In this work shop Matthew covers the musculoskeletal system in detail as well as conditions that effect muscles, bones and their associated structures. From there we move on to learn about the plant allies who assist in healing musculoskeletal issues. We are in a time where so many are turning to the medical community for support in managing their pain yet western medicine often does little or nothing to cure the underlying imbalance that is creating the pain in the first place! Matthew teaches us how to work with chronic pain in a way that not only addresses the symptoms but aims to heal the underlying imbalance in the body which is causing the pain. We also explore Lyme disease from the perspective of western herbalism and how to bring healing to the body in cases of acute or chronic Lyme.
In a time when chronic pain and Lyme disease are so prevalent we now more than ever need the tools to work with these issues, to cure the conditions rather than work with the symptoms!
The Lyme teaching is interspersed in the videos. There were technical issues the first day of recording when the majority of the Lyme content was taught. We have plans to have a special class on Lyme as a topic by itself. The price of this class reflects the absence of the Lyme content. Stay tuned to the newsletter for announcements.
“I heard several herbalists speak on pain and chronic pain issues this year and it dawned on me that I didn't use any of these remedies. A suspicion arose in my mind and I asked another herbalist I knew was talented in this field: "do you use pain relief herbs or do you simply cure the condition so the pain is relieved?" The latter, she said. That is my experience. I don't use "pain meds," I use remedies that cure the underlying condition to remove the pain. In order to work effectively in this area we need to know the structure involved and the process. Then we do something about it. Only failure leads to working with the pain receptor, not the cause.”
Over 8 hours of content taught at the beautiful Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Students and practitioners gather for a weekend to learn from Master Herbalist Matthew Wood - some share gems of knowledge from their experience as well. Includes classroom teaching and two herb walks.
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"A Real Live Herbalist"
Matthew Wood has been a practicing herbalist since 1982. In a period when many authors and lecturers are merely "arm chair herbalists" who offer theories and opinions based on book learning, and others have turned to the exotic traditions of India or China, he has been an active practitioner of traditional Western herbalism. He has helped tens of thousands of clients over the years, with many difficult health problems. While Matthew believes in the virtue of many other healing modalities, he has always been inspired to learn, preserve, and practice the tradition of herbal medicine descending to us from our European, Anglo-American, and Native American heritage. He is a member of the American Herbalists Guild (registered herbalist) and has earned his Masters of Science degree from the Scottish School of Herbal Medicine (accredited by the University of Wales).