Acupuncture, Chinese herbal therapy and abdominal massage work to build a strong foundation for good follicle quality while improving pelvic blood flow for implantation and the prevention of miscarriage. Keeping in mind that follicle development starts 120 days prior to ovulation and implantation occurs 7-12 days after IUI, one can see the importance of preparation & continual care. Acupuncture & abdominal massage should be done during menstruation to reduce inflammation, clear residual endometrial tissue and set a good hormonal baseline. Treatments during follicular phase focus on egg quality and blood flow for healthy lining. After IUI treatments encourage implantation and growth hopefully resulting in positive pregnancy test.