The Chinese characters for acupuncture mean balance medicine. Acupuncture can help to increase fertility by balancing and harmonizing the Qi (or Ki) of the body. Qi (pronounced "chee") is like the body's vital energy. This balance helps all aspects of the body to function at a more optimal level. Studies have shown that acupuncture can help infertility by reducing stress, relieving depression, relieving pain, and much more! Chinese herbs (one of my specialties) have also been shown to increase fertility. A combination of acupuncture, Chinese herbs, and a mindfulness practice, such as meditation, are proving to be quite helpful to couples trying to conceive.