Let’s make a turning point in your health!
Gord is energized by and finds incredible meaning in working with and learning from his clients, He believes that the process of how you engage any significant health issue can be a transformative life experience. His compassionate, knowledgeable, integrated, and encouraging approach to health care are some of the reasons he has helped so many clients to be at their best and make lasting turning points in their health.
Gord first discovered the healing abilities of acupuncture when it became a key factor in overcoming chronic pain – from injuries and allowed him to return to long distance running. This experience ignited a passion and desire to help others in the same way, to get them back to doing the things they love.
Back pain specialty.
One of Gord’s particular interests is in working to resolve all kinds of back pain – chronic, acute, upper, lower, sports-related, work-related, etc. – an area in which there is a large body of evidence to support the effectiveness of acupuncture and other Chinese medicine techniques. In working with clients to get rid of back pain and prevent it from returning, he draws heavily upon the rehabilitation approaches and guidance offered in “The Back Mechanic”, a well- \known treatment guide written by renowned back pain expert Dr. Stuart McGill.
Considering health in the context of a whole and interconnected system.
Gord’s extensive training and background uniquely position him to understand the medical technicalities of injury and disease as well as to consider health in the context of a whole and interconnected system, where mind and body influence each other.
Gord founded The Acupuncture Turning Point in 2008, after graduating from MacEwan University’s acupuncture program with distinction. He was an instructor of physiology and pathology in MacEwan’s acupuncture program for a number of years, and headed a research project while there to conduct a controlled clinical study on the effects of acupuncture for easing hormonal discomforts.
In addition to being a registered acupuncturist, Gord has a background in science and research (Ph.D. from the University of Alberta, B.Sc. from the University of British Columbia). Over the years, he has worked in various roles from veterinary diagnostic pathology to environmental/food analytical chemistry, and ran a successful honey farm for many years in northern Alberta, before returning to Edmonton for his studies.
In Gord’s progression through these varied life experiences, he has always maintained the heart of both a student and a teacher, learning and integrating as much as possible along the way, applying what he has learned, and guiding others to use reason to discover what works best for them and their unique situation.
Working with the best of Eastern and Western
approaches to health.
A central theme in Gord’s practice is to work with the best of Eastern and Western approaches
to health. He emphasizes the holistic nature of acupuncture to support awareness of body function and the body’s inherent ability to heal. At the same time, he clearly maintains the view that his practice is a complement to the potent and necessary acute care model of the medical system, working alongside it and enhancing its effectiveness where possible.
Gord is intrigued by the opportunity to more deeply explore and address the predisposing
conditions that contribute to injuries, disease, and suboptimal performance, and is motivated
by working with guidance from the client to improve overall health and function together.
Gord is looking forward to meeting you and helping you make your turning point!
Read what Gord's Patients Say
I can’t overstate how much respect I have for Gord and the rest of the staff at Acupuncture Turning Point. It is clear that they all care deeply about helping people find solutions to their problems as well as helping people maintain good health. Everyone is professional, friendly, and caring. The facility is also very homey. Highly recommended.
– Jonathan Drachenberg
Bridging science and acupuncture. I dearly wish to thank Dr Grant for his great advice on how to handle my 3 months long shoulder pain. He has the relevant scientific knowledge of anatomy and physiology to make the right diagnosis, and thus choosing the appropriate acupuncture treatment. More importantly his knowledge of pain and pain perception is just impressive. His humane touch in dealing with me was exceptional. My shoulder pain is gone.
– Sanjay B
Stepping into a Transformative Experience. I have been involved with alternative, holistic approaches to medicine for twenty-two years. Reiki, Alexander Technique, Feldenkrais etc. Gord Grant provides a unique service: soothing in atmosphere, one instantly feels taken care of. Gord’s care and personal investment into his patients is a gift to experience, a quality lacking in today’s commodity and profit driven medical and health industries. Gord treats his patients so they can become balanced and integrated as a human being again.
Treating the whole person. One of the best decisions that I’ve made since moving to Edmonton is choosing to have regular acupuncture treatments with Gord for a range of health-related issues and for keeping myself functioning at my best. His skills are superb. One of the many things that I truly appreciate is Gord’s ability to use deep listening as part of his diagnostic repertoire. I also love the restful and affirming atmosphere at The Turning Point. Its the highlight of my week.
– Makere Stewart
Talented and generous. Gord is very knowledgeable and I feel 100% confident in the advice that he gives as well as the treatment he provides. I feel that when I am in his clinic for an acupuncture treatment, he listens and is genuinely interested in providing me with the best and most positive possibilities for healing.
I have been been receiving acupuncture treatments for almost two years and I couldn’t be more satisfied. Gordon is very professional, friendly, and made me feel comfortable right from the start.
Redneck Review. As a Contractor and business owner I rely on my body to perform more smoothly and reliably than any other tool at my disposal. Gord’s treatments are the best thing I’ve found to keep my body in peak condition, to address issues before they become problems, and to develop healthy routines that help to avoid injury for my company and crew.
– Tyler Collins
Wonderful. Once again Gord Grant worked his magic. I nearly fell asleep on the table and was the most relaxed I’ve been in weeks.
– Jill M.
A good fit for me finally! I have been to other acupuncture practices and this one fit for me. I liked the ambiance and spacious rooms immediately. Gord is very professional and he helped me to feel comfortable for my session- he wanted to really understand my needs from a variety of perspectives. I felt safe and relaxed during the session because I knew what to expect. I left with acupressure dots on my ears which I am using for episodic care. I will be booking future sessions.
– A satisfied health professional
Migraines. If you suffer from migraines or any neck tension I highly recommend seeing Gord. I suffered from almost daily migraines and after seeing Gord for regular acupuncture I was able to go medication free and my migraines are infrequent. Acupuncture was a last resort that I wish I had tried years ago!