Alaska Statutes.
Title 8. Business and Professions
Chapter 6. Acupuncture
Section 190. Definitions.
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AS 08.06.190. Definitions.

In this chapter,

(1) "acupuncture" means a form of healing developed from traditional Chinese medical concepts that uses the stimulation of certain points on or near the surface of the body by the insertion of needles to prevent or modify the perception of pain or to normalize physiological functions;

(2) "department" means the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development;

(3) "practice of acupuncture" means the insertion of sterile acupuncture needles and the application of moxibustion to specific areas of the human body based upon acupuncture diagnosis; the practice of acupuncture includes adjunctive therapies involving mechanical, thermal, electrical, and electromagnetic treatment and the recommendation of dietary guidelines and therapeutic exercise.

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