New England School of Homeopathy

Free Mini-Series: Content Countdown to NESH 2018

Amy & Paul enjoying Stromboli, Italy after teaching in Gauting, Germany – Summer 2017

The New England School of Homeopathy is excited to announce Content Countdown to NESH 2018 with Drs. Amy Rothenberg ND and Paul Herscu ND, MPH as a lead up to our 10 Weekend Develop Expertise in Homeopathy Course offered at our home base in Amherst, Massachusetts starting October 2018.

Think of this Countdown as a free taster “mini-course” into the vitalistic tradition of homeopathy. Get a sense of what we teach & how we do it. This seven part series comes to you via email every other week and will contain written, audio, or video selections to highlight the heart of homeopathy and its power and efficacy in practice.

SIGN UP HERE TO JOIN US, by writing “Countdown” in the subject line of our contact form. Be sure to also let us know how you heard about the the Countdown. This series is relevant for everyone interested in homeopathy and all are welcome!

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The first email in the series went out on Thursday July 12, 2018 and the final one went out on October 4th. There is however still time to participant. If you sign up before November 30th, we are happy to send you the 7 part mini-series all at once to enjoy at your leisure. After that this offer and this web page will no longer be available.

July 12th, 2018 – Countdown Week #1: Presents an introduction to the Cycles & Segment with case by Dr. Amy Rothenberg entitled A Case of Severe Vertigo: A Cycles and Segments Approach.

July 26th, 2018 – Countdown Week #2: Drs. Amy Rothenberg and Paul Herscu sit down to chat about the vertigo case from Week #1 by looking beyond the narrative to understand how your own experience with a patient can aid in taking a better case and to share some clinical pearls about the use of the remedy Nux moschata for one very common, but often overlooked purpose. This brief description will enable you to prescribe this remedy effectively when needed in these situations.

August 9th, 2018 – Countdown Week #3: We continue to demonstrate the Cycles & Segments approach “in action” by sharing another case written by Dr. Amy Rothenberg, entitled Oppositional Defiant Disorder: A Case of Platinum metallicum. In addition, she speaks in general terms about some of the challenging behaviors in children and how homeopathy can help. She also touches on some of the other ways she works with families who have difficult children.

August 23rd, 2018 – Countdown Week #4: We use Dr. Rothenberg’s case from last week (Oppositional Defiant Disorder: A Case of Platinum metallicum) as a spring board for Drs. Herscu and Rothenberg to discuss how the Cycles & Segments approach can help with more difficult cases. Dr. Herscu talks about early experiences treating children and how over some years both he & Dr. Rothenberg began to see kids with more challenging behaviors and diagnoses, and how using homeopathy as a part of a multi-modal approach has been useful for these children and families. Dr. Rothenberg highlights how using Cycles and Segments both during casetaking and with case analysis helps to streamline the process and helps providers be organized in their thinking and prescribing. Dr. Herscu also touches upon other uses for the remedy Platina in adults with a particular set of symptoms.

September 6th, 2018 – Countdown Week #5: This week we present a case by Dr. Amy Rothenberg of an autistic boy which illustrates the importance of focusing homeopathic treatment on what is currently the most severe and most limiting to the patient, and how guideposts can let us know if our patient is moving in the right direction. The Map of Hierarchy, as developed by Dr. Paul Herscu, is one such tool that allows us to understand how patients with more severe, often psychological, cognitive, or emotional issues, will need certain kinds of remedies.

September 20th, 2018 – Countdown Week #6: Dr. Herscu gives an overview of working with patients who are on the autistic spectrum (ASD). He lays out the groundwork of our approach to understanding and treating those with ASD, and he weaves into it our use of The Map of Hierarchy. Dr. Rothenberg talks about how studying and learning materia medica helps us understand people and how in the NESH course we work hard to differentiate between remedies that share certain elements.

October 4th, 2018 – Countdown Week #7: Dr. Herscu presents highlights of the materia medica of Gallic acid from a Cycles and Segments perspective. In this video you will hear the overarching cycle of the remedy and how we understand the pathology of people needing Gallic acid. This is not a frequently used or well-understood remedy, however it should be as it is eminently useful for temperamental children, and for the treatment of severe psychological and neurological states.

October 12-17, 2018: NESH 10 Weekend Develop Expertise Course starts in Amherst, MA

Cycles & Segments, as articulated by Drs. Herscu and Rothenberg, is a systems dynamics approach to classical homeopathy. It informs all aspects of practice and is an elegant method you can use regardless of your homeopathic education or experience. It offers a practical way of organizing and analyzing information in the case histories we glean from patients as well as details which appear in our remedy descriptions. This approach provides for an integrated study of homeopathy without the cumbersome memorization of long lists of individual symptoms, which allows for more efficient and focused case taking and analysis.

Why Learn The Cycles and Segments Approach to Homeopathy:
* Offers a philosophical approach that clarifies what happens in practice
* Streamlines case taking
* Presents materia medica in an organized, concise way
* Leads to logical repertory use; prevents errors
* Guides case analysis with a strong consistent philosophy
* For beginners: fast learning curve that emphasizes organization & understanding
* For more experienced practitioners: helps prevent common & challenging mistakes