We’ve seen people overcome every fertility challenge you can think of…

Here are just a few stories from our 1400+ successful patients.

WILL YOU BE NEXT?

* Individual results may vary and these testimonials are not intended to imply you will achieve the same results. No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied and your results will depend on many factors (full disclaimer).


“I went to see Chris in the spring of 2008 for fertility related acupuncture. I was doing my second round of IVF and I really wanted to do everything I could to increase my odds. What I didn’t know at the time was that the acupuncture treatments were going to deliver such a HUGE sense of peace and comfort for me during that very stressful and sensitive time of in-vitro. I am not one who really likes needles, but after visiting with Chris I was immediately at ease. He very slowly and kindly introduced me to acupuncture. My fears immediately disappeared and I very quickly learned to look forward to my treatments. At the time of treatment I mentioned to Chris that I was not sleeping well. He taught me some breathing techniques that were helpful then and continue to be a great source of calming and relaxation in my life. The thing I enjoyed most about my experience with Chris was his ability to listen. When going through IVF you have so many emotions and in some instances see the actual fertility doctor so very little. I could always depend on Chris to listen to my questions and calm my anxieties. He was always very positive and knowledgeable as he took the time to listen, answer, and reason with my questions, concerns, and uncertainties. My all around experience at the Axelrad Clinic was one that was very pleasing and beneficial. My husband and I are still working on our family, and as I search for a new fertility doctor I am certain about one thing, I will be returning to the Axelrad Clinic as part of my fertility treatment! Chris played such a positive role in a difficult and stressful time. Thank you Chris you are AWESOME!”


“I came to Chris for acupuncture treatments in November 2006, in preparation for my first IVF cycle in January 2007. Immediately, I was impressed by his approachable manner, knowledge of infertility, and his willingness to accomodate my needs and concerns into the overall treatment approach. Since the main reason why we were doing IVF was because of my husband’s severe male factor infertility, the main focus of my treatments with Chris was to promote my general level of fertility, while bringing other systems into balance. We also worked with relaxation techniques and focused breathing, which allowed me to better deal with stressful situations. Unlike other acupuncturists I had met in the past, Chris focused on a few key areas to promote my fertility and increase our chances for IVF success, rather than “throwing everything but the kitchen sink at the problem,” as he put it. I followed his easy and helpful dietary changes, and came in for treatments once a week until the IVF cycle began, then two times during the ovarian stimulation phase and before the embryo transfer. Two weeks after the embryo transfer, we found out the first IVF cycle was a success! I am now pregnant with our first child, who is due October 16, 2007. There is no doubt in my mind that our successful IVF cycle is due in part to the acupuncture treatments and stress relief techniques from the Axelrad Clinic. I highly recommend him as a very knowledgeable acupuncturist who specializes in the realm of infertility, and who takes a personal interest in your determination to overcome infertility.”


“Hello Chris, How are you doing. Hope you are enjoying this holidays season!
I wanted to say Thank you from bottom of my heart! I appreciate all your help. We have a beautiful family and your help was key to it. I have attached few family photos for you.”
“Wanted to let you know I am officially pregnant!! Positive test with high numbers, bloodwork looks awesome! I will have an ultrasound Monday.”


“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!”
“You can say ‘I told you so!’ We have 2 good embryos!!! (And one inconclusive embryo that we can thaw and test later down the line should we choose to) Three were abnormal. Both of our good embryos are girls.”


“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!!”


“It’s confirmed!!!! We have a baby on board (and maybe more than 1)!!! Thank you for all you’ve done to help us!!”
“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 :)”


“I wanted to share the latest news with everyone there. Our baby boy joined our family on July 16!”

* Individual results may vary and these testimonials are not intended to imply you will achieve the same results. No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied and your results will depend on many factors (full disclaimer).


“I wanted to extend my deepest thanks to you and your team for everything that you do and have done. No matter how major or minor the problem you were always there to give support and do whatever you could to help. Words can not describe how much I feel I have gained from coming to your clinic. The acupuncture has helped my physical body but I have gained so much more than that. Thank you again for reminding me and so many others that we have the power within ourselves to be our own healing source. I truly believe that this pregnancy would not have been the same without coming to you. Baby BOY and I are doing very well. Yes, it’s a BOY! We are very excited and look forward to his arrival!”


“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. I truly believe in God’s NATURAL healing and blessings. Thanks for all you do. I hope the others are as successful.”


“I wanted you to be one of the first people to tell that I am PREGNANT !!!!! Thank you SO much for your support and help during my treatment . I know without your help I couldn’t have gotten here. 8% chance can kiss my you-know-what! I am a few weeks along and have a ways to go but I am so excited. Let me know if there is anything I can do to help promote your services. You are the best !”


“I got my 2nd HCG beta results today – today it’s 246, which is TRIPLE what it was on Monday! As you probably know, they want the numbers to at least double, so tripling is a very good sign! Thank you so much!! I really believe that your treatments played a major role in this. It’s amazing how much different I felt after just 1-2 treatments, and now this wonderful news!”


“I have been meaning to update you on the great news (now 9 month old great news). I had twins from my transfer with Dr. Gill last year and they are just the most wonderful babies. I have you to thank as well for the support and the acupuncture, which I know was a factor in helping me succeed after such a long battle with infertility.”


“My husband and I had been trying to conceive for nearly 18 months. Because I was older than 35, my OB-GYN wanted us to begin testing for possible infertility after six months, but we spread it out a little bit longer. After completing blood tests, HSG and semen analysis, nothing indicated why we had not been successful. We decided to do intra-uterine insemination (IUI) as this was the most “natural” form of of insemination. The first round was not successful so we scheduled a second round for the next cycle. In the meantime I decided to try acupuncture due to reading other testimonials about the success. I am not exactly sure how long I met with Chris, but I don’t think it was more than an entire cycle, but I got pregnant. We did that second IUI but I honestly believe it was done too soon because I didn’t actually ovulate until four days later (I misread my signs). I believe that the theory behind acupuncture, treating the whole body, is what was required to get my system in sync. I have recommended acupuncture to friends who have had trouble conceiving and they have also experienced success. Sadly they don’t live in Houston and cannot go to the Axelrad Clinic, but it gives validity to the practice of acupuncture.”


“I am a forty year old woman, who is a newlywed of six months. One of my shared goals with my husband was to try to have a baby of our own. Honestly, at my age, I truly did not believe it was possible, but I was more than willing to try every natural resource before giving up. My husband and I decided to go to a fertility doctor and get a full workup on both of us. This way we would know if it was still possible for either one of us to conceive. This takes a good 6-8 weeks to get all the tests done. At the same time, I decided to get the name of an acupuncturist. A doctor friend of mine who was undergoing breast cancer treatments and seeing Chris to combat the effects of the chemo recommended him. I had never had acupuncture before. After my first meeting with Chris, he recommended a diet change. I wanted to lose about 15 pounds before I got pregnant. I was suffering from poor circulation, bad nutrition, and low energy. I followed Chris’ instructions to the letter. I lost six pounds the first week and detoxed the heck out of my body. I started feeling so much better. In fact I said to my husband one day, “I had no idea I could ever feel this good again. If I had, I would have made the necessary changes years ago.” After only four sessions with Chris, I was pregnant. That entire month, I followed a healthy diet, exercised, took the vitamins he recommended, took the herbs he recommended and relaxed. Before I got pregnant, I lost a total of 13 pounds. The irony here is that the fertility doctor I went to said I could not get pregnant without insemination. I’m now pregnant and feeling really good. I continue to see Chris and will continue throughout my pregnancy. I cannot tell enough people that this is how I got pregnant. There is absolutely no doubt in my mind. I have enjoyed this experience so much that my stepson and husband are now in the process of seeing Chris. I now beleive there is so much more to learn about health and the body. I look forward to the growth I am experiencing and the guidance I receive from Chris.”


“My husband and I married when I was 40, and we started trying to get pregnant about 6 months later. After we didn’t get any results, we went to a fertility specialist. After two failed IUIs my doctor told me I should consider donor egg or adoption. I couldn’t afford donor egg, and I still wanted to have my own child. I was about ready to give up on my dream of having a child. A friend of mine suggested I try acupuncture at the Axelrad Clinic. She had received treatment there for menopausal issues, and raved about her experience. I decided to schedule an appointment, even though I hate needles and was very nervous.Chris made me feel at ease from the first moment I met with him. He was very knowledgeable, and he listened to me more than anyone else had. I did four treatments with him. I’m happy to report the needles didn’t hurt at all, and I was so relaxed after my visits! I wasn’t able to continue treatment with Chris because of work issues, but he gave me a plan to follow that included some dietary advice and supplements, as well as Chinese herbs. His manner of helping me was amazing. He gave me so much confidence that I could get pregnant on my own, that I just had to be patient. And, he also said if I wanted to do another IUI I would have a better chance because of the changes I was making. About 3 months after I last saw Chris in person, I missed my period. I thought it was perimenopause, but my husband told me to take a pregnancy test just in case. Well, I was pregnant! Now I have a beautiful baby daughter, and I am so grateful because I knew I couldn’t have done it without Chris’ help. Thank you, Chris!” Cathy – 42 – Administrative Assistant


“I am so grateful I came to visit Chris and give acupuncture a try. My husband and I had been trying to start a family for nine months and did not seem to have any luck. My menstrual cycles were exceptionally long and painful. I also was under a great deal of stress at my job. Chris was a great listener and very helpful to me in numerous ways. Acupuncture combined with herbal medicine helped me feel better physically and mentally. I felt more relaxed and was able to think more clearly. I also experienced less pains during my menstrual cycle. Most importantly, the acupuncture and medicine helped the length of my menstrual cycle decrease. These changes as a result of therapy, I believe enabled me to achieve my goal of starting a family. After four months of working with Chris, I became pregnant and am now expecting a little girl in less than 6 weeks!! I highly recommend trying acupuncture and/or herbal medicine with Chris if you are experiencing any stress, depression, having problems with your menstrual cycle, or having difficulty becoming pregnant. This experience has been a huge blessing in my life!!” Kristin – 31 – Teacher


I lost my first pregnancy after several fertility treatments. The doctors couldn’t find the cause of it even though we did all genetic, pathological and physical tests. Devastated and looking for my own answer, I decided to investigate traditional and natural medicine. That’s how I found Chris at the Axelrad Clinic. In my mind I allways had the feeling that something was missing or had been ignored about me or my symptoms. After carefully listening , Chris immediately conclude that my poor circulation was something doctors were not paying enough attention. He suggested that I got tested for thrombosis and other circulation disorders explaining that a poor circulation could lead to unexplained miscarriages. Based on my family history and my own symptoms ( cold hands, feet, nose and others) it had so much sense that a decided to follow his advice. After a couple of weeks I received the tests results and turned out that I have I very common disorder called Factor V Leiden. With this new crucial information Chris suggested me a 3 month combined treatment which included weekly acupuncture sessions, some changes in my diet, natural herbs and some kind of tea that I drank twice a day, natural herbs and pills and electro-acupuncture at the end of the treatment when I was going to be transferred my last two embryos. He was great supporter helping me to relax and stay optimistic during all the process. Within a few days I could noticed tremendous improvement in my body temperature. Now I’m 24 weeks pregnant with my baby girl and had no complications at all. Chris and I are still in contact and now he is helping my other family members with his therapy.”

* Individual results may vary and these testimonials are not intended to imply you will achieve the same results. No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied and your results will depend on many factors (full disclaimer).


“Working with Chris helped me to gain a clearer, holistic perspective about conception and the coordination it would require between my body and my emotional and spiritual states. His patient and supportive attitude provided great comfort in the difficult process of trying to conceive with PCOS. The treatment I received with Chris in acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine helped to regulate my cycles better. I also appreciate how Chris would offer me his undivided attention during sessions and treat me as though I was his only patient even when he had a packed schedule. Chris also served as a great resource for conventional infertility treatment when I needed it. I would highly recommend the Axelrad Clinic for anyone with infertility issues or other health problems who want to go the natural route.”


“Like most women dealing with infertility, I was constantly on the lookout for anything that might help me get pregnant. My husband and I were open-minded about different treatments, and the use of acupuncture in conjunction with a fertility treatment made sense to us. I had tried another clinic in Houston when we did our first IVF; the practitioner seemed knowledge but her bedside manner seemed rushed and uncaring. When that IVF cycle failed, my husband and I knew we’d do IVF again, but there were some things we wanted to change. We decided to do acupuncture again and began a new search for a practitioner. I found the Axelrad Clinic online, and called to make an initial consultation appointment. From the first time I met Chris, I felt like he was very caring and invested in helping us. The first appointment was so in-depth and personal, and I knew this change was a good one. I was so impressed with him, my husband even decided to do a series of acupuncture during our IVF, too! Both of us loved our appointments; Chris is precise and thorough with his treatment, but you never feel like “just another patient.” I remember one time being so overwhelmed by everything that was going on with my IVF cycle and I came to my acupuncture appointment just very emotional and upset. Chris took the time to talk to me about what I was feeling before he even started the acupuncture, and that type of real concern in a practitioner is rare and valuable. His true caring in helping infertility patients achieve their dreams is evident in all he does. I am happy to report my husband and I had our first ever successful IVF while we were doing acupuncture with Chris, and I am currently 12 weeks pregnant with twins! I loved my treatments so much with Chris that I even referred my mom to him to help with her menopausal symptoms and another friend who will be doing IVF in the future.”


“Chris, Thank you for sending the email. My husband loved it, too! He said everything you said makes sense and he is glad that I have have tools to cope.But here is the big news!!!! I got my fertility report. I had 16 follicles at the time of retrieval! They were able to fertilize 11 and 9, get it 9, ARE VIABLE EMBRYOS! The nurse’s comment was,  ‘where did they all come from?????’ WE ARE SO THRILLED! Thanks again for everything you have done so far. I firmly believe outcomes have been this good thanks to your help.” Ann – 40 – Sales


“When I first came to The Axelrad Clinic, my husband and I were looking for an alternative to Western medicine, in order to get pregnant. We have been trying to conceive for 6 years, and have tried almost everything. We decided that there must be something more to our situation. We met with Chris, and came up with an action plan. After only a few short months, we were able to get pregnant. We were were so excited!! Unfortunately, were had a miscarriage 10 weeks later. While we were devastated about the whole ordeal, it was nice to know that someone understood our situation. My husband and I continue to see Chris, and try to remain positive — ‘When the time is right, my body will know what to do.’ We appreciate all that the Axelrad Clinic has done to make our journey a bit more bearable. The time we have invested is well worth it!”


“I am a 44-year-old woman who came to see Chris after a failed IVF cycle in 2008. I was 30 pounds overweight and quite disillusioned about Western medicine’s ability to help me have a child of my own. I had developed facial acne after my IVF as well and was feeling hopeless. Chris spent an hour listening to me and created a treatment plan that was unique to my needs. He included medical qi gong, acupuncture, and herbs. He also reviewed the supplements I was already taking and tailored a plan specific for me. I had not experienced that before with any other practitioner. Now, I have lost 20 pounds, my skin looks much better, and I feel good, which is, in the end, the best indicator of health for me. Regardless of how busy he is, Chris always takes his time in our sessions to listen and give me the best possible care. I highly recommend him and The Axelrad Clinic for anyone seeking to improve their health and well being.”

* Individual results may vary and these testimonials are not intended to imply you will achieve the same results. No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied and your results will depend on many factors (full disclaimer).

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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.

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

Founder and Clinical Director

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