Herbs are a central part of Oriental Medicine and a complement to acupuncture, so are often prescribed together. Acupuncture helps to promote the body’s natural tendency to heal or operate optimally, whereas herbs represent substantial factors more potent than food that are thought to balance metabolism.
In oriental medicine, whether using acupuncture or herbs, each patient is diagnosed at two levels. On the surface is the patient’s main complaint (like neck pain, infertility, or insomnia for instance) — it is considered to be caused by an underlying constitutional imbalance. Herbs are traditionally used in combination to treat different components of a patient’s problem both the main complaint and his/her underlying constitutional imbalance– to act synergistically as a group.
Herbs are generally recognized as safe
Like foods for sale in the market, herbs available in Canada are considered to have “GRAS” status, or “Generally Recognized As Safe”. Chinese herbs are time-tested, and the few that are known to be toxic are not permitted for sale in Canada. Like with foods, there can be interactions between herbs and drugs, because a herb may change the rate that a drug is metabolized, thereby decreasing its efficacy. These problems are uncommon and are usually documented.
Many effective herbs have found their way into modern pharmacology (aspirin from willow bark and digoxin from Foxglove, as two of many examples) where they can be purified, concentrated, controlled and dosed properly. However, many herbs that have a clinically proven effect are not good drug candidates because either the active compounds are not yet identified, or the purified compounds do not work as well as compared to a preparation of the intact plant itself (echinacea or ginseng are examples). Also, since natural products cannot be patented, drug companies will not spend the many millions of dollars of research required to bring a herb-based drug to market.
We use certified Chinese herbs from 'Dasherbs'
We obtain all our herbs from a Dasherb, a German-owned company established in China. Dasherb was founded in 1992 and has devoted itself to uniting the culture of traditional Chinese herbal medicine with advanced medicinal technology, for the purpose of providing safe and effective natural raw materials to people around the world.
Dasherb has implemented a quality control system to guarantee the authenticity, safety, and quality of herb granule products. Herbs are grown, harvested, identified, processed and decocted (the process of making a concentrated herb tea extract), and dried all based on strict and controlled protocols to ensure maximum potency and safety. The end granule product is analyzed for heavy metals and pesticide residues according to Eu Pharm (5th Edition) by an independent German laboratory.
A registered acupuncturist trained in the principles of oriental medicine needs to diagnoses your constitutional pattern of imbalance. Based on an extensive questionnaire and an interview, your therapist applies holistic principles work with you from there.
Herbs vary in cost – typically a 3 week course of herbs is about $50 to 60. (Note: the herb price may vary depending on herb selection).
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.
I had such a great experience. today was my first time getting acupuncture done & I was very anxious. Gordon was very reassuring and made sure that I was comfortable the whole time. he let me know everything he was doing before he did it to ease my anxiety.he's very knowledgeable & not only was he able to help with acupuncture, but he also recommended other things to help with my problems.I will definitely continue coming back & I recommend Gordon at The Acupuncture Turning Point to everyone who's looking for these services!
My family and I have been with Gord for a very long time, he has been with us in a very long healing journey and is and has been there for us when critical care is needed. I was again reminded of his kind and outstanding knowledge and support when working with my son's rotator cuff injury to which he brought not only immediate relief, but he is helping speed the healing process. Thank you Gord!
Gord is the most caring and effective practitioner of acupuncture I have seen. He makes my 87 year old mom feel totally at home and has earned her trust completely from the results his work has produced. And she is a tough cookie.
I had an acupuncture session on Jan 16 with Gord. He was able address my concerns and helped relieve the tension in my back. As well relax the rest of my body. Gord is very knowledgeable, polite and welcoming. My experience was very relaxing and calm. Thank you Gord.
I went there for my back after hurting it and I haven’t had any more issues with it, I recently decided to go and get my shoulder tendonitis treated and also brought my mother who was also very impressed. We will be coming back.
I am so grateful to have found Gord at the Acupuncture Turning Point! It is such a beautiful space, you feel instantly relaxed and a calmness come over you as you walk in. I have not had the greatest experience with acupuncture until coming here. I have now had 2 treatments with Gord and I cannot say enough amazing things. I feel so comfortable during the treatments and he walks me through every step. My headaches are gone, my body has gotten so much relief and my digestion has been improving. He is so incredibly knowledgeable and I cannot wait till my next appointment. Also the honey from his bees is absolutely divine! Thank you so very much!
It was my first acupuncture treatment and Dr. Grant was awesome. Very knowledgeable and I’m looking forward to coming back!Update: I have continued to visit Dr. Grant for my treatments and have recommended him to friends and family. It's always such a great experience.
I have been having really bad insomnia the last week and been missing all my classes as well as disrupting my daily routine, so I needed something to help with it. I found Gord from ATP and he was very helpful and informative with my insomnia. Ever since I visited, I have been sleeping really well and been coming to my classes. He also checked up on me after a week which was very nice of him! I would definitely recommend!
Gord is absolutely amazing !!He has treated me on several occasions, for different problems. Each and every time, I leave his office, I feel better immediately. For myself, there is always a marked improvement with each treatment.Please, do not hesitate, if you are considering seeing an acupuncturist, do yourself a favour, and see the best.Gord, at “The Acupuncturist Turning Point” is in my opinion, one of the very best you will ever find !!
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
Very easy to make an appointment and great service provided. The space is lovely, with slippers and beverages available, and very nicely decorated. The practitioner listened to my needs and provided a treatment which was thorough and relaxing. Highly recommended!
Dr. Grant sure knows his onions. One session with him and he did his magic with my lower back pain, which has now subsided. Gordon is very practical and he demonstrates some of his recommended exercises thoroughly.
Very relaxing, I always feel better after a session with Gord. He listens to his clients and asks pertinent questions that help get to the root of the problem. I've had him do cupping as well as acupuncture, and at the most recent appointment also tried spoons. All highly recommended.
Danielle was very welcoming, attentive, and supportive. She asked good questions to determine the types of issues I was experiencing. She explained very well what she's doing and why, checked in regularly to make sure I was doing ok, and provided a very holistic service. Feeling much more relaxed just after the first session!
Had a great first session with Dr. Gordon. He assessed my physical conditions in detail before starting the treatment and demonstrated excellent knowledge in determining the root cause of the problems. Felt better right after the treatment.
Danielle is amazing! She was so thorough during my initial assessment. She asked every possible question, listened, and provided suggestions for strategies related to my issues. The treatment was relaxing and it is obvious she is an expert in her area. I will definitely be back.
I had the pleasure of having Marcia work muscles that had basically turned to stone after years of work as a hairstylist. She was attentive to my issues and incredibly helpful in working out major knots in my back. Highly recommend!!!
The first session with Gord and it magical the last it was truly magical, he showed empathy on the medical reason for me booking the appointment.Made me feel at ease and showed great customer service towards my 3-year-old who I had to bring with me. Gord also accommodated my son's needs as well, while I enjoyed my procedure.Unfourtnelly a lot of professionals are not fond of "children" being at appointments, but Gord showed difference and it truly showed through his support and the knowledge of his line of work. Will come again :).
I've been dealing with chronic pain for the last year of my life and coming to this clinic has changed everything. Tried so many other places and modalities but this is the place has helped me make my pain manageable. Moreover, I truly feel cared for whenever I come here. Highly recommend.
Was recommended Gord from my massage therapist. Started having nerve pain in my back that was brand new. Never tried acupuncture before but I needed some help dealing with this new problem.Gord listened to my problem, asked questions to better understand the issue and explained what he was going to do to start the process of helping me.After just my first session, the nerve pain was GONE! My back was still sore but the nerve pain was treated.I have been going back to Gord now for four months now and can not recommend him enough. He is a true student to his craft. His knowledge on acupuncture is still evolving, just today we discussed what he just learned as he knows there is still more to discover.Even though I've maxed out my coverage, I will continue to seek out treatment from Gord as he has a gift.
Gord cares about his patients and gives excellent service. I have been seeing him for my fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue and have definitely noticed an improvement since going over the past few months. The space is beautiful with all the plants and it’s always great chatting with Gord!
The second you walk in, a calm flows over you. Not only is the scenery beautiful, but they have an amazing staff with incredible knowledge and wisdom, clean environment, wonderful services! I came out feeling as if I was on a cloud! I already can't wait for my next visit!
From the moment you walk in, you relax. It's such a peaceful environment, and Gord takes the time to deep dive into your body and thoughts to help find solutions. I'd go every day if I could! I've received massage, acupuncture, and cupping services from this location, as well as learned some breathing and meditation techniques, and my day to day has already drastically improved!
Super easy online booking. Clear communication and confirmation of appointments. Cheerful staff. Clean, relaxing environment in easy to access location. Well educated staff that are passionate about overall health and I have no more migraines! Would highly recommend this clinic.
I cannot recommend this place enough. I see Gord for acupuncture and Marisha for massages, and the customer service from both is exceptional. The rooms are beautiful and I immediately feel at ease when I walk in. Gord is very caring and takes the time to understand why you are there, and takes it at your pace. I leave each time with a sense of peace and a better appreciation for the world around me. Thank you Gord for creating this sanctuary.
Gord was very accommodating. This was the first ever time I went for any sort of acupuncture. Filled him in on the issues I was having with my shoulder and back. He did some cupping, acupuncture and electro and helped with my issues. Going back for future treatments as this is the best I've felt in years, already have my next appointment booked. Highly recommended Acupuncture Turning Point!!
I love it here. Michelle is magical - so kind, full of banter, and truly wants to know how you’re doing so she can help. I get migraines a lot but HATE people touching me, so the fact that I trust her to massage me is a testament to her and her skills. Have yet to die on her table. Woo! Also Gord’s honey is top notch.👌🏻
Exceptional clinic - I could recommend enough. I look forward to every visit knowing that I will have a relaxing and helpful experience. I suffer with chronic migraines and the relief I have from acupuncture and cupping helps me enormously. I felt very safe and well cared for during my latest visit during CV19. Every precaution was taken to ensure health and safety. Everyone is so friendly and Gord is an extremely knowledgable acupuncturist.
Came in for a massage, after months of COVID-19 quarantine stiffness . My therapist actually listened to what I said, where trouble areas were. Was relief to actually be massaged by someone who knew what they were doing. Will definitely return!
I have never had a unsuccessful appointment with Gord! I was there this week and Gord worked on me from the top of my head to the bottom of my feet. I have a 42 year old back injury, fibromyalgia, anxiety, depression, knee pain and pain management is HUGE. Gord worked on all of the above. I have been seeing Gord for almost 3 years and I can depend on Gord to help me EVERY single time. He also gives me hope, hope is everything when it comes to chronic pain. Hope inspires me to be a healthier me. I highly recommend this healing place. Acupuncture Turning Point is the place to be.
At 38 weeks pregnant I went ton visit Gord to help me with moxibustion treatment. My baby was breech and I was terrified of having to potentially go through a Csection!Within 3 days of the treatment the baby turned after the doctor saying there was little chance that baby would.A happy side effect was having some of the best sleep I've had since being pregnant!I highly recommend as a treatment before other intrusive measures!!!
OutstandingGreat clinic and awesome service. Reg is an amazing at hearing you out and given you the best treatment possible. I would recommend seeing Reg or any of the crew at Acupunture Turning Point. I’ve been to a number of different clinics in the City and I would have to say this is A+. The clinic is amazing, so welcoming, I find the atmosphere is very relaxing/calming. As an Exercise Specialist I was extremely impressed with the way my body felt after my appointment. I will be back and will refer my clients, family and friends.