IVF Cycle Optimization And Support

Axelrad-Clinic-Academy00148“Scientific studies have shown again and again that Acupuncture can increase IVF success rates dramatically, in some cases up to 60% over the norm.”

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

When you are vital, healthy, and full of life, your fertile potential naturally expresses itself in everything you do. When you are anxious, stressed out, overworked, and full of negative energy, your fertility is stifled and chances for success are greatly diminished.This principle is no different for patients seeking technological assistance with conception. Success of IVF and IUI depend just as much on the state of your body as does success without these techniques. Healthy response to drugs, good egg quality, and a fertile and receptive uterine lining are essential for a high probability of pregnancy and healthy delivery of a baby. By incorporating Acupuncture, stress-reduction, lifestyle and dietary guidance, and targeted nutritional supplementation, your chances are increased and your investment maximized.

Are you ready?

Is your body ready to support and nourish a new life? IVF and IUI are magnificent tools for overcoming difficulties with fertilization/conception, but they do very little to overcome subtle issues with circulation, inflammation, and other blockages that may be preventing you from conceiving and carrying to term.

Take time to prepare your body to receive and nourish the tiny seed of life. If your body is ready, you will have much higher chances for a successful outcome. If your body is not ready, all the drugs and surgery in the world will have very little chance of helping you.

 

The benefits of our IVF/IUI prepartion program

1. Your body is better prepared to handle the process

IVF/IUI can be stressful, not just for the mind and emotions, but for the body as well. Using customized Acupuncture, customized herbal medicines (given BEFORE not DURING your injection cycle), and nutritional guidance, we take time to make sure your body and mind are as resilient as possible BEFORE you start the ovarian stimulation protocols. A vital, healthy body and balanced, calm mind ensure that ovarian response is maximized and unwanted side-effects are minimized.The principle of IVF/IUI preparation is simple — your body needs the resources and resilience to respond effectively and efficiently to the stimulation given by the fertility drugs. Make sure it is ready to go… AND that it has the endurance to finish.

2. Your side-effects from medications are reduced

Because your body is more balanced and resilient BEFORE you start your IVF/IUI cycle, the side effects are minimized. We have seen countless IVF/IUI patients, and we can say unequivocally that the vast majority of them who had done previous cycles without our program reported a significant reduction in bloating, moodiness, tiredness, and other common side-effects of ovarian stimulation.

3. Weekly one-on-one, individualized coaching and support

We teach you powerful mind-body techniques to help you connect with reserves of spiritual energy you never knew you had. It is our firm belief that regardless of medical intervention, there is always a spiritual component to the process of bringing new life into the world. Our mind-body training is designed to support and encourage this spiritual process.

In our experience, here are the changes we routinely see in patients who come to us for IVF Support:

  • Less stress during the cycle
  • Improved response to stimulation drugs
  • Better fertilization rates
  • Higher pregnancy rates
  • Lower miscarriage rates

Yes, it’s true. When you support your body, it supports you in return… We have seen it countless times here in the clinic.

 

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).

How much time do you need to prepare?

It is our goal to begin nourishing and preparing the follicles in the ovaries for their journey under the effects of the fertility medications you will be taking. By providing your ovaries with a calm, stable, nutrient-rich environment, these primordial follicles are well-prepared for the journey that is to come under the influence of gonadotropins and other fertility medications.

It is never too late to begin treatment to help increase your chances with IVF. The miracle of conception and pregnancy doesn’t have a fixed timeline. The important thing to understand is that by doing something extra to ensure that your body can respond more effectively, you can only increase your chances. No matter where you are in your process — whether you are doing IVF in a few months or a few days — we do our best to get you on track and ready.

We have had patients who, after only 2 or 3 visits, were able to have a successful IVF cycle after multiple failures. And, we have had those that needed more time to prepare before pregnancy was achieved. Your situation depends on many factors and the best thing you can do is get into a more conscious, proactive mode as soon as possible. We help you do that with our experience and accuracy in detecting and correcting issues that can affect your outcome.

So, even if you are planning your cycle next month, next week, tomorrow, or have already begun, our IVF/IUI program will be of immeasurable benefit. Whatever you can do to bring greater balance and harmony to your body will go a long way to making your cycle as successful as possible.

 

How it works

The system we use works on several levels:

  • Regular Acupuncture treatments have been shown to increase relaxation and relieve stress, which improves blood flow to the reproductive organs as a result. There are other subtle effects Acupuncture has that help the body to express its fertile potential at various stages of the fertility cycle.
  • Customized Herbal therapy may be used during the months and weeks BEFORE you start your fertility medications to balance hormone output and tissue response, as well as replenish and restore the body’s internal resources. We have seen dramatic changes in menstrual cycle length, flow, and symptoms using herbs along with Acupuncture. This is demonstrates the power of herbs to help restore the natural rhythm of the body with very little risk or side-effects. We will stop the herbal medicines approximately 1 week before you are scheduled to begin your fertility medications. This is to prevent any cross-reactions or side-effects, as well as to ensure that the drugs are able to work as effectively as possible.
  • Mind-body coaching teaches you how to effectively manage stress, to keep the body in the most receptive state possible. The process of fertilization and conception are by definition a reflection of the body’s ability to be receptive to change, growth, and new life. By setting up a mental-emotional frequency that supports this receptivity, your body is better prepared for the journey to come.
  • Targeted nutritional supplementation and dietary guidance ensures that you are getting the abundant nutrients necessary for a robust, vibrant response to the fertility medications. We also give you specific guidelines to ensure you are eating the right kinds of foods at the right time of day with the right types of nutrients to support your body in creating and sustaining hormonal balance. Improper diet is a source of biological stress that most of us do not think about. By making targeted, practical adjustments to your diet we can reap significant benefits 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).

“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.”

* 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.

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 TO HELP THEM SUCCEED WITH IVF?

Here are just a few reasons…

Specialized Care

After over 1100 IVF cycles completed, we are considered pioneers in this field. We know exactly what your doctor is doing, and we know how to follow each phase of your process to get the most out of it, including optimal egg quality, optimal fertilization, and optimal implantation. Then, we ensure things stay calm and balanced during the first trimester so your chances of a live birth are maximal.

Proven Track Record

We’ve helped over 1400 couples of all ages conceive healthy babies (both IVF and non-IVF). And 80% of our IVF patients end up with a healthy baby.

Trusted By Doctors

Houston’s top IVF doctors and their nurses 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 IVF can be a stressful process for some. We help you deal with that while at the same time dramatically improving your chances of a healthy baby. Also, 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

Low Fertilization Rates

Recurrent Miscarriage

Poor Egg Quality

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 IVF SUCCESS?

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

DO YOU RECOMMEND SUPPLEMENTS?

Yes, we are very experienced at guiding our patients on the supplements that are most important for them to take – based on their unique needs.

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.

DO I NEED TO START WAY BEFORE MY IVF CYCLE?

No. We’ve had patients with one or more failed cycles come to us less than a month (even just days) before starting their next round. And, they got pregnant on that next cycle. Just come in and start as soon as possible. It’s never too late!

WHAT ARE YOUR SUCCESS RATES?

Over 70% of the patients we see for IVF get pregnant on the cycle they worked with us.

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.

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).

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).

 

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).

 

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

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

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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).

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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.

One number for all three offices: 713-527-9555

 

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

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