Acupuncture And Natural Medicine For Fertility

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“Our fertility enhancement program is designed to bring your body back into balance so you feel strong, vital, healthy, and alive. Conception and pregnancy then happen as nature intended because your body is ready to bring new life into the world.”

* Individual results may vary. No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied and your results will depend on many factors (full disclaimer).

The guiding principle of our fertility enhancement program is “Life Creates Life”. When you are vital, healthy, and full of life, your fertile potential naturally expresses itself in everything you do, and subtle obstructions to your natural fertility can be removed. It is with this principle in mind that we have developed our natural fertility enhancement program which incorporates detailed acupuncture, herbal, nutritional, and mind-body protocols tailored to your individual needs.Statistics show that approximately one in six to ten couples will experience issues with conception and fertility. The imbalances which can cause difficulty in conception can often be corrected by very subtle, natural adjustments to the endocrine system. These subtle changes are attained with an expert combination of customized herbal medications, acupuncture therapy, and lifestyle adjustments.

Our Experience

Using acupuncture, customized herbal prescriptions, targeted nutritional supplementation, and mind-body lifestyle guidance, we have helped many patients with these and other conditions that affect fertility to achieve healthy pregnancy and birth of healthy babies:

  • Endometriosis
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Poor Ovarian Reserve
  • High FSH
  • Thin endometrial lining
  • Premature Ovarian Failure (POF)
  • Irregular menstrual cycles
  • Amenorrhea
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Stress, anxiety, and depression
  • Advanced maternal age
  • Unexplained infertility
  • Recurrent miscarriage
  • Male factor issues such as low sperm count, motility, or morphology

Success Stories

We have helped many couples with fertility struggles to conceive. Many of them had tried conventional fertility treatments without success, others wanted to try a more natural route first, and still others were told they could only conceive using IVF or that they had little to no chance of ever conceiving a child. Here are some examples:

  • A lawyer in her late thirties who already had one child and had tried for several years to conceive her second. She had done several cycles with clomid with only one brief pregnancy that miscarried at 6 weeks. After 4 months of acupuncture and herbal therapy, she conceived on her own, and has since delivered a healthy baby girl. Incidentally, she conceived the cycle before she was planning to start a round of injectable drugs. Needless to say, she was thankful for not having to spend the extra money!
  • A 45 year-old aeronautics engineer who did a fresh IVF cycle using her own eggs. Her previous cycle months earlier did not work, and she pressed her doctor who reluctantly agreed to try one more time. She came to see us for extra help, and we were able to start weekly acupuncture about 6 weeks before her cycle. While she only produced one egg, which was equivalent to her previous response, she became pregnant. She delivered a healthy baby girl last year.
  • A 43 year-old university administrator who had failed two fresh and one donor IVF cycle, all due to miscarriage. She came to us for help after a friend referred her. We were able to prepare her for her next donor cycle over a period of 3 months. She has since had two healthy daughters, both with our assistance. Her longest pregnancy prior to that was 8 weeks.
    A pharmaceutical sales rep in her late thirties who had one previous pregnancy that miscarried at 6 weeks. She was told by her doctor that she would need IVF or IUI with drugs to conceive. She decided to try natural treatments first, and 3 months after beginning treatment with us, she conceived naturally and delivered a beautiful baby boy last year.
  • A 44-year old stay-at-home mom who had her first child using IUI at 41 years old. She was planning to do an IVF cycle and wanted our help to prepare. To everyone’s surprise, after 8 weeks of treatment at our clinic, she conceived naturally and delivered her healthy baby girl over two years ago.

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Or, just call 713-527-9555 and we'll be happy to answer your questions.

Read more about:  Our Philosophy | Our History | Our Awesome Staff | Testimonials and Success Stories

* Individual results vary. No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied and your results will depend on many factors (full disclaimer).

 

Our Program

Our fertility enhancement program is designed to support your body’s innate intelligence and harmonize the delicate balance of your fertility cycle.We incorporate a detailed holistic analysis of your unique constitution and combine it with information gleaned by your laboratory results. It is our view that by combining holistic and scientific we are on the cutting edge of fertility care, providing our patients with a high degree of accuracy and efficacy. Your treatment program will consist of:

  • A detailed intake consultation to pinpoint the type, source, and cause of disharmony in your fertility cycle.
  • Development of a customized treatment plan that addresses the symptoms as well as the cause of your fertility issues.
  • Regular acupuncture treatments designed to support and encourage proper balance at every stage of the fertility cycle.
  • Customized herbal prescriptions tailored to your individual needs, targeted to maximize each phase of your cycle.
  • A targeted nutritional support regimen that is designed to nourish and balance blocked and depleted glands, and that is grounded in biomedical knowledge and research.
  • Mind-body exercises, meditations, and lifestyle guidance that leverage the amazing power of the mind and emotions.

Chinese Medicine – 2,000 years of success treating infertility

The first record of infertility treatment using Chinese Medicine dates back to approximately 11AD. Gynecology, or the exclusive specialty of treating women’s health issues, has existed as a distinct art in Chinese Medicine since the same period. What this means is that when you begin a Chinese Medical regimen for infertility, you are entering into a form of treatment that has been used by literally tens of millions of women throughout the ages.

A comprehensive approach

Whether a couple opts for 100% natural or technologically assisted conception, natural fertility enhancement offers a much-needed element – the element of holistic, individualized care. While conventional medicine is king in terms of scientific research and complex microscopic procedures, Traditional Chinese Medicine is unmatched in its understanding and application of treatment that addresses the entirety of body, mind, AND spirit.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has known for centuries that body, mind and spirit are part of a single, organic whole. Any attempt at healing and wholeness must by definition address all three of these vital aspects of the human being. In other words, the state of hormonal balance and function, and the structure of organs and tissues, influence and are influenced by life experiences, emotional tendencies, thought patterns, and daily habits. Where conventional medicine often seeks to eliminate mind and spirit as “confounding variables” which skew the results of experiments, TCM includes them as a matter of fundamental principle.

A win-win for fertility patients

There is no way for any healthcare provider, natural or conventional, to predict when or if you will become pregnant. However, in cases where pregnancy is achieved, it usually happens within 3 to 9 months of treatment. And, if you eventually decide to try IUI or IVF, your body will be more prepared to respond to its fullest potential because of the time you have spent on your fertility program with us.

The investment

Our treatment program is both affordable and cost-effective. Whether you are using natural treatment only, or combining with conventional treatment, our goal is to provide you an option that brings maximum results for the price. A three month treatment program, with office visits, treatments, herbs, and supplements costs less than a single IUI cycle, and much less than an IVF cycle. This is especially helpful if you are using our services in combination with IVF.

Your initial consultation is free. Come meet us in person and learn more.

Or, just call 713-527-9555 and we'll be happy to answer your questions.

Read more about:  Our Philosophy | Our History | Our Awesome Staff | Testimonials and Success Stories

* Individual results vary. No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied and your results will depend on many factors (full disclaimer).

 

Over The Past 10+ Years, More Than 2,000 Women And Couples Have Trusted Us For Help With Their Fertility.

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* Individual results vary. No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied and your results will depend on many factors (full disclaimer).

 Click to read our testimonials…

* Individual results vary. No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied and your results will depend on many factors (full disclaimer).

“Wanted to let you know I am officially pregnant!! Positive test with high numbers, bloodwork looks awesome! I will have an ultrasound Monday.”

 

“Chris, because of your help I am having a daughter!! (And I’m a little terrified, as I was a teenage-girl jerk to my mother) 🙂 See you Thursday!!”

 

“Can't believe this is happening. We just saw the heartbeat. My husband and I both cried. Thank you so much for your help I know your care is what made all the difference for us after so much failure.”

 

“Wanted to share the good news, I truly believe you are a huge part of this success!! Thank you!! See you Wednesday!”

“Hey Chris! Finally, my beautiful baby girl was born Oct first. Zoey Fisher weighed in at 7 lbs 3 oz and 19 and 1/2 in long. She is perfect! Thank-you again for your help!”

 

“Beta #2 is 796! Beta #1 was 350. Doubling time of 40.5 hrs. Either I have a super embryo or wonder twins inside of me! First ultrasound at 6 weeks set for Monday 9/24! YAY!!!!!” And yes you deserve all the credit :)”

 

 

“You are very welcome! I LOVE giving my testimony on how you helped make this pregnancy come to fruition after I had been told that I would need egg donor IVF. Thanks for all you do. I hope the others are as successful.”

Your initial consultation is free. Come meet us in person and learn more.

Or, just call 713-527-9555 and we'll be happy to answer your questions.

Read more about:  Our Philosophy | Our History | Our Awesome Staff | Testimonials and Success Stories

* Individual results vary. No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied and your results will depend on many factors (full disclaimer).

 

WHY DO SO MANY PEOPLE TRUST US FOR FERTILITY ACUPUNCTURE?

Here are just a few reasons…

Specialized Care

Since 2005, we’ve specialized in Reproductive Medicine, and we are considered pioneers in this field. Our Director, Chris Axelrad, serves on the Executive Board of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine – and was President from 2014 – 2016.

Proven Track Record

We’ve helped over 1400 couples of all ages conceive healthy babies. That’s 70% of the people we’ve worked with. We know what we do works.

Trusted By Doctors

Houston’s top fertility doctors refer their patients to us for a reason. We take great care of you – AND we help you get great results.

We Understand Your Situation

We know how stressful it can be when you are having trouble conceiving. We are organized, efficient, and responsive – no extra stress here!

Your initial consultation is free. Come meet us in person and learn more.

Or, just call 713-527-9555 and we'll be happy to answer your questions.

Read more about:  Our Philosophy | Our History | Our Awesome Staff | Testimonials and Success Stories

* Individual results vary. No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied and your results will depend on many factors (full disclaimer).

 

We’ve Had Success With Just About Every Diagnosis You Can Think Of…

PCOS

Endometriosis

Diminished Ovarian Reserve

Low AMH

High FSH

Irregular Cycles

Recurrent Miscarriage

Short Luteal Phase

Unexplained Infertility

Your initial consultation is free. Come meet us in person and learn more.

Or, just call 713-527-9555 and we'll be happy to answer your questions.

Read more about:  Our Philosophy | Our History | Our Awesome Staff | Testimonials and Success Stories

* Individual results vary. No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied and your results will depend on many factors (full disclaimer).

 

Common Questions

HOW DOES ACUPUNCTURE HELP WITH FERTILITY?

Acupuncture improves your neuroendocrine axis (the communication between your nervous and endocrine systems), enhances circulation to your ovaries and uterus, and dramatically reduces stress – all of which benefits your fertility.

WHAT ABOUT HERBS?

Herbal medicines have been used for fertility issues for centuries. They restore depleted glands, balance your endocrine system, reduce inflammation and have many other positive effects on your reproductive function.

DO YOU GIVE DIETARY RECOMMENDATIONS?

Absolutely. You will receive specific dietary recommendations based on your unique needs in addition to our fertility diet plan that we’ve used for over a decade to help over a thousand couples conceive.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO WORK?

We’ve seen it take as little as 4 weeks and as long as 12 months. Everybody is different and the time prognosis varies.

WHAT ARE YOUR SUCCESS RATES?

As of 2016, 70% of the patients we see for fertility issues end up having a baby.

WHAT ARE MY CHANCES OF SUCCESS?

Bottom line is that your situation is unique and once we meet with you we will be able to give you our best estimate of time and prognosis of outcome.

WHAT QUALIFIES YOU AS A SPECIALIST?

Our Director, Chris Axelrad, was in the first group ever certified by the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine – a specialty board for Acupuncturists dedicated to excellence in the practice of Reproductive Medicine. He has also served on the Executive Board since 2012 and served as president from 2014 – 2016. He and all clinicians at The Axelrad Clinic are continually doing post-graduate courses in endocrinology, reproductive medicine, and pregnancy to ensure they are providing the absolute best care for you.

Your initial consultation is free. Come meet us in person and learn more.

Or, just call 713-527-9555 and we'll be happy to answer your questions.

Read more about:  Our Philosophy | Our History | Our Awesome Staff | Testimonials and Success Stories

* Individual results vary. No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied and your results will depend on many factors (full disclaimer).

 

AN UNPARALLELED TRACK RECORD OF EXCELLENCE

Our mission is simple: Exceptional Caring. Exceptional Results.

five-stars

You won't believe this - I got a POSITIVE test this morning! You and everyone over there have been so amazing. Thank you for everything. See you Tuesday!

Sarah, 39, Retail Buyer

2016-08-28T22:52:48+00:00

Sarah, 39, Retail Buyer

You won't believe this - I got a POSITIVE test this morning! You and everyone over there have been so amazing. Thank you for everything. See you Tuesday!

I'm so much more productive because my energy is back. Thank you for all your recommendations. They are really working.

Tracy, 47, Executive VP

2016-08-28T23:00:59+00:00

Tracy, 47, Executive VP

I'm so much more productive because my energy is back. Thank you for all your recommendations. They are really working.

I always feel so calm after my acupuncture sessions. And I think the supplements and herbs are really helping my energy and mood. This is great! I've been telling all my friends!

Marie, 37, Business Owner

2016-08-28T23:01:37+00:00

Marie, 37, Business Owner

I always feel so calm after my acupuncture sessions. And I think the supplements and herbs are really helping my energy and mood. This is great! I've been telling all my friends!

Just wanted you to know that our baby was born yesterday. Everything went smoothly and I really think the acupuncture prepared my body well. I can't thank you enough for all your help.

Julie, 34, Retail Manager

2016-08-28T23:07:57+00:00

Julie, 34, Retail Manager

Just wanted you to know that our baby was born yesterday. Everything went smoothly and I really think the acupuncture prepared my body well. I can't thank you enough for all your help.

I don't think there's any way our IVF would have been successful without your help. I know this made a huge difference.

Ann, 41, Project Manager

2016-08-28T23:08:30+00:00

Ann, 41, Project Manager

I don't think there's any way our IVF would have been successful without your help. I know this made a huge difference.

Today we got a positive pregnancy test, so looks like you were right on. You are the second person I told (after my husband, of course).

Amy, 38, Engineer

2016-08-28T23:09:23+00:00

Amy, 38, Engineer

Today we got a positive pregnancy test, so looks like you were right on. You are the second person I told (after my husband, of course).

After going to so many places, I feel like someone finally listened to me.

Karen, 40, Psychotherapist

2016-08-28T23:09:53+00:00

Karen, 40, Psychotherapist

After going to so many places, I feel like someone finally listened to me.

I can't believe how much better I feel since starting treatment here. Thanks for all you have done.

Judy, 33, Attorney

2016-08-28T23:10:25+00:00

Judy, 33, Attorney

I can't believe how much better I feel since starting treatment here. Thanks for all you have done.

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* Individual results vary. No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied and your results will depend on many factors (full disclaimer).

Your initial consultation is free. Come meet us in person and learn more.

Or, just call 713-527-9555 and we'll be happy to answer your questions.

* Individual results vary. No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied and your results will depend on many factors (full disclaimer).

SINCE 2004, WE'VE SPECIALIZED IN WOMEN'S HEALTH, HORMONES, AND REPRODUCTIVE WELLNESS.

How can we help YOU today?

WOMEN'S HEALTH

Natural medicine for common gynecological concerns.

FERTILITY

Optimize your chances of conceiving and having your healthy baby.

IVF SUCCESS

Dramatically increase your chances of success with IVF.

HORMONAL WELLNESS

We help you with natural approaches to thyroid issues to adrenal fatigue and beyond.

PREGNANCY AND POSTPARTUM

Natural treatment for common concerns during and after pregnancy.

STRESS, ANXIETY, AND DEPRESSION

Acupuncture, supplements, herbs, and mind-body techniques for healthy mood.

Your initial consultation is free. Come meet us in person and learn more.

Or, just call 713-527-9555 and we'll be happy to answer your questions.

* Individual results vary. No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied and your results will depend on many factors (full disclaimer).

 

THIS STUFF WORKS.

Our unique blend of holistic medical therapies gets ALL your body's healing resources going in the same direction...

ACUPUNCTURE

Calms stress, clears neuroendocrine pathways, and promotes circulation.

HERBAL MEDICINE

Transmits nature's intelligence to heal damaged cells and tissues.

FUNCTIONAL
MEDICINE

Targeted nutrition for depleted glands and tissues.

MEDITATION AND VISUALIZATION

Focuses and calms the mind and emotions to maximize your body's healing resources.

* Individual results vary. No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied and your results will depend on many factors (full disclaimer).

 

 

 

Your initial consultation is free. Come meet us in person and learn more.

 

Or, just call 713-527-9555 and we'll be happy to answer your questions.

 

OUR PROFESSIONAL STAFF LOVES WHAT WE DO

You'll always feel welcome and cared for.

CHRIS AXELRAD, M.S.O.M., L.Ac., FABORM

Founder and Clinical Director

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JAIME MAMIYA, M.A.O.M., L.Ac., FABORM

Clinician and Pharmacy Director

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CAITLYN MCNEIL

Operations Director And Purveyor of Patient Awesomeness

OLIVIA RODRIGUEZ

Community Outreach Director And Resident Mardi Gras Queen

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Bringing the power of our unique style of natural medicine to all parts of the city.

The "original" just INSIDE the loop at Post Oak and 610.

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In the heart of The Woodlands near the Spring, Magnolia, and Conroe areas.

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At Grand Parkway and I-10 - convenient to Katy, Cypress, and Richmond/Sugar Land.

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