Female Reproductive System: Menstruation

Comprehensive - Informative - Life-changing

Imagine the relief of every woman experiencing an easeful menstrual cycle.
"The kidneys are associated with the reproductive system in Chinese medicine and very often we see this connection, which we will mention in our class. However, this subject will also be taken up on female and male reproduction and endocrine classes. The adrenals, sitting atop the kidneys, will not be described here in detail--see the endocrine class." - Matthew Wood

Relief, period.

Beginning with menarche, but not including menopause, we cover the vast subject of the monthly period, including issues of ovulation, PMS, PCOS, the period, pains and cramps, short and long cycles, blood loss, anemia, endometriosis, and ovarian cysts, and differential symptoms based on the type, quantity, and time of bleeding.  


Support Materials

3 documents by Matthew Wood and/or Phyllis D. Light

Additional Materials

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2 hours of teaching


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This is for you if you...

want a comprehensive understanding of the menstrual cycle, empowering you to make informed decisions for you and your clients.
cherish insight gained from decades of practice and generations of knowledge gathered on common menstrual issues like PMS, cramps, and irregular cycles.
value supporting the body with natural remedies.

Upon completion, you will...

have a list of herbs and age-old wisdom to help with specific conditions and support of the reproductive system.
be able aid common menstrual conditions like cramps, clotting, PMS as well as being able to distinguish them from more complicated cases like PCOS and endometriosis.
be empowered to take proactive steps towards optimizing reproductive health and overall quality of life for you and/or your clients.


Matthew Wood, MS

Matthew Wood has been a practicing herbalist for over forty years. He is an internationally known
teacher and author with more than ten books to his credit, including The Book of Herbal Wisdom, 
The Earthwise Herbals, Holistic Medicine and the Extracellular Matrix, and A Shamanic Herbal 
(July 2024). Matthew has an MSc in herbal medicine from the Scottish School of Herbal Medicine 
(accredited, U. of Wales). He lives in the Midwest. 

Phyllis D. Light, MA 

As 4th generation herbalist, Phyllis started with lessons from her grandmother who taught from her Creek/Cherokee heritage. Phyllis has studied and worked with herbs, foods, and other healing techniques for 30+ years. She is the author of Southern Folk Medicine and co-author of Traditional Western Herbalism Pulse Evaluation.

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    • Complete course materials
    • Pass the test with a grade of 70% or better
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  • Accreditation hours

    This course is a total of 6.8 accredited hours
    • 4.4 hours Materia Medica
    • 2.4 hours Basic Human Sciences

    *Please check with your accrediting agency whether they will accept accredited hours or certificates from the Matthew Wood Institute of Herbalism
"In the female reproductive system, the bladder, vagina, and uterus are tied together by location and influence of function. The uterus sits atop the bladder and the vagina sits next to it. Oftentimes, the health of the bladder and the health of the vagina become interconnected as they are both mucous membrane tissues. This is especially true in the area of bacterial infection of the bladder." - Phyllis D. Light
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Female Reproductive System: Menstruation

The period gives us many clues about a woman's overall health.

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