Fertility Issues Specialist

Dr. Travall's Acupuncture

Dr. Travall Croom

Acupuncturist located in Midtown Manhattan (Murray Hill), New York City, NY

Most couples don’t worry about fertility issues, yet 12-15% of them still won’t be pregnant after a year of trying. Dr. Travall Croom, has extensive experience helping women and men overcome fertility issues with acupuncture. At Dr. Travall’s Acupuncture in Murray Hill, Manhattan, patients receive individualized care that improves the conditions responsible for their infertility. To learn how your reproductive health can benefit from acupuncture, call the New York City office or book an appointment online today.

Fertility Issues Q & A

What causes fertility issues in women?

Age is one of the most pressing issues affecting women’s fertility. Women are born with all of the eggs they will ever have. Over the years, the number of eggs steadily drops. Additionally, the quality of their eggs also diminishes as women get older.

Women’s fertility slowly goes down between the age of 30-35 and starts to drop rapidly after 35. Beyond the age of 40, their ability to get pregnant dramatically decreases every month. 

Beyond age concerns, infertility in women is caused by:

  • Ovulation problems
  • Fallopian tube blockages
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Endometriosis
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Pelvic adhesions

Some chronic health conditions such as autoimmune diseases and diabetes can also cause infertility.

What causes fertility issues in men?

Age doesn’t have such a huge impact on men’s fertility, but it’s still a factor. Over the age of 40, men are less likely to get their partner pregnant, have a higher risk of DNA mutations in their sperm, and they’re more likely to develop chronic health conditions that affect fertility.

The top causes of male-factor infertility include:

  • Low sperm levels
  • Poor sperm motility
  • Abnormally shaped sperm
  • Blocked tubes
  • Varicocele (varicose veins in the scrotum)
  • Retrograde ejaculation
  • Hormone imbalances

Of all the possible issues, sperm problems are the most common fertility issue in men.

How does acupuncture help fertility issues?

Acupuncture improves the general health of your reproductive tract and targets specific fertility issues, which in turn increases your chances of conceiving.

For example, acupuncture can:

  • Reduce physical and emotional stress
  • Restore hormonal balance
  • Regulate menstrual cycles
  • Improve ovulation and ovarian function
  • Increase sperm count and motility
  • Improve circulation in the uterus

Dr. Travall also uses acupuncture to improve reproductive conditions that affect women’s ability to get pregnant, such as endometriosis and polycystic ovary syndrome. Studies show that acupuncture helps restore menstrual cycles and reduces levels of testosterone in women with polycystic ovary syndrome.

In addition to helping couples who are still trying to get pregnant, acupuncture before-and-after procedures such as intrauterine insemination and in vitro fertilization may improve your success rate.

If you can’t get pregnant, call Dr. Travall’s Acupuncture or request an appointment online today.