Course Materials

“The Gunn Approach to the Treatment of Chronic Pain: Intramuscular Stimulation for Myofascial Pain of Radiculopathic Origin”.

Author: Dr. C. Chan Gunn
; Foreword by Prof. Patrick D. Wall
. 2nd Edition 
, published by Churchill Livingstone

Publication date: September 1996 
ISBN: 0443054223

This book is essential reading for physiotherapists, sports medicine therapists, massage therapists, as well as medical doctors involved in pain therapy. Please note that there are various changes in the way certain techniques are now taught after page 50 of the book. Please read up to page 50 prior to the course, you will be updated on the changes during Part 1 of your course. You may order the book directly from Amazon.

“UBC Gunn IMS Needling Manual”

Authors:Lynn Chapman, Cory Choma, Lorrie Maffey, Susan Massitti, Joanne McBrinn
Revised March 2015, Softcover
This Needling Manual is available to Certified Gunn IMS Practitioners, and is available for purchase from UBC CPD for $50, which includes shipping. Please contact to enquire about purchasing.

“Reprints on Pain, Acupuncture & IMS”

Author: Dr. C. Chan Gunn
21st Impression – Revised April 2008 
This popular collection of reprints by Dr. Gunn is now in its 21st impression, and is available for purchase from UBC Gunn IMS for $30. Please contact to enquire about purchasing.

Some of the articles are:

  • Foreword – University of Washington Multidisciplinary Pain Center
  • Introduction
  • Author honored, BCMJ 1995
  • Excerpts from C MAJ, Globe & Mail, Modern Medicine, BCMJ
  • Tenderness at Motor Points: A Diag & Prog Aid for Low-Back Injury – J B Jt Surg 1976
  • Tennis Elbow and the Cervical Spine – Can Med Assoc J., 114:803-809, 1976
  • Acupuncture Loci: A Proposal for Their Classification – 1976Am J Chinese Medicine
  • Trancutaneous Neural Stimulation, Needle Acupuncture and “Teh Ch”i” Pheno – Am J Acup. 1976
  • Type IV Acupuncture Points – Am J Acupuncture, 5-1:51-52, 1977
  • Utilizing Trigger Points – Osteopathic Phys – 44-3:29-52, 1977
  • Shoulder Pain, Cervical Spondylosis and Acupuncture – Am J Acupuncture, 1977
  • The Neurological Mechanism of Needle-Grasp in Acupuncture – Am J Acup, 1977
  • Peripheral Nerve Injuries Mimicking Lumbar Disc Herniation – BC Med J, 1977
  • Tenderness at Motor Points: An Aid in the Diagnosis of Pain in the Shoulder
  • Transcut. Neural Stim, Acupuncture and the Current of Injury – Am J Acup, 1978
  • Early and Subtle Signs in Low-Back Sprain – Spine, 3-3:267-281, 1978
  • Motor Points and Motor Lines, Am J Acupuncture, 6-1:55-58, 1979
  • Causalgia and Denervation Supersensitivity – Am J Acup, 7-4. 1979
  • “Prespondylosis” & Some Pain Syndromes Following Denervation Supersensitivity – Spine 1980
  • Dry Needling of Muscle Motor Points for Chronic Low Back Pain. A Randomized Clinical Trial.1980
  • Male Pattern Hair Loss. Acp. & Electrotherapeut. Res., Int.J. Vol. 5:1980
  • Pain and Misperceptions in Neuropathways – I.F.O.M.T. Proceedings, 1984
  • Chronic Intractable Benign Pain (CIBP). Pain, 39 (1989)
  • Neuropathic Pain; A New Theory for Chronic Pain – Ann Royal College of Phys & Surg 1989
  • Mechanical Manifestations of Neuropathic Pain. Annals of Sport Medicine – 1990
  • Dryneedling for Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain, Acupuncture. 1990
  • Treating Myofascial Pain – The Am. Acad Med Acup Review, Vol.3, No 2
  • Fibromyalgia – What have we created?
  • Letter to the Editor: J. RoySocMed. August 1996. Chronic Pain, Time for Epidemiology
  • Epipenomena of Radiculopathy, Address to Royal Society, UK. 1996
  • Radiculopathic Pain – Diagnosis & Treatment of Segmental Irritation, In Press
  • Acupuncture and the PNS, In Press