ANF was founded in 2014 by a diverse group of people from around the world who were concerned about common misunderstandings regarding acupuncture and wanted to help acupuncture reach its full potential. Our goal is to become recognized as a leader in the collection and dissemination of unbiased and authoritative information about all aspects of the practice of acupuncture.
ANFA’s mission is to educate the public, healthcare professionals, and health policymakers about the practice of acupuncture by identifying and breaking down the barriers preventing acupuncture from reaching its true potential.
How ANF is supporting acupuncturists.
1. Research Resources Visit our Research Resources section for research, papers, studies and submissions.
2. Educational/Promotional Content Visit ANF Resources for quality video segments and podcasts to inform the public about the advantages of acupuncture and to bring down barriers of misunderstanding.We invite you to share these on your website, via social media, or through other means.
4. Google Ad Words Campaign The ANF has been awarded a grant by Google for up to $120k a year in free Google Ad Words advertising. We need to raise $15k to hire the professional services we need to get the most out of this grant so we can drive people to the ANF site and get them referred to qualified acupuncturists! Watch the video above to learn more about this important project. Help us grow our online network connecting licensed acupuncturists with those seeking acupuncture care!
5. Research Reviews: 'Advertising Compliant' Social Media Images. Images prepared to educate and inform the public about the benefits of acupuncture while remaining compliant with our strict advertising guidelines. Accompanying website with 'more details' section to support the images. This is a fundraising project, as donations received from these marketing images will be used to fund our google ad words campaigns, submissions, and all of our educational projects/materials.
(This project is still in construction phase. Watch this space for details once released.)
The ANF's Strategic Plan for 2015 and Beyond The ANF seeks to bring down every barrier that is preventing acupuncture from meeting its true potential as a health care resource. As part of our "Strategic Plan for 2015 and Beyond" we have identified acupuncture’s biggest barriers and our efforts to address them.
Below please find three videos by ANF President, Matthew Bauer. The first video (7 minutes) - "Healing the Acupuncture Profession – Connecting the Dots” - was released in February 2016. It provides an update of the ANF’s activities since our founding as well as detailing our efforts working with acupuncturists internationally. The next two videos (shorter and longer versions) are those we released to announce our founding in late 2014. These videos, together with the Strategic Plan we released in 2015 found above, explain the ANF’s mission of educating the public, healthcare professionals, and health policymakers about the practice of acupuncture. Please contact us with any questions. You can also take advantage of some of our resources and educational outreach campaigns or keep up to date on our blog and Facebook page.
For those looking for more detail, the next video is an extended version of the video above.
The ANF is dedicated to educating the public, policymakers, and healthcare professionals about the practice of acupuncture. Our leadership is all-volunteer, but we rely on donations to help fund our campaigns, educational tools, and outreach efforts.
LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR LATEST CAMPAIGN TO DOMINATE GOOGLE SEARCHES FOR INFO ON ACUPUNCTURE. CLICK HERE! By working together, we can help address the misunderstandings that prevent acupuncture from being used to its fullest potential. Educating people about the benefits of acupuncture costs money. Please consider donating to the ANF so we can keep up our work making the benefits of acupuncture known and available to all.