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 injured in Iraq & 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

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

45%

...reduction in opioid prescriptions through Acus flagship program

186

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

Acus in the News
2017 Acus Holiday Card
12/22/17

The Acus Foundation office in Berkeley, CA 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 ...

Patient Physician Trust
12/04/17

LAS VEGAS – One notable finding that Dr. Carla L. Fisher and her colleagues discovered during their research on medical acupuncture at Nellis AFB was the feeling of greater trust between patients and physicians. “Acupuncture really changed that relatio ...

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