Bridget from breakfast TV visits the team at ATP - November 2014
Gord on Edmonton Global TV's morning show the last Monday of every month
June 30, 2014: Gord talks about how acupuncture can boost your energy
May 30, 2014: Gord talks about how moxibustion and acupuncture can help turn a breech fetus
April 28, 2014: Gord talks about the acupuncture-depression-amygdala connection
March 31, 2014: Gord reframes the idea of acupuncture- going beyond pain
Su-Ling Goh of Global TV comes to a community clinic at ATP
Su-Ling Goh from Global TV’s Healthmatters came to the Acupuncture Turning Point November 25, 2013 find out about community acupuncture and how we have brought this idea to Edmonton in a sustainable way. Watch this episode of HealthMatters where you see clients getting treatments, Gord Grant is briefly interviewed, and one of the clients tells why community acupuncture is perfect for her.
'BEST ACUPUNCTURE CLINIC' in Vue Weekly's 2012 BEST OF EDMONTON POLL
Our team is very proud of this accomplishment, and are committed to improving more to help you make positive changes in your health and wellness.
Telus TV visits our clinic for an acupuncture treatment: January 2011
Kari Jesperson visited our clinic to experience and report on acupuncture. Watch this video clip where Gord gives Kari a treatment and explains how acupuncture works. Watch it here.
Breakfast Television, CityTV October 6th 2010
CityTV Breakfast host Bridget Ryan showcased acupuncture at our clinic, where she actually got an acupuncture treatment, a Thai massage, and a deep tissue massage right in front of her morning viewers! Go here to see the CityTV posting. Bridget conducted the interview in her inimitable spontaneous style, with humour and probing questions. We talked about how acupuncture is much more than for pain relief, since it works by unblocking and activating the healthy and functioning part of your body. We gave Bridget a treatment to boost her immunity and treat nasal congestion. It was very apparent that Bridget needed the massage, as she responded with enthusiasm to Thai massage that relieved her back and hip tension, and then with amazement as deep tissue massage worked out those tight spots in her neck and shoulders!
Unique Acupuncture Research Project, MacEwan Alumni News Spring 2009
“Gord Grant, an alumnus and instructor in the Acupuncture Program at MacEwan, is the chief researcher for this clinical study [that examines the ability of a simple weekly acupuncture protocol to treat woman with PMS and/or painful periods]. He hopes to discover a correlation between symptom relief and treatments involving tiny, specially placed needles, traditionally used by Oriental acupuncturists to unblock chi or energy in the body. ‘Normally, people think about acupuncture as helping back pain or neck pain, bones and muscles,’ he said. ‘It works for much more than that.’ It is reported by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists that 80 per cent of menstruating women have at least one PMS symptom, and three to eight per cent of them have more severe problems such as migraines, cramps, back pain, and diarrhea, often forcing them to miss work or school. ‘There is huge cost to society with the suffering that occurs,’ said Grant.
…”In the future, [Grant] plans to collaborate with other researchers to explore the benefits of acupuncture treatments for other female-related problems, such as infertility and menopause.”
Global TV Edmonton interviews Gord for Health Matters December, 2008
Su-Ling Goh came to MacEwan’s Acupuncture Program to interview instructor and scientist Gord Grant, leader of MacEwan’s PMS research project. Gord explained why acupuncture is used for PMS and painful periods, and how the MacEwan’s acupuncture students were involved.
PMS takes a Needling, Edmonton Journal, Dec 19, 2008, by Jodie Sinemma
“Normally, people think about acupuncture as helping back pain or neck pain, bones and muscles,” said Gordon Grant, an acupuncture instructor at the college and chief researcher for the PMS project. “It works for much more than that.”
East meets West at Grant MacEwan's Acupuncture Program, Vue Weekly January 3, 2008 by J. Semchuk.
” ‘We use traditional techniques and modern techniques,’ explains (Gord) Grant.” “Grant points out that professional acupuncturists need to be able to talk to other doctors and consider all of a patient’s ailments. A working knowledge of prescriptions is only one aspect of western medicine an acupuncturist would need to have. ‘We’re probably trained as thoroughly as nurses. We don’t have the practical and procedural skills they do, but [we are taught] a similar microbiological and physiological understanding [behind the disease process].’ ” ” Grant’s history is in pathology research with a resume spanning the hard sciences. He’s adding to this experience with some of the broader concepts of Chinese medicine that incorporate the emotional, spiritual and physical world all at once. ‘The Chinese discovered that needles in the body can cause pain relief,” Grant says, and since all graduates of this class will be conversant in western medicine, acupuncture will become another viable option in terms of professional holistic treatments. Acupuncture is, however, only one option in a field of Chinese treatments. ”
Clarifying the acupuncture process, Intercamp MacEwan weekly magazine October 4, 2007 by C. Dutchak
“As a skeptic of holistic eastern medicine (and the western pharmacram approach as well, I might add), I took it upon myself to give acupuncture a try….For my visit, I was teamed up with Dr. Gord Grant and Nicole Carey….. I relay my experiences here in the hope of de-mystifying the procedure for those who are in the dark, as I was. First, the two practitioners hand me a survey in which a wide range of health related questions are posed. Diet, digestion, exercise and lifestyle habits are probed as well as questions raised regarding the nature of one’s ailments and the goals they wish to achieve through the help of these holistic practitioners. …I personally expressed complaints regarding middle and upper back pain. …As I am to receive treatment to my back, I am asked to remove my shirt and lay face down on a table similar to a masseuse’s table: very comfortable. I’m to receive two treatments: five acupuncture needles and a process known as “cupping”. As frightening as needles are to some, I see them up close…they are literally the width of a hair. At any rate, I receive my needles without even realizing it, beginning my treatment. I lie there for about 30 minutes while the practitioners gently twist the needles, probing for the stimulations known to occur a these points of insertion, known as “Ashi” points. I report a warming feeling in those muscles, accompanied by the occasional electrical twitch. The needles are removed and we move on to the cupping process. The intended effect here is to disturb the “facia” of the skin to promote vaso-dilation and relax the muscles. This is achieved through quite an interesting process. The practitioner holds the cups, which look like fist-sized fishbowls, and one-by-one, a flaming cotton ball soaked in alcohol is briefly inserted into the cup. The cup is then immediately applied to the specific locations on the skin, achieving a very tight vacuum seal. The practitioners then slide these vacuumed cups along the skin’s surface, which feels like a very strong, deep massage, This continues for about 10 minutes, leaving me quite relaxed, and making my back look like as though I was attached by the Kracken. Finally, the practitioners discuss various ways in which lifestyle changes, exercises, etc can help restore the balance upset by the various causes of distress. Holistic medicine, as the name implies, deals not just with symptoms but with the whole of the body and mind. The goal is not to simply remedy current complaints but to make broader life changes.”