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Acupuncture is a natural healing therapy that is used to improve bodily functions, alleviate pain and treat a wide range of conditions. It is done by inserting needles and applying heat or electrical stimulation at very precise acupuncture points.

The improved energy produced by acupuncture is a catalyst for the body's natural healing abilities and promotes physical and emotional wellness.

Conditions Treated

  • Lower back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Athletic, leisure, work or post-surgical muscular or soft tissue injuries
  • Headaches
  • Arthritic complaints
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Asthma
  • Seasonal allergies
  • Chronic sinus problems
  • Anxiety, depression and chronic fatigue
  • Irritable bowel syndromes
  • Coping with the diagnosis, treatment or recover from cancer
  • Other chronic medical conditions


Roger G. Klauer, MD, performs acupuncture at Saint Joseph Family Medicine at Elm Road in Mishawaka. Dr. Klauer is a Physiatrist trained in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Internal Medicine at the Mayo Clinic, and received his Acupuncture training through Dr. Joseph Helms Medical Acupuncture Institute and UCLA.

What to Expect

The number of treatments needed differs from person to person. Treatment frequency could be three to four sessions over a 4 to 6 week period of time, and then follow up is dictated by the patient's response to treatment.

Acupuncture needles are thin and made from stainless steel, with a smooth point. Most patients feel minimal pain as the needles are inserted, while some feel no pain at all. Once the needles are in place, there is no pain. Dr. Klauer remains in the room with the patient during the entire treatment session.

Ask your primary care physician if acupuncture could be right for you. Patients may also self-refer to Dr. Klauer. Most insurance plans cover the initial one-hour consultation and many policies are beginning to cover subsequent treatments.

Saint Joseph Family Medicine
Elm Road Medical Campus
60101 Bodnar Boulevard
Mishawaka, IN 46544

For more information call 574.335.8500.

Saint Joseph Health System  |  5215 Holy Cross Parkway, Mishawaka, IN 46545  |  574.335.5000

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