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     An Occasional Newsletter from
      The New England School 
      of Homeopathy
Healing Power of Nature
August 2016     

Want to successfully
 integrate homeopathy into your current or future practice?

Study with NESH
at our lovely home-base in
Amherst, Massachusetts:

October 28-30, 2016
December 9-11 , 2016
February 3-5 , 2017
April 7-9 , 2017
June 9-11 , 2017
August 11-13 2017 
October 13-15 2017
December 8-10, 2017
February 2018 - TBD 
The Healing Power of Nature
As many of you know, Paul & I are naturopathic physicians, trained to be generalists in the world of natural medicine. Though we love and cherish our homeopathy, it is in the context of naturopathic medicine that we treasure our clinical practice.

This July, at the American Association of Naturopathic
Paul receiving Vis award
Dr. Herscu holding the Vis Award- look closely- it's glass!
Physicians annual conference gala, Paul received our profession's Vis Award which honors and celebrates the life and work of the late Dr. William A. Mitchell, (1947-2007) who embodied the "Vis"- or the healing power of nature. In his acceptance speech, Paul underscored the essential role of vitalism, and how a powerful and elegant approach like homeopathy has a central and essential role in whole-person healing.

As many integrative medicine modalities rush toward the manipulation of biochemistry, which is compelling and effective in its own right, let us always recall the elegance, affordability and broad impact of a good homeopathic prescription! As Paul's admiring partner of 30 years, I couldn't be prouder of this year's Vis Award recipient. Congratulations Dr. Herscu!
And may we bring our collective smarts to work on the issues patients have related to pain, pain management and the addiction to opiate medication. Find below a case from my patient files to help inspire you along in that area.
Happy end of summer!
Amy Rothenberg ND (& Paul Herscu ND, MPH)
America's Hidden Opioid Epidemic - Homeopathy's role in pain treatment and recovery from addiction 
By Amy Rothenberg ND

Chronic and acute pain are among the most common complaints seen in medical practice. As a consequence, there has been a galloping increase in the prescription use of opioid pain relievers, such as oxycodone (e.g., OxyContin®) and hydrocodone (e.g., Vicodin®). Nearly a quarter of a billion of these prescriptions were written in 2013 alone - enough for every American adult to have their own bottle of pills.

This has led to unintended consequences, such as increased addiction and drug abuse. An estimated one in four patients receiving long-term treatment with opioid painkillers struggles with addiction. In other words, we all know someone dealing with this addiction.
Along with this unprecedented epidemic of opioid use comes a flood of accidental overdose deaths. Since 1999, deaths  from prescription opioids have quadrupled; every day, 78 Americans die from an opioid overdose. The recent death of Prince is one more sad example.

Natural medicine can help...
What can homeopathy offer in the face of such dire statistics and such high stakes?

Develop Expertise in Homeopathy
NESH 10 Weekend Course in 
Amherst, Massachusetts
October 2016
- April 2018
Friday night, Saturday & Sunday every other month 
Studying with NESH Offers:
- A philosophical approach that clarifies what happens in practice nesh new logo
- 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
Join us for:  
East AND West Coast Clinical Classes  
for NESH Alumni- Keep the Learning Going! 
A mherst, MA: October 7-9, 2016  
      Topic: What the Heck's Wrong with My Patient? We we are going to talk about those patients we're not helping, or not helping as much as we'd like, and will delineate our strategies and highlight specific areas of decision making during your case taking and case analysis that will help you with these patients. 

Seattle, WA area: November 19-20, 2016 & January 21-22, 2017
     Topic: Burn Out & Associated Syndromes
For logistical information on our clinical classes, click here.

Epidemic Updates from Paul Herscu ND, MPH

Dr. Herscu continues to write his thoughts on the current Zika virus. If you want
to read his material on this developing story,
join us on Facebook or sign up to receive his
blog posts and tweets .    

Available for those enrolled in the 2016-2018
10 Weekend Course in Amherst, Massachusetts 
The Herscu Module helps practitioners organize, synthesize and analyze patient information
 to apply the Cycles & Segments approach to case taking.
It is the software that Drs. Amy Rothenberg and Paul Herscu use in the classroom
 and at their practice to achieve more consistent results with their patients.

This offer is available for a limited time, exclusively through the New England School of Homeopathy for qualified NESH participants.

Drs. Rothenberg & Herscu are now accepting new
patients via Telemedicine Services such as SKYPE.  

For more information about our practice in Enfield, CT see:

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 call 1.860.763.1225
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