Acus Foundation January-February 2017 Newsletter | 62% Drop in Opioids with Acupuncture

By | Acupuncture, anxiety, Medical Acupuncture, Medicine, Military, Opioid Epidemic, Opioid Reduction, Opioids, Pain, Prescription drugs, Veterans | No Comments
Read it here! Headlines from our just-published January-February 2017 newsletter: 62% Drop in Opioids with Acupuncture at Nellis AFB -- Acus awarded 2017 Worldwide Grant from MDRT Foundation -- New Advisory Board Member, Laura Rittenhouse. Click here for more news.
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Acus Foundation November-December 2016 Newsletter Published

By | Acupuncture, anxiety, Las Vegas, Military, Nellis, Pain, Veterans | No Comments
Our last newsletter of 2016 has been published! In this issue: Acus Preceptor, Tom Etges, MD talks about "A-ha" moments; resident-physicians at Nellis AFB needle clementines; we welcome newest Acus Advisory Board Member, Kelly Welles; our preceptors head to Nantucket for advanced training, and more. Click here to read the...
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Acus Foundation September-October 2016 Newsletter Published

By | Acupuncture, anxiety, Las Vegas, Medical Acupuncture, Medicine, Military, Opioids, Pain, Prescription drugs, Veterans, Wounded warriors | No Comments
Our latest newsletter is out! Click here to get the most up-to-date Acus news. In this issue read about: our new cohort of resident physicians beginning their medical acupuncture training at Nellis AFB; the release of our 2015 Annual Report; our mid-year Board Meeting; and upcoming Acus events.
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Acus Foundation 2015 Annual Report Published

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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]...
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Acus Foundation graduates first cohort of Nellis AFB physicians

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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...
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Acupuncture at the Phoenix VA: An Interview with Dr. Nacchal Nachiappan

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Acus Acting Executive Director Brad Erickson, PhD, interviews Acus graduate Nacchal Nachiappan, MD, about her experience using acupuncture to treat veterans. Where do you practice medicine, what kinds of patients do you care for, and what are their particular challenges? I'm at the Phoenix VA. My specialty is general internal...
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Acupuncture and senior care at Nellis AFB

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Much of the public attention on acupuncture in the military has focused on the benefits for active duty soldiers and recent veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan. Yet medical clinics at military bases serve a large population of retired military personnel and their families. As medical providers at these facilities incorporate...
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Interview with Dr. Freda Dreher, Acus Clinical Preceptor

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"This acupuncture treatment neither removed nor added anything to your body. Thus the healing is within you." Acus Preceptor Dr. Freda Dreher explains how acupuncture influences the neurological and physiological processes that perpetuate PTS among military service members in this interview with Acus Acting Executive Director Brad Erickson. Dr. Freda...
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