During the Acupuncture treatment , patient should be on a sitting or lying position.This can prevent fainting or other possible accidents.We never insert needles in a standing up patient.
The proper posture of the patient depends on his main problem and his ability to sit or lie , the area in which the needles will be inserted and the practitioner's experience.Both patient and practitioner should feel comfortable.

The above images describe the commonly used positions in the daily practice.