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Intramuscular Stimulation - Slideshow in Spanish

Estimulación intramuscular - diapositivas español


Vancouver Sun 

Published on Feb 16, 2018


Dr. Chan Gunn, a Vancouver physician who pioneered a technique to alleviate pain from nerve damage.

Connective Tissue, Stretching, Inflammation and Musculoskeletal Pain

33rd Annual Gunn-Loke Lecture

October 23, 2018

University of Washington, USA

Speaker: Helene Langevin, MD

Division of Preventive Medicine

Osher Center for Integrative Medicine

Brigham and Women's Hosptial, Harvard Medical School


The mysterious world under the skin

Under the skin, the human body has a connective tissue called fascia that contains muscles and nerves. But what does the fascia do?

Deutsche Welle - DW Akademie



key words

agglutinated fascia

anatomy trains

connective tissue

collagen over production

tensegrity engineering

TGF stress trigger

hyaluronic acid

manual fascia manipulation


dry needling


Stretching, Connective Tissue, Chronic Pain, and Cancer

University of California Television (UCTV)

May 2, 2016

Dr. Helene Langevin explains the importance of connective tissue in the body and its link to the immune system. She talks about recent findings on the effects of stretching on inflammation and fibrosis and the the relevance of these findings to chronic pain and cancer. 

Langevin is the director of the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. 

Series: "Integrative Medicine Today" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 30714]

April 6, 2016






connective tissue

immune system

chronic pain



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Pathophysiology (Gunn Model) - Theory of Myofascial Pain

Speaker: Dr. John Kent

iSTOP Member Profile

Published on Nov 7, 2016

Duration 18:20 min

Internet Lecture Series

Prerequisite for practical courses in dry needling (IMS)

The Israeli Society for Musculoskeletal Medicine החברה הישראלית לרפואת שריר ושלד
Published on Nov 7, 2016

Theory of Myofascial Pain - Opening Remarks - Dr. Simon Vulfsons (3:13 min)
  1. Introduction - Theory of Myofascial Pain - Dr. Negev Bar (11:03 min)
  2. The History of Dry Needling - Theory of Myofascial Pain - Prof. Aharon Finestone (11:16 min)
  3. Clinical Presentation - Theory of Myofascial Pain - Dr. Motti Ratmansky (18:20 min)
  4. Pathophysiology - Theory of Myofascial Pain - Dr. Amir Minerbi (19:41 min)
  5. Pathophysiology (Gunn Model) - Theory of Myofascial Pain - Dr. John Kent (18:20 min)
  6. Physical Examination - Theory of Myofascial Pain - Dr. Simon Vulfsons (12:09 min)
  7. Focused Physical Exam - Theory of Myofascial Pain - Dr. John Kent (20:59 min)
  8. Musculoskeletal Toolboxes - Theory of Myofascial Pain - Dr. Simon Vulfsons (16:58 min)
  9. Case Study - Theory of Myofascial Pain - Dr. Motti Ratmansky (17:37 min)
  10. Treatment Plan - Theory of Myofascial Pain - Dr. Amir Minerbi (26:47 min)

Watch all videos in this series of lectures - Youtube

Dr. Chan Gunn Pain Management

Speaker Dr. David Kim

iSTOP Member Profile

"This is a lecture I gave in honor of my mentor, Chan Gunn, MD. He is truly a revolutionary doctor.
The world needs to know his methods. His methods saved my life many times, and those of many patients". 

University of British Columbia (UBC) October of 2013.

Duration: 32:50 min

Dr. David Kim (Health Without Boundaries) - "Dr. Chan Gunn Pain Management" October 2013


Vancouver Sun News Article

Vancouver doctor donates $5 million to UBC for sports medicine 

5M Donation Powers UBC Plan

March 5, 2015 - T. Crawford


Newspaper article and Video Interview with Dr. Gunn 

Duration 1:30 min


Interview Series - 2011 UK

"Dr. C. Chan Gunn was trained in traditional acupuncture but has replaced this exclusively with IMS. 

His confidence in the amazing changes possible with IMS comes through' in this interview with iSTOP member 

James Pinkney (PhysioUK)

Discussion topics highlighted include:

  • what Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) is used for
  • how neuropathic pain underpins the IMS treatment philosophy
  • how Cannon's Law underpins the physical signs you will learn to look for when you have trained in IMS
  • physical signs you will look for to see if someone could benefit from IMS
  • possible clinical effects of IMS
  • segmental nature of IMS
  • differences between IMS and a trigger point approach to treating pain
  • goals for IMS as a clinical modality

YouTube Videos

Part 1  4:25 min

Part 2  6:15 min

Part 3  3:30 min

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