Fall Leaves


 Less is More

  An Occasional Newsletter

  from The New England   

  School of Homeopathy

  A Time for Reflection
   Fall 2012   

Question for our readers of this edition of 

Less is More:


We are curious to know how many of YOU have had a period of vertigo / dizziness / or other elements of disembarkment syndrome in the last 2 months. 


We are not interested in a momentary episode, but a period of symptoms that lasted days or weeks. 


If you have had this happen to YOU (i.e. not someone you know, not a patient nor family relation) in the last 2 months, please let us know by sending a brief email


At this time, we do not need any of the details. 


Thank you in advance!


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philosophy as it informs and shapes case taking, case analysis, use of the repertory, the study of materia medica and the management of long-term follow-up. 

 2013 Dates for new East & West Coast 
Two Year Classes:

 NESH 8 Weekend Course

in Seattle, WA area: 


January 18-20, 2013

March 15-17, 2013

May 10-12, 2013

Sept. 27-29, 2013

November 8-10, 2013

in Boston, MA area: 


April 26-28, 2013

June 7-9, 2013

August 2-4, 2013

October 4-6, 2013

December 6-8, 2013


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Dear friends,


Our tradition takes this time of year as one for reminding us to return to our best possible efforts in our relationships, in our families, and the work of our minds, our hearts and our hands. We take time to recount, for self-assessment and for planning for the coming year. The trees in New England model this, first by the breathtaking painterly tableaux of foliage, the final splash of accomplishment, followed immediately by the complete surrender of leaves to the russet ground.


The letting go of expectation and goals, the pulling in of energy to start creating dreams for the next year, allows, encourages and hopefully inspires us toward self-reflection and with a bit of luck, growth! 


As naturopathic doctors/homeopaths, as writers and teachers in this field, we hope that our offerings help patients, readers & students to be the very best you can be, so you can make and take time for re-inventing aspects of your lives you want to change while being loving and gentle to yourself along the way. This autumn season we're sending wishes for your vibrant good health and your ongoing high-quality work.


Amy Rothenberg ND & Paul Herscu ND, MPH

Upcoming Clinical Classes for NESH Alumni to focus on Neurological Issues 


For those who have taken our Two Year Classes, we hope to see you at one of our 2012 Fall Clinical Classes:


East Coast: October 19-21, 2012
West Coast: November 9-11, 2012

These 2 class weekends will focus on the study and examination of Neurological Ailments, both with regard to the introductory lectures and the materia medica covered, as well as the patients seen in class. Many of us feel overwhelmed when a patient presents, especially with a progressive neurological problem, but homeopathy can offer help. To get you thinking on this topic, enjoy the materia medica of Conium presented below.
We look forward to continuing to learn together. Please stay tuned for Clinical dates for 2013 when we'll be welcoming graduates from our Boston class which concludes in March.

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For logistical information on our clinical classes, click here. 
A Materia Medica Treat:

We utilize the Cycles & Segments approach to inform all levels of teaching including materia medica. It offers a practical way of organizing and analyzing information in patient histories as well as for the many details which appear in remedy descriptions. This approach allows for study of homeopathy that is integrated, side-stepping the cumbersome memorization of long lists of individual symptoms. Hope you enjoy & find informative!

The Cycle of Conium maculatum
by Paul Herscu ND, MPH with Chris Ryan MD, of blessed memory. (originally published in the NEJH, Vol 6 #1, Winter 1997, as part of an issue highlighting the remedy Conium.)

Conium maculatum, or Poison Hemlock, was in the potion that killed Socrates. Today, homeopathic Conium maculatum is most commonly thought of in connection with a leading cause of death in the modern world- cancer. But Conium maculatum, like every remedy in the materia medica, has more than one face, more than one potential use, and in fact a full cycle of complementary and contrasting characteristics, embracing the physical, mental, and emotional domains. What follows is a brief sketch of that cycle, which hopefully will clue you into the ideas of cycles and segments and then illustrate these ideas through the example of one remedy.


Click here to read the rest of the article
2 New Courses Starting in 2013: 


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April 2013 - October 2014


January 2013 - May 2014 


Studying with us in person is the very best, most comprehensive way to learn to use the Cycles & Segments approach and effectively implement it in your practice. This course is designed for both the beginning and more experienced homeopaths.


Courses meet Friday night and all day Saturday/Sunday every other month.


Instructors: Drs.  Paul Herscu ND, MPH & Amy Rothenberg ND


Email us for more detailed information and an application.


If you enjoy receiving Less is More, we think you might also like our enewsletter FieldNotes, sent out from the practice of Drs. Herscu & Rothenberg.
This newsletter is geared towards our patients but we think most anyone would enjoy reading it.  Dr. Rothenberg shares some of her favorite recipes, offers a variety of natural treatment ideas using nutrition, herbal medicine and homeopathy, and shares reflections on experiences in the natural world,  life in the country, raising a family, working with one's life partner.
She also recommends products, companies & organizations she uses, recommends or believe in, to support you in your own search for good health and vitality. 



Click here for more information on how to sign up to receive FieldNotes and to view the premier issue.


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