• On November 11, 2016 by Acus Admin

    Happy Veterans Day from Acus Foundation!

    On Veterans Day, we honor our nation’s veterans at Acus Foundation. It’s a part of our daily life.

    We know how to help the men and women who bravely served our country, and who still struggle with chronic pain, PTSD, and the physical and moral injuries caused by war. Our specialized military medical acupuncture techniques have worked time and again to help patients who were often thought of as hopeless.

    We’ve seen veterans on the brink of suicide come back to life after a sequence of treatments. We’ve seen spouses declare with joy that they’re enjoying their “new husbands.” We’ve seen soldiers get off opioids and return to duty.

    By giving military doctors the tools to treat the whole patient, whether active duty or veteran, we channel the original intention of Veterans Day – celebrating the lessening of pain and suffering – and we ask you to help us continue this important work. Please donate today.

  • On August 18, 2016 by Acus Admin

    Acus Foundation 2015 Annual Report Published

    We are very pleased to announce that our 2015 Annual Report has just been published. Download your electronic copy here, or if you prefer a paper copy, please email info@acusfoundation.org.

    Acus Foundation Annual Report_2015

    What military physicians, service members, and veterans are saying about Acus medical acupuncture

    “The D-word [divorce] hasn’t come up since my first treatment… I’m a normal person again.”

    –Marine Sergeant (ret.) injured in an IED explosion


    “If we are going to be healers, and the military is going to use its physicians to their fullest capacity, this is the type of training that I fully believe we should be getting.”

    –Psychiatrist, U.S. Marine Corps

    “I was on 22 medications… now I’m down to two.”

    Air Force Sgt. (ret.) with chronic pain and post-traumatic stress after severe vehicle accident


    “Since integrating this treatment [acupuncture] into my clinical practice, I have witnessed an unprecedented improvement to those suffering from chronic pain syndromes.”

    –Nurse Practitioner, U.S. Army

    Highlights include:

    • Trained 94 military and VA physicians in medical acupuncture
    • Inaugurated the pilot research and teaching program at Nellis AFB in Las Vegas
    • Donated more than $500,000 in materials and course instruction
    • Trends at Nellis AFB showing in just six months 75% overall improvement in patient symptoms and 50% reduction in prescriptions for symptomatic medication (i.e., painkillers, antidepressants, sleep aids)
    2015 Acus Annual Report
  • On June 14, 2016 by Acus Admin

    Acus Foundation graduates first cohort of Nellis AFB physicians

    The Acus team warmly congratulates the first cohort of U.S. Air Force physicians who graduated from our “Medical Acupuncture for Military Physicians” course at Nellis Air Force Base on Monday, June 13, 2016!

    These residents completed 300 hours of medical acupuncture training, and they will use their acupuncture skills both on the battlefield and in garrison. In the photo below, Acus Founder and President, Dr. Joseph Helms, at the center of the graduating cohort.

    Nellis Grads