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Videos & Audio Recordings

Audio Video recordings and slideshows are available for lectures, interviews, presentations, and special events related to Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) for chronic pain and other treatable diseases and medical conditions.

iSTOP'S maintains a historical record collection of Gunn IMS Lectures and related videos.

Previous events and activities log are posted here

LECTURES (Historical)

Upcoming events



YouTube collection of videos
YouTube Library

New Members Site Launches Today!



​Another great day for the Gunn IMS community!   UBC Gunn IMS has spent years developing  a Members Only area of our website with a wealth of tools to support Gunn IMS practitioners in their practice. Today we launch the next generation of this  members area, with different levels of membership,    and welcome iSTOP members to the site. The members area includes:

  • Needle technique updates
  • Communication bulletins
  • Clinical forms
  • Online exams 
  • Video content
  • An ‘Ask-an-Instructor’ section to submit questions and read past responses
  • A members discussion forum
Watch the welcome video from the UBC Gunn IMS Program Director,  Dr. Lyndal Solomons, to the new website community area -  all practitioners who were current  iSTOP members are now  instant IMS Level members!

Video Lyndal Solomons welcome message to iSTOP members


iSTOP community joins UBC Gunn IMS community!



​An exciting day for the Gunn IMS community! All iSTOP functions and members have joined the UBC Gunn IMS program. This is a natural transition that I am sure you will all welcome, particularly as it is the final step in the realisation of Dr. Gunn's long-term goal to make Gunn IMS part of a tertiary institution. Welcome iSTOP members!

Watch the interview between UBC Gunn IMS's Program Director,  Dr. Lyndal Solomons, and  Dr. Gunn talking about what it means to  Dr. Gunn for Gunn IMS to be part of the UBC Faculty of Medicine below! In this video, Dr. Gunn  also discusses Patrick. D. Wall's classic three types of pain.  In Dr. Gunn's textbook, "The Gunn Approach to the Treatment of Chronic Pain", Wall  described Dr. Gunn's  neuropathic model  of pain and its management as " the best of the traditions of classical medicine".

Video Lyndal Solomons interview with Dr. Gunn


2023 Annual Chan Gunn Lecture

Is Treating the Periphery Old School?

Bridging the gap between peripheral treatments and modern pain science.

Cory Choma discusses the intersections of Pain Science, Gunn IMS dry needling, and interventional radiology. This case-based presentation provides a framework to guide your complex clients through a coordinated care plan that utilizes multiple interventions. 

Lecture - 41 minutes

Q&A - 52 Minutes

Link to Speaker's website

Pain Made Easy


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2023 Annual UBC Chan Gunn Lecture

Thursday January 19, 2023
5:00 - 6:30 pm (PST)
Speaker: Cory Choma PT


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Should the video links become expired, please contact originators for archive access


35th Annual Gunn-Loke Lecture

2022 UW Medicine

Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine


Tuesday, November 8

5:30pm—6:30pm (PST)

Foege S060, Genome Sci. Auditorium



Luana Colloca, MD, PfD, MS

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about the power of mind and how placebo effects can result in improved clinical outcomes in patients’ symptoms.
  • Gain knowledge about the inner pharmacy and the cascade of neurobiological events in the brain that facilitate placebo-induced pain reduction.
  • Become familiar with policies and ethical aspects related to use of placebo in clinical practices.

Study Credits:

The University of Washington School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Washington School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

Dr. Colloca Profile & Lab

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PDF Invitation

"Grasp Seeking Re-Alignment Needling (GS RN)" 

Power Point Presentation

With accompanying letter from Dr. Allan Lam to all IMS Practitioners


  • clinical observation
  • straight-forward approach getting far better and quicker results than before
  • 87% of the patients treated reported noticeable improvements after one 5-10 minutes’ treatment session
  • thanks to Dr CC Gunn & i-STOP


2021 Annual UBC Chan Gunn Lecture

"The World's Greatest Athlete and Gunn IMS" 
Held: Thursday October 21st, 6:00 pm (PST)

Moderator: Cory Choma PT, Senior UBC Gunn IMS Instructor 

Introduction: Dr. Michael Koehle, MD, PhD (HOST)

UBC Professor, Sport & Exercise Medicine, Faculty of Medicine & School of Kinesiology

Free to the public virtual event hosted by the University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC Canada

Discussion with Olympic champion Damian Warner and his physiotherapist, UBC Gunn IMS Instructor Dave Zelibka


  • The role UBC Gunn IMS dry needling played in his winning gold at the Tokyo Olympic Games
  • Looking back at their nine-year journey to the top of the Olympic podium
  • How they manage the delicate balance between training and recovery
  • The benefits of using an injury prevention model instead of an injury treatment model
  • Damian's first experiences with dry needling and how their approach evolved through trial and error
  • How the Gunn IMS model helped Damian recover from and avoid overuse injuries throughout his career
  • Why desensitization of the nervous system is a crucial component, even in elite athletes
  • How Dave incorporated UBC Gunn IMS dry needling into a complex training and competition schedule

The lecture was followed by a live virtual Q&A session where attendees asked Damian and Dave their questions.
Over 700 registered, 300 people attended the live Q&A session.

Far greater attendance than ever experienced!

2021 UBC Chan Gunn Lecture VIDEO RELEASE

FREE access to video recording via EMBODIA

2021 UBC Chan Gunn Lecture VIDEO

UBC Gunn IMS Lecture Flyer 2021 PDF 

UBC Gunn IMS Website

2020 Annual UBC Gunn IMS Lecture

Held October 22, 2020

Length: 42:54


Dr. Michael Koehle, MD, PhD, Dip. Sport Med. (CASEM)

Professor, Division of Sport & Exercise Medicine & School of Kinesiology

Cory Choma, BScPT, BSc. (Chem) - Clinical Specialist (Pain Science), CGIMS

Quin Sekulich BPE, CSCS - Strength and Conditioning Coach

Neville Wright - Olympian Medalist, Performance Therapist, Coach, Mentor

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The team at UBC have created some resources to help Gunn IMS practitioners navigate the use of dry needling during COVID-19 and  important safety information to review before returning to using needles in practice.

  • Q & A Video
  • Descriptive text
  • Checklist
  • 11:14 minutes

Is it safe to dry needle during the COVID-19 pandemic? READ

LECTUREOverview of Acupuncture and Dry Needling for the MPT Student - Perspectives from Acupuncture and Gunn IMS

A lecture at UBC with Lyndal Solomons and Justin Baerg discussing their perspectives using GunnIMS and acupuncture respectively. 

Chan Gunn Pavilion. UBC

January 28 2020

40:28 minutes

Acupuncture Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association

CPA Website


USA Radio Show Recordings
Series of Radio Interviews with Nicki Snazell in Stafford, United Kingdom broadcast in the United States of America

News Article - The Paper of Montgomery County Online

Tortured By Chronic Pain? Dry Needling Is an Alternative To Opioids

December 15, 2019


iSTOP Testimonials


Nicki Snazell - iSTOP Member Profile






Nicky Snazell Interview - The Four Keys To Health (Book Launch)

WOCA OCALA, FLDecember 23, 2019



KTRH HOUSTON, TXDecember 19, 2019



KIQI SAN FRANCISCO, CASpanish & EnglishDecember 20, 2019



34th Annual Gunn-Loke Lecture

“Advances Toward Mechanism-based Treatments for Chronic Pain Disorders”

Presented by: Theodore J. Price, PhD, Eugene McDermott Professor; Director, Center for Advanced Pain Studies; Program Head, Neuroscience BS, School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, The University of Texas at Dallas.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this presentation, attendees should be able to:

(1) Understand how technological advancements in sequencing technologies are enabling greater mechanistic insight into drivers of chronic pain in human populations;

(2) Gain knowledge about some chronic pain mechanisms seem to be very distinct in males and females;

(3) Learn about ideas for how future chronic pain therapeutics can be targeted to specific populations based on underlying disease mechanisms.

Direct link to YOUTUBE Video

2019 Annual UBC Chan Gunn Lecture

October 24, 2019

Practical Application of Gunn IMS to Clinical Challenges

Each year, distinguished scholars/clinicians are invited to speak at the UBC-Chan Gunn Annual Lecture about issues related to IMS and neuropathic pain. This lecture is held in honour of Dr. Chan Gunn and his generous contributions.


Introduction and overview of Gunn IMS - Dr. Michael Koehle and Lyndal Solomons

UBC original webpage

Case Study - Pelvic and Spinal Pain in Elite Bobsledder - Cory Choma

UBC original webpage

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

Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) - Beyond Neuropathic Pain
Dr. Ong Too, Malaysia

Presented at Fourth Annual UBC – Chan Gunn Lecture

University of British Columbia, Vancouver

October 22nd, 2015

No video available, PDF script only

Beyond Neuropathic Pain - PDF

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


iSTOP's role is transitioning to
UBC Gunn IMS Program – Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia
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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.

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