Should I drink water before and after acupuncture therapy?

by Lilly Hillairet Clinic Assistant

Introduction:

The human body is made of 60%-80% of water. We cannot survive more than 3 days without drinking water. It really tells you how important it is. Your health and your survival depend on it.

Before treatment:

It is essential to be ready before an acupuncture treatment. Drinking some water and eat a small amount of food are recommended for the patient's comfort during the therapy. Drinking too much is not recommended because the patient might have an urge to go to bathroom in the middle of the therapy.

After treatment:

Patient should drink some water to help flush any toxins and to help with the proper circulation. We do not recommend heavy exercises after the therapy. Resting is usually the best activity to prolong the effects of the treatment.

Conclusion:

Drinking water is important before and after therapy. As a rule of thumb, if you are urinating every hour or if you wake up a few times during the night, it might be a sign that you are drinking too much water and your body is not absorbing it. Reduce the amount water to stabilize  the absorption and the urination.