Happy Fourth of July!

From all of us at Acus, we celebrate those who have served our country on this Independence Day.

Thank you!

Congratulations to our Acus Graduates, Class of 2018!

On behalf of all the Acus Preceptors and Staff, we wish a hearty congratulations to the graduates of our 2017-18 military medical acupuncture course! You did it! And you are ... the best class ever! 🔔

Making Warriors Well

On this Memorial Day Weekend, honor the service and sacrifice of our nation's military by giving to Acus Foundation.


Veterans relieved of pain and stress without drugs.


Doctors inspired by seeing their patients get better.


Millions of dollars saved in medical costs.


Well-being among all members of our military community.


Acus Foundation works to make all of this possible.

We bring life-changing medical acupuncture to our nation's service members and veterans. We train the doctors who treat the pain.

Give today and your donation will provide valuable acupuncture training to the military health care providers who are on the frontlines of pain and stress.

Your gift to Acus Foundation will honor the service and sacrifice of our nation's military this Memorial Day.

Thank you, and join us in making warriors well.

Our latest April/May 2018 newsletter is out!

Dr. Freda Dreher with her military physician-students.

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

Vision into Action

Helms at Nellis AFB 2016

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 putting vision into action!

"Acupuncture is an ideal primary approach for many of the medical problems that arise daily on military bases, such as musculoskeletal trauma, respiratory infections, gastrointestinal disturbances, and headaches … I would create a training program in medical acupuncture exclusively for military physicians, so that all bases and military medical environments were generously staffed with qualified physician acupuncturists. Because of the constant turnover of military personnel in all service branches, a pan-military training program is necessary to continually refresh the physician population with new acupuncturists."