Allan C.P. Lam MD, RAc, CGIMS
GUNN IMS Practitioner

Dr. Allan Lam joined CHANGEpain in May 2013 as a GUNN IMS Practitioner.

Dr. Allan Lam obtained his medical degree from the University of Toronto. He holds an Advance Certificate in Acupuncture & Moxibustion from the University of Traditional Medicine in Shanghai, China and a Bachelor in Science from McMaster University.

In 1997 Dr. Allan Lam studied, learned and practiced Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) under the mentorship of Dr. Gunn, the founder of IMS. He was appointed the Clinical Director at the Institute for the Study & Treatment of Pain (ISTOP) in 1998 and was Awarded Honorary Fellowship in IMS, in recognition of extensive knowledge, outstanding contribution and expert teaching abilities in IMS. He also develops and teaches IMS courses offered by ISTOP.

In 2004, in Lima, Peru, Dr. Allan Lam was invited as a speaker at the II Congreso Latinoamericano del Dolor, V Congreso Peruano del Dolor and Capitulo Peruo de la International Association for the Study of Pain – IASP on the topic of: Segmental Nature of Neuropathic Pain. Furthermore, in 2005 he was an invited speaker at the International Symposium on Techniques and Clinical Applications of Acupuncture and Moxibustion in Beijing, China on the topic of: Neuropathic Pain, treating it with Intramuscular Stimulation (An Anatomic and Physiological Approach).

Dr. Allan Lam has also published Treating Whiplash-associated disorders (WAD) with Intramuscular Stimulation (A retrospective review of 43 patients with long term follow up) Journal of Musculoskeletal PainVol. 9 (2) 2001 and translated Dr. Gunn’s Book “The Gunn Approach to the treatment of Chronic Pain, IMS for Myofascial Pain of Radiculopathic Origin.”

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