Winter Tree
Less is More

An Occasional Newsletter from
The New England School 
of Homeopathy
Thoughts for the New Year &
Epidemic Update

Winter 2019
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Teaching the Art & Science of Homeopathy Since 1990
Happy New Year!

Below, find our epidemic update as of mid January 2019. We hope this clinically validated information helps both at home and in practice.

When I travel, I seek out and traipse about in order to explore lighthouses. First of all, I love the variety of styles, the architecture, the evolving and revolving technology, and often the sweeping water views. But it's the very idea of a well-understood system, meant to keep people safe, a kind of essential guidance in rocky times, that I appreciate and relate to most. I feel in many ways when I am really connecting to my patients, they are the lighthouse, guiding me with their symptoms to find a remedy and to create a healing plan to keep them safe and find better health.

However you are guided this year, may the road be smooth and your path be clear.

All the best for a healthy and satisfying new year,
Dr. Amy (& Dr. Paul)
Epidemic Update January 2019
Paul Herscu ND, MPH
Well, this is turning out to be an extremely busy winter season! There are several influenza-like-illnesses, as well as influenza, currently raging through the US and Europe. This is just a short update, building on many previous pieces written on this topic. I write here with an assumption that you understand the topic of the  genus epidemicus ( see Herscu Letters #33-38 to review the topic of the genus epidemicus ,) the difference between acute and chronic prescribing at any given time in your patient, and of course that you know how to keep your patients safe. 

Currently, there are several common presentations:
1.     Phosphoric acid: The prominent feature here is the extreme weakness, physically. While many times in past years this kind of weakness responded well to  Gelsemium , if it does not do so this time, consider  Phos-ac . This is especially accompanied with a sort of ‘flatness’ of emotions, where the person stops caring about most things, a deep and pervasive apathy. 
2.     Bryonia (or Spongia? ): The prominent feature here with Bryonia is a rapidly developed severe and intense cough, which may lead to bronchitis or even pneumonia. One similar remedy also showing up this year is  Spongia . The keynote of the cough in  Spongia is the patient is triggered by an irritation in the suprasternal notch aggravated by stretching the neck, up and back, as if looking upwards.
3.     Cocculus indicus: The prominent feature here is an upper respiratory tract infection accompanied by a persistent low level vertigo. The patient does not feel steady on their feet.
4.     Belladonna: While this remedy is a well known remedy, at this time it is missed because of its presentation. The prominent feature here is an intense, sudden, extreme attack of vertigo, leading to nausea and vomiting. The vertigo is worse motion, especially leaning forward, stooping. It is accompanied by a very mild headache, and slightly warm head compared to cool extremities. But the driving symptom, the most extreme symptom, is the intense and sudden vertigo. 
5.     Mercurius: The prominent feature here is a more common non-descript respiratory tract infection. If you don’t have any other clear remedy and you decide they need one, it might be that they need this remedy. While the symptoms of this remedy are typically very clear and well known, those keynotes seem to be missing this season. No perspiration, salivation, tremulousness, etc. If you have an ever increasingly bad infection, with whitish, greenish mucus and you are in a quandary about what to give, consider this remedy. Interestingly, after giving the remedy, as they improve, they will begin to perspire. 

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In addition to our 8 Weekend Course,
you can hear Drs. Rothenberg and Herscu:

February 15, 2019: 8th Annual OncANP Conference in San Diego, CA
with Dr. Amy Rothenberg

June 28, 2019 : Joint American Homeopathic Conference in Baltimore, Maryland
with Drs. Amy Rothenberg and Paul Herscu who are the invited keynote speakers

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