Naturopathic Medicine

Serving Houston, Katy, Woodlands & Surrounding Areas

naturopathic-medicineAt Axelrad Clinic our specialty is naturopathic medicine, a system many women in Houston, Katy, Woodlands and nearby cities in Texas turn to when modern Western medicine fails. Some clients prefer to go the natural or “holistic” route from the beginning, because it is based on the healing power of nature and treats the entire person instead of a specific set of symptoms. Women’s health is our primary focus as we work with women who have suffered recurrent pregnancy loss, who need menopause therapy, or who have fertility issues or conditions including endometriosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), hypothyroid or other hormone imbalances. Other services include IUI support and IVF acupuncture for women who desire the highest chance of success with intrauterine insemination or in-vitro fertilization procedures.

What is naturopathic medicine? To put it in simple terms, it is an alternative or holistic approach that relies on nature and non-invasive treatment or therapy to promote self-healing of the body and mind. Components of naturopathy include acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutrition, meditation, therapeutic massage, prevention and lifestyle counseling, and more. There are six principles that include:

  • First do no harm – Therapies are the least invasive and risk of harmful side effects is minimal.
  • Identify and treat the cause – Identify root cause of symptoms so the cause may be treated instead of suppressing symptoms.
  • The healing power of nature – Modalities of treatment facilitate the innate ability of the body to heal itself.
  • Treat the whole person – The physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects make up the “whole” of the body; treatment focuses on the whole person rather than separate systems or organs of the body.
  • Doctor as teacher – Naturopathic practitioners encourage patients to be responsible for their health and educate each patient regarding lifestyle and dietary changes.
  • Prevention – Assessing susceptibility to disease, heredity and other risk factors help prevent future disease.

When it comes to women’s health, naturopathic medicine is instrumental in improving fertility, balancing mood, helping the body heal from diseases or conditions that affect fertility such as endometriosis, PCOS or hormonal imbalances, overcoming the negative issues often associated with menopause, and more. Natural medicine is also highly useful in prenatal and postnatal support and for women who have chosen to undergo IUI or IVF procedures in an effort to conceive and want to boost the odds of success.

Traditional Chinese Medicine

Naturopathic medicine encompasses many of the modalities of traditional Chinese medicine including acupuncture and herbal supplements. Functional medicine is another vital component of naturopathy, providing targeted nutrition to the organs, tissues and cells of the body to support healing through foods and supplements. Basically, we rely on nature to help our patients discover the power of self-healing and how the body works to overcome almost any disease or condition that impacts health and well-being.

At The Axelrad Clinic we want to help you be in control of your health and fertility. Regardless of age, we provide customized care for a wide array of women’s health issues. We invite those in Houston, Katy, Woodlands and surrounding areas to learn more about naturopathic medicine and how it can help you achieve your best overall health by calling 713-527-9555 now.

“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.

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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).

Here's How We Help Thousands Every Year With PROVEN, Personalized Holistic Medical Care

Gentle Acupuncture

Acupuncture is one of the most powerful ways to naturally stimulate your body's innate healing process. Then, it gets right to work repairing and restoring all cells and tissues. Laser Acupuncture harnesses the vast healing intelligence your body contains to help it heal faster and with more lasting effects.

Herbal Medicine

Herbs simultaneously cure AND strengthen the body. This dual action is something unique to herbal medicine that makes it very well suited to treat hormonal conditions including thyroid, menstrual disorders, mood problems, sleep issues, and fertility.

Functional Nutritional Therapy

When your cells, glands, and tissues are fully nourished with the specific nutrients they need, these tissues naturally function at a very high level. This means you feel your best because the body’s key systems are optimized.

Relaxation and Stress-Reduction

When your nervous system is calm, the hormonal system, immune system, digestive, and circulatory systems all calm down, too. This means a more focused mind, more resilient immune system, less inflammation, better circulation, and optimal nutrient absorption.

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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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?

FERTILITY

Optimize your chances of conceiving and having your healthy baby.

IVF SUCCESS

Dramatically increase your chances of success with IVF.

ENDOMETRIOSIS

Natural medicine for this often devastating condition.

THYROID CONDITIONS

Boost and balance thyroid function naturally. Works even if you're taking thyroid meds.

PCOS

Resolve symptoms such as hair loss, irregular cycles, weight gain, and more.

PREGNANCY AND POSTPARTUM

Natural treatment for common concerns during and after pregnancy.

HORMONAL WELLNESS

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

STRESS, ANXIETY, AND DEPRESSION

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

PEDIATRICS

Natural therapy for all types of pediatric issues - infant to teenager.

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).

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.

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).

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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VY HOANG, M.A.O.M., L.Ac.

Associate Clinician

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REAGAN BARRY

Associate Clinician & Pediatric Specialist

CAITLYN MCNEIL

Operations Director And Purveyor of Patient Awesomeness

JESSICA HICKEY

Houston Office Receptionist 

 

 

HEATHER NOLTE

Woodlands Office Receptionist

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).

THREE HOUSTON AREA CLINICS

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.

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

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

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

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.

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).