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Acupuncture—Definition.

Acupuncture is a traditional system of medical theory, oriental diagnosis and treatment used to promote health and treat organic or functional disorders, by treating specific acupuncture points or meridians. Acupuncture includes the following techniques:
(a) Use of acupuncture needles to stimulate acupuncture points and meridians.
(b) Use of electrical, mechanical or magnetic devices to stimulate acupuncture points and meridians.
(c) Moxibustion.
(d) Acupressure.
(e) Cupping.
(f) Gwa hsa (dermal friction technique).
(g) Infrared.
(h) Sonopuncture.
(i) Laser puncture.
(j) Dietary advice.
(k) Manipulative therapies.
(l) Point injection therapy (aqua puncture).
These terms are to be understood within the context of the oriental medical art of acupuncture and as the board defines them.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.57.005. WSR 90-24-055 (Order 100B), recodified as § 246-855-010, filed 12/3/90, effective 1/31/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.57.005, 18.57A.020 and 18.57A.070. WSR 84-05-011 (Order PL 457), § 308-138B-165, filed 2/7/84.]
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