Female Reproductive System: Perimenopause, Menopause & Aging

Resilience - Experience - Support

Physical, emotional and hormonal support from plants.
"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

Manage hormonal changes and aging gracefully

Finally, we reach the conclusion of the fertile period of life, first peri-menopause and then menopause. This brings us back to the issue of balancing hormones. This is a deeply challenging time, both psychologically and physically. Then there are issues of aging: drying out of mucosa and skin. 


Support Materials

28 page document by Matthew Wood and Phyllis D. Light

Support Materials

1 document by Matthew Wood; 1 document by Phyllis D. Light


2 hours of teaching


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This is for you if you...

want to naturally manage hormonal changes during peri-menopause and menopause.
desire to better understand this stage of life to better help yourself and/or for clients.
believe there are natural solutions to address common aging concerns such as the drying out of mucosa and skin, hot flashes, as well as emotional and physical changes common at this time in life.

Upon completion, you will...

feel more empowered to manage yours and clients' health and well-being during peri-menopause and menopause.
likely experience improved resilience in facing the challenges of this life stage.
have a list of herbs to go to for support for specific concerns and general well-being.


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.

Certificate Included

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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 5.3 accredited hours
    • 2.6 hours Materia Medica
    • 2.7 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: Perimenopause, Menopause & Aging

Navigate hormonal changes of peri-menopause, menopause, and aging with ease.

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