Dear Friend of CFI Michigan,
Very soon, the Michigan House of Representatives will vote on legislation (SB 683) that permits the licensure of acupuncturists in the state. Acupuncture is one of the most popular pseudoscientific sham treatments. This is despite a mountain of randomized controlled trials showing that acupuncture is ineffective in treating any known ailment. It’s up to us to stop this bill in the Michigan House.
Make no mistake: This legislation would allow unqualified actors to deceive vulnerable patients into paying for a sham treatment that carries health risks with absolutely no benefit. Hundreds of studies have shown that acupuncture is no more effective than a placebo for dozens of ailments. And other studies have shown that patients often substitute “alternative” treatments like acupuncture for science-based medicine, with tragic consequences for their likelihood of surviving serious diseases such as cancer.
SB 683 has already passed in the Senate, and may come to a vote in the House as early as tomorrow, so we need you to contact your state representative today and tell them to reject this harmful legislation when it comes up for a vote! For the sake of patient health and safety, we can’t let this bill become law in Michigan.
Will you tell your representative that Michigan should protect patients from sham acupuncture treatments that have no basis in medical science?
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