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:
Some chronic health conditions such as autoimmune diseases and diabetes can also cause infertility.
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:
Of all the possible issues, sperm problems are the most common fertility issue in men.
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:
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.