Every cycle counts for the patient. Not just because her clock is ticking, but also because every cycle costs a hefty sum. There is also substantial emotional and physical stress to go through each time.
Some patients do not respond well to gonadotropin stimulation e.g. Follistim, Gonal-F, Menopur. Others produce an adequate number of follicles but few that are viable. For those with successful fertilization, the chosen ones may not implant. For those who implant, there is then the fear of possible miscarriage during the first trimester.
The issue here is physical condition of the IVF candidates. Modern day technology is able to help us do what was impossible in the past. We can bypass obstructed fallopian tubes with IVF. We can even facilitate fertilization via ICSI. But for your body to work at a more optimal state, we need other resources.
The most important are lifestyle changes. If you continue working hectic hours, then decide that the technology is going to do the job for you, then you may be in for disappointment. Many more women all over the world who decide that IUI or IVF is their preferred mode of treatment also realize that they are responsible for everything else. They learn to slow down, go for massages, eat well and invest in herbs and acupuncture for preparing themselves for the cycle.
As already mentioned on this site, acupuncture may be very helpful for poor-responders to stimulation. Not to mention its effects on the body as a whole, acupuncture will help reduce stress and improve blood flow to the reproductive regions.