Homeopathy in Hertfordshire, Berkhamsted and the Hemel Hempstead area.

Ann Lovatt, BSc Hons, BA Hons, RSHom.

Welcome to my website. I am a Hertfordshire homeopath registered with the Society of Homeopaths and practise under the guidance of their strict Code of Ethics and Practice. I am fully qualified, comprehensively insured and the Society register is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Homeopathy is a gentle and holistic system of natural healthcare, suitable for everyone from birth into old age. The focus is on you as an individual and the aim of homeopathy is to help your body's ability to heal itself.

My practise is based at BAYoga Studio, 162-166 High Street Berkhamsted, HP4 3AP. Homeopathy appointments can be booked via the contact page on this website by email or by telephone.

Aside from Homeopathy, BAYoga Studio offer yoga of every type and classes can be tailor made to suit everyone. They also are home to a team of qualified, knowledgable and enthusiastic teachers and therapists. Therapies include Acupuncture, Counselling, Pilates, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Nutritional Therapy, Osteopathy, Physiotherapy, Shiatsu Massage and Yoga Therapy. The Yoga Studio is a gem on Berkhamsted High Street situated next to Waterstones Book Shop, it provides a vibrant, yet peaceful atmosphere. Find out more about them at www.bayogastudio.co.uk

You can also find me at Hubert Figg Pharmacy, most Monday mornings (telephone me in advance to be sure of seeing me there) where I give informal advice and information free of charge. All homeopathic remedies can be quickly ordered should they not be available on the shelf. The pharmacy stocks a wide range of complimentary health products and can give helpful advice so do ask.

Alongside my Homeopathy I also offer APS Therapy.

APS is a safe, effective, drug free treatment for pain relief, and to enhance recovery or injury repair and energy, using an APS Therapy machine. APS stands for Action Potential Simulation. Action potentials are the tiny bursts of electricity that transmit information in the body, otherwise known as ‘nerve signals’.

The APS Therapy machine sends a copy, or ‘simulation’, of action potentials, through the cells, using electrodes attached to the skin. it is applied in the same way that a TENS machine is applied, but works in a very different way.

Treatment involves sitting comfortably for around 30 minutes, and is absolutely safe and pain free.

What conditions can be successfully treated with APS Therapy?

Almost all painful conditions can be treated with APS Therapy. This includes pain from injury or inflammation, arthritis, muscular pain, headaches, and nerve pain or neuropathies. Conditions which have been successfully treated with APS Therapy include:

Back pain, Osteo-arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Bursitis, Fibromyalgia, Frozen shoulder, Osteoporosis pain, Cervical Spondylitis, Achilles Tendon, Post-operative pain and swelling, Painful hip and knee replacements, Rotator Cuff injuries, Shoulder Impingement, Muscle strain, Sciatica, Bell’s Palsy, Post-Herpetic Neuralgia ( after shingles pain), Neuropathic pain in MS, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Headaches, Migraine, Menstrual pain, Plantar fasciitis, Tennis elbow, Hip and Shoulder Capsulitis, pain from fractures, pain from Scleroderma, skin ulcers.

In clinical research, very good results have been obtained, showing from 78-85% of people, often with a long term painful condition, having a significant reduction in pain, with 15 – 19% going to completely pain free. Please have a look at the research here for the details.

About Me

I came to study homeopathy after experiencing its benefits personally during pregnancy. As a new mother I was supported and reassured by my own homeopath through the ups and downs of childhood illnesses - and still am! Homeopathic remedies, properly prescribed by a professional homeopath, are safe and can be given to pregnant women, babies and children. (1.)
Hertfordshire Homeopath serving Berkhamsted & Hemel Hempstead. . Ann blue biggerMy Hertfordshire practice has focused on many areas and all age ranges. Patients diagnosed with a very wide range of health issues have sought out my support. I have a great deal of experience with patients who are on multiple medications. There are hundreds of research papers available to browse at the Homeopathy Research Institute founded by physicist, Dr Alexander Tournier, who previously worked as an independent researcher for Cancer Research UK. Check out the latest research on Homeopathy for depression in peri-menopausal and menopausal women at the bottom of this page. Homeopathy works!

I recently gave a ten minute interview in which I talk about homeopathy, why I am passionate about it and why I chose this career path. If you would like to listen please either search for "Soundcloud" and enter the name Ann Lovatt on the internal search, or click on the following link. click here

If you are unsure about an initial visit to a homeopath, go to the 'FAQ' (frequently asked questions) part of this site or to the 'Contact me' page and email me with any questions. I would be happy to spend some time on the phone too should you wish to discuss any particular issues.

Recent Patient Testimonies

Female patient, 26 weeks pregnant - "I am utterly delighted that a colleague suggested I meet with Ann; I'd had a recurrent, horrible cough for about five years and was starting to feel really quite desperate. Unfortunately, conventional medicine had nothing to offer me, despite several visits to several doctors.

Ann's manner put me immediately at ease, and I found it incredibly easy to communicate with her. She was warm and encouraging, and had an extraordinary gift to ask very pertinent questions - I felt as though she understood what was going on straight away.

A couple of days after starting the remedy Ann chose for me, my cough cleared up and has stayed away since. Words cannot express how relieved I am, and my husband is very thankful not to be kept awake every night by his spluttering wife!"

I'd highly recommend Ann to anyone who needs a fresh and intelligent approach to an ongoing issue. Rachel from London.

At 1st Consultation - Male, 18 months old, has only slept 10 nights since birth. The child's mother recounts that her son has been suffering with reflux, severe colic, insomnia and painful teething.
After receiving a series of constitutional homeopathic remedies here are his mother's words "My son is now a content, lively little boy and finally out of pain, He has slept through the last nine nights and is playful and happy in the day. He is off all remedies now. Can't thank you enough for the help you've given us." Julie from Berkhamsted.

Female patient in her 90's - "I have been having homeopathic remedies in conjunction with some medical help. I have experienced a great improvement in my health and feel so much stronger and positive in my outlook. It is so good to know that these are natural remedies and can be relied upon with no side effects". Mrs G from Berkhamsted.


My Hertfordshire homeopathy practice is located in Potten End, within easy reach of Berkhamsted, Bourne End, Tring and Hemel Hempstead in Hertfordshire.
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London Midland run a train service from London Euston to Berkhamsted three times an hour which takes approximately 35 minutes.

[1] Dantas, F., Rampes, H. Do homeopathic remedies provoke adverse effects? A systematic review. Br Homeopathic Jnl. 2000; 89: pp.35-38.


RESEARCH ARTICLE Published March 2015

Individualized Homeopathic Treatment and Fluoxetine for Moderate to Severe Depression in Peri- and Postmenopausal Women (HOMDEP-MENOP Study): A Randomized, Double-Dummy, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial

Emma del Carmen Macías-Cortés1,2*, Lidia Llanes-González3, Leopoldo Aguilar-Faisal1, Juan Asbun-Bojalil1
1 División de Estudios de Posgrado, Escuela Superior de Medicina, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Distrito Federal, México, 2 Consulta Externa de Homeopatía, Hospital Juárez de México, Secretaría de Salud, Distrito Federal, México, 3 Unidad de Salud Mental, Hospital Juárez de México, Secretaría de Salud, Distrito Federal, México
* [email protected]

Perimenopausal period refers to the interval when women's menstrual cycles become irregular and is characterized by an increased risk of depression. Use of homeopathy to treat depression is widespread but there is a lack of clinical trials about its efficacy in depression in peri- and postmenopausal women. The aim of this study was to assess efficacy and safety of individualized homeopathic treatment versus placebo and fluoxetine versus placebo in peri- and postmenopausal women with moderate to severe depression.

A randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind, double-dummy, superiority, three-arm trial with a 6 week follow-up study was conducted. The study was performed in a public research hospital in Mexico City in the outpatient service of homeopathy. One hundred thirty-three peri- and postmenopausal women diagnosed with major depression according to DSM-IV (moderate to severe intensity) were included. The outcomes were: change in the mean total score among groups on the 17-item Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression, Beck Depression Inventory and Greene Scale, after 6 weeks of treatment, response and remission rates, and safety. Efficacy data were analyzed in the intention-to-treat population (ANOVA with Bonferroni post-hoc test).

Funding: The authors have no support or funding to report.
PLOS ONE | DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0118440 March 13, 2015 1 / 24
Homeopathic Treatment for Depression in Peri- and Postmenopausal Women
Competing Interests: The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

After a 6-week treatment, homeopathic group was more effective than placebo by 5 points in Hamilton Scale. Response rate was 54.5% and remission rate, 15.9%. There was a significant difference among groups in response rate definition only, but not in remission rate. Fluoxetine-placebo difference was 3.2 points. No differences were observed among groups in the Beck Depression Inventory. Homeopathic group was superior to placebo in Greene Climacteric Scale (8.6 points). Fluoxetine was not different from placebo in Greene Climac- teric Scale.

Homeopathy and fluoxetine are effective and safe antidepressants for climacteric women. Homeopathy and fluoxetine were significantly different from placebo in response definition only. Homeopathy, but not fluoxetine, improves menopausal symptoms scored by Greene Climacteric Scale.

Trial Registration
ClinicalTrials.gov NCT01635218 Protocol Publication