Dr. Christopher Chapleau, DAc, MSAc, LAc, Dipl.Ac, MSHP, BCHS, CES

Licensed Acupuncturist & Exercise Physiologist

Dr. Christopher Chapleau earned his Master of Acupuncture Medicine degree from the New York College of Health Professions in 2001. New York College of Health Profession’s Graduate School of Oriental Medicine consists of a 145 credit, nine trimester, Acupuncture Program. Chris graduated with a Bachelor of Professional Studies in Health Science and a Master of Science degree in Acupuncture. This Acupuncture program was the first in New York to be approved by the State Education Department and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM), the recognized accrediting agency for the approval of programs preparing Acupuncture practitioners. This three to four-year program consists of 3,030 hours of education. The program includes 885 supervised hours of acupuncture training in their Academic Health Care Teaching Clinic. Chris was certified as a Diplomate in Acupuncture by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) in 2001. Chris also possesses his Doctorate in Acupuncture, awarded in 2019 from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. He has many acupuncture research publications in various reputable scientific journals.

Dr. Chris holds a Master of Science degree in Human Performance from Southern CT State University, certified as a Corrective Exercise Specialist from the National Academy of Sport Medicine and holds various certifications in Acupuncture medicine including Orthopedic & Sport Acupuncture, Facial Rejuvenation, NADA (community trauma) and Battlefield Acupuncture. He has many years of experience and holds certifications in Western and Eastern herbal medicine from the Twin Star School of Herbal and Energetic Studies, New Milford, CT, The School of Evolutionary Herbalism, and is certified in Kampo herbal medicine from the NYC Kampo Institute under Nigel Dawes.


2017 -2019

Doctorate in Acupuncture

Pacific College of Oriental Medicine – San Diego, CA

1998 – 2002

Master’s in Acupuncture

New York College of Health Professions – Syosset, NY

1998 – 2002

Bachelor’s in Health Science

New York College of Health Professions – Syosset, NY

1992 – 1994

Master’s in Human Performance

Southern Connecticut State University – New Haven, CT

1985 – 1989

Bachelor of Arts in Marketing Communications

Hartwick College – Oneonta, NY

Certifications & Licenses

2021 – Present

• The Practicing Herbalist

Twin Star Connecticut’s School of Herbal & Energetic Studies

• NY License in Acupuncture

2020 – Present

•Herbal Practice & Protocol Herbal Training (Level II)

Twin Star Connecticut’s School of Herbal & Energetic Studies

• Alchemical Herbalism

School of Evolutionary Herbalism

• Seed to Market (Level III)

Twin Star Connecticut’s School of Herbal & Energetic Studies

2019 – Present

• CO License in Acupuncture

• Foundations in Herbalism (Level I)

Twin Star Connecticut’s School of Herbal & Energetic Studies

• Earth Spirit: An Introduction to Plant Spirit Healing

Twin Star Connecticut’s School of Herbal & Energetic Studies

2015 – Present

Battlefield Acupuncture

John Howard, NJ

2014 – Present

Facial Rejuvenation

Virginia Doran, NY, NY

2002 – Present

Kampo Herbal Medicine

Apprenticeship with Nigel Dawes, NY

2001 – Present

• CT License in Acupuncture

• Board Certification – Diplomate Acupuncture


Associations & Memberships

  • Connecticut Society of Acupuncturists (CTSA)
  • National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA)
  • American Society of Acupuncturists (ASA)


Acupuncture in Active Sport Recovery: A Brief Review. Acupuncture Today, Vol. 20, #6, 2019.

The Effect of Acupuncture and Static Stretch on the Flexibility of the Hamstring Muscles, International Journal of Complementary & Alternative Medicine, Vol. 5 Issue 4, eISSN: 2381-1803, 2017.

Scalp Acupuncture and Master Tung Distal Points for the Treatment of Intraocular Pressure for a Patient with Borderline Glaucoma, Vol. 4 Issue 2, 2586-7342(eISSN), 2018.

Clinical Case The Treatment of “Tennis Leg” using Sport Acupuncture A Mixed Methods Approach, Indian Journal of Applied Research, Vol. IX Issue X, 2019.


  • Sport Acupuncture
  • Orthopedic Acupuncture
  • Structural and Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Pain Management
  • Injury Prevention
  • Faster Recovery: Sport, Exercise, Injury, Surgery
  • Improve Flexibility
  • Increase Energy & Stamina
  • Anxiety and Stress
  • Infertility
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Neuropathy
  • Hypertension
  • Headaches and Migraines
  • Insomnia
  • Menopause and Peri-menopause Symptom Management
  • Weight Management (Overweight, Obesity, Morbid Obesity)
  • Corrective Exercise

Community Involvement

2017 – 2019: BNI Bobcats (Business Networking International) CT

2014 – 2019: CTSA Board Member- Secretary and Director

2014 – 2016: CT Center for Massage Therapy: Science Teacher (certified)- taught Anatomy & Physiology, Pathology, and Kinesiology

2002 – 2018: Volunteer Sport acupuncturist and bodywork therapist for VOSS/Fushion Think’s Stage 1 Cycling Team

2012: NADA/trauma Acupuncture volunteer for Sandy Hook Community


Hiking, Camping, CrossFit, Biking, MMA, Reading, Gardening