by Gord Grant PhD, RAc In traditional practices, acupuncture has been used to effectively treat anxiety problems, with or without depression. Now, modern research has shown that acupuncture can be as clinically significant as psychological counselling in the treatment of depression. Recent studies have linked psychological depression with activation of the amygdalae, an important little pair of almond-shaped structures located behind the eyes and about as far back as the…
The Point of Acupuncture – one point at a time. This blog series will address our understanding of handful of the most special acupuncture points, one by one, both in a historical context of oriental philosophy, and also the evidence shown by science to date on why and how each point may be working therapeutically. We have discussed acupuncture mechanism before in general ways (see the facia connection), but this…
Acupuncture works for more than pain Acupuncture is best known for its association with a release of endorphins (your natural pain-killers) and also its ability to relax tight or contracted muscles. Acupuncture is evolving with the help of evidence-based studies which validate and demonstrate not only how it can relieve back pain (read how we treat back pain here), but also how it therapeutically modulates the nervous, and endocrine (hormone),…
by Gord Grant PhD, RAc Acupuncture or counselling, provided alongside usual care, can benefit patients with depression, according to a large, well-designed study. Unfortunately, antidepressants alone don’t work for more than half of patients. There is a demand and a need for non-drug solutions for mental health issues like depression. “Until recently”, says Dr. Hugh MacPherson and his research team, “systematic reviews of acupuncture and counselling for depression in primary care have…
Dr. Gord is such a kind soul and his treatments have been so helpful with my anxiety, chronic pain and overall wellbeing. His honey is also delicious and the clinic has such a calming atmosphere! Thank you
Gord is an incredibly knowledgeable and kind practitioner that I’ve been seeing for acupuncture for 10+ years. I always leave my session feeling better and inspired by our conversation. Acupuncture treatments from the Turning Point has benefitted my overall health and has improved some physical discomfort in my muscles.
Very very pleased with my first time experience with Gord. I went in for acupuncture therapy but it was WAY more than that. He truly is in it to genuinely help people, whether it be one thing or another, he is all in. Really takes the time to get to know you and dig deep into how to REALLY help you. Not just a quick fix and out the door. I felt heard and really connected throughout my entire session. Gord is a very educated, compassionate and knowledgeable man.
Gordon is amazing. He is extremely knowledgeable and thorough. I can tell he loves what he does and is extremely passionate about helping people. He took the time to get to know me and treated me as a whole. I went in with two concerns I wanted help with but he ended up helping me with many others. I left feeling so supported and inspired. I highly recommend seeing him!
As always, Gord hooks it up!! My leg and hip feels amazing already!! I also got some take home stretches and exercises to keep my sciatica in check. GORD... you are truly amazing!! Thank you again!!! 😊
Had to bring my mom in because of her back issues. Gord accommodated and agreed to help early morning. He was so kind throughout, made sure my mom was okay. He even showed us exercises to be completed to get rid of the pain. He’s gone above and beyond for us, highly recommended
I have visited Dr. Grant recently and as usual he went above and beyond addressing my recent shoulder issues!Above regular maintenance with acupuncture session and cupping he spent great deal of time working on my rotator cuff and supraspinatus! He is a mountain of knowledge!I highly recommend Acupuncture Turning Point and Dr.Grant!CheersMarcin
Gord at Acupuncture turning point is very knowledgeable, very professional, truly cares for his patients. The atmosphere is pleasant, calming and relaxing. Each appointment I leave feeling relaxed and know my concerns have been addressed.
Health and Wellness are extremely important to the ATP family. Every step of your experience is facilitated with love. I have become a better person since my association with Gord and ATP.Try them for yourself and realize what a Hidden Gem truly means.Thank YouSimeon
Always have a good experience when i go and see Gord. Very Knowledgeable, he takes you through what he is doing and how this will help. I just came in with a knee injury and left feeling better then i have in weeks. Cant go wrong going and seeing Gord.
I had my first session with Gord recently and he surpassed my expectations. Very kind provider and does all he can to help with whatever problem you come to him with. And what a beautiful set up he has!
Marisha Did a fabulous job ! I was nervous about getting a massage again as the person I saw before put me in alot of pain after. I will definitely be returning she definitely makes you feel comfortable 😺
I could hardly walk with my nearly completely destroyed knees, they were so bad that even my family doctor and physiotherapist after seeing my MRI results were all shocked I wasn’t in a wheelchair, crutches or on pain killers!After 4 sessions with Gord and my massage therapist my knees have improved significantly, to the point I can even do light sprinting and jogging again!
Gordon is a total pro! He is very knowledgeable, and I always leave my appointments pain free. As an athlete, I really appreciate his understanding my unique needs. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for treatment.
I cannot say enough good things about Marisha. I visited her early on in my pregnancy for a prenatal massage as I was suffering from terrible back pain and have visited her every two weeks since. I'm 34 weeks pregnant now, and she gave me my life back over these last 8 months. Thank you so much Marisha!
Gord is amazing he has much knowledge and has excellent advises on how to keep a healthy body. His treatment helped me greatly to get back on the path of recovery. Will be seeing you again, Thank you!Update: After continuing my treatment with Gord and taking his advice towards my physical practices , I am now pain free!! Gord set me to the path of recovery and I can't thank him enough for all his help!
I have severe Degenerative Disk decease at a young age from being a trucker. I was in agony for multiple days. So I decided to give Dr. Grant at Turning Point a try. In our first session he set me on a speedy road to recovery. I felt much better and able to go into work the next day. His insight and advice along with some vacuum cupping, acupuncture, heat lamp, and electrode stimulation relieved me quickly in ways I only dreamed possible.