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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Acupuncturist Dan Chace to Treat Children, Adolescents (and Parents!) at NESCA


October 17, 2014

We are very pleased to announce that Acupuncturist Dan Chace (who prefers to be called "Chace") will be practicing part-time at NESCA, on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons.

Appointments can be arranged by calling 617-658-9800, or emailing arenzi@nesca-newton.com. Initial 45-minute consultations are $80; subsequent 45-minute treatment sessions are $60.

Chace is uniquely--and extensively--experienced in working with children, even toddlers, whom he treats for anxiety, depression, attentional issues and some of the symptoms associated with developmental, digestive and other disorders.

He practices a minimally or even non-invasive form of Japanese acupuncture, using very fine-gauge needles or in many cases, no needles at all, instead relying upon various other tools applied externally.  He also addresses nutritional and other lifestyle factors that influence child development.

The many parents who wish to explore integrative treatment options that may not involve medicating their children may find his services both appropriate and effective, along with yoga and other therapies offered at NESCA.

Learn more about Japanese acupuncture HERE.

About Dan Chace

Chace is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island, with a degree in zoology. Following stints working in the field of ornithology for the Utah Division of Wildlife and the Massachusetts Audubon Society, he accepted a position at The Fessenden School in West Newton, MA, where he spent 13 years teaching science in the Upper School. For the last eight years of his Fessenden tenure, Chace was head of the department.

In 2010, he enrolled in the New England School of Acupuncture (NESA), from which in 2014, after years of study both here and in Japan, he earned his Master's Degree in Acupuncture (MAc). Chace is also a Diplomate of Acupuncture of the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), and licensed in Massachusetts by the Board of Registration in Medicine.

What makes his practice unique is that he blends the creative techniques of Japanese acupuncture with his Western scientific background and experience as an educator. Most importantly, his practice is guided by personal experience. As a child and young adult, Chace suffered from severe anxiety. He writes,

"It seemed, regardless of the conditions of my life, I felt unsettled, anxious, and for the most part, always out of balance. At NESA, I came to understand that much of this anxiety was my body's response to my diet.

Over time, the lack of nutritious food and healthy lifestyle had created an imbalance in me. As a practitioner, I now see similar imbalances at the root of many symptoms that patients present.

Over my three years at NESA, I significantly altered what I ate, how I exercised, and how I experienced life. While the process was difficult, the results have been well worth the effort, as I no longer feel the overwhelming anxiety I once did.

I want to share what I have learned with each and every patient I am lucky enough to treat."


  1. I would say that as he practices a minimally or even non-invasive form of Japanese acupuncture, using very fine-gauge needles or in many cases, no needles at all, instead relying upon various other tools applied externally.

  2. Wow, this is such great news. I hope loads of people got benefits from this acupuncture camp. I am so glad they organized this acupuncture camp. I am also an acupuncturist and work at the acupuncture lorne park clinic. I would love to be a part of such acupuncture camp!!