New England School of Homeopathy

Service and Commitment to the Naturopathic Profession

For the past 38+ years, Amy Rothenberg ND, DHANP & Paul Herscu ND, MPH, DHANP (both 1986 NUNM grads) have worked to uphold the vitalistic tradition and nurture the naturopathic community through their many efforts in & out of the clinic.


Here are some Highlights


Advocacy Work:

Both are members of the AANP Founders Club.

Dr. Rothenberg spearheaded the successful effort for ND licensure in Massachusetts, 2013-2017. Dr. Herscu was the strategy coordinator and author of many of the well-researched documents to help support the campaign.

Dr. Rothenberg is the Past President of the Massachusetts Society of Naturopathic Doctors serving from 2013-2017 and again 2022-2023.

Dr. Herscu is the Past Chair of the Legislative Committee of the MSND (2013-2017).

Dr. Herscu is currently the Chair of Massachusetts ND Licensure Board, appointed by the Governor and serving under the Department of Public Health (2017-present).

Dr. Rothenberg served on the Amherst Board of Health (1996-2002).

Drs. Rothenberg & Herscu lent a helping hand to Rhode Island with their successful licensure campaign 2017.

Dr. Rothenberg remains a resource to other ND state leaders, sharing her experiences in the legislative arena, currently encouraging peers in NY, NC, MI, OH, and TX.

Dr. Herscu served on the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians’ Board of Directors and was the Chair of the Scientific Affairs Committee. 2021-2023.

Dr. Rothenberg served on the AANP Board of Directors for 3 years and was Chair of the Public Education and Media Affairs Committee. She continues to serve on PEMA, now called AANP Communications Committee.

Dr. Rothenberg is the medical editor consultant for the Institute of Natural Medicine. the public facing organization of the naturopathic profession.

Dr. Herscu moderated a Round Table Discussion on COVID-19 for the 2020 AANP Annual Convention.

Dr. Herscu is a Founder of the Homeopathic Academy of Naturopathic Physicians where he served as Vice President from 1987-1992.


Donations of time and materials:

Dr. Herscu is working to donate his extensive library over time to the University of Bridgeport Health Sciences Library.

Drs. Rothenberg & Herscu have financially supported the research work conducted at the NUNM Helfgott Research Institute.

Drs. Rothenberg & Herscu have donated resources to their beloved alma mater, NUNM.

Over the years Drs. Rothenberg & Herscu have enjoyed offering webinars & live lectures as fundraisers for numerous state ND associations like the OANP, WANP, MSND, MNDA, as well as for other causes they support.

They have supported advocacy work in the state of Massachusetts to help attain licensure in the Baystate.

Dr. Rothenberg designed Rosie the Riverter pins and magnets (image above) to use as fundraiser for the MSND.

They have donated remedy kits, books and teaching materials to Homeopaths Without Borders, Naturopathic Doctors International and other aide organizations.


Recognition by Peers and Other Honors:

Dr. Herscu: The AANP Vis Award 2016

Dr. Rothenberg: AANP Physician of Year Award 2017. Read her acceptance speech and watch video of award presentation.

Both doctors were honored at the Annual NUNM Gala with a 2017 Service award

Both received an Honorary Doctor of Letters from SWCNM for the body of work in support of the naturopathic profession

Dr. Rothenberg: 2023 Julian Winston NCH Service Award

Dr. Rothenberg has delivered the commencement speeches at NUNM and at SWCNM



Dr. Herscu created the concept of a “Homeopathic Case Conference” initially led and taught by naturopathic doctors for ND students and providers, a model that has been replicated around the world.

They started The New England School of Homeopathy (NESH) in 1990 to bring classical homeopathy training to ND students and practicing docs throughout the US and abroad. (View an archive list of their prior teaching, as well as their upcoming teaching & conference schedules.)

Dr. Rothenberg has traveled with Homeopaths without Borders to Cuba to bring homeopathy and naturopathic medicine to doctors on the island.

Dr. Rothenberg has taught courses at the University of Bridgeport College such as Body Mind Medicine and Physician Heal Thyself. She also worked as a Clinic Supervisor (2011/2013).

Drs Rothenberg & Herscu guest lecture at UBCNM, NUNM, Bastyr, and at UMASS Medical School and at scores of other institutions both medical and more public facing.

Drs. Rothenberg & Herscu are often invited speakers at AANP and other naturopathic doctor state association conferences (see here for archived list of topics).

Dr. Rothenberg has given the Keynote address at Naturopathic Philosophy Day, University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine.

Dr. Rothenberg was an invited Presenter at the Revitalization Retreat in 2016.



• Dr. Herscu’s The Homeopathic Treatment of Children: Pediatric Constitutional Types (1991), was a breakthrough volume transforming the way naturopathic doctors use homeopathy with children. This book, which has been translated into numerous languages remains a classic, especially as it describes how young patients present in the office.

• Dr. Rothenberg’s 2011 book The A Cappella Singer Who Lost Her Voice & other stories from Natural Medicine opens a window into her work providing natural and integrative medicine to her patients. By sharing patient stories, these essays and reflections helps define and exemplify the work of naturopathic medicine.

• Dr. Rothenberg’s 2022 book You Finished Treatment, Now What? A Field Guide for Cancer Survivors is a road map to address health challenges that persist after cancer care and to reduce the risk of recurrence. The book features naturopathic medicine and CAM approaches, much of which are also relevant for cancer prevention and overall healthy living. Written for cancer survivors/thrivers, those who care for them, as well as health care providers, this book pulls together both her years of experience as an ND and her personal survivor/thriver story.

• Both have authored books on homeopathy and/or naturopathic medicine where the relationship between the two is highlighted.

Both worked to found, edit, and produce the New England Journal of Homeopathy from 1992-2002, the first peer reviewed journal in the English language devoted to homeopathy.

Dr. Herscu has written on the topic of epidemics for over 30 years. He has a blog for the sole purpose of hosting timely epidemic updates, including archive links to the free timely updates he’s sent out since 2001, from the Anthrax Scare, to the Swine Flu, the tainted dog food issue, the issues surrounding radiation after the Japanese earthquake, and all various other seasonal epidemics in between. Most recently he has written extensively on the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr. Rothenberg has consistently written for Homeopathy Today, the periodical of the National Center of Homeopathy, always underscoring how her naturopathic doctor training works hand in hand with homeopathy.

• Dr, Herscu has been published extensively on topics related to drug discovery and development and ADHD subpopulation and treatment response research, influenza treatment studies, and public health readiness in complementary and integrative medicine. They have each been published extensively in homeopathy journals, naturopathic medicine journals, and online, often aiming the spotlight on naturopathic medicine and what it has to offer for both the prevention and treatment of illness.

Dr. Amy Rothenberg is the long time Medical Editor for the Institute of Natural Medicine and has an active blog and social media presence where she frequently posts on topics related to preventive and natural medicine, and healthy living.


Clinical Work:

Since 1986 Drs. Rothenberg & Herscu have had the distinct honor to treat tens of 1000s of patients through their Naturopathic Health Care Clinic, with an office currently in Northampton, MA.


And of course, through the New England School of Homeopathy Drs. Rothenberg & Herscu have always aimed to:

• Keep the interest in and capacity to practice classical / constitutional homeopathy thriving within the profession of naturopathic medicine.

Bring naturopathic medicine into the world of homeopathy. Through teaching across America and abroad they have insisted there was a role for all of naturopathic medicine within the practice of homeopathy.

Offer generous scholarships to ND students and first year grads so they can access homeopathic education.

Provide free support and study review to NESH students & alumni who are taking the NPLEX board exam to help streamline what they need to know for the homeopathy part of the exam.

Plus have taught the NESH Two-Year Courses on the campuses of NUNM, BINM, Bastyr Kenmore and Bastyr San Diego (see details) and have taught 1000+ ND students and practitioners on both the East & West Coasts and around the world, including hours that have been used for required CE’s and towards DHANP (and other) credentialing requirements.

This page updated as of: April 4, 2023