Oprah Magazine Honors Acus Founder Dr. Joseph Helms

By | Acupuncture, anxiety, Health Heroes, Medicine, Military, Opioid Epidemic, Opioid Reduction, Opioids, Oprah, Pain, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Prescription drugs, Veterans | No Comments
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 graduated from UCLA medical school said, “Being trained in...
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Acus Research Spotlight: Medical Acupuncture Builds Trust between Physicians and Patients

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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 relationship,” Fisher said. “It warrants that doctors take more time, and they...
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Acus Foundation’s 2016 Annual Report Published!

By | Acupuncture, anxiety, Military, Opioid Epidemic, Opioid Reduction, Opioids, Oprah, Pain | No Comments
Our 2016 annual report has just been published! Read how we put your dollars to work to train more military physicians in medical acupuncture, and in doing so, reduced opioids by 45%, saved $250,000, improved patients' and physicians' wellbeing, and restored hope, health, and honor to our nation's service members...
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Acus Foundation September-October 2017 Newsletter | The Economist Highlights Our Opioid Success

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Our September-October 2017 newsletter has been published. Highlights include: The Economist Intelligence Unit profiles Acus as one of eight programs nationwide successfully combating the opioid epidemic; Acus research spotlight shows that acupuncture builds trust between patients and physicians, and more. Click here to read the newsletter.
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Acus-funded research on opioid reduction featured in 2017 White Paper

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We are pleased to share that Acus-funded research on opioid reduction has been highlighted in the latest White Paper on "Acupuncture's Role in Solving the Opioid Epidemic." Check it out on page 6 of the report! http://www.asacu.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Acupunctures-Role-in-Solving-the-Opioid-Epidemic-_Final_September_20_2017.pdf
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Acus Foundation featured in The Economist as successful case study in combating the opioid epidemic

By | Acupuncture, anxiety, Las Vegas, Medical Acupuncture, Medicine, Military, Opioid Epidemic, Opioid Reduction, Opioids, Pain, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Prescription drugs, Veterans, Wounded warriors | No Comments
The Economist Intelligence Unit featured Acus Foundation in a special report on innovative programs successfully combating the opioid epidemic. Read the report here: http://tacklingopioids.eiu.com/case_study/medical-treatment-including-alternative-practices/ Our goal at Acus is to interrupt the opioid epidemic at its outset: the primary care clinic.  As the report's Executive Summary notes, "practitioners see the problem but don't...
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Acus Foundation July-August 2017 Newsletter | Auricular Acupuncture

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Our latest newsletter is out! In this issue we take a deep dive into auricular acupuncture, and Acus's signature approach to needles and the ear. We also profile two of our students who are now Acus-certified instructors in auricular acupuncture. Read more here.
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