Chris Axelrad, M.S.O.M., L.Ac., FABORM I specialize in hormonal, mind-body, and reproductive wellness using Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Therapeutic Nutrition, and Mind-Body Coaching. I embarked on the journey to become an Acupuncturist after 10 years of successful career as a software developer. I am a compassionate professional with determination to improve my knowledge and clinical results that has made me the most trusted practitioner in the Houston for holistic gynecology, fertility, and endocrinology. I am currently the President of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM), a specialty board dedicated to excellence in holistic fertility care. I am certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) in Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, and Chinese Bodywork. After receiving a Master's Degree in Oriental Medicine in 2003, I completed extensive graduate and post-graduate studies not only in Traditional Chinese Medicine, but also Western endocrinology, psychoneuroimmunology, neuroendocrinology, nutrition, mind-body disciplines, and interpretation of lab results. My Philosophy: Modern age is calling all of us to integrate and cross-pollinate medical traditions to create a new, more advanced form of medicine for the next generation. To support this vision, I am constantly working to understand the parallels between TCM and Western biological models, to discover new ways to apply Western nutritional concepts to TCM and vice versa, and novel ways to communicate holistic medical concepts to a Western-minded public. I see myself primarily as a coach and teacher, with the goal of helping patients to rediscover and awaken the natural healing intelligence that often lies dormant or obstructed within.