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).

Rest assured, you have found the most experienced clinic with the longest track record helping IVF patients of all ages successfully conceive and give birth to healthy babies.

Our unique blend of acupuncture along with expert guidance on supplements and diet specific to optimizing the IVF process has evolved over the last decade plus (since 2004) to where we are now one of the top IVF acupuncture clinics in North America. As a result of the effectiveness of this highly refined process, over 70% of the patients we see who are undergoing IVF end up giving birth to healthy babies.

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, optimum egg quality, and a receptive uterine lining are essential for a high probability of pregnancy and healthy delivery of a baby. By incorporating our unique process combining acupuncture, stress-reduction, lifestyle and dietary guidance along with very specific nutritional supplementation, your chances of success are maximized to the fullest.

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 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 MANY, MANY patients who started treatment with us just before or even DURING their stimulation phase who were finally 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 request your free initial consultation with us right away and let us help you 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 success 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:

  • Acupuncture has been shown in study after study to increase IVF success by 60% or more, and our experience bears this out as we routinely see 70-80% success rates with our patients. Acupuncture has been demonstrated in studies 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.
  • 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.
  • Specialized Mind-Body Techniques teach 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.

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 seen people overcome every fertility challenge you can think of...

Here are just a few stories from our 2200+ successful patients.

From "Ovarian Failure" To Getting Pregnant On Her Own

Ashley tells the story of her journey from an FSH of 40+ and being told she'd need donor eggs to conceiving on her own 2 months after starting treatment at The Axelrad Clinic.

April's Amazing Journey To Motherhood (And Beyond)

April tells her story of conceiving her son at 42 with our help, and how she's discovered the next phase in her life journey by restoring the strength within.

Two Babies After Multiple Miscarriages and Infertility Diagnosis

Hear Jennifer's story about working with us and how she had two full-term pregnancies despite problems with recurrent miscarriage and irregular menstrual cycles.

Smooth First Trimester After Getting Pregnant With Our Help

Hear Meg's experience working with us both for fertility support and to ensure the first trimester of her pregnancy was a breeze.

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 Helped Women And Couples Undergoing IVF Have Babies With These And Other Issues

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?

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.

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Here's How Our Unique Combination of FOUR Very Potent, Time-Tested 100% Natural Therapies Work To Bring The Body To Heal Itself

(And YOU get to choose which therapies you would like to incorporate.)

Gentle, Painless Acupuncture

Acupuncture is one of the most powerful ways to naturally stimulate your body’s internal healing process. Then, it gets right to work repairing and restoring all cells and tissues. Acupuncture harnesses the vast healing intelligence your body contains to help you heal faster.

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 chronic and non-life threatening conditions like migraine, PMS, menstrual difficulties, menopausal symptoms, hormonal imbalance, and reproductive issues.

Functional Nutritional Therapy

You'll receive a CLEAR, easy-to-follow nutritional plan. When your cells, glands, and tissues are fully nourished with the specific nutrients they need they naturally function at a very high level. This means you feel your best because your body’s key systems are optimized.

Relaxation and Stress-Reduction

When your nervous system is calm, your hormonal system, immune system, digestive, and circulatory systems all calm down, too. This means more hormonal balance, less inflammation, better circulation and 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).

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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

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

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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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On Sweetwater Blvd 2 blocks East of the Sugar Land Methodist Hospital complex.

4665 Sweetwater Blvd, Suite 111, Sugar Land, TX 77479

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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).

"Nature is powerful and can overcome anything. And YOU are nature. NEVER forget that." - Chris Axelrad