New England School of Homeopathy

Free Mini-Series: Countdown

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

The New England School of Homeopathy is excited to offer a special presentation of Countdown to NESH 2025 with Amy Rothenberg ND, DHANP and Paul Herscu ND, MPH, DHANP as we look forward to NESH’s Two-Year Develop Expertise in Homeopathy ONLINE Course starting February 2025.

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Think of this Countdown mini-series as a way to sample the vitalistic tradition of homeopathy and as an introduction to analysis using Cycles and Segments. Get a sense of what we teach & how we do it. This seven-part series comes to you via email once per month starting July 11, 2024 and will contain written or video selections to highlight the heart of homeopathy and its power and efficacy in practice.

This is not an introduction to the fundamentals of homeopathy. If you are brand new to homeopathy and want to know more, you might consider starting with our Foundations of Homeopathy Online Level 1 Course: Introducing the Fundamentals. (Enrollment open to begin the first of each month.)

Cycles & Segments, as articulated by Drs. Herscu and Rothenberg, is an integrated and practical 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.

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

Countdown Schedule:

July 11, 2024 – Countdown Issue #1: Presents an introduction to Cycles & Segment with case by Dr. Amy Rothenberg entitled A Case of Severe Vertigo: A Cycles and Segments Approach.

August 8, 2024 – Countdown Issue #2: Drs. Amy Rothenberg and Paul Herscu sit down to chat about the vertigo case from Issue #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.

September 12, 2024 – Countdown Issue #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.

October 10, 2024 – Countdown Issue #4: We use Dr. Rothenberg’s case from last issue (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 case taking 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.

November 7, 2024 – Countdown Issue #5: This issue we present a case by Dr. Amy Rothenberg of child with autism 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.

December 12, 2024 – Countdown Issue #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. 

January 9, 2025 – Countdown Issue #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 that 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.