2022 Conferences/Seminars



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Annual Conference April 25th - 29th 2022

Matt Wood: A Potpourri of Herbal Wisdom and Insights! The NYCAVMA hosted Matt Wood for four days of herbal instruction at the amazing Buddhist retreat, Menla Mountain, in the Catskill Mountains of NYS!




Lyme disease and Co-infections

Matthew shared his experience with these problems in humans. “I’ve had personal and professional experience with Lyme, Erlishiosis, and Bartonella—not Babesia." Teasel, Blue Vervain, Monarda fistulosa, Cleavers, Red Clover, Holly. Bartonella helped me prepare for covid.


Autoimmune Diseases

We still are attempting to understand this system. It is like the blind men feeling the elephant. Matt shared his insights and remedies. This touches on skin and intestinal health.


The Extracellular Matrix

Understanding the first and foundational organ system of multicellular organisms; implications for therapy; remedies that touch the matrix. The microbiome—rubs shoulders with the matrix. Mucosal remedies, mucilages, tannins, and the matrix. Insights into cancer from studies of the ECM. Red Clover and encystment of tumors.


The Wisdom of Nature: Plants and Animals as Teachers

Nature is both a living and intelligent being. To look at the world from this perspective is fulfilling, completing, and always entertaining and wonderful. The Wisdom of Nature” is based on this experience of Nature as living and intelligent; her “alphabet” consists of animals and plants, reference points for healing and wisdom. Matt discussed the doctrine of signatures, the Language of Nature, animal medicines (the plant looks like an animal or is used by an animal), relationships, constitutions and physiology reflecting the animals and plants. Medicines of the Bear, Wolf, Dog, Deer, Rabbit, Eagle, Crow, Bat, Alligator, Snake, Turtle, and others. Collected and observed over a life time of herbal practice and learning. And of course, at every turn we learned about the practical uses of our sponsors, the herbs.




Matthew Wood MS (Herbal Medicine), pictured in page header above at left, is an internationally known herbalist, the author of ten books in the field, and a long-time teacher with over 38 years of clinical experience and still counting. In a period when many authors and lecturers are merely "arm chair herbalists" who offer theories and opinions based on book learning, and others have turned to the exotic traditions of India or China, he has been an active practitioner of traditional Western herbalism. He has helped tens of thousands of clients over the years, with many difficult health problems. While Matthew believes in the virtue of many other healing modalities, he has always been inspired to learn, preserve, and practice the tradition of herbal medicine descending to us from our European, Anglo-American, and Native American heritage. He is a member of the American Herbalists Guild (registered herbalist) and has earned his Masters of Science degree from the Scottish School of Herbal Medicine (accredited by the University of Wales)


“Herbalism is for me an all-engulfing world, a home, and an educational environment."

- Matt Wood








Summer 2022 - Alaskan EcoTour


AUGUST 4th - 10th 2022

We had the most AMAZING time in Alaska - to read all about it and view photos and slideshow videos, please CLICK HERE.















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