Pain Relief Pioneer Donates for New Sport and Exercise Medicine Center

by Vishnuprasad on  March 5, 2015 at 8:07 PM Press Release
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Dr. Chan Gunn, a pioneering Vancouver physician in the field of pain relief, has donated $5 million to the University of British Columbia (UBC) for a new sport and exercise medicine center.
Pain Relief Pioneer Donates for New Sport and Exercise Medicine Center
Pain Relief Pioneer Donates for New Sport and Exercise Medicine Center
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The 13,480-square-foot building will be the new home for UBC's sport and exercise medicine centre - one of the first academic sports medicine units in the world, and the first in Canada. The building will be named after Chan Gunn.

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Dr. Gunn and his wife Peggy made the gift in recognition of UBC's efforts to investigate, apply and teach intramuscular stimulation (IMS). IMS is a non-surgical, non-pharmaceutical technique developed by Dr. Gunn for alleviating pain resulting from nerve damage.

A blend of acupuncture and western medicine, it involves inserting a needle deep into muscle, causing it to relax and relieve pressure on pain-causing nerves. "Having a connection to UBC is very important for teaching and research into IMS. IMS will have a permanent home to grow," said Dr. Gunn.

UBC will commit $2.25 million for the first phase of the building, which will house space for community care and research activity, including IMS.



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