One of the most well-researched uses of acupuncture is in fertility enhancement. Incorporating acupuncture into a treatment plan for fertility is becoming the norm, with many fertility clinics now keeping acupuncturists on site to provide this service. Acupuncture can be used throughout any stage and form of “conception”, including pre and post transfer for couples using IVF. These treatments are said to improve follicle development, egg quality and implantation. Equally as important in my opinion is the opportunity that an acupuncture treatment gives a woman to relax, taking a short time out of her day to stop and really care for herself. The stress reduction benefits of acupuncture should not be under-estimated when it comes to improving fertility outcomes.