Welcome to The Subtle Point Acupuncture Clinic in Denver

Welcome to The Subtle Point, your premier destination for acupuncture in Denver, Colorado. Our mission is to provide personalized, high-quality care to help you achieve optimal health and well-being. Our experienced and licensed practitioners are dedicated to offering a holistic approach to your health using the ancient art of acupuncture and other traditional Chinese medicine techniques.

How we Acheive our Results


Acupuncture works by stimulating sensory nerves under the skin and in the muscles, with fine, solid needles. The result of this stimulation has been shown to: cause the body to release pain relieving endorphins, increase circulation, reduce inflammation, etc. Often times significant pain relief and stress reduction can be found after the first treatment. Acupuncture is great for both acute and chronic conditions.


Also known as Low Level Light/Laser Therapy (LLLT), photobiomodulation has been shown to have effective results for numerous conditions as shown in thousands of studies. We utilize LLLT for its effectiveness and its relationship to the more traditional Chinese medicine counterpart, moxibustion. Both moxibustion and LLLT have been shown to reduce pain, improve circulation, resolve digestive conditions, and more.

Diet & Lifestyle Advice

At The Subtle Point clinic we try and advise all of our patients to modify their lifestyle or diet if needed to help alleviate the symptoms of certain conditions. The advice that we give is simple, and there will never be any complicated diet plans involved. The lifestyle advice that we give is also simple and can include: incorporating short meditation sessions to your routine, working out, spending more time outdoors, etc.

Herbs & Supplements

For thousands of years Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioners have relied on herbal medicine to treat illness, alleviate pain, and to prolong health. It has been said that the greatest treasure that TCM has to offer is in the herbal formulas. These formulas were created in such a way that you will receive an effective dose of the main herb while the “helper” herbs in the formula mitigate any potential side effects.

Why Choose The Subtle Point for Acupuncture in Denver

Experienced and Licensed Professionals

Our team of skilled professionals are dedicated to providing you with safe and effective treatments.

Personalized Treatment Plans

We take the time to understand your unique health concerns and create a tailored treatment plan to address your needs.

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Calming and Comfortable Treatment Environment

Relax and rejuvenate in our peaceful treatment rooms designed to promote healing.

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Commitment to Holistic Health and Wellness

We believe in the power of acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine to help you achieve optimal health and well-being

Some of the Conditions we Treat

Cosmetic Issues

  • Acne
  • Bell’s Palsy
  • Fine Lines and Wrinkles
  • Sagging Skin
  • Scars


  • Acid Reflux
  • Chronic Costipation
  • Frequent Bloating
  • IBS
  • Nausea and Vomiting
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  • Chronic Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Tension Headaches
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trauma Headaches
  • More Information
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Mental Health


Women's Health

Our Reviews and Patient Testimonials


Michael knows his craft extremely well and is gifted at creating a healing space and experience that is comfortable and safe. He asks pointed questions to gain a better understanding of what stressors are impacting your body. I went in for cupping with CBD oil and left with a better understanding of


The owner is knowledgeable, caring, and accommodating. Clean, quiet and well organized office


Michael was PERFECT! He asked a lot of questions about my pain and went to work on relieving it. The pain in my side that would wake me up every night for years has been gone for 4 days now thanks to the acupuncture. I also received such an amazing neck and head rub it made my toes tingle! 


Best experience I’ve ever had! Thank you!


I’m really glad I did this deal. All of the mental stress and exhaustion was gone by the time I got home from doing the acupuncture. My organs felt much more clearer from the acupuncture as well. The cupping really helped resolve a lot of my problem areas such as lower back pain


Michael was very knowledgeable and professional. It was a very nice experience. We discussed regarding healthy food I am eating He recommended some food to try to help me with my weight and stress. It was a very productive discussion about stress, food.



This is part of my getting services while Black series. I booked my appointment through Groupon. I was on the search for acupuncture and cupping. I 100% recommend coming to see Michael. As soon as we sat down Michael made me feel comfortable.


I had a great experience at The Subtle Point. After my visit, I felt listened to and hopeful that my foot pain could improve. Highly recommend The Subtle Point for Accupuncture!!!


Michael was very knowledgeable regarding acupuncture as this was my first time! Answered any questions or concerns I had. Thorough consultation prior to treatment! Clean, friendly office. Would highly recommend!


Michael was amazing! I received such care and understanding from the time I walked through the door. He asked all the right questions and made sure I was comfortable and knew what he was doing the whole time. Thank you so much Michael. I will be back


Intuitive and interested in knowing what is causing the problem and treats accordingly after getting to the root of your issues. Genuine and informative. I will be back and highly recommend.


Mike was absolutely amazing! He has great bedside manner and a great energy overall. He walked me through the process of everything and was great about making sure all my questions were answered. I went in with a rib pain on the back side of my rib cage. I left feeling SO much better


Mike is great!! Great service overall. I was having severe back pain and the Groupon had acupuncture, message guns, and cupping. I would highly recommend.


Excellent. My pain is immediately gone and didn’t realize how tense I was until I started moving and practically melted off the bed. Mike is very knowledgeable and explained everything to me. I didn’t even feel the needles from acupuncture. 


Mike was great! He explained everything and was very communicative about acupuncture and cupping processes. He also provided lots of recommendations continued treatments and for pain/stress management. This was a great experience and I plan to return!

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About Me

Michael Sugiura is a licensed acupuncturist in Colorado and a Diplomate of Traditional Chinese Medicine through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. I grew up in Denver and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Colorado State University. Later, after hating the cubicle life, I earned a Master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine at the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Free Consultations

At The Subtle Point, we understand that trying something new, especially when it comes to your health, can be a big decision. That's why we're pleased to offer free consultations at our Denver clinic for new clients interested in exploring the benefits of acupuncture and our other services.

During your free consultation, you can expect:

  • A welcoming and judgment-free environment: We believe in providing a safe and supportive space for you to explore your options and make informed decisions about your health and well-being.
  • One-on-one discussion: Our experienced practitioners will sit down with you to discuss your health concerns, answer any questions you may have, and help you determine if acupuncture is the right fit for your needs.
  • Personalized treatment plan: If you decide to move forward with treatment, we'll work together to create a customized plan tailored to your specific goals and concerns.

Taking the first step towards better health has never been easier or more accessible. Schedule your free consultation today by calling us at (720)285-6251 or booking online. Discover how The Subtle Point can help you unlock your body's natural healing potential and guide you on your path to wellness.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medicine practice that has been used for thousands of years to promote healing, alleviate pain, and maintain overall wellness. The treatment involves the insertion of very thin, sterile needles into specific points on the body, known as acupuncture points. These points are situated along the body’s energy pathways, called meridians, which are responsible for the flow of vital energy or Qi. By stimulating these points, acupuncture aims to restore balance and harmony within the body, enabling it to heal naturally and efficiently.

How Does Acupuncture Work?

The fundamental principle behind acupuncture is that the human body is a complex system of interconnected energies. When the flow of Qi is disrupted, imbalances and health issues can occur. By inserting needles into the acupuncture points, practitioners can regulate the flow of Qi and blood circulation, ultimately promoting the body’s self-healing process. Acupuncture is believed to stimulate the release of endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers, and affect the nervous system, reducing inflammation and promoting relaxation. As a result, acupuncture can be an effective treatment for a wide range of conditions, including chronic pain, stress, digestive issues, and women’s health concerns.

Does Acupuncture Hurt?

Most patients experience minimal discomfort during acupuncture treatments. The needles are extremely thin, and you may feel a slight pinch or pressure upon insertion.

How Many Acupuncture Treatments Will I Need?

The number of treatments varies depending on your specific condition and individual needs.

Can I Receive Acupuncture if I'm Pregnant?

Yes, acupuncture can be beneficial during pregnancy. However, it’s important to inform your practitioner about your pregnancy so they can avoid specific points and techniques.

Do I need a referral from my doctor to receive acupuncture in Denver?

No, you don’t need a referral to schedule an acupuncture appointment at The Subtle Point. However, it’s important to inform your primary care physician about your treatments here.

What is the Aftercare for an Acupuncture Session?

After an acupuncture session, it’s advised to stay hydrated, avoid strenuous activities, and listen to your body’s needs as it continues the healing process.

Are There Any Side Effects to Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is generally safe with minimal side effects. Some patients may experience temporary bruising, soreness, or mild dizziness after treatment

What areas do you serve?

Our acupuncture clinic serves Denver, Aurora, Cherry Hill’s Village, Greenwood Village, Centennial, Lone Tree, Highland’s Ranch, and the surrounding areas. 

Over 290 5 Star Reviews

40 Five Star Reviews

Great experience. I do the 90 minute acupuncture and cupping combo. I usually go in with moderate to severe back pain and leave pain free. Mike does a great job explaining things…

– Emily L.

247 Five Star Reviews

Wonderful experience! Mike was amazing and truly cares about your health and healing. He offered lots of time to ask questions and discuss my issues. He also offered great sugges…

– Erin

8 Five Star Reviews

Michael is very knowledgeable..I’m a very hardworking Hair Stylist and since he has been treating my aching back I feel 20years Younger and so much out of pain.

– Nikki Sanchez


3600 South Beeler Street Suite 150 Denver, CO 80237

Make an Appointment

To make an appointment please click the link below or call  (720) 285-6251

Open Hours

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 11am - 8pm Saturday: 10am - 7pm