About this Class

Finally, we reach the conclusion of the fertile period of life, first peri-menopause and then menopause. This brings us back to the issue of balancing hormones. This is a deeply challenging time, both psychologically and physically. Then there are issues of aging: drying out of mucosa and skin. 

Join us for just this class or the entire series!

Everyone interested in this subject must catch this assemblage of three highly experienced herbalists with over 100 years of clinical experience between them.

We cover the topics of menarche, menstruation, pregnancy, lactation, menopause, and everything in-between (except fertility--handled in another class), but it will do so from several different perspectives. It goes without saying that three herbalists will have three perspectives, but beyond that, we are referring to (1) analysis in terms of hormones, (2) analysis in terms of tissues (ligaments, mucosa, muscles, pelvic floor, etc.), and (3) the relationship between the immune system, sympathetic and reproductive function.  Female reproductive cancers will largely not be discussed here.

"I know I will learn a lot myself and can hardly wait for these classes."

 ---Matthew Wood.

You'll also learn: 

• "The fertile forties?" What!?

"Wait, you really can cure post-menopausal vaginal dryness? No way!"

This series includes:

Click on class titles for details and to purchase classes individually.

🍃 Free Intro Class 🍃

Class #1: Overview of the Female Reproductive System: Heritage, Hormones, Tissues, and Stress

Class #2: Menstruation

Class #3: Uterine Tone, Bladder, and Pelvic Floor

Class #4: Yeast Infection, Vaginitis, HPV

Class #5: Pregnancy, Delivery, Postpartum, Breast Health, Lactation

Class #6: Peri-menopause, Menopause, and Aging (this class)


  • Online Materials

    Multiple downloadable and view-only resources. Some items are included in each class of this series. See 'Support Materials' in the curriculum below for details.

  • 1 year access to materials and Q&A

    1 year to view and review content, ask questions and discuss with fellow students and teachers.

  • 3 hours of teaching

    3 hours of in-depth teaching with 3 teachers! Matthew Wood, Phyllis D. Light & Lise Wolff

Who is this class for?

This class is suitable for students of all levels.


To get the most out of this class it is highly recommended to also study previous classes and materials in this series. More info and links are here.


6 hours: Basic Human Sciences 1.5, Nutrition 1.0, Materia Medica 3.0, Current Evidence-based Research 0.5

  1. 2
    • Welcome Message

  2. 3
    • About "view only" documents

    • Patterns of Hormonal and Reproductive Imbalance by Matthew Wood, MS and Phyllis D. Light, MA. (28 pages, not downloadable)

    • Iodine: Reaching an Understanding by Matthew Wood (115 pages, not downloadable)

    • Female Reproductive System Series Handout by Lise Wolff, RH (AHG), MSc.

    • Peri-menopause, Menopause, Aging by ©2022 Phyllis D. Light, MA, RH (7 pages)

    • Peri-Menopause, Menopause, and Aging by © 2022 Matthew Wood MS (4 pages - view only)

    • Menopause by Lise Wolff, RH (AHG), MSc. (16 pages - view only)

  3. 4
    • Female Reproductive System: Peri-menopause, Menopause and Aging - Video and Resources

    • Female Reproductive System: Peri-menopause, Menopause and Aging - Audio

  4. 5
    • Test and Certificates

    • Female Reproductive System: Peri-menopause, Menopause and Aging - Test

  5. 6
    • Please share your thoughts

Some documents are not downlodable. Please note that Matthew often adds manuscripts of up-coming books and is allowing students early access to these works-in-progress and therefor they are available as "view-only" documents and are not downloadable.

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Certificates designed and signed by Matthew Wood are available for purchase to those who successfully complete all tests with a passing grade of 70% or better. More details regarding certificates are here.

The test is approximately 20 multiple choice questions. Multiple attempts are permitted.

This class will be added to the Library approximately June 2022.

This class is not included in any other purchases or subscriptions (i.e. is not included in the Library subscription).

Free Preview Material

"Patterns of Hormonal and Reproductive Imbalance"

by Matthew Wood and Phyllis D. Light

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