Vision into Action

Helms at Nellis AFB 2016

In 2007, seven years before Acus Foundation was established, Founder and President Joseph M. Helms, MD presciently wrote this in the conclusion of his book, Getting to Know You: A Physician Explains How Acupuncture Helps You Be the Best YOU. Talk about putting vision into action!

“Acupuncture is an ideal primary approach for many of the medical problems that arise daily on military bases, such as musculoskeletal trauma, respiratory infections, gastrointestinal disturbances, and headaches … I would create a training program in medical acupuncture exclusively for military physicians, so that all bases and military medical environments were generously staffed with qualified physician acupuncturists. Because of the constant turnover of military personnel in all service branches, a pan-military training program is necessary to continually refresh the physician population with new acupuncturists.”