. I am keener than ever to continue my research and work in this area.”