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 30 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. Complementing this is Chip’s longstanding interest in osteopathic palpatory techniques and their adaptation to acupuncture. This synthesis, called Engaging Vitality, facilitates a more direct and clinically effective contact with a patient’s qi.
Chip is also 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.