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
Dr. Freda Dreher with her military physician-students.
05/08/18

In this issue: acupuncture as preemptive strike, physicians become "architects," new mission statement, and more. Click here to read it today!

Helms at Nellis AFB 2016
04/03/18

In 2007, seven years before Acus Foundation was established, Founder and President Joseph M. Helms, MD presciently wrote this in the conclusion of his book, Getting to Know You: A Physician Explains How Acupuncture Helps You Be the Best YOU. Talk about ...

JABMFA Cover
03/26/18

We are thrilled to announce the publication of a new peer-reviewed article by the Acus research team in The Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. The article, "Critical Factors to Practicing Medical Acupuncture in Family Medicine: Patient a ...

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