Fantastic Voyage – The Science Behind Radical Life Extension

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 to the library by Gord Grant: Fantastic Voyage – The Science Behind…

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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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Acupressure for Nausea -“P6” or Neiguan

by Gord Grant, Ph.D., R.Ac. There is perhaps no acupuncture point that has been studied as extensively as “Neiguan” (called P6 in the western world). This anti-nausea point is located at that little blue dot you see on the wrist in the picture, or about 2 finger widths up from the wrist crease, in between the two prominent ropy tendons there. Well over 6000 people have participated in randomized trials…

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Period Tracker – for avoiding or becoming pregnant; or just being more aware!

The Patient’s Corner is a place where we publish patients’ ideas and suggestions regarding health and wellness. We find that the private conversations of patient and practitioner are also reflective of a much larger anonymous conversation between many patients, since the wisdom and knowledge gained by one is often indirectly shared with another through the practitioner. This one came from a patient who was dealing with difficult PMS problems. She…

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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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Gua Sha & Cupping: A modern interpretation of time-tested and effective practices

by Gord Grant, Ph.D. R.Ac. In my practice, I see many patients who experience considerable improvements in neck or back dysfunction when I combine Chinese bodywork techniques, such as sliding cupping and gua sha, together with acupuncture in the same session. These bodywork techniques initiate physiological healing changes that massage does not. I warn my patients that they may have some awful looking red marks after treatment, especially the first…

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The Pedometer Challenge

by Gord Grant, Ph.D., R.Ac. A pedometer can help motivate you towards a goal of being more active! Our society is experiencing an exercise crisis as much as a diet crisis.   Our bodies were designed to move, but our modern culture does not support or require adequate movement to be healthy.  In our busy lives, each of us is challenged to find both time and motivation to walk instead drive,…

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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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