Getting to the Point

Please watch and share this powerful clip. You will meet Cade, a brain cancer and stroke survivor, and see how one family found vital support for Cade’s care with acupuncture both in and out of a top children’s hospital. You’ll meet Licensed Acupuncturist Ruth McCarty who has worked for 13 years in this hospital as an integral part of the care team for critically ill children.  This clip is just a small part of the footage we have of Ruth and some of her patients. To read more about the other segments we plan to film, how we will promote this documentary and how to help us fund this production, please see this blog post. We need to raise another $150k to complete the whole film and show all the amazing stories of people helped with acupuncture. Donate today!

After releasing 9000 Needles, Doug Dearth traveled across the United States screening his film for colleges, hospitals, schools and clinics, with one thing in mind; to bring awareness to acupuncture as an amazing, and often times over-looked, medicine.  What surprised him most during this time was the exposure he gained to modern day, cutting-edge acupuncture programs that were currently being implemented in the arena of Western medicine. From cancer patients receiving acupuncture in San Francisco to acupuncture being used on patients with traumatic brain injuries in North Carolina, many of these programs are taking place is some of today’s most respected hospitals and medical institutions.

With support from the non-profit The Acupuncture Now Foundation, Doug’s newest documentary film, Getting To The Point, will dive deeper into the implementation of acupuncture in today’s Western medicine. We will visit such organizations as Acupuncturists Without Borders to highlight their amazing philanthropic work throughout the world and meet Ruth McCarthy, Clinical Director of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture at CHOC Children’s Hospital to learn how her integrated medicine treatment is helping children with cancer.  As we explore these and many other innovative acupuncture programs on the forefront of today’s Western medicine, we will meet the patients and families who have benefited from this medicine and hear their stories. And we will get to the point by turning to experts and lawmakers to discuss the many issues surrounding the future of acupuncture in our modern medical system. Most importantly, we will learn what we can do, individually and collectively, to help this effective medicine become more accessible to all who need it.

Haven’t seen 9,000 Needles yet? You can watch the trailer here and get immediate access to the full-length film for a one-time $10 fee. All proceeds will go to the creation of Getting to the Point.

You can follow Getting to the Point on Facebook using the buttons below:

The ANF has teamed up with Doug Dearth, creator of the award-winning film 9000 Needles, to create a feature-length documentary about acupuncture’s expanding role in modern healthcare.

After releasing 9000 Needles, Doug Dearth traveled across the United States screening his film for colleges, hospitals, schools and clinics, with one thing in mind; to bring awareness to acupuncture as an amazing, and often times over-looked, medicine.  What surprised him most during this time was the exposure he gained to modern day, cutting-edge acupuncture programs that were currently being implemented in the arena of Western medicine. From cancer patients receiving acupuncture in San Francisco to acupuncture being used on patients with traumatic brain injuries in North Carolina, many of these programs are taking place is some of today’s most respected hospitals and medical institutions.

With support from the non-profit The Acupuncture Now Foundation, Doug’s newest documentary film, Getting To The Point, will dive deeper into the implementation of acupuncture in today’s Western medicine. We will visit such organizations as Acupuncturists Without Borders to highlight their amazing philanthropic work throughout the world and meet Ruth McCarthy, Clinical Director of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture at CHOC Children’s Hospital to learn how her integrated medicine treatment is helping children with cancer.  As we explore these and many other innovative acupuncture programs on the forefront of today’s Western medicine, we will meet the patients and families who have benefited from this medicine and hear their stories. And we will get to the point by turning to experts and lawmakers to discuss the many issues surrounding the future of acupuncture in our modern medical system. Most importantly, we will learn what we can do, individually and collectively, to help this effective medicine become more accessible to all who need it.

Haven’t seen 9,000 Needles yet? You can watch the trailer here and get immediate access to the full-length film for a one-time $10 fee. All proceeds will go to the creation of Getting to the Point.

You can follow Getting to the Point on Facebook using the buttons below: