The Institute for the Study and Treatment of Pain

iSTOP's role is transitioning to

UBC Gunn IMS Program – Faculty of Medicine
University of British Columbia

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iSTOP International Directory

Membership Renewals

Annual membership renewal for year 2024 and forward.

Gunn IMS Community website:

As of December 31, 2023 professional profiles will cease to appear on the iSTOP website (here)

Certification records have been transfered to the Gunn IMS Program hosted by the University of British Columbia which is now under the directorship of:

Lyndal Solomons PhD

Michael Koehle MD, PhD, Dip. Sport Med.

Meet the full Gunn IMS team of collaborators:

All best wishes goes out to all as Gunn IMS turns yet another "new leaf"


Worldwide Practitioner Member Directory

Certified Gunn Intra-Muscular Stimulation

The Institute for the Study and Treatment of Pain (iSTOP) supports practitioners who are currently practicing intramuscular stimulation according to Dr. Chit Chan Gunn's modality of treatment

iSTOP is the official international information centre for Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation 
known as

Western Medicine Acupuncture 

Dry Needling
Gunn IMS



Thousands of practitioners have been trained worldwide since the early 1990's. 

To find a certified Gunn IMS practitioner in your locality or while travelling, search the way finder as shown above (UBC)


To find a certified GunnIMS practitioner near your home or during your travels

Online Bookings with clinics offering Gunn IMS Treatments are available internationally, thousands are located worldwide.

The principle of Dr. Gunn’s modality is to “get the muscles to relax” so the nerve network can do their work.
This may be achieved by using various applied physical therapy methods, combine with the hands-one skill of the practitioner.

  • ·         Needling (dry / acupuncture)
  • ·         TrP (trigger point injections / saline non-medicated)
  • ·         TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation)
  • ·         LLLT (low level laser (red light) therapy)
  • ·         RMT (registered massage therapy)
  • ·         etc

To locate a GunnIMS certified practitioner, a general web search using keywords as below should find a clinic near you with an online booking system
 “gunn intramuscular stimulation, gunn dry needling, gunn ims, cgims”

UBC Gunn IMS Program – Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia

Official website for Gunn IMS Courses, coordinated by UBC Faculty of Medicine's Continuing Professional Development Division

Find-A-Practitioner Directory

    Up and coming directory may guide pain navigation according to preference, budget and tolerance

    CGIMS Course Participants

    International Manual Search
    (historical list 2012)

    List of Attendees





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    South Africa
    United Kingdom
    United States of America


    iSTOP's role is transitioning to
    UBC Gunn IMS Program – Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia
    For further information and inquiries please visit:

    Our gratitude goes out to all iSTOP legacy members and public donors since 1994.

    Thanks to you Gunn intramuscular stimulation information resources are freely available to
    the public, for patients & their family members, health advocates, pain researchers and enthusiasts alike.

    Gunn IMS "points" the way!

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