The ATP Story

by Gord Grant PhD, RAc This is the story of how we got started. It is about what we stand for, and how we discovered what we needed to do to best serve those who walk through our doors.  It is about realizing we needed to slow things down and pay better attention, being present with each client, to do our best job.  But it was also about making acupuncture…

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How did community acupuncture come to Edmonton? The ATP Story part 4

by Gord Grant PhD, RAc Community acupuncture has been practiced intermittently in Edmonton over the last 10 or so years.  As a free inner city clinic at Boyle McCauley Health Centre, the Grant MacEwan Acupuncture Program was involved here to administer the “NADA” ear acupuncture protocol to people addicted to drugs as they try to come off their addiction.  Five years ago, I offered several community clinics at a church…

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“Cost: A big limitation of private acupuncture treatments… the ATP story part 3”

by Gord Grant PhD, RAc This is the next article in a series about ATP’s “turning points”.  I have described the beginning of our story – go here to read the series.  Our original dilemma was presented in the choice between offering clients a dedicated one-on-one service or a more cost-efficient multiple client model, in which  people are treated simultaneously in separate rooms in quick succession.  In these dedicated private…

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A healthcare dilemma: process efficiency or client’s needs first? The ATP story-part 2

by Gord Grant PhD, RAc This is the second part of a series that describes ATP’s “turning points”  — it’s about my insights along the way as we have engaged and participated with our clients in caring for their health.  Last time I introduced the idea of community acupuncture and how it is now integrated into the culture at ATP.  I see it not only as an alternative, but also…

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The transformation of healthcare – The ATP story part 1

Turning Points: The introduction of community acupuncture clinics to The Acupuncture Turning Point reflects not only a change for us, but also a significant transformation in this era of technological and material wealth, and personal choices.   Last year (2012) was a “turning point”; not only for us in how we practice, but also in how we have come to better understand the relevance in the shift occurring in knowledge, power…

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