Helms Medical Institute educates physicians in the science and art of medical acupuncture. HMI sponsors the oldest ongoing medical acupuncture training program in North America. It is the only training that offers a comprehensive foundation in all dimensions of acupuncture.
Ninety percent of physicians practicing acupuncture in the United States have been trained through Helms Medical Institute's Medical Acupuncture for Physicians courses. HMI has been chosen by the US military to teach this discipline to its physicians.
HMI president Dr. Joseph Helms is the founding president of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture, the professional society representing standards of education and practice of this discipline, and has served as a consultant on acupuncture matters to the World Health Organization and the National Institutes of Health.