Gord Grant, founder of The Acupuncture Turning Point, graduated from MacEwan University’s acupuncture program with distinction in 2008.
In addition to being a registered acupuncturist, Gord is also a scientist (PhD from the University of Alberta, BSc from the University of British Columbia) and researcher, having worked in various roles from veterinary diagnostic pathology to environmental-food analytical chemistry. Gord was an instructor in MacEwan’s acupuncture program and also headed a research project there conducting a controlled clinical acupuncture study.
Gord’s extensive training and background uniquely position him to understand the medical technicalities of injuries and disease, but also to consider health in the context of a whole and interconnected system, where mind and body influence each other.
Gord first discovered the healing abilities of acupuncture when it became a key factor in helping him overcome chronic pain from injuries in order 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.
Gord is energized by and finds incredible meaning in working with and learning from his clients. He believes the process of how a client engages any significant health issue can be a transformative life experience. His compassionate, knowledgeable, integrated, and encouraging approach to health care are some of the many reasons he helps clients strive to be at their best and make turning points in their 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. He views his practice as a complement to the potent and acute care model of the medical system. He is intrigued by the opportunity to more deeply explore and address the predisposing conditions that contribute to injuries, disease, and suboptimal performance and work together with guidance from the client to improve overall health and function.
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!