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Axis Acupuncture - 22 Reviews - 5758 Balcones Drive, Suite 105, Austin, TX - Acupuncture Clinics Reviews - Phone (512) 963-0037

Axis Acupuncture

5758 Balcones Drive, Suite 105
Austin, TX 78731
(512) 963-0037
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I've been seeing Sarai for the past 3+ months. I have nothing but wonderful things to say about her and her practice! My first meeting, she took the time to get to know all about ...


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Editorial review from Citysearch 11/7/2012

After one miscarriage and one unsuccessful round of IVF (and being ""Advanced Maternal Age""!), I asked my OB to please refer me to an Acupuncturist. I am SO glad she recommended Sarai, as my experience with her was wonderful. My second round of IVF was a success with Sarai's help, and I'm thrilled to say I just got through a healthy and successful first trimester with Sarai's support! She is very knowledgeable with fertility treatments, not to mention warm, compassionate, supportive and fun. I highly recommend Sarai, and am very grateful for what she did to help me with my little guy to be! more

Editorial review from Citysearch 7/31/2012

Sarai is AMAZING, in a word. Facing secondary infertility issues, I found Sarai and Axis Acupuncture through my fertility doctor?..thought it couldn?t hurt give me the best chance to conceive. I can honestly say that I wouldn?t be where I am right now, without Sarai?..happily pregnant.. She helped me regain ?balance? in my body which helped me conceive within 4-5 months of working with her. She is very patient, knowledgeable, supportive, witty, and trustworthy, which is so necessary when working with someone who deals with very personal details of your life and medical history. If you are on the fence about whether acupuncture is for you, just talk with her? so worth it. I can?t wait to come visit Sarai in 3 months with the new baby so she can see in person just what an amazing impact she has had on our family! more

Axis Acupuncture is AMAZING! 4/10/2012

I've been seeing Sarai for the past 3+ months. I have nothing but wonderful things to say about her and her practice! My first meeting, she took the time to get to know all about me. I didn't feel rushed or anxious! She is warm, caring, kind, funny and super knowledgeable. Before starting acupuncture I went through 3 months of clomid, 3 months of fermara, 6 IUI's, 2 failed IVF's, 3 miscarriages and an ectopic pregnancy. I'm happy to announce that I'm 12 weeks pregnant today with TWINS...and I have her to thank! Before seeing Sarai, I was skeptical of acupuncture...but now looking back at all the progress I've made these past 3 months, I can honestly say that it's worth every penny! I highly recommend Axis Acupuncture!! more


Lived in Japan for over 10 years and had a wonderful acupunturist. Just moved outside Austin, TEXAS and was looking for a top notch acupuncturist. After researching acupuncturists, I found Sarai at AXIS ACUPUNCTURE. more

Sarai at Axis is wonderful! 1/9/2011

I saw Sarai at Axis for over a year relating to infertility treatment. I found her treatment to be a great compliment to my IVF/embryo transfers, etc. I was very comfortable with Sarai from the first appointment and quickly realized that my total wellness was important to her. I never felt rushed and I always felt like a priority. I'm so glad that I found her and have been thrilled with each session. I found the pre-transfer treatments to be especially helpful in calming anxiety and completely relaxing me. I recommend with all my heart! Thanks for everything Sarai! more

Sarai is the best acupuncturist 5/12/2009

Finding Sarai was the best decision I ever made. After going through an ectopic pregnancy and surgery, I really needed someone to help me heal my body and soul. And Sarai was that person. She was able to relax me and even diagnosed me with endometriosis before my OB did. After 3 months of acupuncture and another surgery, we were thrilled to find out I was pregnant. I continued my treatments throughout my pregnancy and delivered a healthy baby boy in January. Sarai is definitely an angel of hope. Thanks for everything! Pros: Sarai was always very professional and accommodating more

Take Charge of your Fertility! 10/22/2008

Words cannot describe how amazing my experience has been with Sarai at Axis Acupuncture. In my very first session Sarai spent a lot of time with me trying to understand what my challenges have been and my reproductive history. She took the time to explain how Eastern Medicine along with Western Medicine can be used to overcome infertility. Each session was so relaxing and I always left feeling confident that her treatments were working. Even though she was treating me for infertility, I was relaxing more and my sleep patterns improved. What an added bonus! I highly recommend seeing Sarai if you are serious about wanting to take charge of your fertility. I had been trying to conceive for 3 LONG years and we just found out last week that we are indeed pregnant! I will definitely continue to use her throughout my pregnancy. -Sincerely, Shannon Augustine Pros: TINO more

Best Fertility Alternative in Austin 4/8/2008

After five miscarriages, three rounds of Clomid, three attempts at artificial insemination, countless tests, and too many visits to various ObGyn's and a highly regarded Austin fertility specialist we found Sarai. Having been through this exact scenario four years prior (in California), we found that acupuncture had been the successful alternative to the ultra-expensive IVF (with PGD). We had been successful in conceiving our first child with the aid of acupuncture, so we knew exactly what we were searching for in an acupuncturist in Austin. After an extensive search of the internet and contacts with several other acupuncturists, we were thrilled to find Sarai . Sarai is extremely knowledgeable, kind-hearted, and reassuring. In order to best treat our particular issues, she went the extra mile to do additional research and discuss our scenario with others in her field. Without a doubt, my husband and I credit the recent birth of second daughter to Sarai and acupuncture. THANK YOU SARAI! We are forever indebted. Pros: Sarai was always very accomodating in squeezing me in. more

Best Austin Infertility Acupuncturist 10/10/2007

I found Sarai after I had been told by a well-known infertility doctor in Austin to give up trying to have a baby because my eggs were too old and my FSH levels were too high. I was devasted. I had tried several IUI's and many cycles of Clomid. I had two miscarriages, including one in the second trimester I had to deliver. I don't take no for an answer very easily so I began to do some research and came across the book ""The Infertility Cure"" by Randine Lewis. It was full of hope and had several examples of women with similiar experiences who later became pregnant naturally with the help of TCM. I tried an acupuncturist in town but then I found Sarai who specializes in infertility and she told me she had worked with Lewis and knew many of the women in the book. Sarai was so optimistic and gave me hope. I began treatments with her and in just two months became pregant naturally. We worked towards preventing another miscarriage but at 32 weeks I went into early labor. My doctor gave me medication but it wasn't working that great. Sarai changed my herbs and it made all the difference in me making it to term. I now have a beautiful baby boy. SHE CHANGED MY LIFE AND MY FAMILY! I can't say enough about her expertise. She listens and you never feel rushed. I would highly recommend Sarai to anyone experiencing fertility problems. Pros: Knowledgable, Friendly, Relaxing Environment more

Simply the best! 9/17/2007

First of all, I'd like to say thanks to all others who have posted reviews before me. It was these reviews that lead me to Sarai seven weeks ago. My husband and I have been trying to conceive for over five years. In Oct 2006 we saw a specialist for the first time. I used ART (4 cycles of clomid, 1 injectibles) with no success. I never even ovulated with all the meds so I could never move on to do the IUIs. I decided to take a break from all the meds and did nothing for a couple of months. Then I started researching ""alternative"" methods and came across acupuncture. I truly believe my God led me to this website, it is how I found Sarai and that has been the biggest blessing I've had in years. All other reviews are true in describing her. Sarai is extremely knowledgeable, kind, very down to earth and she takes her time with you. My first consult with her was so therapeutic...I was hooked from that first session. And I saw results from the very first session, as well. In just six sessions I have felt better than I have in years! I am more relaxed, chronic back pain from degenerative disks has subsided substantially and although I am only at the beginning of this journey for conceiving ""naturally"", my faith and spirituality has grown tremendously since meeting this wonderful individual! I visit with her once a week and am taking herbal formulas prepared by her. She has helped me tailor my diet to that what is good for me. I am taking this time to ""prepare"" my body for nurturing a baby when the time comes. My whole outlook on infertility has changed since meeting Sarai. I trust that is will happen naturally, but if it doesn't, I will consider starting meds again in a few months, but...I will continue working with my acupuncturist as I know I will be much more healthier when the time comes. I look forward to posting my success story in the near future, for now I just wanted to say to all considering accupuncture, visit w/ Sarai- you will be amazed! Pros: Therapeutic environment, clean office, great parking, simply the BEST service Cons: NONE! more

Sarai gave me a message of hope 9/11/2007

I really appreciate the time I spent with Sarai during the treatments. I felt like I was really being ""heard"". I have been to fertility doctors and have always been given the message ""this is very disappointing"". With Sarai I was given a message of hope. And eventually, after several months of acupuncture treatments, herbs and lifestyle changes, imagine my surprise when I found out I was pregnant -- and naturally, at that! Sarai has been a great help. Pros: extremely competent and compassionate more

Best practitioner I have ever worked with 9/11/2007

Sarai is by far the best practitioner I have ever worked with. She takes the time to listen, to understand what your needs and challenges may be. She is compassionate, caring, gentle and has a special knack for putting you at ease. Pros: relaxing atmosphere, plenty of parking more

Axis Acupuncture, Best Fertility and Pregnancy Support 7/11/2007

Sarai is a gift to Austin. She is thorough, compassionate, knowledgeable, intuitive, and a real ally if you are hoping to get pregnant. I first starting going to her for treatment after my husband and I had been trying to conceive through the usual ART (clomid, iui, injections) with a diagnosis of ?unexplained infertility.? In fact, I started going to her just as I was scheduled for laparoscopy, a very invasive surgery that really freaked me out. She helped me through that. Then Sarai gently guided both of us through dietary changes, lifestyle changes, and 9 months of wonderful, comforting and nourishing acupuncture and herb treatments?and now, at age 43, I will be giving birth to my first child, a boy, in October. I believe that I may never have conceived naturally if it weren?t for Sarai?s wisdom and care. Everything you read about her in these reviews is true; she does make you feel like you are her only client. I also like that she supports my vegetarianism, and I like that she truly understands the western as well as eastern approaches to fertility, which allows her to treat and nurture patients through all the high-tech procedures and meds, which can be very stressful and intimidating. She tailors the experience to your individual needs, rather than just giving you a blanket diagnosis and treatment. I went to supposedly ?the best? infertility/fertility acupuncturist in town once, and well?Sarai was better. Pros: Great location, calm and clean office, soothing atmosphere more

Wonderful! 1/8/2007

I had been seeing a different acupuncturist before meeting Sarai, and after my first appointment with her, I switched. I wanted to see someone who specialized in infertility. She asked so many questions about me and really cared about my situation. I highly recommend her for women who experience infertility, endometriosis, stress and even back pain. She is a very caring individual who makes you feel special. You leave her office feeling relaxed and refreshed. more

Best service I ever experienced! 1/7/2007

Where to life has simply changed since I met Sarai. We have been trying to conceive a little over 2 yrs. now & have been down the IUI road with clomed with no success. I then starting seeing an acupuncturist but with little or no results. I found out about Sarai & her specialty in infertility & have been seeing her for almost 4 months. Anyone that has ever been down this road knows the struggles & stress that is put upon your life & relationship. Sarai makes me feel like I am her only client. Like she has been waiting all day to see me & hear about everthing that has gone on in my life the past week or so. Her knowledge & care for women going through this is nothing but rare & amazing. I have a whole new attitude towards conception because of her, she has shortened my cycles by 5-8 days in 3 months. I've learned so much about my body, how to listen to it & just relax. She has taught me a ton about nutrition, recommended books that have changed my life, the list just goes on. I am a client for life with Sarai & can't say enough about how wonderful she is. I will now be healthy & in the best shape possible for when our time comes! Pros: Knowledgeable, convenient, clean, relaxing, prompt & caring! Cons: None what so ever! more

Best acupuncturist for women's reproductive health anywhere! Great atmosphere! Very knowledgeable! TLC in every session! 1/6/2007

I have been working on the process of getting pregnant for nearly 3 years. I've been seeing an acupuncturist for the last 2 (not at Axis Acupncture -- another who was good, but not a fertility specialist). Over the last year I was under the care of an ob/gyn and took Clomid, a lot of Clomid. I still was not ovulating and was having severe side effects from the medication. I met Sarai and decided to change acupuncturists. I felt I needed an expert. I was afraid I was too old, too fat, bad reproductive parts -- I don't know, a myriad of impossible to address issues that would keep me from becoming pregnant. Sarai was extremely understanding. She was empathetic about what it means to want to conceive a baby, all the emotional issues that haunt a woman that is having difficulty conceiving, as well as the physical and spiritual aspects of reproductive health. Sarai's acupuncture treatments are amazing. She never seems to be rushed. She always takes time, apparently really wanting to know what went on between treatments! She is the third acupuncturist I've had, and truly the best. I feel wonderful after a treatment. I've been seeing her two months. My cycle is more stable than it has ever been -- and this without western medication. Sarai is lovingly helping me to be the healthiest I can be. I feel that if it is possible for me to get pregnant, I will be able to do it with Sarai's help. And her new location is great It is easy to get to and quiet. She has it set up in a very peaceful, nurturing way. I strongly recommend Sarai for anyone looking for reproductive health with acupuncture and herbs. She's an expert practitioner and a lovely person. Pros: location & parking, peaceful atmosphere, scheduling ease, expertise, compassionate care Cons: None! more

Beyond wonderful! 12/26/2006

I was reluctant to use acupuncture, but after two failed invetro procedures, I was willing to try anything. Sarai has been wonderful. From the moment I met her, I felt like she was in my corner, and it couldn't have come at a better time for me. Since I'm really scared of needles, I really was worried, but she was very understanding and gentle. Now, I'm perfectly okay with the needles, and it is in large part to Sarai working with me. Althought I haven't been successful in my fertility treatments yet, I feel so much better - no more back pain, abdominal pain, neck pain, and emotional distress - and I think we have a really good chance of success with our upcoming fertility treatments, and a big part of that is thanks to Sarai. Her treatments aren't just physical, they're also spiritual. She's helped me to relax in regards to my infertility, and I know that even if it doesn't work, she's done so much to help me accept whatever comes. Pros: personable, friendly, professional, caring Cons: lots of traffic in the area, but not really a problem more

Axis Acupuncture 12/23/2006

Sarai is simply the best. If you are looking for a competent acupuncturist (which you should be!) she is the one! Her very clean and comfortable office is welcoming, not cold and she is very down-to-earth and easy to talk to. I have been a patient of Sarai's for a couple of months now and have definately seen changes in my overall health, mood, and attitude! Sarai is not pushy at all, she suggests dietary & lifestyle changes that might you might benefit from, and leaves all the decisions up to you. I highly recommend Sarai! Pros: Warm, Friendly, Knows Her Stuff!! Cons: NONE! more

Excellent treatments at Axis Acupuncture 12/17/2006

I highly recommend Sarai! After seeing many doctors and trying several fertelity treatments and unable to conceive, I seeked help with Sarai. I conceived a beautiful BABY GIRL!!!! I believe Sarai helped tremendously. She put me on a diet, herbs and acupuncture treatments. She has great knowledge in women's health. Unlike many physicians I saw, she understood my concerns and was willing to help. I felt that for the first time someone was listening to me. She's very down to earth and very kind. She will make you feel comfortable. It was a treat to see her! I always felt very relaxed after her treatments. Again I highly recommend her! Pros: She's very understanding more

Great addition to fertility treatments! 12/14/2006

I highly recommend Sarai and Axis Acupuncture to anyone going through fertility treatments! Sarai is an expert in her field, and at the very least is someone who can listen to you and help you relax during this stressful process. She is very down to earth and her treatment facility is a comfy, spa-like environment. I think women going through fertility treatments spend enough time in doctors' offices, so I enjoy going to see Sarai and getting ""pampered"". While I know that the acupuncture treatments can help with my fertility issues, I also view them as relaxing ""me"" time. Sarai is also conveniently located down the street from the Texas Fertility Center. Sarai came highly recommended to me by a friend, and I highly recommend her to you! more
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    At Axis we utilize the time-tested healing practice of Oriental Medicine, or more specifically, Traditional Chinese Medicine, (TCM), to promote the body's natural ability to correct imbalances & heal itself. We believe that optimum health can be achieved by blending the boundaries of Eastern & Western medicine.

    TCM can improve the results of Assisted Reproductive Technologies such as Intrauterine Insemination (IUI), In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), & Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI). Axis specializes in TCM for Infertility & Women's Health.

    Before opening Axis, Sarai Stapleton, L.Ac., trained and worked with Dr. Randine Lewis, author of The Infertility Cure and owner of The Fertile Soul.

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