The Axelrad Clinic

IVF Cycle Optimization And Support

“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.

It's The Axelrad Clinic Difference

Compassionate, Experienced, EXPERT Care

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.

How Meg Had An Awesome First Trimester 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.

How Lindsey Got Off Her Thyroid Meds

As part of her fertility work with us, she was able to significantly improve her thyroid function, which her doctors conceded may have been the main factor in her finally getting pregnant.

How Abbey's Anxiety Disappeared (and MORE)

What’s the “more”? Well… watch the video to find out. 🙂

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.

How Danica's Pelvic Pain From Endometriosis Was Quickly Resolved

She was amazed at how fast years of daily pain, almost daily spotting, and severe menstrual cramps just disappeared.

Your Initial Consultation Is FREE

Meet us in person to discover if our unique, highly effective treatment process is a good fit for you.
No pressure, no obligation, no gimmicks.

Or, feel free to call us at 713-527-9555 and we'll be happy to answer your questions.

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

How Jennifer Had 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.

How Sonja Quickly Overcame PCOS With Our Help

She moved away shortly after this was filmed, then 3 months later she emailed us to let us know she was finally pregnant.

Your Initial Consultation Is FREE

Meet us in person to discover if our unique, highly effective treatment process is a good fit for you.
No pressure, no obligation, no gimmicks.

Or, feel free to call us at 713-527-9555 and we'll be happy to answer your questions.

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

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!”

“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”

Your Initial Consultation Is FREE

Meet us in person to discover if our unique, highly effective treatment process is a good fit for you.
No pressure, no obligation, no gimmicks.

Or, feel free to call us at 713-527-9555 and we'll be happy to answer your questions.

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

“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”

“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

Meet us in person to discover if our unique, highly effective treatment process is a good fit for you.
No pressure, no obligation, no gimmicks.

Or, feel free to call us at 713-527-9555 and we'll be happy to answer your questions.

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

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 Simple Yet Powerful Dietary Protocols ensure 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

Meet us in person to discover if our unique, highly effective treatment process is a good fit for you.
No pressure, no obligation, no gimmicks.

Or, feel free to call us at 713-527-9555 and we'll be happy to answer your questions.

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

Why Do So Many People Trust Us To Help Them Succeed With IVF?

Here are just a few reasons…

Specialized Care

After over 1800 IVF cycles completed, we are considered world-class experts. 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 through IVF. And approximately 80% of our IVF patients end up with a healthy baby.

Trusted By Doctors

There's a good reason so many of Houston’s top fertility clinics & doctors refer their patients to us. It's because we take great care of you AND help you get great results.

We Understand Your Situation

We know how stressful it can be going through IVF. We are here for you to answer questions and provide support to reduce the overwhelm that you may feel. We are organized, efficient, and responsive – no extra stress here!

Your Initial Consultation Is FREE

Meet us in person to discover if our unique, highly effective treatment process is a good fit for you.
No pressure, no obligation, no gimmicks.

Or, feel free to call us at 713-527-9555 and we'll be happy to answer your questions.

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

End The Overwhelm and Stress Of Your IVF Journey

With 20 Years Experience & Success Rates > 75%, We Know EXACTLY How To Help You Succeed

Get A Concise, Expert IVF-Focused Supplement Plan

Supplements are extremely helpful both before and during IVF to fully optimize egg quality and ensure max response to stim injections.

We’ll devise a clear, expert supplement plan for you based on your unique case. No more “kitchen sink”, 30-pill a day supplement regimens that may actually block instead of facilitate conception.

Reduce The Stress & Anxiety Of IVF

Almost everyone undergoing IVF experiences some anxiety – especially those doing it for the first time. And, this is on top of what can be significant infertility-related anxiety that interferes with work, relationships, and daily life.

Rest assured, we have very simple protocols to help combat your anxiety, including the incredibly relaxing effects of Acupuncture and very simple self-relaxation routines we’ll teach you so you can do them at home and anytime you want.

No More Endless Research

IVF is a big investment of time, money, and energy. You want to know you’re doing the right things. If you’re like most of our patients before they start with us, you’re probably doing tons of research trying to find out what those things are, only to become more confused and uncertain by the mountains of different advice.

Having helped thousands conceive and have babies, we give you the A B C plan for success, customized to your specific needs. No more guesswork, no more doubt. Just a personalized plan based on 20 years of successful outcomes.

Get Compassionate, Caring Support From Real Experts

We’ll never judge or dismiss you, regardless of your age, diagnosis, or any other factor & you can always expect us to give our best efforts to help you. Period.

And… because of our long track record and unmatched experience, we know how to help you navigate the often distressing and difficult road infertility can be.

Here Are Just SOME Of The Proven Benefits

Improved AMH
Lower FSH
Increased Egg Quality
More Receptive Uterine Lining
Reduced Inflammation
Reduced Stress & Improved Sleep
Optimal Egg Quality
Higher Blast Counts

Get A Concise, Expert IVF-Focused Supplement Plan

Supplements are extremely helpful both before and during IVF to fully optimize egg quality and ensure max response to stim injections.

We’ll devise a clear, expert supplement plan for you based on your unique case. No more “kitchen sink”, 30-pill a day supplement regimens that may actually block instead of facilitate conception.

Reduce The Stress & Anxiety Of IVF

Almost everyone undergoing IVF experiences some anxiety – especially those doing it for the first time. And, this is on top of what can be significant infertility-related anxiety that interferes with work, relationships, and daily life.

Rest assured, we have very simple protocols to help combat your anxiety, including the incredibly relaxing effects of Acupuncture and very simple self-relaxation routines we’ll teach you so you can do them at home and anytime you want.

No More Endless Research

IVF is a big investment of time, money, and energy. You want to know you’re doing the right things. If you’re like most of our patients before they start with us, you’re probably doing tons of research trying to find out what those things are, only to become more confused and uncertain by the mountains of different advice.

Having helped thousands conceive and have babies, we give you the A B C plan for success, customized to your specific needs. No more guesswork, no more doubt. Just a personalized plan based on 20 years of successful outcomes.

Get Compassionate, Caring Support From Real Experts

We’ll never judge or dismiss you, regardless of your age, diagnosis, or any other factor & you can always expect us to give our best efforts to help you. Period.

And… because of our long track record and unmatched experience, we know how to help you navigate the often distressing and difficult road infertility can be.

Here Are Just SOME Of The Proven Benefits

Improved AMH
Lower FSH
Increased Egg Quality
More Receptive Uterine Lining
Reduced Inflammation
Reduced Stress & Improved Sleep
Optimal Egg Quality
Higher Blast Counts

Your Initial Consultation Is FREE

Meet us in person to discover if our unique, highly effective treatment process is a good fit for you.
No pressure, no obligation, no gimmicks.

Or, feel free to call us at 713-527-9555 and we'll be happy to answer your questions.

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

It's The Axelrad Clinic Difference

Compassionate, Experienced, EXPERT Care

How Danica's Pelvic Pain From Endometriosis Was Quickly Resolved

She was amazed at how fast years of daily pain, almost daily spotting, and severe menstrual cramps just disappeared.

How Sonja Quickly Overcame PCOS With Our Help

She moved away shortly after this was filmed, then 3 months later she emailed us to let us know she was finally pregnant.

How Jennifer Had 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.

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.

How Abbey's Anxiety Disappeared (and MORE)

What’s the “more”? Well… watch the video to find out. 🙂

How Lindsey Got Off Her Thyroid Meds

As part of her fertility work with us, she was able to significantly improve her thyroid function, which her doctors conceded may have been the main factor in her finally getting pregnant.

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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).

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.

How Meg Had An Awesome First Trimester 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.

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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).

End The Overwhelm And Uncertainty Of Doing It On Your Own

Let's Ensure Your IVF Is A Success

With Our Expert Guidance And Proven Track Record Of 1500+ Successful IVF Cycles

Prepare

Precisely selected supplements, easy-to-follow nutrition plans, & expert IVF-Specific Acupuncture ensure your best response to IVF meds - meaning you get more fertilized eggs and more healthy, normal blasts. NOTE: We've helped MANY who started our treatment just days before or even days into their IVF retrieval cycle and they STILL got better results than the previous cycle. It's NEVER too late!

Produce

With IVF, healthy, viable eggs are the gold standard. Our precise Acupuncture protocols developed over 20 years in practice dramatically increase circulation into the ovaries during the stim phase to supply abundant oxygen and nutrients directly to the follicles. The result is eggs that are healthier and packed with energy (increased mitochondria).

Succeed

Ultimately, success = a healthy baby. You can rest assured that once your embryos are ready, we're here to ensure the next phase - Embryo Transfer- goes smoothly as well. We've developed specialized protocols that help prepare & support a receptive uterine lining AND reduce uterine micro-contractions that have been shown to interrupt implantation in some cases. Our FET success rate is 80%.

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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).

What Is It Like Working With Us?

Holistic

Overcoming IVF Success is not only about making sure your biology is strong and clear, it's also about clarity and strength of mind and spirit. We listen to your story, ask pertinent questions, and where necessary order lab tests - all so we can uncover and address the root cause of your IVF Success.

Efficient

You get a tailor-made, easy-to-follow, guesswork-free plan based on what YOU need. Say goodbye to researching online, hoping something works. Now, you have a proven path to success based on two decades of experience working with over 9,000 patients.

Effective

Notice positive changes within days, and significant changes within weeks. Learn easy self-care strategies to ensure you stay well long-term. Get ready to finally break free of IVF Success for good.

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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).

Proud To Serve Houston & Beyond

Since 2004

At The Axelrad Clinic you are an active participant in the healing process. We accelerate the full restoration of your healing system with your customized 100% natural and holistic treatment plan.

We love what we do, and our primary goal with each patient is to consistently provide sincere, compassionate care.

How We Started

Founded in 2004 in Houston, TX, by Chris Axelrad, M.S.O.M,, L.Ac., FABORM, The Axelrad Clinic has become one of Houston’s most sought-after health and wellness clinics, known for our warm, inviting atmosphere and sincere, compassionate care for our patients.

What We Do

We provide results-oriented, natural wellness care for people of all ages. Our goal with each patient is a long-term, self-sustained shift in core physical, psychological, and spiritual factors that determine health and wellness.

Our Philosophy

Our philosophy is based on the principle that nature’s healing intelligence is encoded within every single cell of your body. Helping you call forth that intelligence into its full expression is our mission.

Our Mission

Our mission is simple: To support YOUR health goals and choices, and help you make the most of them. Whether you want to complement your conventional medical treatments with natural support, or go with a 100% natural solution, we do our best to help you achieve the best outcome possible.

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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 Locations To Serve You

Central Houston

Just inside the loop near Memorial Park

19 Briar Hollow Lane, Suite 240, Houston, TX 77027

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The Woodlands

Right near I-45 and Woodlands Parkway

10655 Six Pines Drive, Suite 170, The Woodlands, TX 77380

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Katy

Near Grand Parkway and I-10

440 Cobia Drive, Suite 902, Katy, TX 77494

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Pearland

Just east of 288 off Broadway

2743 Smith Ranch Rd, Suite 303, Pearland, TX 77584

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Your Initial Consultation Is FREE

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No pressure, no obligation, no gimmicks.

Or, feel free to call us at 713-527-9555 and we'll be happy to answer your questions.

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

Your Caring, Compassionate, Committed Team

On a CONSTANT mission to provide the best care in the industry.

Chris Axelrad, M.S.O.M., L.Ac.

Founder and Clinical Director
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Jaime Mamiya, M.A.O.M., L.Ac.

Associate Clinician
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Vy Hoang, M.A.O.M., L.Ac.

Associate Clinician
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Xiuming Zong, M.A.O.M., L.Ac.

Associate Clinician
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Ciarra Flores

Receptionist and Office Manager
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Tanya Wroblewski

Receptionist and Office Manager
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Lupita Zavala

Receptionist and Office Manager
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Frequently Asked Questions

How does your treatment process help with IVF?
Do you frequently recommend supplements?
How do you know which supplements I need?
What are your credentials / licenses?
Do you accept insurance?
Do you offer lab testing?
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Is there a problem if I'm on medication or doing other conventional medical procedures?
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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).

Expert Natural Solutions For These And Other Hormonal & Reproductive Issues

Since 2004 we've successfully helped thousands with these and other problems:

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