New England School of Homeopathy

Service and Commitment to the Naturopathic Profession

For the past 30+ years, Amy Rothenberg ND & Paul Herscu ND, MPH (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.


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 Immediate Past President of the Massachusetts Society of Naturopathic Doctors. (2013-2017)

Dr. Herscu is the Immediate 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. 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 the PEMA Committee.

Dr. Rothenberg works with Institute of Natural Medicine the public facing advocacy group for the naturopathic profession, on their 2018-2020 Campaign for Naturopathic Medicine and by generating pertinent content.

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. Watch video of award presentation and acceptance speech.

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 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.

• 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. 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 has a active blog and social media presence where she frequently posts on topics related to naturopathic medicine.

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 offices currently in both Enfield, CT and 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 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.

This page updated as of: November 15th, 2018