Cycles of Change

Traditional Chinese Medicine from a GP-led team

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The Cycles of Change team

Dr. Carolyn Eddleston MBBS. MRCGP. Dip.Ac. MBAc.C.

Dr Carolyn Eddleston- NHS GP, Traditional Acupuncturist, Medical Qigong Practitioner 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. Through her continued practice as a GP, Carolyn retains a balance between Eastern and Western techniques, offering Medical Qigong and private GP services alongside Traditional Acupuncture.
As a Medical Qigong Practitioner, Carolyn is committed to spending time cultivating her own energy to heal herself and others. She also strives (on a good day!) to live according to the universal laws of nature, depicted by Lao Tzu in the Dao Te Ching, a collection of Daoist poems.

Nigel Shipston DipAc MBAcC

I trained in Traditional Acupuncture full-time for three years at a specialist college in York. This enables me to give individualised treatments based on understanding each person as a unique set of emotional and physical energies. I have been a therapist for almost twenty years, being also a Reiki Master Teacher and a practitioner of Jin Shin Jyutsu. Fundamental to my ability to help, has been a meditation practice of more than 20 years and a commitment to personal and professional development. I have worked in community mental health teams for almost twenty years and enjoy helping people develop strategies to cope with difficult thoughts and feelings. I specialise in musculo-skeletal problems, scars and sleep disturbance. I love travel, dogs and hiking.

Kerry Pond BA (Hons)

Kerry graduated from the University of Leicester with a BA in Business Management and has forged a career in Human Resources and Recruitment.
As Kerry is passionate about health and well-being and loves learning about health from an holistic perspective, she decided to embark upon training as a Shiatsu Practitioner.
The 3 year Shiatsu diploma includes a series of observed treatments on members of the public in a clinic setting, theoretical and practical examinations and a thesis.
Kerry offers a caring and gentle approach through her Shiatsu and a willingness to make a positive difference to her client’s well-being.

Julie Devlin Dip.Ac MBAcC

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. 

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.

Ellie Roberts PgDip. Tui NaDip.

Ellie previously worked in senior management in the corporate and Higher Education spheres. Her business career spanned many areas including HR, Operational Planning and Management, Strategic planning, Change Management, Business Coaching and Personal Development.

She has 4 children who have now all fled the nest, and has recently become a Grandmother to their first grandson.

Ellie has had a long term affinity for acupuncture and massage, has benefitted from acupuncture treatments for several years to help her cope with the day to day stresses, as well as getting her through some major traumas and serious health conditions.

The time became right for Ellie to take the plunge and pursue a long term dream to change career, and is now qualified as a Tui Na Master practitioner and is also studying acupuncture.

Ellie has trained at the Body Harmonics School in Cheltenham, with Maria and Graham Mercati who have both been taught in China and have been practicing and teaching Tui Na, Thai massage and Acupuncture for more than 20 years.

The Master’s course includes some Thai techniques which adds more to the treatment and Ellie is trained in cupping as well.

Ellie likes being active and has been on some great adventures cycling in the UK and abroad and mountain walking, and also dances.