The Institute for the Study and Treatment of Pain

Dr. Chit Chan Gunn

Profile (1931-)

A historic book, Celebration: Chinese Canadian Legacies in British Columbia was publicly released at the British Columbia Legislature on March 13, 2018. It tells the stories of notable Chinese British Colombians and the contributions that Chinese Canadians have made to the history and prosperity of the province.

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Dr. Gunn is a Vancouver doctor with a world-wide reputation for relieving chronic pain without drugs. A pioneer in the treatment of pain, Gunn is noted for introducing a new theory for chronic pain and also for developing a method of needle treatment known as intramuscular stimulation (IMS). He specializes in alleviating chronic pain due to nerve damage (neuropathy) which is specifically helped by using acupuncture needles for intramuscular stimulation (IMS).

Dr. Gunn matriculated at Peterhouse, Cambridge University, and was elected to an Honorary Fellowship of the College in 1997. He is president of the Institute for the Study and Treatment of Pain in Vancouver, Clinical Professor at the University of Washington in Seattle, and Honorary Professor at the University of British Columbia.

In 2001, Dr. Gunn was awarded the Order of British Columbia as well as the Order of Canada, the Nation’s highest honor. Dr. Gunn was admitted as a Companion of the Guild of Cambridge Benefactors and elected as a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians. He has also received the Janet Travell Clinical Pain Management Award in 2003.

Over the years, Gunn IMS has trained hundreds of doctors and physiotherapists from all around the world. Dr. Gunn has endowed the University of British Columbia and the University of Washington with the responsibility of teaching and researching the Gunn IMS model of chronic pain.

Dr. Gunn is the founder and president of The Institute for the Study and Treatment of Pain (iSTOP, this website) and continues with his clinical practice in Vancouver.

Dr. Gunn's work is cited as a major contribution in the first three volumes of this publication

Reversibility of Chronic Degenerative Disease and Hypersensitivity


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University of Washington

University of British Columbia

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Dr. Chit Chan Gunn

Order of Canada

Order of BC

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