The Slow Fix Challenge

I listened to a great TED talk the other day by Carl Honore entitled, ”In Praise of Slowness”after his best selling book. As stated by TED, “Honore believes the western world’s emphasis on speed erodes health, productivity, and quality of life.”  I also recently heard him interviewed on CBC radio by broadcaster Alan Maitland, where Honore offers us a challenge to slow things down or at least find our “right” speed.  The default…

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Manage your energy, not your time!

Article by Gord Grant Ph.D, R.Ac. What is human energy?!  Why is it that some days, for me, anything seems possible? Here I feel a huge YES and the capability to engage life’s important yet difficult problems.  Other times, even the most innocuous obstacle can be daunting and derail me. I believe it has a lot to do with how I manage my energy. The poet David Whyte says, “When…

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When Stress becomes Disease – going beyond blame

Relaxation Massage at the Acupuncture Turning Point

by Gord Grant I want to talk about why we get sick. What qualifies me to talk about this?  Well, on the surface, it is because I have extensive post-secondary training and research experience in pathology. I am a pathology and pharmacology instructor at MacEwan University, and I am an acupuncturist who is trained to help people get well.  But more deeply, what really qualifies me, is that like you…

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Holistic and Integrated…what do these mean?

Our team is working hard to “walk the talk”  Holistic: We believe in our journey and vision of promoting a holistic healthcare that embraces all knowledge, both modern and traditional, evidence-based and experiential. We honour the knowledge that each of us has, both therapists and patients, of their own minds and bodies. We promote the work of a true team approach to problem solving and learning, and to put the…

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Auriculo (Ear) Therapy

Auriculotherapy involves the stimulation of the “auricle” of the external ear for the treatment of health conditions in other parts of the body. It applies the principles of acupuncture to specific points on the ear, and can be done with less cost without the need for full treatment tables or private sessions. It known as ear acupuncture or auricular acupuncture when the stimulation is achieved by the insertion of acupuncture…

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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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Could your orthotics and high tech runners be a source of your knee and back pain?

by Gord Grant I used to suffer chronic back and knee problems.  The doctors told me I wouldn’t be running any more. I didn’t want to believe that.  In fact, these problems were what first exposed me to acupuncture.  Acupuncture not only helped me back into running, but it was part of my journey in becoming more aware of what made my pain and performance better or worse.  Along they…

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The Honeydew Story

So I was a beekeeper.  Well, I still am, but now as a hobbyist. I really love bees and share this passion with my family, friends, and community.  But there was a time, in another life, that I was the owner of thousands of hives and pipelines of honey. It was honey that brought me to be an acupuncturist in an indirect sort of way. It was through my discovery…

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The Brain Wash

Library Corner We have created a special space for anyone to peruse and  enjoy our eclectic book collection, which we also loan to our patients.  From  traditional and holistic aspects of healing and health, inspirational ideas,  various magazines, poetry, to scientific and medical references on  anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, physical assessment, bodywork, and  acupuncture. Here is one of many recent additions that Gord has read and added to the  library: The…

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