Serving the Big Horn Basin since 1981

FAQs


Can you cure my (insert any symptom or disease here)?

No doctor ever cured anything. What we do is to assist you in removing the interferences to your body’s own natural ability to heal itself. No matter what your condition, age, or what you have been told by other doctors, we may be able to help. 

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How long will I have to come?

Every patient and condition is different. A series of visits will be necessary. Each visit builds on the previous ones. Keep in mind that we are dealing with your body’s natural ability to heal. This can take time.

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The Forbidden City, Beijing, China

How often will I have to come?

For acute conditions we may see you every day for a time. For most conditions, however, a three times a week schedule is best. Less frequent visits can be arranged but it means it is going to take longer to get results. For patients coming long distances more than one visit per day can be scheduled. 

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Will it hurt?

Acupuncture and tuina are essentially painless. There can be a bit of short-lived discomfort with chiropractic adjustment, gua sha and therapeutic exercise. Chinese herbal medicinals are dispensed only after a thorough evaluation to assure effectiveness and that there are no contraindications.

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What if I can’t stand needles?

Unlike the large, hollow needles used by your medical doctor, acupuncture needles are solid and as fine as a hair. Moreover, you don’t have to have acupuncture. We offer many other treatment options. But we have had many patients who were afraid of needles and had acupuncture with no problems. 

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Could I get AIDS or some other infection from acupuncture needles?

As part of his NCCAOM certification Dr. Borgstrand has had extensive training in sterile needle technique. Our needles come in sterile sealed packages so the needles are sterile going in. After a single use we dispose of them in regulation biohazard containers that are shipped to a government approved disposal site. In this way you never get anyone else’s needles and no one will ever get yours. 

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Is acupuncture safe if I am on blood thinners?

There is no problem having acupuncture if you are taking blood thinners, or for that manner, any other prescription or over-the-counter drug.

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Should I have acupuncture or chiropractic if my medical doctor says it will do no good?

There is only one kind of person on earth that can tell you if acupuncture may help you or not: an acupuncturist. There is only one kind of person on earth that can tell you if chiropractic may help you or not: a chiropractic physician.

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Can you treat my problem if I have osteoporosis or if I have had surgery?

As a board-certified chiropractic orthopedist, Dr. Borgstrand has had advanced training is managing osteoporosis and failed joint surgery syndromes. Often gentle techniques such as tuina, gua sha and craniosacral therapy are used instead of chiropractic adjustment.

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How much will it cost?

It depends on what we do. See the Our Fees page on this website. We offer a free consultation in person or on the phone to determine your individual needs. Call for an appointment. We accept all major credit cards.

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Will my health insurance cover your services?

Most insurances will reimburse you for our services including acupuncture. However each contract is different. Check with your insurance administrator.  

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Will you file my insurance claims for me?

In order to keep fees down we do not file insurance for you. At each visit we give you a receipt that includes all the information you need to file your own claims with your insurance company. Your insurance company will reimburse you directly. 

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The Terra-cotta Army, Xi’an, China

Will Medicare pay for your services?

We use only gentle techniques such as acupuncture and tuina on our older patients. Medicare and Medicare supplemental insurance do not pay for these services. 

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What About Personal Injury, Workers’ Compensation, and Medicaid Cases?

We have found that these types of cases require tremendous amounts of paperwork and time away from patient care. For this reason we do not accept personal injury, Workers’ Compensation, and Medicaid patients.

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What does it mean that Dr. Borgstrand is NCCAOM certified in acupuncture?

NCCAOM means “National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.” This is the organization that administers the acupuncture national board tests. Passing these tests is the basic standard of competence for acupuncturists in the United States. Qualifications for taking the tests and a searchable directory of nationally certified acupuncturists are on the Commission’s website at www.nccaom.org.

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What does it mean that Dr. Borgstrand is a chiropractic orthopedist?

It means that Dr. Borgstrand completed a 325-hour post-doctoral course in the diagnosis and non-surgical, non-drug treatment of conditions of the bones, joints, muscles and nerves and passed a 3-day written and practical examination administered by the American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedists (ABCO), an affiliate of the American Chiropractic Association. Dr. Borgstrand is one of only 400 doctors of chiropractic in the U.S. to earn this distinction.

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Do you treat allergies?

Yes. Dr. Borgstrand is certified in N.A.E.T. NAET stands for Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Techniques. NAET is an elegant application of chiropractic, acupuncture, and applied kinesiological diagnostic and treatment methods that not only relieves allergy symptoms, but eliminates allergies altogether. For further information go to Dr. Nambudripad’s website at www.naet.com.

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Do you treat children?

Yes. We love to treat children because they respond so quickly to our natural, drugless approach. The most common conditions we treat in kids are allergies and respiratory problems. But they get muscle, joint, and nerve problems just like grownups and respond very well to chiropractic adjustment. If acupuncture is indicated for a youngster we usually use acupressure instead of acupuncture needles for those under age 7. However younger children often tolerate acupuncture needles just fine.

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What if I have more questions?

Make an appointment for a free, no obligation consultation with Dr. Borgstrand either at our clinic or on the phone. You may also email us for a speedy reply.