New England School of Homeopathy

What is Cycles & Segments, and How can I Learn More?

Cycles & Segments, as articulated by Drs. Herscu and Rothenberg, is a systems dynamics approach to classical homeopathy, which informs all aspects of practice. It is an elegant method you can use regardless of your homeopathic education or experience, which allows for more efficient and focused case taking and analysis. 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 allows for an integrated study of homeopathy without the cumbersome memorization of long lists of individual symptoms. NESH has trained thousands of homeopaths worldwide to use Cycles and Segments, much to the enjoyment and satisfaction of students and practitioners alike.

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

Read what our alum have to say about the Cycles & Segments approach

Read a good basic over-view of the Cycles & Segments approach in this seminar review from NCH summer school.

How can I get started learning more?

JOIN US for COUNTDOWN to 2024: this FREE 7 part email mini-series is a great way to sample the vitalistic tradition of homeopathy and as an introduction to analysis using Cycles and Segments.

Studying in person with Drs. Herscu & Rothenberg remains the most in-depth and comprehensive option for learning and being able to apply in practice the Cycles & Segments approach. They are currently offering our Two-Year Online Develop Expertise in Homeopathy Course starting February 2024. Please contact us for more details. This course is designed to educate the beginner and to enhance the practicing homeopath’s knowledge so that consistent, favorable results are found for patients. Or you might be able to catch either them at any one of their scheduled speaking appearances in the USA or abroad.

We are now also offering a condensed Foundations of Homeopathy Level I Online Course. New sessions of this course begin the first of each month and includes something for everyone. While it does not focus specifically on Cycles & Segments it is a great starting place if you are thinking about taking the Two-Year Course.

The links below will provide an opportunity for to you to get a better idea of Cycles & Segments and a little taste of Drs. Herscu & Rothenberg’s unique teaching styles.

Things you can watch:

Join Drs. Amy Rothenberg & Paul Herscu for a FREE WEBINAR: Holism At The Heart Of Homeopathy, A Case Illustration. In this one hour webinar, they present an overview of their approach to homeopathic case taking and analysis using Cycles & Segments and illustrate using a case example. A mini lecture on the materia medica of Lac caninum also included! VIEW NOW!

An Evening of Homeopathy: The Cycles and Segments Approach for Homeopathic Practice with Drs. Paul Herscu and Amy Rothenberg, August 2011.  In this free one hour webinar, Drs. Rothenberg & Herscu describe what motivated the creation of Cycles and Segments and how they use it in the office with all patients, from cranky babies to autistic children, from anxious adults to the chronically ill. Tune in for inspiration and practical clinical tips.

Cycles & Segments 12 hour Home Study Course with Drs. Rothenberg & Herscu:  Enjoy a DVD recording of the webinar series that was sponsored in the fall of 2011 by Whole Health Now.  This is a thorough introduction to Cycles & Segments and how it impacts case taking, case analysis as well as the study of materia medica.  This would make a terrific refresher if you’re feeling rusty, a good review in general and an accessible introduction to someone new to the field.

Things you can listen to:

Dr. Paul Herscu discusses Cycles and Segments in a teleconference presented by Whole Health Now.

Things you can read on-line:

Read a good basic over-view of the Cycles & Segments approach in this seminar review from NCH summer school.

Cycles & Segments cases by Dr. Amy Rothenberg:
A Case of Severe Vertigo: A Cycles and Segments Approach
Oppositional Defiant Disorder: A Case of Platinum metallicum

Materia Medica examples from back issues of the New England Journal of Homeopathy:
The Cycle of Vipera,
by Paul Herscu ND, MPH
The Cycle of Kali carbonicum,
by Paul Herscu ND, MPH 
The Cycle of Conium maculatum,
by Paul Herscu ND, MPH with Chris Ryan MD
The Cycle of Carcinosin,
by Frank W. Gruber, MD
The Cycle of Bothrops lanceolatus, by Paul Herscu ND, MPH
The Cycle of Anacardium: The Mental Sphere, by Paul Herscu ND, MPH
Solanum Dulcamara, by Paul Herscu ND, MPH

Cases from the New England Journal of Homeopathy:
A Case of Childhood Depression by Robert Kaladish, MD
Difficult Cases – Frustrating Ordeals or Learning Experiences? by Frank Gruber MD
Seizures and Romance Novels by Frank Gruber

Difficulties In Repertorizing: 
Why We Need A New Perspective – by Paul Herscu, ND MPH

Publications to Read:

Stramonium with an Introduction to Analysis Using Cycles & Segments, book by Dr. Paul Herscu

Back Issues of the New England Journal of Homeopathy that focus on Cycles & Segments:

Index of Cycles & Segments related articles from the New England Journal of Homeopathy.