Chinese Medicine considers our social and physical environment to have a vast influence on health. Some things, such as climate or social interactions, may be difficult to change, but others are more within our control. Chinese Medicine emphasises a preventative approach to health, which includes long-term management of well-being through moderate diet, exercise and stress management. As your acupuncture treatment progresses, you will become more aware of how what you do on a daily basis can supplement - or sabotage - your treatment.
(By the way, this is not a stock photo, but my Mum doing qi gong - a type of Chinese exercise system - on a Polish beach :) ).