You will learn about how the structures of the reproductive tract can be injured or debilitated; we need to know how to approach them, not just through the hormonal theory, but through knowledge of the structural components: the tendons the hold up the uterus (affecting the back), the muscles and nerves of the uterus itself, the bladder, cervix, vagina, mucosa, and the balance of tendons, ligaments, muscles, and joints which make up the pelvic floor. Prolapse, fibroids, uterine polyps, tipped uterus, bladder problems, structural anomalies. In this segment we share lifetimes of knowledge about strengthening, nourishing, relaxing, or toning various tissues and organs of the tract.

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

This series includes:

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

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

Class #2: Menstruation

Class #3: Uterine Tone, Bladder, and Pelvic Floor (this class)

Class #4: Yeast Infection, Vaginitis, HPV

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

Class #6: Peri-menopause, Menopause, and Aging

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.


  • 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.

  • 2.25 hours of teaching

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


    1. Female Reproductive System Intro Class - Video

    2. Female Reproductive System Intro Class - Audio

    3. Learn more in this 6-class series!

    1. Important Update to this Course Availability

    2. Welcome Message

    1. About Non-Downloadable Documents

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

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

    4. Female Reproductive System Series Handout by Lise Wolff, RH (AHG), MSc. (4 pages, downloadable)

    5. Female Tissue 1.2.2 States by Matthew Wood (72 pages, not downloadable)

    6. Female Pelvis by Matthew Wood (16 pages, not downlodable)

    1. Class 3: Female Reproductive System: Uterine Tone, Bladder and Pelvic Floor - Video and Resources

    2. Class 3: Female Reproductive System: Uterine Tone, Bladder and Pelvic Floor - Audio

    1. Test and Certificates

    2. Female Reproductive Series Class 3: Female Reproductive System: Uterine Tone, Bladder and Pelvic Floor Test

    1. Please share your thoughts

About this course

  • 16 lessons
  • 3.5 hours of video content



Documents are not downloadable. Please note that Matthew often adds manuscripts of upcoming books and is allowing students early access to these works-in-progress; therefore, they are available as 'view-only' documents and are not downloadable.

Start at any time! Complete the lessons at your own pace.

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 herbal course certificates are here.

Tests are multiple-choice, and multiple attempts are permitted.

If you are tracking hours, see the list of all classes/courses with corresponding accreditation hours.

Free Starter Materials

Iodine, Thyroid, Endocrine, & Reproductive Systems & Fertility

Free intro content includes: The document, "Patterns of Hormonal and Reproductive Imbalance" and video that covers many female issues with detailed symptoms and useful herbs.
with Matthew Wood MS., Phyllis D. Light MS., and Lise Wolff, RH (AHG) MSc.
herbs, iodine and female reproductive issues