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.

 

Since 2004, and after literally THOUSANDS of cases, we've helped 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).

Read actual patient success stories on our blog

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"Poor Egg Quality" No More - The Story Of Mindy (36) & Sandra (39)

There’s probably no bigger misconception in the fertility world today. I can’t tell you how many people I see who have read or heard this and assume it’s true.
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Jenny (39) Has Her Baby - Despite Her Very Low AMH

Is AMH a fertility test? Jenny's case sheds light on this controversial topic.
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Sarah (40) Finally Gets Pregnant After 3 Failed FETs Because Of ONE Simple Change

Making 1000 changes is overwhelming. Making the ONE change that is most important is easy and yields the best results.
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Marie (34) - Successful IVF After ONE Simple Diet Change

Overwhelming, difficult diets are often the worst thing we can do. Here's the story of a patient of ours who made one simple change and had a big, big result.
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Debbie (38) - Pregnant Without a Regular Cycle

Lots of people - even so-called "experts" - say that in order to get pregnant, you must have a regular cycle with ovulation around cycle day 14. It's a myth I love to debunk.
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Amy (33) - Pregnant With LESS Supplements, Not More

This is one I hear a lot, and it’s something you may have found yourself thinking. “Why won’t my body just do what it is supposed to?!”
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Jamie Discovers Her Body Is Her Friend After All

This is one I hear a lot, and it’s something you may have found yourself thinking. “Why won’t my body just do what it is supposed to?!”
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Diana (43) Watches Her FSH Drop From 87 to 8 - And Finds She Is Quite Fertile After All

This is a story I tell a lot because, admittedly, it’s extraordinary. It’s not something I see every day - or every year for that matter. But it proves a valuable point.
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Diana (43) - You Must Know Exactly What The Problem Is In Order To Fix It

Overwhelming, difficult diets are often the worst thing we can do. Here's the story of a patient of ours who made one simple change and had a big, big result.
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Karen (36) Proves She Can Get Pregnant In Spite Of Her Deep Doubts

A lot of women struggling to get pregnant think they are missing something as they watch everyone else conceive seemingly with no problem.
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For Ashley - A Baby WAS Definitely "Meant To Be"

I don’t believe in fate, I believe in destiny. Fate is something you have no say in. It’s just “where you’re supposed to end up”. Destiny is something you create and unfold. It is the alignment of your Spirit with your true purpose.
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Angie (32) - Pregnant Naturally After IVF Didn't Work

Angie was a sweet 32-year-old software project manager. She came to me while doing IVF, having been referred by her doctor.
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Julie (43) Proves That Exercise May Not Be Bad For Fertility After All

True, excessive exercise can wreak havoc on your hormones, and in some cases, lead to infertility. But, in my opinion, this is the exception, not the rule.
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Martha - Perfect Cycles But Still Not Pregnant Until This Happened

When is "enough enough" with tracking fertility cycles? Martha's case gives some insight.
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Teresa (38) Gets Pregnant After Years Of Trying

If you are overweight, you may not have to lose much weight to get to that place where you can get pregnant.
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Tina (35) Has A Successful IVF - Despite Her Stress

Here’s the thing - stress doesn’t make you anything. It doesn’t make you sick, it doesn’t make you age faster, it doesn’t make you infertile.
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Sharon Finally Gets Pregnant After We Find The REAL Problem

If you’ve had all the tests, and nobody’s yet found a reason - or even if they DID find a reason and fixed it - and you’re still not pregnant… it can be insanely frustrating and demoralizing.
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Felice (35) Overcomes Her Fear Of IVF And Starts Her Family

Many people delay their childbearing because of unfounded fears around IVF. Felice was one of those people.
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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).

Written Patient Testimonials

Quick note: All these patients have given birth to healthy babies. We tell you this only because in some cases the testimonial was taken (with permission, of course) from an email during early pregnancy. 🙂

(Names are changed for privacy purposes. Other than that, these are unedited.)

“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 5 weeks 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 believe 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.”
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“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.”
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“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 IUI as this was the most "natural" form 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 successful outcomes at The Axelrad Clinic. I am not exactly sure how long I met with Chris, but I don't think it was more than an entire cycle before 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.”
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“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 incorporate 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 of Chinese Medicine. 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.”
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"My best friend got pregnant through the assistance of acupuncture after a struggling with infertility issues for 5 years. Now, she is a mother of two beautiful children.

“When my husband and I finally decided that it was time to start a family after seven years of marriage, we were very hopeful that we'd get pregnant immediately. After six months of trying to conceive naturally with no luck and constant attention to my cycle, I visited my OBGYN, who told me to wait one full year to pursue fertility treatments. I was not in the mindset to wait, so I pursued visiting a fertility specialist. After running lab work, an ultrasound and an HSG, she diagnosed me with PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) and suggested that I try to lose some weight. She also had my husband's sperm tested, which also posed challenges for our conceiving naturally.

“Rather than start medical fertility treatments right away, I decided that maybe my friend had found the answer through acupuncture. I contacted The Axelrad Clinic and began working with Chris to help treat our fertility issues and the anxiety that I was feeling about the process. From the beginning, he was very thorough and detailed. He taught me ways to deal with my anxiety and to think about my fertility in a new light.

“After seeing Chris consistently for four months, I decided that it was time to pursue assisted reproductive therapy. We chose to do an IUI and hormone injections along with a round of acupuncture. I had done my homework and discovered that the success rate for IUI was only 20%, so I was not expecting a positive pregnancy result. Yet, two weeks later, I actually did receive a positive result! I am confident that the lifestyle changes I had made (losing weight and eating healthier) along with the acupuncture and the IUI procedure resulted in conception. I just returned from my 8-week OBGYN appointment where I saw the baby's heart pumping.

“I am so very thankful to Chris Axelrad for his patience in working with me through some heartbreakingly difficult months, listening to me and for guiding me through the fertility process. If you are experiencing fertility issues, I highly encourage you to meet with Chris and let him give you a new perspective!”
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“I thought I'd attach a pic of my son Benjamin, who was born 11/17/08. He was a healthy 9 lb. 7 oz and 21.5 inches long and is now almost 11 lbs and 24.5 inches. I am very glad I opted to work with you to ensure the best outcome with my IVF!”
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“Hi Chris from the Women's Pavilion at Texas Children's. Went into labor on my own 1 day late. Ignored the contractions all day at work as I've had them for over a month that always dropped off to nothing. Once I got home, they didn't stop, and I could not sleep. Holy cow! This really was it! Our beautiful son graced us with his presence at nearly midnight on 8/26. He is alert and sweet and full of personality. we can't believe he is here. He is a great, calm baby, easy to console. He is also a big boy- 8lbs 6oz, 22.25" long. Thank you for all of your help in our journey. You were such an instrumental piece in keeping my sanity through IVF and beyond.”
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“Hello Chris, Just wanted to thank YOU for what you have done for us. We are pregnant!!! =) We truly believe that you were meant to be a part of the journey to our miracle and very grateful to have found you. YOU are Awesome!!! We will keep you posted. Sincerely, Heather”

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“Hi Chris and Caity, I received your warm letter and nice gift (baby on the go)! Thanks so much for being there for me at the most important moment in my life, expanding a family. The Axelrad Clinic truly has touched my life in ways beyond imagination and I am grateful for that. I want to wish you a Merry Christmas and blessed new year 2015! Suzy”

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“Chris, I cancelled my appointment today before I got the news (bad time management). But I got a positive pregnancy test today!! I REALLY appreciate all your guidance and help with this!! I am so excited!! THANK THANK THANK YOU! Courtney”

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“I went to the doctor this morning because I broke out in hives from the progesterone injections. I’ve been putting cream on it and it’s gotten better but I wanted the doctor to look at it. While I was there he took blood and guess what? I’M PREGNANT!!!!!!!! I cannot thank you enough for all of your help. I won’t see you this week because I’ll be out of town, but I will see you the following week!! Thank you thank you thank you!!!! Regards, Tori”

 

“Chris, I have some good news for you! We went in for our beta today and we are pregnant! Today I am 11 days post transfer and my beta came in at 745. I am so excited and grateful for good news after what has felt like a very long and rough road. Just wanted to let you know since you have been so supportive and helpful along the way. Hope you had a great trip! See you next week. Thanks, Julie”
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“Hi Chris, I just wanted to share the wonderful news that I am now confirmed pregnant!!! Thank you for all the care you have given me during this journey. 🙂 Xia”
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“Hi Chris, I wanted to let you know I got my positive beta today at 307 (9 days post transfer!!) Finally 🙂 Thanks for everything. Have a great 4th of July weekend. ~Katharine”

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“Chris, I wanted to thank you for everything you've done and for all the times you listened to my silly worries. I will be back for more acupuncture, but for now we are saving up for our TWINS. Thank you thank you thank you. See you soon Chandra”
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“Hi Chris, our daughter Lucia was born August 20th at 3:18 pm. She weighed 6 lbs 8 oz and is 19 inches long. We are so in love with her!! Thank you so much for everything you did for us to help us gain this precious gift! The comparison picture shows me on the left at the same age as Lucia on the right. We will be in touch soon! Sarah”
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“Chris, it’s been a while since I was a patient - my triplets will be 7 in January. I just wanted to drop you a quick note to say I look forward to Wednesdays to watch your short videos and hear your messages each week. I live in Austin now so can't pop by the clinic, but I wanted to take the time to say "thank you" for inspiring me each week to be a better person, wife and mother. Many thanks, Louisa”
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“We are doing well... Ella Jane arrived on the 19th Oct (7lbs 9oz and 20.5") and the past month has been a blur!!! We are still getting used to her schedule (or lack thereof) and prioritizing sleep over anything other than her needs 🙂 All is going well, and we are all in good health. Thank you and please pass on my thanks to Chris, Jaime and Caity for their excellent help through my pregnancy! - Margaret”
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“The Axelrad Clinic is amazing! From the moment you call, you are treated like family. They make setting appointments or rescheduling them a breeze. Chris was able to treat my anxiety, define an adrenal problem, and help with my overall health. I am a school teacher, and I used to get sick several times a year. Now I am healthy year-round! They recommend great brands of vitamins and even sell them online for refills! I first went to Chris for general health but am excited to begin working on fertility with him now as well! I recommend the clinic to all my family and friends and can't think of a better place to go to become healthy and whole!” - Jennifer
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“I never thought I would face infertility. We were shocked and upset when IVF didn't work the first time. My doctor wanted to make sure I knew about all of my options and referred me to Chris for acupuncture. Chris really focused on my overall wellbeing. He addressed my stress (what stress?!), how well I was (not) sleeping and my (lack of) energy. Chris is highly knowledgeable and very easy to talk to. After all the needle pokes of IVF I wasn't too thrilled about more needles with acupuncture. That being said, you hardly feel them! It's now super relaxing and I usually doze off. I'm happy to say that we're now expecting our miracle baby! I'm so grateful for my entire medical team, including Chris and The Axelrad Clinic. I would definitely recommend The Axelrad Clinic to anyone struggling with infertility. The entire staff will make you feel right at home.” - Kate
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“When I went to see Chris, I had been struggling with infertility for two years. In that period, I had experienced an early miscarriage and two chemical pregnancies. A friend, who had also experienced infertility and is now mother to a beautiful baby girl, highly recommended Chris. During my first appointment, Chris immediately put me at ease. He listened to my long history of infertility and took careful notes. He was reassuring and gave me such confidence. I left the appointment with a treatment plan that included recommended supplements, tips on nutrition and general recommendations to help me with my goal of getting pregnant. I was also hugely impressed with how they run the clinic. Everything is efficient and organized. At my second appointment with Chris, I told him that I was experiencing symptoms that I hadn't experienced since my first pregnancy and that I thought I might be pregnant. My fertility doctor confirmed my pregnancy the following day. I continued to see Chris weekly until I reached 12 weeks. I am now seeing them monthly until I reach 36 weeks, and then will see them weekly until I (hopefully!) deliver a healthy baby. As someone who has experienced pregnancy loss, those first 12 weeks were especially terrifying. I was so grateful for my weekly appointments with Chris. In those appointments, he patiently listened to my concerns and followed up on concerns I had expressed the previous week. I always left my appointments feeling relaxed and reassured. On one occasion, I came into my appointment extremely concerned with some cramping. I told Jaime (another clinician at The Axelrad Clinic) that I had a doctor's appointment in two days where we would have an ultrasound. I was so touched when I received an email in my inbox three days later, asking how my doctor's appointment went and checking to see if all was well. I am so very thankful to have Chris and his team as part of this journey and cannot recommend The Axelrad Clinic highly enough. This is a truly amazing team! - Tessa”

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“Chris, I wanted to let y’all know that we saw two heartbeats today. They are 6 weeks and one day a long, so it is very early, but it was an incredible thing to see today after trying for 4 years. Thanks for your magical touch and I pray this will continue. - Scott”
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“Hi Chris! It's been a while, hope all is well!! I wanted to share some exciting news with you since you have been a major part of this journey. We are pregnant!! What a blessing!! Back in April the doctor recommended, after 3 failed medicated cycles, that we pursue IVF. In May I went to visit you and you gave me herbs to prepare me for IVF. I told you and my doctor that I would take the summer off and pursue IVF in the Fall. Well, to our big surprise, we conceived naturally, and I am 9 wks. pregnant today! We found out a couple of weeks ago and the doctor has been monitoring my pregnancy each week. Everything looks good, we have a strong heartbeat, baby is growing and developing, and we are praying for the best! I know it’s still early, but I wanted to give you the news and thank you for all your help in getting me where we are today! 🙂 I need to come and visit you and the staff soon!! All the best, Martha”
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“Hello Chris, I'm really happy and excited to tell you that I'm pregnant. I will be meeting the doctor on Thursday for an ultrasound. My husband and I truly appreciate for all your support. God bless you. I will keep you posted. Thanks, Beth”
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“Just wanted to send you a quick email, HCG is at 9300, progesterone at 30 (so they may increase the progesterone I'm taking just to be on the safe side), and estrogen looks great. We finally got to see something on ultrasound yesterday, not much but it's something! I measured 5w1d which is spot on, follow up on Friday. I feel good other than breast tenderness which comes and goes in severity. Also, I'm not sleeping well the second half of the night, other than that things are moving right along!”
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“Chris, hope you had a great weekend, ours was very successful! We retrieved 27 eggs on Friday and got a call on Saturday that we made 18 embryos! We are overjoyed with the great news and are feeling so very blessed. Thanks for all your help along the way. We are thinking we will transfer mid-April. See you soon! Thanks, Jill”
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“Hope you're having a good day! Just wanted to let you know we heard two heartbeats this morning! We are so excited! Thank you so much for all of your support and guidance! See you Friday, Ellen”
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“Hi Chris! Congrats on your new office! That is great. I also wanted to share some good news with you. I am pregnant! Thank you so much for all of your help. I will see you again next week. Sarah”

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“Dear Chris and Caity, I just received your package in the mail! (We moved the first of the year, so it was waiting at our old apartment for me). Thank you so much for the baby skin care sets- I can't wait to pamper our little guys with the products! I am so thankful for all of your care for me and the babies during my pregnancy and truly believe that your help along the way was a key factor in our being able to bring home 2 healthy baby boys. (And in helping me stay calm and relaxed during the entire process)! I hope to be able to bring the babies in to meet you all sometime soon! - Amy”

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).

Since 2004, and after literally THOUSANDS of cases, we've helped 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.

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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).

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.

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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 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

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).

FOUR 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

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

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

 Phone number for all offices is 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).

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