Beauty and Health – we don’t have to choose!

When we hold ourselves to a standard of beauty that is outside ourselves we can waste time effort and resources that I feel would be better used accepting and appreciating our individual uniqueness. I think what ever we do to feel attractive should be health enhancing. I think we do not need to choose between health and beauty, but that one begets the other, to reveal the best version of…

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Study supports Acupuncture’s effectiveness for weight loss

Can acupuncture help you lose weight? Yes…but it’s not that simple. Weight management is a multi-dimensional issue. To have success all aspects of lifestyle must be considered. It is a challenge that is best addressed holistically (see our webpage which discusses the bigger picture). That being said there is some strong evidence supporting acupuncture’s effectiveness as a weight loss tool. A research team recently published their work in a journal…

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Community Acupuncture affords more regular treatments for those who need it!

by Gord Grant, Ph.D., R.Ac. In traditional Oriental-based acupuncture, many conditions in transition that require the body and mind to be at their best are treated at least once per week. Our community acupuncture sessions, where treatments occur in a group setting, offer an affordable way to experience acupuncture regularly and sustain the healing process ($10 initial assessment fee for first time patients, and $20-$40 sliding scale based on what…

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Our team helps you remove obstacles in finding your shape

by Jennifer Kotowicz, H.H.P, R.Ac. Our team helps you remove obstacles in finding your shape: We help you to monitor your energy, feelings, and body’s responses in relation to your diet and exercise. This information is used to create treatment plans with you, which are tailored to your personal goals and health needs. Being in shape is a matter of opinion. It is not a number on a scale. Your…

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Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture – more than seeking youth?

Jennifer Kotowicz, HHP, R.Ac. Before I talk about facial rejuvenation, I want to talk about what is in a face. Indeed, beauty resides in the face. Our face is how we are recognized instantly; no two humans have the exact same combinations of features, not even identical twins! Our emotions are expressed in our face. It is the first impression we give to the world. The face is a place where…

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The Secret of Acupuncture (and caffeine addiction) – the fascinating world of adenosine

by Alina Tousseeva, M.D. (Russia), R.Ac. and Gord Grant, Ph.D., R.Ac. A medical research team from the Center for Translational Neuromedicine at Rochester, NY, published a very interesting article on the acupuncture mechanism in the highly acclaimed scientific journal NATURE (NATURE NEUROSCIENCE VOLUME 13 | NUMBER 7 | JULY 2010). Here, Goldman’s team concludes, “Although acupuncture has been practiced for over 4,000 years, it has been difficult to establish its…

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Understanding Chronic Low Back Pain

by Gord Grant, Ph.D., R.Ac. Understanding Chronic Low Back Pain:  This article will help explain the nature of chronic back pain, and show how acupuncture can help get you back on track. Although  many cases of lower back pain are self-limiting and get better on their own, they often develop into a chronic problem.  These account for a  huge proportion of healthcare expenditures and reduced productivity and  quality of life. Sometimes …

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Acupuncture for Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis

by Gord Grant, Ph.D., R.Ac. Drs. Terry Selfe and Anne Taylor of the Center for the Study of Complementary and Alternative Therapies (U of Virginia) reviewed the scientific research published in English journals.  They included randomized, controlled experiments studying the effects of acupuncture on knee osteoarthritis. Ten trials representing 1456 participants met the inclusion criteria and were analyzed.  They concluded that these studies provide evidence that acupuncture is an effective…

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Acupuncture for Treatment of Insomnia

by Gord Grant, Ph.D., R.Ac. Since Ancient Times, acupuncture has been used for the treatment of insomnia. A compendium of texts called “The Yellow Emperors’ Inner Classic”, written over 2000 years ago in China, is still the fundamental doctrinal source for traditional Chinese medicine. “The Spiritual Pivot”, a component of these texts, describes the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disturbances with acupuncture and herbs. In Chinese medicine, the metaphors for…

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about Gord Grant, Ph.D., R.Ac.

Gord Grant is a Registered Acupuncturist of the CAAA(College and Association of Acupuncturists of Alberta). He is energized by, and finds incredible meaning in, helping and learning from his patients. In his practice, he facilitates people to improve, to make turning points, to be the best they can be at all levels of being. Gord’s eclectic career includes 25 years in medical and agricultural diagnostic research, as well 10 years…

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