Acupuncture before IVF

Do you recommend acupuncture before IVF and how long before a cycle should I start? Can herbs be dangerous if I want to have IVF? We have been trying for three years to get pregnant and are looking into IVF, I have already spent a lot of money on books and diets that are supposed to work and don't. And I don't know whether or not to trust acupuncture and herbs. Thanks

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Acupuncture has been shown to have some benefit in conjunction with IVF.  The main failing point is trying to organise the acupuncture at the same time as the IVF treatment.  I would definitely not recommend any type of herbal medicine whilst undergoing IVF as it will not be known if the two types of medicine would counteract each other.