Katherine Berry, BHSc, MSc, is an acupuncture educator with over 25 years of clinical TCM-experience. After completing an undergraduate degree in TCM in Australia in 2000, she was working in various hospitals in China. After her return to Australia she completed a Master of Science Research (MSc) in Drug and Alcohol Addiction Medicine at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). Her thesis was based on a clinical trial she set up between UTS and the Sydney South West Area Health Service. As Australia’s first hospital-based acupuncture clinical trial, the study required two years of preparation across three ethical jurisdictions and paved the way for further collaboration between university TCM departments and hospitals. At the same time, Kath fuelled her passion for improving the acupuncture profession through high quality education, networking and mentoring by setting up a not-for-profit organisation, The Acupuncture Network. In 2007 she studied at the Lincoln Recovery Center in NYC with Dr Michael Smith and became a certified NADA ear acupuncture instructor. From 2008 to 2010 she worked with Balance Healthcare and the Journal of Chinese Medicine in the UK before becoming a consultant with Acupuncture Professional. After moving to Ibiza, Spain in 2015, she was appointed Vice President of the Acupuncture Now Foundation and a consultant to Evidence Based Acupuncture, two US non-profit advocacy organisations. In 2018, she teamed up with paediatric expert Dr Julian Scott to provide continuing professional development training for acupuncturists around the world through TreatingChildren.com. Then, in 2019, she developed fertility and menopause masterclasses with eminent acupuncture specialists; their teachings inspired this book and are shared through the Treating Women Academy at TreatingWomen.com. Kath is a happily divorced mother of two and a proud women’s health advocate. She helps practitioners empower women to reach their full potential through courses on health improvement.