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Chip Chace, LAc

The East Asian medical world lost one of its most extraordinary teachers and practitioners when Charles ‘Chip’ Chase passed away on the 3rd of November 2018. 

Chip maintained a longstanding interest in the medical literature of China and was the translator of a wide variety of books and articles, on premodern approaches to acupuncture and Chinese medicine including a translation of the first textbook of acupuncture from 100 C.E., The Yellow Emperor’s Systematic Classic of Acupuncture and Moxibustion (Huang Di Zhen Jiu Jia Yi Jing), and Li Shizhen’s An Exposition on the Eight Extraordinary Vessels, Acupuncture, Alchemy and Herbal Medicine (Qi Jing Ba Mai Kao), the seminal text on the extraordinary vessels. He was also a long-time student of a wide range of palpation-based forms of practice in both the acupuncture and osteopathic traditions.

Chip has practiced acupuncture for over thirty years and was on the faculty of the Seattle Institute of East Asian Medicine where he taught palpatory approaches to acupuncture. He held a clinical practice in Boulder, Colorado.

Read more about Chip and his life through the eyes of Craig Mitchell and Dan Bensky.