• On July 19, 2019 by Acus Admin

    Acus Newsletter: The Gratitude Issue is out!

    We are proud to present the second gratitude issue of our newsletter, now an annual tradition at Acus Foundation. Click here to read the words of appreciation from the military physicians that your donations helped to train in Acus medical acupuncture.

    “With acupuncture, I don’t have to tell my patients that they will have to live with their pain and dysfunction for the remainder of their lives,” said one member of this year’s graduating class. “It is life-changing.”

    “Acupuncture makes unthinkable treatment outcomes a reality,” said another graduate. “I’ve seen it and experienced it.”

    Patients jump off treatment tables, laugh their way out of exam rooms, and dance down hospital corridors, bewildered and ecstatic that their pain is gone, thanks to their treatment with Acus medical acupuncture.

    For more: https://mailchi.mp/acusfoundation/acus-foundation-newsletter-no-17-the-gratitude-issue-2019?e=6445cc1cc0

    Acus Founder, Dr. Joseph Helms, right, presents a certificate to a course graduate, center, at commencement in early June. Preceptor Allen McDaniels, far left, looks on with a smile.

  • On July 9, 2019 by Acus Admin

    Acus @ the MLB All-Star Game!

    Acus Foundation is proud to be featured in the program of the 2019 MLB All-Star Game. If you’re in Cleveland for the MLB All-Star game, pick up a game-day program and check out the full-page advertisement for Acus Foundation. We are proud to appear alongside ads by the DEA and the DOJ in a concerted effort to combat the opioid epidemic.

    Three quarters of all opioid addiction and abuse begins with a prescription. We give doctors and patients a difference choice: medical acupuncture. We train the doctors who treat the pain.

    Our doctors have documented a 45% reduction in opioid prescriptions when they added Acus medical acupuncture to their patients’ treatment plans. Our flagship training program was named by The Economist Intelligence Unit as one of eight programs nationwide successful fighting the opioid epidemic. Our Founder, Dr. Joseph Helms, was named one of Oprah Magazine‘s 2018 Health Heroes.

    Check out our ad, or better yet, join the Acus community today by signing up for our newsletter and following us on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn). Thank you, and together, let’s make warriors well.





  • On July 9, 2019 by Acus Admin

    We did it!

    Thanks to your generous support, we reached—and surpassed!—our goal to raise $5,000 on Independence Day.

    Your gift helped us to make our match, resulting in more than $10,000 that will bring life-changing medical acupuncture to our nation’s service members and veterans.

    We are grateful to have you as members of the Acus community. Thank you very much for your support. Together we can make warriors well.


  • On July 4, 2019 by Acus Admin

    Happy July 4th!

    Today, as the country celebrates freedom, we at Acus Foundation dedicate ourselves to those who have protected our liberties.

    Our mission is to bring life-changing medical acupuncture to our nation’s service members and veterans by training the doctors who treat their pain.

    However, it’s not enough to say simply that Acus medical acupuncture is life-changing.  Rather, it is life-saving.

    “The empowering part of learning acupuncture has not only been its academic explanation.  Far, far more impressive has been seeing patient after patient getting off my exam table saying ‘I feel better’,” wrote Air Force Capt. Christy Broszko, MD. “There is nothing better than that moment.”

    “It’s not enough to say that it’s lives changed,” she added. “It’s lives saved.”

    Join us in both celebrating freedom and making warriors well.


  • On June 6, 2019 by Acus Admin

    Congratulations, Acus Graduates!

    Congratulations, Class of 2018-19! We are very proud of our 22 graduates who completed their comprehensive training in Acus medical acupuncture. On behalf of the Acus team, we wish our graduates the very best as they lead the movement to think acupuncture first… and second… and third… and more! We look forward to hearing about the many lives they will transform for the better using medical acupuncture.