About this Course

In this course 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.

Mathew 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.”
Includes 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. 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. Stay tuned to the newsletter for announcements.

Course curriculum

8 Hours - Mostly Basic Human Sciences and some Materia Medica

  • 1


    • Important Welcome Message (pre-requisite)

  • 2

    Support Materials

    • Musculoskeletal, Pain, Lyme - Pain - Matthew Wood - 14 pages

    • Musculoskeletal, Pain, Lyme - Addressing the Muscular and Skeletal System with Herbs - Matthew Wood - 39 pages

  • 3

    Day 1

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

  • 4

    Day 2

    • 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

    Archived Q&A and Discussion

    • Q&A and Discussion

  • 6

    Congratulations! You've completed the Musculoskeletal System course!

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