//What Sets Us Apart
What Sets Us Apart2018-11-06T01:34:53+00:00

Why we are a Leader in Reproductive Medicine

We are leaders in integrative reproductive medicine because this is what we specialize in. We don’t say we specialize in other health conditions such as pain management because reproductive medicine and gynecology is a vast discipline itself.   We Katherine Anderson ABORM Certifiedhave taken painstaking efforts to devote ourselves to the mastery of reproductive and gynecological conditions, and have demonstrated this by becoming board certified in Oriental reproductive medicine.  Our board certification with the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (www.aborm.org) has provided the direction and expertise necessary for leadership in women’s health.  We are the only board certified reproductive acupuncture and oriental medicine specialists in New England that are fellowship-trained by Chinese reproductive specialists.  Having spent a significant amount of time studying in Nanjing, China with renowned medical doctors, we have refined our skills and knowledge to help our patients with the most complex issues.

Why Choose an ABORM practitioner

An ABORM certified practitioner must complete extensive training in reproductive medicine and gynecology and pass a rigorous exam demonstrating such knowledge.  Although any non-certified acupuncturist may say they specialize in treating infertility, they are most likely not well-versed in reproductive medicine without this training.  This often becomes clear when they market themselves in many areas including pain management, sports medicine or other.

It is important for you and your physician to know that all ABORM practitioners are competent in:

  • Western Reproductive Anatomy and Physiology (female and male)                                                      
  • Western Reproductive Pathology and Differential Diagnosis for Infertility                                             
  • Diagnostic Methods: Imaging, Labs, Surgery, & Indications                                    
  • Assisted Reproduction: Indications, Procedures, Terminology, & Medications                                    
  • Early Pregnancy, Miscarriage, Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, & Gestational Disorders                             
  • The diagnosis and treatment of infertility with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine               
  • Chinese medicine and Assisted Reproduction:  when to use herbs and when to use acupuncture
  • The use of Chinese medicine during Pregnancy
  • Reproductive Immunology and Disorders
  • Current reproductive medicine research, research study design, and guidelines for good acupuncture research.

An Integrative Approach

At Rhythms, our approach to treatment is an integrative one.  We merge the ancient knowledge of Chinese medicine with the science of modern western medicine to deliver holistic integrative care. This integrative approach concentrates on wellness and the restoration and preservation of health rather than just on the treatment of symptoms.

Utilizing an integrative approach allows us to unite the best of both worlds to deliver one medicine to our patients.  Why does this matter?  It matters because both medicines offer valuable tools and benefits. The innovativeness of science and technology has brought forth highly accurate diagnostic and evidence-based tools and protocols.  Alternative medicine is skilled at treating the whole patient and the root cause of illness.  Collaborating can increase the healing results we all seek.

We work jointly with medical doctors, reproductive endocrinologists, nurse practitioners, chiropractors, naturopathic doctors and others in the evaluation and treatment of disease.  We treat the patient’s whole needs and focusing on the patient practitioner relationship.  We listen to our patients and work closely with them to develop a treatment plan and strategy that works.

An Integrative Approach:

  • Merging ancient Chinese medicine with the science of western medicine
  • Consulting with MDs, REIs, NDs, NPs, DCs and more
  • Utilizing functional medicine lab tests, bloodwork, and diagnostic imaging
  • Listening to our patients and treating the whole person