Our mission is to educate military physicians in the science and art of medical acupuncture

Acus helps service members manage pain and stress.

60,000

...U.S. service members have been injured in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2001.

400,000-500,000

...U.S. veterans of recent wars suffer from combat-related pain and stress.

90%

...live in chronic pain.

$2 billion

...was spent on treatments for veterans recently diagnosed with PTS and TBI in 2010.

45%

...reduction in opioid prescriptions shown at the Acus flagship program.

186

...military healthcare providers were trained by Acus in 2016-17.

Acus in the News
Acus Preceptor, Dr. Freda Dreher, supervises military physician-students at the January training module.
01/26/18

Above. Acus Preceptor, Dr. Freda Dreher, supervises military physician-students at the January training module.   In January 2018, our third cohort of military physician-students reached the halfway point in their Acus medical acupuncture training ...

2017 Acus Holiday Card
12/22/17

The Acus Foundation office in Berkeley, Calif. will be closed December 23-January 1, 2018. If you need to contact us over the break, please send us an email to info@acusfoundation.org. Thank you, and happy holidays!

Dr. Joe Helms
12/14/17

BERKELEY, Calif. (December 14, 2017) — Acus Foundation is thrilled to announce that founder Dr. Joseph Helms has been named by Oprah Magazine as one of fourteen 2018 Health Heroes. He also received recognition as Oprah’s 2018 Opioid Fighter. Helms, who ...

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