Kathryn Sampson

Homeopath

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I first discovered this incredible system of medicine 12 years ago when my eldest son had eczema as a baby. I took him to a homeopath because I was concerned about the long term effects of Hydocortisone creams and I didn’t know what else to do. I used the cream sparingly and yes it did work, but the eczema came back a couple of days later. After his first homeopathic remedy, almost immediately there was an improvement in his eczema and within 2-3 weeks it was just in the folds of his elbows.

A huge improvement. His hacking cough and runny nose also cleared up though I thought that was just a coincidence. I hadn’t expected homeopathy to work and was thrilled with the results. We explored cow’s milk alternatives and I watched my son’s health improve further. His stomach was no longer bloated, his skin looked brighter and he was generally more contented.

This experience gave me great confidence in homeopathy and evoked a huge curiosity in more natural and gentle ways of staying healthy. I bought a Homeopathic first aid kit from Helios https://www.helios.co.uk/shop/basic-36-kit and started treating my children’s ailments at home. I became intrigued as I saw teething pains eased, bruises go down, verrucas disappear and coughs stopped in their tracks. My children have had the usual childhood ailments whilst growing up and they have all been treated with homeopathy.
But the bit that had me truly hooked is that Homeopathy treats the whole person. The person’s mental and emotional state is as important as the physical symptoms they are experiencing. This is one of the biggest differences between homeopathy and conventional medicine. Homeopathy aims to restore the person’s health on every level.
I am a fully qualified and registered homeopath with the Alliance of Registered Homeopaths and I’d love to help you. I am available for appointments at the Perrymount Clinic Wednesday afternoons and Friday mornings. If you would like to know more about how homeopathy can help you, please call the Perrymount Clinic, or me for a free 15 minute, no obligation consultation. I look forward to meeting you soon.


Post-natal depression help by Kathyrn

When the ‘Baby Blues’ last more than a few weeks Homeopathy offers safe and effective solutions.

These medicines have no side effects and you cannot become addicted to them so are an excellent option during pregnancy, the first year and onwards. Many women find Homeopathy to be a great source of physical and emotional support during this chapter of their lives.

Fluctuations in our hormones, broken sleep and adjusting to our new life can present us with challenges that may have us wondering whether we will ever feel like our self again.

The beauty of homeopathy is that the person’s emotions are an important part of their symptoms. These emotional and mental symptoms will often lead me to the remedy that will address the person’s constipation, mastitis or whatever physical condition they are experiencing too. The person’s feelings are always given great consideration when prescribing a homeopathic remedy.

Whilst common feelings associated with Post Natal Depression include feelings of isolation, exhaustion and mood swings, it can also pose questions such as “How is everyone else coping so well?” and this can lead to feelings of inadequacy. It is my aim to help you return to a good state of physical and emotional health so you can be the Mum you want to be and enjoy all those precious moments that the first year bring.

I have hundreds of homeopathic medicines and I feel confident one or two of them will have an affinity with how you may be feeling right now. You may have had a traumatic birth experience which left you in a state of shock and are since experiencing a sense of disconnection.

Here the remedies Aconite or Op could be useful as they are able to bring us back to the present moment. These are only two of the remedies used for ‘Ailments from shock’. They help us to gently process frightening experiences so we can readily engage with all that is now. Or you could be feeling doubtful or anxious about feeding struggles and can’t sleep for worrying about your baby getting enough milk. Or you may be experiencing a complex bag of emotion you can’t make head or tail of.

Bring whatever you are feeling to me and our consultation. I won’t be shocked and will be led by you and your symptoms.


Tonsilitis - When Antibiotics Don’t Work a case history by Kathyrn

I sometimes see children and adults who get repeated infections. These might be ear infections, sinusitis, chest infections or conjunctivitis. Some patients have had many courses of antibiotics but continue to develop a particular set of symptoms.

The case below is of a little girl I treat. Her name has been changed to protect her identity and permission sought to share her story.

Amelia had been suffering repeatedly with Tonsillitis and fevers. Her tonsils would become enlarged and coated in pus with small crypts and it was painful for her to swallow. She had had several lots of antibiotics but she no sooner got over one bout and she would come down with another. During the winter period Amelia was experiencing these symptoms every couple of weeks and the school were monitoring her attendance. Her mum felt she was running out of ideas of how to resolve her Tonsillitis.
Her doctor suspected Glandular Fever but the test was negative.

Amelia’s Mum tells me she is exhausted a lot of the time and doesn’t have the energy to enjoy her usual activities. Her Mum tells me
“It’s the routine of school that she finds so exhausting.’’ “Especially the emotional part.”

At school Amelia had been pushed out of her friendship group at school by a girl who then went on to taunt her verbally and would physically hurt her also when nobody was watching. This had been going on for over a year and wasn't being effectively managed at school. Her Mother said this experience had undermined Amelia’s confidence. On asking her Mum how Amelia copes with being bullied at school she said “She endures it gracefully”

I gave her 3 pills to be taken over 2 days. The remedy prescribed was chosen based on her emotional state too.
I saw Amelia 1 month later. I notice that Amelia is very chatty and her speech sounds less muffled. Her tonsils are no longer hurting and although they still had crypts on them, they were less inflamed. Her glands don't feel as hard now but are lumpy and she looks brighter in her face.

Her Mum tells me Amelia took the remedy and immediately started to talk at length about her experience of being bullied at school. Before she would acknowledge the situation but didn't talk about it because it was too painful. She isn't as exhausted by the end of the day but still hasn't regained normal energy levels.

We repeat the same remedy in a higher potency.

I see Amelia 1 month later. She doesn’t have any of her previous symptoms and her physical energy has continued to improve. I ask her how she feels about not being able to play with her friends. She tells me it doesn’t bother her and she no longer wants to play with them.
Amelia did have other throat symptoms later on in the year and was given other remedies but generally her health was improving and she didn’t need further antibiotics.

If you or someone you love has been struggling to keep good health or you would just like a chat about how Homeopathy could help you please give me a call on 01444 410944 for a free, no obligation 15 minute consultation.