WHEREAS, acupuncture and oriental medicine have a long and rich history as components of a comprehensive traditional medical system that has been used for thousands of years to diagnose and treat illness, prevent disease and improve well-being; and,
WHEREAS, practitioners of acupuncture and oriental medicine are dedicated to the highest standards of professionalism and maintain these standards through education, credentialing and a personal commitment; and,
WHEREAS, millions of Americans seek the services of acupuncturists and oriental medicine practitioners each year; and,
WHEREAS, it is vital that those in need of medical services understand the full realm of available modalities and seek competent and professional care;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim October 24, 2016 as Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Awareness Day in Michigan.