It has been shown that unexplained infertility may affect up to 30% of couples worldwide. Yet, even with such a high percentile, diagnosis treatment and management of these cases are often ill-defined, inconsistent and erroneous. A true diagnosis of unexplained infertility requires a skillful clinician and sufficient diagnostic testing.
Dr. Katherine Alexander Anderson joins us for Explaining the Unexplained: An Integrative Approach to Unexplained Infertility.
Lack of standardized diagnostic protocols in infertility cases leads to non-identification of explainable cause and therefore improper treatment and loss of time. Western medical treatment approaches typically involve drugs, procedures and surgery as a way of dictating the reproductive system. But many reasons may exist for why the body is not conceiving even though it’s not showing up diagnostically. This presentation will explore what unexplained infertility is and isn’t, how to question the status quo when a patient has been labeled with this diagnosis, as well as how to assess and treat this condition with an integrative mindset.
Katherine Alexander Anderson, DACM, MBA, L.Ac, FABORM, is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, and an international speaker and President Emeritus of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM). She currently holds the position of Executive Director of ABORM, and is leading the organization to ensure fertility patients worldwide receive care from the most knowledgeable and highly skilled practitioners.
Katherine has over 25 years experience in healthcare and understands an integrated approach to health. Her private practice is dedicated exclusively to reproductive issues and women’s health with clinics in Maine and New Hampshire. In addition to leading ABORM for the past three years and running her busy clinics, Katherine is currently completing her PhD in Chinese medicine gynecology. Her doctoral thesis is a study of the clinical efficacy of menstrual cycle regulation on infertility and time to conception. Connect with her at her clinic at http://www.rhythmsforwomen.com.
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