when i have gone to acu he always first checks to see if my xi (pronounced "chee") is balanced. from my understanding (fwiw), it basically to see if your "energy" is properly flowing and there is no blockage.
from reading books on acu and infertility, the chinese believe that blockage of xi through the kidneys can cause infertility.
i have no idea of whether i believe it, but i noticed a HUGE help in the bloating leading up to ER while doing ivf. i was wishing i could afford it every day at that point!
it also gave my body a break during a very stressful time, so i figured, what can it hurt?
additionally, i listened to circle and bloom meditation while having acu treatments, so overall it was very positive for me!