Christopher L. Macie, L.Ac

Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist
Master of Traditional Oriental Medicine

Phone: 650-424-8782
Fax: 650-424-0943


Mr. Macie practices Acupuncture and Herbalism at IHA since October, 2000, following in the footsteps of Lloyd Wright, who practiced here from 1990 to 2000, and was a founding member of IHA.

His practice addresses clients needs in the areas of:

-- pain reduction and management, acute/recent or chronic
-- enhancement of post-surgical recovery; side-effect management complementary to other medical therapies
-- sports injuries, auto accident and repetitive stress/work related injuries (RSI), and other musculo-skeletal problems
-- seasonal issues such as colds & flues, bronchitis, allergies
-- stress disorders and related areas such as insomnia and depression
-- digestive problems, GERD (acid reflux), colitis, IBS
-- conditioning for travel, jet-lag (time-zone change), diet & digestive adaptation
-- PMS, peri-menopausal issues
-- diagnosis and conditioning to promote optimal overall health

Mr. Macie emphasizes working with the client to gain a fuller awareness of his/her constitutional and life-style related strengths and vulnerabilities. Many injuries and other health challenges often reflect underlying vulnerabilities in addition to the specific causes which actually trigger the symptoms and often motivate one to seek help. Dealing with such vulnerabilities or susceptibilities, as well as the symptoms themselves, can reinforce the healing process and help prevent recurrences.

Diagnostic analysis of areas of strength in the client's health profile is another part of this style of treatment, and is used in finding improved overall balance among strengths and weaknesses to help one not only avoid problems, but reach more productive and rewarding levels of performance in the activities of living.


M-F 9:00-12:00AM, 2:00-6:00PM Early morning, later evening and Saturday appointments can be arranged to accommodate clients work schedules.

Curriculum Vitae

Professional Experience

1992-present Practice of Acupuncture/Oriental Medicine; San Diego, Sunnyvale, Palo Alto CA

1999-present Member of Board of Directors, Instructor in Acupuncture theory and practice; University of East-West Medicine, Sunnyvale CA. See Website: University of East-West Medicine

1995-present Advanced student of Leon Hammer/John Shen Contemporary Chinese Pulse Diagnosis. See Website: Dragon Rises -- Contemporary Chinese Pulse Diagnosis

1968-1997 Software Designer / Engineer in the S.F. Bay Area, San Diego and Germany


1987-1992 Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, San Diego; Masters in Traditional Oriental Medicine (MTOM), 1992
1968-1970 UC Berkeley - Graduate Studies in Computer Science
1965-1968 UC Berkeley - MA in Musicology; completed coursework towards Ph.D.
1960-1964 Stanford Univ. - BA Music History, with Honors in Humanities Licenses / Accreditation State of California, Acupuncture License (LAc) #4443;
1992-current National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncturists (NCCAOM) Diplomate CID # 931-1201-113, 1995

Professional Affiliations

American Association for Oriental Medicine (AAOM) - member
California State Oriental Medical Association (CSOMA) member
California Journal of Oriental Medicine (publication of CSOMA) assistant editor
National Sports Acupuncture Association (NSAA) member


"Learning and Teaching TCM Theory Books and Methodology" California Journal of Oriental Medicine, Vol. 11, No. 4, Fall 2000; pp. 11-14