Homeopathy and Healing

Homeopathy and Healing

What is remarkable is that homeopathic medicines are capable of stimulating healing whether dealing with numerous first aid issues, acute health problems or chronic health problems. Among the conditions that Homepathy addresses are first aid issues ( i.e bruises, insect stings,the healing of broken bones when set.); acute health problems ( i.e. colds, flus, bronchitis, […]

Dealing with Lyme Disease – A Chat

Moderator: Welcome, Dr. Pearlyn Goodman-Herrick, ND, DHANP, CCH. It is appropriate that we talk about Lyme disease as spring arrives and we head back to the woods for recreation. reitw: What are the key remedies for treating Lyme? Pearlyn Goodman-Herrick, ND,DHANP,CHC: Rhus toxicodendron is a key remedy– showing classic signs of muscle and joint pain, […]

What is Healing?

What is Healing?

What does it mean to heal? Many people would be perplexed that we even ask the question. “Well, the answer’s obvious,” they’d say. “When the symptoms go away, of course!” This response makes perfect sense when talking about acute illness. By definition, an acute illness or trauma lasts a relatively short period of time, with […]

COVID-19 Update

At this time all appointments are by telephone or other means of remote connection. Naturopathic Medicine which includes Homeopathy has much to offer in the areas of health maintenance, illness prevention and the treatment of colds, flus, and upper respiratory illnesses such as bronchitis and pneumonias. Dr.Goodman-Herrick has treated patients with all these conditions over […]

Here Comes the Sun


I wrote this for the fall 2018 edition of Homeopathy Today magazine… Coping with loss, from grieving to healing by Dr. Pearlyn Goodman-Herrick Grief is a normal reaction to loss. We all go through the grieving process at various points in our lives, and we usually get through it … somehow. At times, however, our […]

Lyme & Me

A skilled doctor reflects on curing herself as her first patient with the disease In 1997, I was living in Connecticut when I discovered a small tick embedded in my leg, which I removed right away. Within a few weeks, the bull’s eye rings associated with Lyme disease began to develop and I experienced flu-like […]

Homeopathic Treatment for Fatigue

One of the common conditions I see in my practice is problematic fatigue. On days when your energy is good, is adequate to the tasks that you need to accomplish, you are able to do what we need to do; we may even have a sense of capability and resiliency when something unexpected or difficult […]

What Do I Ask New Homeopathic Patients?

Welcome New Homeopathy Patients

I’ve been practicing homeopathy for 40 years, and there is an in-depth interview process that I go through with each patient when we first meet.” The purpose of this in-depth interview is three fold: to know the patient as thoroughly as possible, to establish a conventional diagnosis if needed and to elicit a thorough symptom […]

Homeopathic Misconceptions: Cure Takes a Long Time

Homeopathic Misconceptions: Cure Takes a Long Time

Homeopathy is a profound system of medicine treating both acute and chronic conditions. It is important to distinguish between the treatment of acute and chronic conditions since there is quite a difference in how quickly each will respond; an acute problem usually comes on suddenly or over a period of several days and will resolve […]

Cats Being Catty – A tale of bites, infection, jealousy … & healing

Homeopathy Today - Sebastian

Sebastian and his sister Clementine, both age six, were adopted when they were two-month-old kittens. Sebastian is a gentle, non-aggressive cat who loves the outdoors and his independence. Well known in the community for his wandering ways, he has endeared himself to neighbors. While I cherish both cats, Sebastian’s independence led me to form more […]

Homeopathic Research Matters

Homeopathy Today

One of the complaints levied against Homeopathy is that there is no research to substantiate its effectiveness. To counter this issue I highly recommend the article “Homeopathic Research Matters: Worldwide Momentum via UK Journal and Homeopathy Research Institute” by Tina Quirk,RN,MS,CCH,RSHom, NA published in Homeopathy Today, Spring 2016 Volume 36, Number 1. Ms. Quirk writes: […]

Treat Allergies Homeopathically

homopathy allergy treatment

Looking forward to spring but begrudging your allergies? Want to be sneeze-free without giving up your weekends outdoors? Many over the counter medications, such as common antihistamines, offer symptom relief. However, they come with mild to severe side effects and don’t often treat the ultimate cause for lasting freedom from allergies and asthma. I treat […]

The Heart of the Matter

Heart in hands

February is here in Northern California where I now live and work Spring is just around the corner. I have started clearing my flower beds in preparation for the emerging growth and new plantings. As an East Coast transplant I am in awe that I can do this now. Soon plantings and new growth will […]

Musculoskeletal Issues and Homeopathy


Homeopathy provides effective treatment in many in conditions of the musculoskeletal system. Example A: Paula age 43 had been under a great deal of stress with more work than she could handle. The work load had settled down, but she developed a spasm in her lumbar area on the right side which was painful and […]

Homeopathic Treatment While Taking Allopathic Medicines


A number of my patients who come to see me are taking Allopathic/conventional medication for a variety of problems. Many are coming because it is their hope to be able to stop these medications which may be causing many side effects or simply because they prefer to be drug free. Others are coming simply to […]

Homeopathic Prescribing-One Remedy at a Time

Dr. Samuel Hahnemann

Classical Homeopathy is an elegant system of medicine that was first formulated by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann. Among his many extraordinary contributions to the practice of medicine, Dr. Hahnemann demonstrated the wisdom and effectiveness of using only one remedy at a time in a person’s treatment. The curative effect of that one remedy can be carefully […]

Training and Licensing of Naturopathic Doctors (NDs)


I am often asked about my training and how someone can become a Naturopathic Doctor. Licensed ND’s are graduates of four year, full time, accredited Naturopathic medical schools with admissions requirements comparable to those of other medical schools. The Doctor of Naturopathic (ND or NMD) or Doctor of Naturopathy (ND) degrees are awarded after extensive […]

Naturopathic Doctor or Naturopathic Physician?


When I practiced in Connecticut, I was licensed as a Naturopathic Physician. I belonged to both my state and national organizations – the Connecticut Naturopathic Physicians Association and the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP). When I moved to California and became licensed here I continued my membership in the national organization the AANP and […]

Homeopathic Help for Bee Stings

Bee on a flower

Eagerly awaited summer is here with plenty of opportunity for outdoor activity. I go into my garden for my afternoon tea, savoring not only the tea, but the beautiful lushness of the garden at this time of year. I find that I have companions–my cat Clementine is stretched out beside me soaking in the sun and […]

Cold & Flu Remedies?

Smiley Face w/ a Cold

As a Naturopathic Doctor specializing in Classical Homeopathy, I am often asked,”Do you have anything for my cold or flu?” as if there were one specific remedy for “the cold” or “the flu.” One of the beauties of Homeopathy is that the curative remedy is selected not on the disease state or diagnostic category, but […]

Ignatia for Amanda’s Grief

Strychnos ignatii

Amanda, age seven was brought see me due to her diagnosis of seizure disorder. She initially developed simple seizures at 17 months old after she was weaned. Her neurologist placed her on medication for about 6 months and then the medications were stopped on a trial basis. There were no further seizures until she was […]

Peri-menopause, Menopause, Holism & Homeopathy

Many women experience symptoms during peri-menopause and menopause. The symptoms include hot flashes, sleep difficulties, mood changes and any variety of physical changes. Seeking relief, women may turn to conventional treatment using hormone therapy(HT). Other women seek a more natural approach using bio-identical hormones. HT is used because it is thought that the problems a […]

The Loop: Moving Your Relationship from Dysfunction to Health

A relatively healthy couple is brought together by love, joy, humor and common interests. Most couples are aware of this and expect this to be what a relationship is about. Beginning relationships hopefully offer all of these wonderful things. There are also other things which bring a couple together. At the simplest level, to learn […]

Health Care Choices

Even here in San Francisco, people often have a difficult time making health care choices, especially when it comes to alternatives to “traditional” treatment. A major reason people struggle is they often fear making the wrong choice, sometimes with good reason! Often a particular health decision can have a very significant impact on the way […]

Dealing With Menopause

Most women go through menopause without a problem. However a certain percentage experience symptoms: for some these are mild, for others severe or even incapacitating. The most common symptoms are vasomotor instability, more commonly known as hot flashes, sleep disturbances, menstrual difficulties, memory difficulties and mood changes. Many women are hesitant to use hormones, whether […]

Classical Homeopathy Can Help Your Asthma

An Interview with Dr. Pearlyn Goodman-Herrick, a Naturopathic Doctor Are you tired of using medicine to treat your asthma? Do you feel that everything you have tried to treat your asthma just doesn’t work? If you answered, “yes” to either of these questions then you could be interested in trying classical homeopathy to help your […]




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