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Respiratory System &
Respiratory Immunity

with appropriate herbs and supplements
with Matthew Wood, MS and Phyllis D. Light, MA

Herbalists with 75 Years of Joint Experience
as Consulting Herbalists & Herbal Authors

This class helps the student gain an overview of the entire respiratory system in both acute and chronic state, from viruses to chronic lung damage, and everything in-between. Immune implications and interactions with the system will be included. It prepares one for family and community work and also serves as a basic foundation for professional herbal work.

Matthew Wood and Phyllis D. Light are co-authors of the book (with Francis BonaldoTraditional Western Herbalism and Pulse Evaluation: A Conversation by Matthew Wood, Francis Bonaldo L.Ac. and Phyllis D. Light M.A.

In this class you learn:

  • Anatomy and Physiology of the Upper and Lower Respiratory Tract
  • Immune Interactions with the respiratory system.
  • Intrinsic Epithelial Barrier, i.e., mucosa linings
  • Thermoregulation system (quick reference)
  • Lung role in maintaining body fluid pH; removing excess H2O
  • Acute, Subacute and Chronic Respiratory Issues
    • Acute infections, viruses, bacteria, colds, flus, fevers, and Covid-19 (Coronavirus) symptoms
    • Transition of viral infections to bacterial infections, especially in the lungs.  
    • Allergies, molds, pollens, cat dander, pollution, smoke inhalation.  
    • Lower respiratory conditions, acute, subacute, and chronic. 
  • Chronic lung damage 
    • Pleuritic stitches, scar tissue, asthma.
  • Synergies with other organs and systems
    • Cardiovascular, Gastrointestinal, Liver, Kidneys.

Includes

  • Support Materials

    View 100+ pages of manuscripts by Matthew Wood and Phyllis D. Light.

  • 1 year access to materials and Q&A

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

  • 11 hours of teaching

    11 hours of in-depth teaching with Matthew Wood and Phyllis D. Light

Curriculum

  1. 1
    • Respiratory System and Respiratory Immunity Intro Class

  2. 2
    • Welcome Message

  3. 3
    • About Non-Downloadable Documents

    • The Respiratory System - Matthew Wood (99 Pages, not downloadable)

    • Respiratory System - Phyllis D. Light (8 pages, not downloadable)

  4. 4
    • RESP - Day 1 Part 1 Webinar Chat Text

    • RESP - Day 1 Part 1.1 - Video

    • RESP - Day 1 Part 1.1 - Audio

    • RESP - Day 1 Part 1.2 - Video

    • RESP - Day 1 Part 1.2 - Audio

    • RESP - Day 1 Part 2 Webinar Chat Text

    • RESP - Day 1 Part 2.1 - Video

    • RESP - Day 1 Part 2.1 - Audio

    • RESP - Day 1 Part 2.2 - Video

    • RESP - Day 1 Part 2.2 - Audio

  5. 5
    • RESP - Day 2 Part 1 Webinar Chat Text

    • RESP - Day 2 Part 1.1 - Video

    • RESP - Day 2 Part 1.1 - Audio

    • RESP - Day 2 Part 1.2 - Video

    • RESP - Day 2 Part 1.2 - Audio

    • RESP - Day 2 Part 2 Webinar Chat Text

    • RESP - Day 2 Part 2.1 - Video

    • RESP - Day 2 Part 2.1 - Audio

    • RESP - Day 2 Part 2.2 - Video

    • RESP - Day 2 Part 2.2 - Audio

  6. 6
    • ORGANS and SYSTEMS - 47 Questions

    • MUCUS - 16 Questions

    • COUGHS - 14 Questions

    • Respiratory System Test - Phyllis D. Light - 30 Questions

  7. 7
    • 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 course purchase

1-year access to this course

The Library Bundle

Access to this course 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.




5 star rating

Fantastic information

Kelly Cannon

This course taught me so much and more than anything, I have a sense of empowerment, knowing that I have the skills, plants and information to take care of m...

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This course taught me so much and more than anything, I have a sense of empowerment, knowing that I have the skills, plants and information to take care of my and my family's respiratory well being.

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5 star rating

Very Informative

Shelly Smith

This is a very thorough and informative course. It comes with extensive written material by both Matthew and Phyllis. It was amazing how in depth they were a...

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This is a very thorough and informative course. It comes with extensive written material by both Matthew and Phyllis. It was amazing how in depth they were able to go in a two day workshop. I attended the live workshop online. They were great about answering questions. I have watched the recorded workshop more than once since then. So many gems each time I watch it. This course is a bargain for all the information provided. It's appropriate for beginners who want to keep their families safe, as well for intermediate and advanced herbalists working with serious respiratory conditions, wanting a more in depth understanding of the respiratory system and supporting folks with herbs.

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5 star rating

Great class

Cynthia Breunig

Timely and thorough, full of stories, cases and insight. Thank you so much for the knowledge wisdom and experience you both have shared!

Timely and thorough, full of stories, cases and insight. Thank you so much for the knowledge wisdom and experience you both have shared!

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5 star rating

lots of good info

Cindy Young

I like this course.

I like this course.

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5 star rating

Respiratory System and Respiratory Immunity

Rose Casey

Amazing, timely and informative class. Thank you both so. much! Five Stars!

Amazing, timely and informative class. Thank you both so. much! Five Stars!

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