About the ANF

The Acupuncture Now Foundation (ANF) was founded in 2014 by a diverse group of people from around the world who were concerned about common misunderstandings regarding acupuncture that are preventing it from reaching its full potential as a healthcare resource. Our vision is to “create a world where the benefits of acupuncture are known and available to all”. Our Officers and Advisers are volunteers who receive no payment for their service to the ANF. All monies raised beyond direct overhead costs are used to fund our outreach programs.

Acupuncture is currently practiced in well over 100 countries and is used to treat both people and animals (veterinary acupuncture). The scope of acupuncture practice is vast, complex, and is in a dynamic phase of growth. As such, there is a need for a organization that serves a a hub to gather and provide accurate information available to the public, healthcare providers, and health policy decision-makers about acupuncture and its practice.

The ANF has particular interests in public outreach campaigns, the role of research, and encouraging the development of acupuncture best practices. We are also seek to work with existing acupuncture-related organizations and do not discriminate between different practice schools of thought or (legal) practitioner types. We seek to become the clearing house of “all things acupuncture” and to actively disseminate accurate information about its strengths and weaknesses. Our parent organization is non-profit 501(c)3 foundation in the U.S. and we have local branch organizations in Australia (ANFA) and New Zealand (ANFNZ). We gratefully accept donations to help fund our mission. We also offer online PDA/CEU/CPD continuing education courses for Acupuncturists approved by the NCCAOM, California Acupuncture Board, and other non-US agencies with all proceeds beyond direct costs funding our operations. Please click our “Donate” button for information on how to donate or other means of supporting our important mission.

Thank you,

The Acupuncture Now Foundation