In 1996, the FDA (US Food and Drug Administration) approved the acupuncture needle as a medical device. Empirical studies have had mixed results as to its efficacy. The mechanism by which acupuncture works remains elusive, fueling skepticism in the scientific community.
Like any other treatment, acupuncture does not work for everyone, but it can be extraordinarily helpful for many ... It does not treat illness, but acupuncture can control a number of distressing symptoms, such as shortness of breath, anxiety, depression, chronic fatigue, pain, neuropathy, and osteoarthritis.
It is possible that acupuncture might increase IVF success rates, although there is no physiologically plausible reason for it to do so other than possibly the ability of acupuncturists to soothe and relax their patients.