About Charles Chace
Charles (Chip) Chace is a graduate of the New England School of Acupuncture (1984), and is certified by the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncturists in the practice acupuncture (Dipl.Ac) and Chinese herbal medicine (Dipl. C.H.). He is a licensed acupuncturist in the state of Colorado (Lic.Ac) where he has practiced for more than 25 years.
Chip's approach to acupuncture has been strongly influenced by three decades of study in a variety of acupuncture styles originating primarily in Japan, most notably the Toyohari style. Developed by the blind in Japan, Toyohari places a great emphasis on palpatory sensitivity and precision, and is characterized by its remarkably gentle needling techniques. Complementing this is Chip's longstanding interest in the palpatory techniques of cranial osteopathy and their adaptation to acupuncture. Such a synthesis allows the practitioner to truly listen to a patient's qi and to engage it directly.
In addition, Chip is a committed student of Classical Chinese literature and its practical application in the practice of medicine. He has published extensively on the application of pre-modern Chinese medical ideas to modern clinical practice in the west. He is a faculty member at the Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine where he teaches both acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine.