The Subtle Point: Denver Acupuncture Clinic
Our clinic specializes in treating pain, infertility, headaches and migraines, anxiety, stress, depression, digestive disorders, and unique conditions. All of our treatments are customized to address each individual patient’s unique symptomology through the use of acupuncture, cupping, Tuina massage, herbs, gua sha, and lifestyle & dietary modifications.
What Acupuncture Can Help With
- Back Pain
- Frozen shoulder
- Headaches & Migraines
- Joint Pain
- Neck Pain
- Abdominal Pain
- Acid Reflux
- Chron’s Disease
- Morning Sickness
- Nausea & Vomiting
- Irregular Periods
- Painful Periods
- Pelvic Pain
- Uterine Fibroids
- Panic Attacks
What to Expect During Your First Treatment
During your first visit you will be asked many different questions relevant to your condition and it may also include a physical examination if you are coming in with pain.
Before we start we will answer any questions you may have about your treatment and about your condition. We will also go over needle placement, what to expect, etc.
After the intake and going over concerns you may have we will begin the treatment. Your treatment may include light therapy, electro stimulation, cupping, gua sha, and massage.
Most patients will feel relaxed at the end of the treatment and we will go over any last minute questions, after care, estimated future treatments, and lifestyle and dietary advice.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will it hurt?
Some Tuina massage techniques can be uncomfortable and will feel similar to a deep tissue massage, especially if I am working on a specific knot, but just like with acupuncture the pain is momentary. Also, we can always adjust the pressure levels to your individual tolerance.
Slide cupping can hurt if it is your first time or if your muscles are extremely tight, but the purpose is to bring circulation and relaxation to a broad area and to cover the areas that the stationary cups will miss. Stationary cupping will initially cause the areas that they are placed on to feel very tight but after a few minutes you will feel your muscles and tissues start to relax.
Light and Laser therapy does not hurt at all and will gently warm the areas that they are placed over.
How Many treatments does it take?
At The Subtle Point our goal for our patients is to meet your goals in as few treatments as possible. The number of treatments that it takes to treat any given condition is based on a great number of factors. Some of these factors can include: how long you have had said condition, age, if the problem is caused from repetitive stress, your posture, etc. In some cases pain and tightness can be resolved just after 1 treatment with the benefit lasting for several months, and in most cases a series of follow ups will be needed.
How long is each treatment?
Do i need to disrobe for my treatment?
How can I schedule an appointment?
What forms of payment do you accept?
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Initial Acupuncture Treatment
The initial exam and treatment lasts approximately 60 minutes. During this visit we will go through your health history, conduct a physical exam consisting of tongue and pulse diagnosis, and examination of any and all areas of pain or discomfort. After the exam we will move into the treatment phase. The initial treatment is meant to address your presenting symptoms, promote relaxation, and lower your stress. Follow-up treatments are aimed to address the underlying root of your problem.
30 Minute Acupuncture
Our half hour acupuncture will be tailored to your specific area of complaint to work at the root of the problem. Because of the short duration of these treatments, cupping and tuina can not be incorporated.
60 Minute Acupuncture
During your hour long follow-up we will tailor your acupuncture treatment to your specific area of complaint. We will work on treating the root of the complaint as well as any accompanying symptoms. These sessions can also include the following modalities: cupping, tuina, herbal or supplement recommendations, diet tips, photobiomodulation, electrical stimulation, or lifestyle advice.
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…
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
Our Patient’s Acupuncture Testimonials
Mike was absolutely amazing and I left our first session together feeling so grounded and in less pain than I had arrived in. I went in for an initial consult for acupuncture and dry cupping. The acupuncture was great- I previously had a bad experience with another practitioner whose sessions left me anxious and in pain from her work. I confided in Mike about this and he put my worries at ease right away. His needlework is fantastic and he was great about answering all my questions. The cupping session was fantastic as well! I’m very active every day and had pulled part of my back near my rib cage. I left the cupping session feeling so much better than when I had entered and felt like I was able to finally sit up straight without the discomfort from my back. I would recommend him to anyone. It’s important to find people in this industry like Mike who are grounded, empathetic, and kind.
– Miranda Leen Google Review
I woke up in absolute agony today – back pain and GI pressure causing me to walk like an 85 year old woman – not to mention the other myriad of things I added to the ‘to-do’ list. Typically would go through my insurance for acupuncture treatment, but it’s impossible to get appointments. Mike was able to fit me in today for my consult and first treatment. By the time I returned to work, I could walk upright and am already feeling some GI relief. Also, needled my sinuses and could breathe almost immediately! Also, took the time to listen to all my ailments, made lots of good suggestions, and also suggested some additional testing for potential causes that I would have never thought to ask about. Very much puts you at ease to be open and communicative with no fear of judgement or shame! I’d rather visit Mike than go through my insurance. 100% will be a patient/client for life and i’ve already made a referral to a friend! (making my next appointment now!)
– Krista Kuban Google Review
Mike was beyond amazing. He takes the time trying to find out the problem and explains what the problem might be. He makes you feel very comfortable and relaxed. I went in with a back I wanted to throw away and left with a brand new back! So much stress was released and I know this sleep is about to be on point! I for sure will be returning!
– Sasha Martin Google Review
I have been going to mike for weeks for back and shoulder pain, it’s been making a huge difference. Most recently I was talking about how if he sticks enough needles in my back, I might be lucky enough to be reincarnated as a porcupine. Very chill guy, seems pretty open to any treatment that will benefit clients. Great taste in music, too. I plan to keep making appointments until my pain is resolved. After years of doing acupuncture and other pain management treatments, this is the first TCM practitioner I’ve found that uses all the tools he knows to actually help make real improvements.
– Greta Iverson Google Review
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 and making you feel comfortable. He has many other techniques to add to the experience. Highly recommend trying him out for many different ailments beyond just back pain, see if it works for you!
– Emily L. Google Review
Great service. This was my first time with acupuncture but he took the time to help me understand it all. Very good one on one experience that wasn’t rushed at all. I feel great and want to keep improving. I’ll be going back next week!
– Sean K. Google Review
Mike did a great job! I suffer from chronic pain and I didn’t know I could feel such relief. I left completely relaxed and shocked at how low my pain level was. He explained everything he was doing and made the session very comfortable. Basically he’s just good at what he does and I would recommend him to anyone.
– Alice Wonder Google Review
I went to Mike for my intro session today and I’m so glad I did! His treatment options are integrated and I can honestly say I feel better right now than I have in a while. I highly recommend that if you are thinking of trying something like acupuncture you should definitely go here! Plus he literally spent so much time helping me and listening. He even sent me my requested recommendations for a few things right away like he said afterwards! I look forward to my journey to health through this proven modality(s)!
– Christin Daniels
I highly recommend The Subtle Point as Mike, the acupuncturist, is very professional and is an extremely knowledgeable treatment provider. I could not be happier with my treatments from acupuncture to dry needling and even fire cupping; it all left me feeling amazing. Every issue I had was addressed with care. I really like his office as it is a very relaxing environment. I recommend The Subtle Point to everyone I know.
– Scott Google Review
I got my neck cranked pretty hard in jiu jitsu a couple months ago and had some pretty bad nerve issues/pain around the neck and shoulder. I decided to visit Mike at The Subtle Point to give acupuncture a try to see if it might help. After a few sessions I started to feel way better and actually started to heal. I also got some cupping done which helped with some muscle soreness as well. It was amazingly relaxing and after a few sessions the pain was gone. Not sure why I waited this long in life to try it, definitely helped the healing process for me and Mike was great to work with.
– Duanne Kibbee Google Review
Mike is experienced and knowledgeable of accupuncture practice. His prices are affordable and he is professional but very welcoming and friendly. This has to be one of the best accupuncturist that I have seen. Anyone in the colorado area should definitely stop by at subtle points. It is definitely a great experience and life changing. He specializes in all area but mostly with chronic pain, anxiety and stress. Look no further this will be one of your favorite places to go to.
– Eva Google Review
This place was incredible. I went in feeling like a hot mess and by the time I walked out of my appointment I felt like I was floating on air. I would definitely do this again. Not only was the experience great but Michael was great as well. I felt so comfortable and at ease while I was in my session with him. I have recommended him to everyone I work with.
– Lovia Dixon Google Review
I’ve been plagued by horrible chronic back pain for over ten years. I’ve tried everything except surgery, and only experienced mild relief at most… Until I went to The Subtle Point. I’ve had ZERO back pain since my appointment yesterday afternoon- it sounds dumb but I’m able to stand long enough to wash all my dishes! I will definitely be going back, and think you should go there, too!!
– Brittany Mercier Google Review
Mike is very professional and knowledgeable. He did acupuncture for my hernia and it is much smaller now. He also suggested some herbs to improve digestion. I also had some main in my arm and it’s gone after gua sha treatment. Me and my wife (she did some treatments as well) both feel much better.
– Gora G. Google Review
I highly recommend The Subtle Point and acupuncturist Mike! The pricing is very fair, the environment is elegant yet welcoming-a very relaxing atmosphere and a great escape from the bustle of the city-and Mike is a warm and extremely knowledgeable treatment provider happy to tailor your experience to your desires. I would definitely suggest trying out the fire cupping: it felt amazing! I will return to The Subtle Point!
– Blake Guffey Google Review
Michael is a true healthcare practitioner! His research went above and beyond, and his dedication to treating the whole person as well as the etiology of the presentation was paramount! He even did research to help my son, who at the time, was a peripheral patient but I digress… I went to Michael with the hope of simple pain mitigation. After months of consistent acupuncture, herbal and light therapy, as well as supplements to address deficiencies, I have gone from relatively hopeless to incredibly hopeful, as the pain is almost gone. Michael addresses the root cause of the issue, and for me, helped to create an environment that was tolerable until true health was achieved. You are not going to get this kind of dedication and in depth research for your individual health issue from many practitioners… especially those who are hamstrung to disease management. Like I said before, Michael’s work is true healthcare!
– Erin VanGilder Google Review
Mike is amazing! He reduced my chronic migraines to almost none. He is very knowledgeable, friendly, and professional. I highly recommend!
– Kelsey Briding Google Review
I had some shoulder pain in my right arm for days and after receiving my first treatment I noticed a night and day difference!! I highly recommend The Subtle Point to anyone having pain to come check this place out! Thank you!!
– Ashley Danielson Google Review
Mike did a great job, he was very informative and spoiled me with extra service. For my intro appointment, very nice clean space, good vibe. Plan to schedule more appointments
– K. Greyshine Google Review
3600 South Beeler Street Suite 150
Denver, CO 80237
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 12pm - 8pm
Saturday: 10am - 7pm