and initial contact
Dr Carolyn Eddleston- Registered Doctor, Traditional Acupuncturist and British Acupuncture council member.
Carolyn has worked within the NHS as a GP since 1995. She observed that Western medicine excelled in life or death situations. Individuals with more chronic disorders or who failed to fit into a diagnostic box were left dissatisfied and with few treatment options.
Traditional Chinese Medicine makes connections between various organ systems within the body in a way which Carolyn observed as a doctor but had no explanation for. Whilst living in New Zealand for 6 years she completed a 3 year, full-time Diploma in Acupuncture. The training transformed not only her own life but the way she understood health and illness.
Her treatment style now focuses on supporting health rather than being centred solely on illness. Carolyn retains a balance between Eastern and Western techniques.
Kerry is a qualified Shiatsu practitioner from the British School of Shiatsu, London; and is a registered member of the Shiatsu Society UK.
Kerry’s love of this practice lies in the healing potential Shiatsu has for her clients; as energetic balance is restored to create a sense of flow and ease in the body. Kerry’s work is often centred around the spine, nervous system and the meridian network, which together have a powerful affect on the body by reestablishing this energetic flow and creating a sense of deep relaxation.
Kerry has a love of learning and is excited to soon embark on advanced Shiatsu courses for Pregnancy, Birth and Post Natal women. Once completed, she will be a qualified ‘Well Mother’ practitioner, able to offer bespoke classes and treatments to mothers, partners and their babies.
Kerry is a caring, gentle and intuitive practitioner with a firm interest in holistic health and wellbeing. She enjoys mind-body practices such as clean eating, yoga, meditation and energy alignment work.
Kerry looks forward to welcoming you to Cycles of Change.
Over 25 years ago I turned to acupuncture to help with a long-standing back problem that had failed to respond to other treatments. It worked and my fascination with Traditional Chinese Medicine began.
In 1996 I graduated from the Northern College of Acupuncture in York, having studied both traditional acupuncture and western biomedical sciences. I became a member of the British Acupuncture Council and over the past 20 years have established busy private practices in Leicestershire, working alongside GP’s and other healthcare professionals. I love working as part of the team at Cycles of Change and with my other colleagues at Orchard Medical Practice in Broughton Astley and Eastgate Therapies in Leicester.
The benefits of acupuncture and its use for pain relief are well documented but there has also been a huge rise in demand for the use of acupuncture in other areas. My main specialist training has been in its use for fertility and reproductive health and I am registered as a Zita West Affiliated practitioner.
One of the strengths of traditional acupuncture is the way it treats the person, not just the problem. My skill lies in being able to see beyond the physical and emotional symptoms and devise an effective treatment plan that is unique to you.
Kaye joined the practice as our Tui Na practioner in March 2020.
She has successfully treated people with chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia and a wide range of musculoskeletal pain and inflammation.
Asthma, skin problems, stress relief and general anxiety disorders are her special interest areas.
Her interest in Traditional Chinese medicine was a journey made through Martial Arts training, beginning with Tai Jitsu as a young single mum in the early 90’s to Qi Gong and Ta’i Chi with the Taoist Lishi family in recent years.
She studied Tui Na with Sarah Pritchard, Julia Oji and Alex Brazkiewicz at the City College of Acupuncture in London. These teachers,who trained in Nanjing, bring special qualities to their training such as paediatric Tui Na and specific techniques for menstrual problems, fertility and the menopause.
Tui Na can be effective for a wide variety of health conditions and is very safe for children, elderly patients and the needle-shy.
Kaye is also qualified in Herbal Medicine, Iridology, Reflexology and most recently Acupuncture.
She is a successful beekeeper and forager. Raised on a Scottish Island fishing and gathering wild food were commonplace ways of getting dinner!
During Spring Tides she Kayaks to small Scottish Islands gathering seaweed, this is air dried to sell in packets for norishing health and vitality. She also makes a range of massage products incorporating beeswax from her bees.