Respiratory System 

& Respiratory Immunity 

with appropriate herbs and supplements

with Matthew Wood and Phyllis D. Light

Herbalist 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 Bonaldo) of

"Traditional Western Herbalism and Pulse Evaluation: A Conversation" by Matthew Wood, Francis Bonaldo L.Ac. and Phyllis D. Light M.A.  Learn about the book here and learn more about Matthew and Phyllis here.

  

This class includes


Introductory Understanding of:

• 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.


Online Materials

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


Online Help from Teachers


Important Details

Start at anytime! 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 certificates are here.

The test 107 multiple choice questions. Multiple attempts are allowed.

Curriculum

11 hours of video/audio

  • 1

    Intro Class

    • Respiratory System and Respiratory Immunity Intro Class

  • 2

    Welcome!

    • Welcome Message

  • 3

    Support Materials

    • The Respiratory System - Matthew Wood - 99 Pages View Only

    • Respiratory System - Phyllis D. Light - 8 pages View Only

  • 4

    Day 1

    • 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 - 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 1.2 - Video

    • RESP - Day 1 Part 2.2 - Audio

    • RESP - Day 1 Part 2.2 - Video

  • 5

    Day 2

    • 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 - Audio

    • RESP - Day 2 Part 2 Webinar Chat Text

    • RESP - Day 2 Part 2.1 - Audio

    • RESP - Day 2 Part 1.2 - Video

    • RESP - Day 2 Part 2.1 - Video

    • RESP - Day 2 Part 2.2 - Video

    • RESP - Day 2 Part 2.2 - Audio

  • 6

    Tests

    • ORGANS and SYSTEMS - 47 Questions

    • MUCUS - 16 Questions

    • COUGHS - 14 Questions

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

  • 7

    Congratulations, you've completed the Respiratory System and Respiratory Immunity Course!

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What Students are Saying...

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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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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