Lymphatic and Immune Systems - Beginner

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Unlock the secrets of the body's lymphatic system with knowledge on waste drainage and immune support for optimal well-being.
"I realize how little I understood the lymphatic system." 
"Very easy to follow and both provide wonderful stories and examples..." 
"Just what I really needed to body thanks you!"

Where lymphatic waste management meets immune prowess.

The lymphatic system is simple but very important. It drains the waste products of the entire body, eventually dumping them into the bloodstream where they can be taken up by the liver and kidneys for final processing. In addition, the system serves as the “vehicle” for the immune system, producing and hosting white cells and offering a ground for the “immune” battles of the body. The two are now seen as a continuous system. “Lymphatic stagnation” has always been an accepted category in alternative medicine though it is not acknowledged in biomedicine.

In this class, we discuss the lymphatic side of this system and how it operates with the spleen, thymus, lymphoid tissue, immune system, and remedies for lymphatic stagnation." We also touch on GALT (gut-associated lymphoid tissue) and its role in digestive health and the overall health of the body.


Support Materials

14 pages by Phyllis D. Light

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Support Materials

384 page manuscript by Matthew Wood

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4.5 hours of teaching


Certificate included
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Pay Once = One Year Access

1 year to view and review content, ask questions and discuss

This is for you if you...

like a step-by-step approach to learning a system.
want to understand how properly functioning lymphatics are a major key to health.
want to understand the consequences and the remedies for "lymphatic stagnation"

Upon completion, you will...

be able to take proactive measures to optimize lymphatic health and overall well-being.
have insights into how GALT contributes to digestive well-being and its impact on the broader health of the body.
better understand the roles of the spleen, thymus, lymphoid tissue, immune system as they relate to the lymphatic system.


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 6 accredited hours
    • 3 hours Materia Medica
    • 3 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
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Lymphatic and Immune Systems - Beginner

Learn how the Lymphatic System can both be the seat of illness and the key to wellness.

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