Success with our first training module of 2018

By | Acupuncture, Acus Foundation, Las Vegas, Medical Acupuncture, Medicine, Military, Nellis, Veterans | No Comments
Above. Acus Preceptor, Dr. Freda Dreher, supervises military physician-students at the January training module.   In January 2018, our third cohort of military physician-students reached the halfway point in their Acus medical acupuncture training program. We are very proud of our students! They were engaged, energized, and primed to use...
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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

By | Acupuncture, Acus Foundation, Las Vegas, Medical Acupuncture, Medicine, Military, Nellis, Opioid Epidemic, Opioid Reduction, Opioids, The Economist, Veterans | No Comments
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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