Herbs for the Musculoskeletal System: Acute Issues

Tissue - Bones - Pain

Pain is an indicator that something is not right. When we get to the root cause the pain can go away.

How to address acute issues before they become chronic!

Muscle issues often come up in acute, first aid situations, which may present themselves in overuse, repetitive injury, hyperextension, and general tension. This tension can also affect the surrounding tissues, preventing incorrect broken bone mending and in cases of atrophy and wasting. In this class you’ll also learn how to assist those with diabetic neuropathy by addressing circulation and tissue death in the lower extremities, and much more!
  • Broken bones
  • Clotting and mending bones
  • Boneset
  • When and when not to use Comfrey
  • Tight muscles
  • Solomon’s Seal
  • Laminitis
  • Hormones and bone growth
  • Calcification
  • Osteoporosis
  • Inflammation process
  • Parathyroid, Thyroid, and Calcium relationship
  • Blue Vervain
  • Synovial fluid
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Ashwagandha
  • Bursitis
  • Connective tissue
  • Rhus Tox
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Pain management
  • Lumbago
  • Osmunda
  • Homeopathic Calc Phos and Calc Carb
  • …and so much more!
Here are a few examples of questions answered in class:
Q: Do you think Comfrey topically would be enough to help heal if we might not want to use it internally?​
Q: Can a broken bone really be healed with herbs?


Support Materials

34  page document from Matthew Wood

Support Materials

15 page document from Phyllis D. Light


2.6 hours of teaching


Certificate included
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This is for you if you...

 want to master advanced healing techniques for clots, muscles, and tissues.
aim to enhance your skills in acute care and long-term wellness.
want to elevate your care expertise to new heights.

Upon completion, you will...

gain confidence in managing diverse health scenarios effectively.
enhance your acute care and long-term wellness skills.
elevate your understanding and application of essential care interventions for optimal patient outcomes.


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

  • How to Get a Certificate

    • Complete course materials
    • Pass the test with a grade of 70% or better
    • Save or print your certificate!

    Available with subscription and individual course purchases.

  • Accreditation hours

    This course is a total of 5 accredited hours
    • 2 hours Materia Medica
    • 2 hours Basic Human Sciences
    • 1 hour Pharmacy, Pharmacognosy, and Dispensing

    *Please check with your accrediting agency whether they will accept accredited hours or certificates from the Matthew Wood Institute of Herbalism
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Herbs for the Musculoskeletal System: Acute Issues

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