A light meal should be eaten before acupuncture so that the body has some energy to work with, as sometimes a person who has not eaten will feel lightheaded or weak when receiving an acupuncture treatment. It is best to wear loose clothing which is comfortable, with the knees, elbows, and stomach region easily accessible. Do not perform any strenuous activity, drink alcohol, smoke excessively, or ingest heavy meals before or after your treatment. One of the most important things to do both before and after your treatment is to DRINK WATER. If an adequate amount of water is not put into the body, then optimal results will not be reached in the optimal time. (If you are not sure on how much water you should be drinking, ask your practitioner).