Matthew Wood's Intermediate Course

Directed towards a knowledge of tissue states and organ systems, especially the "master systems" in modern disease:

  • Digestive

  • Metabolic

  • Eliminative (in-mix-out)

  • Circulation

  • Lymph/immune

  • Muscular/Skeletal

  • Also, the extracellular matrix, the primal organ system of all life.

  • Every subject includes extensive discussion of the corresponding herbal remedies and a little bit of pulse and tongue evaluation is taught each class to help develop clinical skills.

Includes

  • Class 1

    The Six Tissue States, basic energetics of Western herbal medicine. The Blood and Differential Evaluation: blood deficiency, congealed blood. Application of the tissue states in simple systems: lungs, stomach.

  • Class 2

    The extracellular matrix, homeostasis, stress, and the tissue state. Capillary bed/matrix/lymphatic drainage as a unit. Herbal organ-affinities: example system, Muscular and Skeletal.

  • Class 3

    Digestive Tract, moving beyond the tissue states. 80% of our immune system is tied into the GI tract, so it is very important. Organ systems axillary to GI: lymphatics/immune, liver, gallbladder, metabolism. Evaluation from the tongue.

  • Class 4

    Circulation, Cardiovascular System, Heart, Pulse Evaluation. Starting with the discovery of the circulation of the blood by William Harvey (1628) there were several strong medical movements which emphasized the circulation (osteopathy, nineteenth-century medicine), not just for the understanding of cardiovascular problems but because the pattern of blood dispersal reveals disease patterns and treatment possibilities. And then, there is the chance for assisting cardiovascular health preventatively or sometimes even after its development.

  • Class 5

    Elimination and the use of "alteratives" or "blood purifiers." The four channels of elimination: lungs, colon, skin, kidneys. The four internal causes of "bad blood:" GI (leaky gut), liver, thyroid, lymphatic stagnation. The extracellular matrix is the true site of "bad blood."

  • Class 6

    First Day: Endocrine system. All we can do is map out a "stickman" approach to endocrinology, showing how the endocrine "cascade" (hypothalamus, pituitary, thyroid, adrenals) interacts, explaining the use of adaptogens, adrenal tonics, thyroid remedies (this class and preceding). Last Day: Finish endocrine, intro to evaluation from the face, questions, specific problems in practice.

  • Herb Walks!

    Join the class as we wonder the grounds and learn about the herbs in nature's classroom!

  • Certificate of Completion

    Earn a beautiful certificate designed by Matthew upon successfully completing the course and testing material.

  • 2 Year Access

    Enjoy full access to all material in this course for 2 years.

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome!

  • 2

    Weekend 1 - Day 1

    • Supplemental Reading - Brief Guide - Six Tissue States
    • Links and Resources Mentioned Day 1 & Day 2
    • Part 1 and 2 - Chat Text from Webinar
    • Part 1 - Video
    • Part 1 - Audio
    • Part 2 - Video
    • Part 2 - Audio
    • Part 3 - Chat Text from Webinar
    • Part 3 - Video
    • Part 3 - Audio
    • Part 4 - Herb Walk - Video
    • Part 4 - Herb Walk - Audio
    • Bonus Herb Walk Footage (Part 4) - Facebook Live Version
    • Part 5 - Video
    • Part 5 - Audio
  • 3

    Weekend 1 - Day 2

    • Part 1 and Part 2 - Chat Text from Webinar
    • Part 1 - Video
    • Part 1 - Audio
    • Part 2 - Video
    • Part 2 - Audio
    • Part 3 - Herb Walk - Video
    • Part 3 - Herb Walk - Audio
    • Bonus Herb Walk Footage (Part 3) - Facebook Live Version
    • Part 4 - Chat Text from Webinar
    • Part 4 - Video
    • Part 4 - Audio
    • Part 5 - Herb Walk - Video
    • Part 5 - Herb Walk - Audio
    • Part 6 - Video
    • Part 6 - Audio
  • 4

    Weekend 2 - Day 1

    • Links and Resources Mentioned Day 1 & Day 2
    • Supplemental Reading - The Extracellular Matrix
    • Part 1 - Chat Text from Webinar
    • Part 1 - Video
    • Part 1 - Audio
    • Part 2 - Chat Text from Webinar
    • Part 2 - Video
    • Part 2 - Audio
    • Part 3 - Herb Walk - Video - Higher Resolution (bigger file - may stream slower if you have slower internet)
    • Part 3 - Herb Walk - Video - Lower Resolution (smaller file - better for slower internet)
    • Part 3 - Herb Walk - Audio
    • Weekend 2 - Extra Notes
    • Short video of Student's personal inquiry of dark veins around the ankle
    • Facebook Footage - Herb Walk Bonus 1
    • Facebook Footage - Herb Walk Bonus 2
  • 5

    Weekend 2 - Day 2

    • Part 1 - Chat Text from Webinar
    • Part 1 - Video
    • Part 1 - Audio
    • Part 2 - Chat Text from Webinar
    • Part 2 - Video
    • Part 2 - Audio
    • Part 3 - Herb Walk - Video
    • Part 3 - Herb Walk - Audio
    • Lady's Slipper Alternative - Herb Walk Bonus
    • Part 4 - Video
    • Part 4 - Audio
  • 6

    Weekend 3 - Day 1

    • Links and Resources Mentioned Day 1 & Day 2
    • Day 1 - Chat text from webinar
    • Part 1 - Video
    • Part 1 - Audio
    • Part 2 - Video
    • Part 2 - Audio
    • Part 3 - Herb Walk - Video
    • Part 3 - Herb Walk - Audio
  • 7

    Weekend 3 - Day 2

    • Day 2 - Chat text from webinar
    • Part 1 - Video
    • Part 1 - Audio
    • Part 2 - Video
    • Part 2 - Audio
    • Part 3 - Video
    • Part 3 - Audio
  • 8

    Weekend 4 - Day 1

    • Day 1 - Chat text from webinar and other notes
    • Part 1 - Video
    • Part 1 - Audio
    • Part 2 - Video
    • Part 2 - Audio
  • 9

    Weekend 4 - Day 2

    • Day 2 - Chat text from webinar and other notes
    • Part 1 - Video
    • Part 1 - Audio
    • Part 2 - Video
    • Part 2 - Audio
    • Part 3 - Herb Walk - Video
    • Part 3 - Herb Walk - Audio
    • Part 4 - Video
    • Part 4 - Audio
  • 10

    Weekend 5 - Day 1

    • Day 1 - Chat text from webinar and other notes
    • Part 1 - Video
    • Part 1 - Audio (note for audio and video)
    • Part 2 - Video
    • Part 2 - Audio
    • Part 3 - Herb Walk - Video
    • Part 3 - Herb Walk - Audio
    • Note - Additional Content from Matthew
  • 11

    Weekend 5 - Day 2

    • Day 2 - Chat text from webinar and other notes
    • Part 1 - Video
    • Part 1 - Audio
    • Part 2 - Video
    • Part 2 - Audio
  • 12

    Weekend 6 - Day 1

    • Day 1 - Chat text from webinar and other notes
    • Part 1 - Video
    • Part 1 - Audio
    • Part 2 - Video
    • Part 2 - Audio
  • 13

    Weekend 6 - Day 2

    • Day 2 - Chat text from webinar and other notes
    • Part 1 - Video
    • Part 1 - Audio
    • Part 2 - Video
    • Part 2 - Audio
    • Part 3 - Herb Walk - Video
    • Part 3 - Herb Walk - Audio
    • Bonus Herb Walk Content - Facebook Live footage
  • 14

    D.H. - Bonus Material - Materia Medica

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    • 5
    • 6
    • 7
    • 8
    • 9
    • 10
    • 11
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    • 15
    • 16
    • About this Content
  • 15

    Intermediate Herbal Medicine Tests

    • About Tests
    • Tissue States and Adaptogens - T/F
    • Six Tissue States and Herbs
    • Tissue States and Herbs
    • Tissue States, Symptoms and Tastes
    • Test on Extracellular Matrix

Monthly Payment Plan

$80 will be charged to your card on the date of your first payment (ex. 1st, 5th, 15th). Note, if this date falls on a Sunday or holiday your card may be charged earlier. 


Upon purchase you will immediately have access to "Weekend 1 - Day 1" and the "Q&A and Discussion" content. 


A day's worth (a new section) of content will be released every 30 days from the first billing date.


365 days from your first payment you will have access to all content. Note, if there are issues along the way with billing, release dates may be delayed. 


After your 12th billing of $80 you will not be charged anything more. You will not need to alter anything in your account - this is automatic. You will then have access to all content for 365 more days for a total of 2 years.


The optional Certificate of Completion is available by completing tests with a passing grade of 70% or better. 


88 hours of material including extremely rare bonus material!