4762.01 Acupuncturists definitions.

As used in this chapter:

(A) "Acupuncture" means a form of health care performed by the insertion and removal of specialized needles, with or without the use of supplemental techniques, to specific areas of the human body.

(B) "Chiropractor" means an individual licensed under Chapter 4734. of the Revised Code to engage in the practice of chiropractic.

(C) "General nonmedical nutritional information" means information on any of the following:

(1) Principles of good nutrition and food preparation;

(2) Foods to be included in the normal daily diet;

(3) Essential nutrients needed by the human body and recommended amounts of those nutrients;

(4) Foods and supplements that are good sources of essential nutrients;

(5) The actions of nutrients on the human body and the effects of nutrient deficiency and nutrient excess.

(D) "Herbal therapy" means the use of foods, herbs, vitamins, minerals, organ extracts, and homeopathy.

(E) "Homeopathy" means a noninvasive system of natural and alternative medicine that seeks to stimulate the human body's ability to heal itself through the use of small doses of highly diluted substances prepared from animal, vegetable, or mineral sources.

(F) "Moxibustion" means the use of an herbal heat source on one or more acupuncture points.

(G) "Oriental medicine" means a form of health care in which acupuncture is performed with or without the use of herbal therapy.

(H) "Physician" means an individual authorized under Chapter 4731. of the Revised Code to practice medicine and surgery, osteopathic medicine and surgery, or podiatric medicine and surgery.

(I) "Supplemental techniques" means the use of general nonmedical nutritional information, traditional and modern oriental therapeutics, heat therapy, moxibustion, acupressure and other forms of Chinese massage, and educational information regarding lifestyle modifications.

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.171, HB 251, §1, eff. 3/22/2013.

Effective Date: 08-10-2000; 2007 SB33 08-22-2007