Press Release: BMC establishes new acupuncture services

Haven’t run a straight-up press release in awhile, and this one caught my eye because it seems… odd for Bend Memorial Clinic to offer an alternative treatment like acupuncture. It’s just not something I think you’d ordinarily see at such a place…


Bend Memorial Clinic (BMC), the largest provider of quality, comprehensive and convenient physician healthcare in Central Oregon, has launched a new acupuncture service as part of its broad scope of practices. Dr. Greg Borstad, MD, and Dr. Charlotte Lin, MD, will lead the department.

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“We are thrilled to now offer acupuncture services to our patients,” said Marvin Lein, CEO of Bend Memorial Clinic. “Dr. Borstad and Dr. Lin’s training in acupuncture services coupled with their expertise in other practice areas will provide a welcome addition to the patient services at BMC.”

Dr. Borstad received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Wisconsin and Medical Degree from University of North Dakota School of Medicine. He completed his Internal Medicine internship, his IM residency and his Rheumatology fellowship in San Antonio at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center. He completed medical acupuncture training at UCLA School of Medicine with the Helms Medical Institute.

Dr. Lin joined BMC’s Family Medicine team in 2009. She received her Bachelor of Science from Georgetown University and Medical Degree from University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Dr. Lin completed her residency at Tufts University and completed an additional training in acupuncture at UCLA. Prior to joining BMC, she worked on the Navajo Reservation in Arizona for three years. 

Developed over 4,000 years ago, acupuncture is a branch of traditional Chinese medicine that focuses on stimulating and moving energy in your body. With the energy balance re-established, your body can heal itself. Microfine needles are used to stimulate areas that are important points on the energy channels. The needles also stimulate the muscle and the fascia (tissue surrounding the muscle) at the physical level helping to release tension and spasm.

To learn more about acupuncture services at BMC, visit http://www.bendmemorialclinic.com/html/primary_specialty/acupuncture.htm.

One thought on “Press Release: BMC establishes new acupuncture services

  1. > ,,, acupuncture is a branch of traditional Chinese medicine
    > that focuses on stimulating and moving energy in your body.
    > With the energy balance re-established, your body can heal
    > itself. Microfine needles are used to stimulate areas that are
    > important points on the energy channels.

    [roll eyes]

    Was willing to give them the benefit of the doubt till I saw this pseudoscientific nonsense.

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