What Conditions Can Be Treated with Acupuncture?

By: Dr. Ellis Schauder|March 1, 2020

What Conditions Can Be Treated with Acupuncture?Are you considering getting acupuncture? If you are suffering from pain in your neck, back or knees, you may want to start thinking about an alternative solution that can potentially help you reduce the pain for good. In this blog post, you will learn what conditions can be treated with acupuncture?

Acupuncture 101

You’ve heard of it before. Acupuncture. It puts images of needles in your head. Don’t fret, it may look painful, but it actually has been proven to reduce pain. Acupuncture is a form of Eastern medicine and such, it has been treating ailments for centuries. Acupuncture therapy is very effective at treating conditions, such as those conditions that can occur to you after a car accident. As you know, acupuncture uses thin needles that are inserted into various points of the body. Studies suggest that if placed in the right location, these needles can adequately relieve pain. Furthermore, these needles help balance your energy.

Acupuncture has been shown to help successfully treat conditions ranging from migraines, nausea, and musculoskeletal problems. It even has been shown to aid with insomnia, infertility, and even depression. 

So what conditions can be treated with acupuncture? Some of the common treatments are for:

  • Headaches
  • Knee pain
  • Low back pain
  • Neck pain
  • And more

What Conditions Can Be Treated with Acupuncture?


According to the World Health Organization, headache disorder is a worldwide problem due to its prevalence among the adult population. Acupuncture therapy may aid in the reduction of chronic headaches. Research suggests that this form of alternative therapy can be useful for those who suffer from headaches frequently and would like to find an alternative to medication. 

Knee pain

According to studies, 15 to 20 percent of men suffer from some form of knee pain. There can be a number of causes for knee pain ranging from underlying conditions to physical injuries. Acupuncture can help alleviate the pain that’s commonly associated with knee pain. 

Osteoarthritis, a common form of arthritis, generally affects the hands, knees, hips, and spine. It causes joint pain, which can impact mobility. It has been shown that acupuncture may help reduce short-term pain and improve function with lasting effects (up to a year). 

Low back pain

Nearly 80 percent of all adults (that’s a lot!) have experienced some form of low back pain in their life. It is one of the single most common causes of a job-related injury and can leave a worker out of work for weeks. Lower back pain is a huge problem for people and can be the cause of a number of underlying conditions or diseases. Low back pain is commonly treated with pain medication, which can cause addiction and does not resolve the underlying problem. However, acupuncture can help. Research suggests that acupuncture may be effective at reducing pain and treating low back pain. 

Neck pain

Neck pain happens and can be caused due to a number of underlying issues, or accidents. Because of its prevalence, it can be hard to function with neck pain. Acupuncture has been shown to have significant short-term effects at reducing neck pain 

And More

Acupuncture therapy has been shown to aid in the relief of a number of other conditions. According to the Mayo Clinic, Acupuncture Therapy can treat the other following conditions: 

  • Dental pain
  • Labor pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Respiratory disorders

Acupuncture in Orlando: Schauder Chiropractic & Wellness Center

Now that you know what conditions can be treated with acupuncture, it’s time to find an acupuncturist who can help you with your acupuncture needs. Schauder Chiropractic & Wellness Center offers acupuncture in Orlando. For the last three decades, we’ve been offering comprehensive care for the following services:

No matter what your needs are, we can help. Schedule your appointment with a doctor at our Orlando, Florida office at 407-275-6700.

About The Author: Dr. Ellis Schauder

Dr. Schauder graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Consequently, he graduated with a Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degree from New York Chiropractic College. He completed post-graduate studies in the areas of radiology, impairment rating and chiropractic orthopedics. Dr. Schauder is licensed in the states of Florida and New York.