Musculoskeletal System,
Chronic Pain & Lyme Disease

In this course, Matthew covers the musculoskeletal system in detail as well as conditions that affect 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.




Matthew Wood says, “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.”

Note: This class is one of our earliest class offerings and may have been recorded before the Matthew Wood Institute of Herbalism was formally started. In this handful of classes, the video and audio may be sub-par. Nonetheless, we've included them so you can enjoy and gain from the information you otherwise will not find.

Includes

  • Support Materials

    53 pages of manuscripts (not downloadable) from Matthew are available to view.

  • 1 year access to materials and Q&A

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

  • 7.5 hours of teaching

    7.5 hours of teaching with Matthew at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Includes classroom teaching and two herb walks.

Curriculum

  1. 1
    • Welcome Message

  2. 2
    • About Non-Downloadable Documents

    • Musculoskeletal, Pain, Lyme - Pain - Matthew Wood (14 pages, not downloadable)

    • Musculoskeletal, Pain, Lyme - Addressing the Muscular and Skeletal System with Herbs - Matthew Wood (39 pages, not downloadable)

  3. 3
    • Musculoskeletal, Pain, Lyme - Day 1 - Part 2 - Herb Walk (51 minutes)

  4. 4
    • Musculoskeletal, Pain, Lyme - Day 2 - Part 1 (3 hours 53 minutes)

    • Musculoskeletal, Pain, Lyme - Day 2 - Part 2 - Herb Walk (34 minutes)

    • Musculoskeletal, Pain, Lyme - Day 2 - Part 3 (2 hours 11 minutes)

  5. 5
    • Q&A and Discussion

  6. 6
    • Please share your thoughts

 

 

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.

Single class purchase

1-year access to this class

The Library Bundle

Access to this class and many more.
(Full list can be found on The Library page.)

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.

For those of you seeking clinical hours, we have a list of all classes/courses with corresponding accreditation hours.




4 star rating

muscultoskeletal system ,chronic pain and lyme disease

nancy douglas

Lots of good information in this section. The questions from the class really pushed to make one think of different remedies and how they could work.

Lots of good information in this section. The questions from the class really pushed to make one think of different remedies and how they could work.

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5 star rating

It works

Bonnie Smithson

Reduces creakiness and pain from aging.

Reduces creakiness and pain from aging.

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5 star rating

Pain and Lyme Disease

Joy Jones

A wonderful class to learn about the herbs and how to use for pain.

A wonderful class to learn about the herbs and how to use for pain.

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4 star rating

Good

Rachel Firak

Very important topics, a lot to cover in one! Would love to see more on any of the three woven together here.

Very important topics, a lot to cover in one! Would love to see more on any of the three woven together here.

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4 star rating

Musculoskeletal

Richard Mckenzie