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 is joining the practice in March as our new Tui Na practitioner.
She has successes with clients reporting improved mobility and stamina for chronic fatigue, pain relief for fibromyalgia and a range of improvements in other musculoskeletal conditions.
Asthma, skin conditions, stress relief and general anxiety disorders are her special interest areas. Her interest in Traditional Chinese Medicine was a journey from a decade of martial arts training beginning with Ju Jitsu as a young single mum in the early 90’s to Qi Gong and Tai Chi in recent years studying with the Taoist Lishi family.
She studied Tui Na with Sarah Pritchard and Julia Oji, at City College of Acupuncture, London. These teachers, who trained in Nanjing, bring special qualities to their training such as Tui Na massage for babies and children and specific techniques for menstrual problems, fertility and the menopause.
Kaye is a trained Herbalist, Iridologist, Reflexologist and a successful beekeeper and forager. She was raised on an island in the Inner Hebrides where fishing for dinner and gathering wild food are commonplace activities. During spring tides she gets up into the Scottish Highlands and goes sea kayaking to gather seaweeds, drying them to sell for nourishing health and vitality. She also makes a range of massage products to compliment her expanding bodywork business, incorporating beeswax from her bees and wild crafted plants.
She is in her final year of Acupuncture training and delivers a corporate Tui Na massage service to office based designers and architects in the City of London, easing the stress and tension out of their shoulders, neck and back. She has an up to date certificate in first aid in the workplace, so you are in safe hands!
Tui Na can be effective for a wide variety of health conditions, and is very safe for children and elderly patients.