Acupuncture for Digestive Issues

Experience Renewed Digestive Health with Acupuncture for Digestive Issues

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The Benefits of Acupuncture for Digestive Issues

For thousands of years, acupuncture has been used to treat a variety of diseases, including digestive issues. Our treatments can provide relief from common digestive issues and boost overall digestive health by targeting specific acupuncture points. Acupuncture has the following benefits for digestive disorders:

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Alleviating common digestive issues

Acupuncture targets the digestive system through acupuncture points to regulate energy, or “qi,” to relieve digestive issues. This procedure improves digestion, decreases inflammation, and supports the body’s natural healing, relieving bloating, constipation, diarrhea, and stomach pain.

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Reduces inflammation

Acupuncture can reduce intestinal inflammation by stimulating specific acupuncture points that aid in the regulation of the immune response and promote anti-inflammatory effects. Acupuncture can successfully reduce inflammation in the gastrointestinal system by restoring energy balance, increasing overall digestive health and comfort.

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Balances gut flora

Acupuncture can help balance gut flora by regulating the gastrointestinal environment, promoting beneficial bacteria growth. By targeting specific acupuncture points, this ancient therapy can support a healthy microbiome, contributing to improved digestion, and nutrient absorption, to treat many types of digestive issues 

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Enhances nutrient absorption

By increasing gastrointestinal motility, acupuncture can enhance nutrient absorption. This holistic treatment helps optimize the digestive process by stimulating certain acupuncture points, allowing for greater absorption of key nutrients and eventually improving general health and well-being.

How we Achieve Our Results

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Personalized Care

The Subtle Point understands that each person’s digestive health is unique, therefore we provide tailored care that meets your requirements and goals. Our acupuncture treatments target both physical and emotional elements of digestive issues to provide lasting relief and increased wellness.

Patient Support

Having a strong support system during your gut health journey is very important. Throughout your treatment, our devoted team is accessible to guide, answer questions, and resolve concerns. We provide a caring and supportive environment for digestive health improvement.

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Dietary Advice

Our personalized nutritional guidance can help you achieve your goals. We incorporate nutrient-dense meals, fermented and pre- and pro-biotic foods, eliminate common irritants, and prescribe useful supplements to build a sustainable and fulfilling eating plan that promotes a healthy digestive system.

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Lifestyle Modifications

We know that lifestyle variables affect intestinal health. We help our patients to discover and change lifestyle choices that may be causing digestive difficulties. This may include mindfulness exercises, deep breathing, a regular sleep schedule, or modest physical activity to improve gut health.

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What to Expect During your First Acupuncture treatment for Digestive Issues

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Health Assessment

Our expert practitioner will discuss your medical history, lifestyle, and concerns during your initial appointment to determine your health goals. Your practitioner will then examine your pulse, tongue, and ask many questions to find any imbalances. Based on this examination, they will diagnose and recommend a personalized treatment strategy.

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You’ll lie back comfortably on a treatment table during your acupuncture session as the practitioner carefully inserts thin, sterilized needles into particular points on your body for digestive issues. The needles may cause a slight sensation while they are inserted, but the procedure is normally painless. After the needles are inserted, you’ll be able to relax for 20-30 minutes while the acupuncture does its magic.

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Aftercare and Follow-ups

Your practitioner will give you lifestyle, dietary, and at-home care homework after your treatment. They’ll also discuss follow-up appointment frequency based on your needs. The frequency of your follow-up meetings will depend on your needs and treatment goals, and reaction to the treatment.

Some of our Patient Testimonials

"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

“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

“Mike is amazing! He reduced my chronic migraines to almost none. He is very knowledgeable, friendly, and professional. I highly recommend!"

– Kelsey Briding

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.


I highly recommend Subtle Point, I was in a lot of pain from my flight over to Denver. They took good care of me and were incredibly welcoming. I'd give them 10 stars!

-Alekx Guzman

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

Mike is an incredibly intelligent and skilled healer. The acupuncture treatments have helped decrease my pain so much. He listens and takes the time to really address your issue. Thankful for this place!

-Kira Rio

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.

-Duane Kibbee

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 Garay

I had cupping and acupuncture, AMAZING! Can’t wait for my next treatment. Mike is nice and very knowledgeable. Highly recommended.


Left feeling amazing and pain free, great facility!


Thank you Dr. Sugiura! Great treatment + Clean Clinic (Cool lemon tree btw). Went back to work right after without the muscle pain so that was a huge difference. Right place right time for that discount. Thanks again for the advice and will definitely follow-up during my weight training. I won't be lifting that way again hahaha no more Boulder lifting for a while!


Great place. Highly recommend it! He is very professional, knows what he is doing, and charges a very fair price. My back and leg feel great!


Mike was great! Cupping helped loosen all the tension in my back. Great first experience for my bf as well. Thank you!


Awesome experience .....knowledgeable clean and thorough process.


He took the time to hear what I needed. Explained everything he did before he did it. Felt comfortable! Excited for my next appointment!


Great treatment, very professional and kind! Definitely would go back


Mike was great! You can really tell he cares about what he does and wants to help people feel better. He has great bed side manor and explains everything he does in detail along with recommending supplements. Definitely will be coming back!


Excellent highly recommend I’m going back as Often as possible!


I cannot recommend this place enough! I was always hesitant to try acupuncture because I didn't if it would help my back pain or not. I am so glad I had my first experience at Subtle Point with Micheal. It was easy to get scheduled. Mike took his time and made me feel very comfortable. He is very knowledgeable and alleviated my pain. I can't wait to go back!


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

Mike is a great professional. He explained every step of the process. The clinic is very clean and well equipped. I'll definitely be back.


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 C

I’ve always been super tight in my lower back, after just my first cupping session I could feel the major difference from before the session. I will definitely be making this a regular appointment.


Dr. Michael was fantastic, he was extremely professional and detailed. He was interested in my pain issues and did a great job of getting me on the mend! I will definitely be back!

-Terrell Jones

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

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 for digestive issues.

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.

Our Prices


Initial Acupuncture Treatment

The initial assessment and therapy is 60 minutes. During this session, we will review your medical history, perform a physical exam that includes tongue and pulse diagnosis, and examine any and all areas of pain or discomfort. Following the exam, we will begin treatment. The initial therapy is intended to address your current symptoms, increase relaxation, and reduce tension. The purpose of follow-up treatments is to address the underlying cause of your problem.


Half Hour Acupuncture

Our half-hour acupuncture session will be personalized to your unique complaint in order to get to the root of the issue. We will continue to work on alleviating your current symptoms and work on the root issue of the problem. Cupping cannot be incorporated in these half hours sessions because of the lack of time.


Hour 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does acupuncture Hurt?

Acupuncture employs needles that are substantially smaller than those used by doctors for injections. The sensation has been compared to an insect bite or a pinch, however most people do not experience anything at all. Certain points can be painful to needle, and we aim to avoid them unless they are absolutely essential. If they are, we usually use thinner needles for those points. If you are sensitive to needles, we will modify your therapy so that you can reach your health goals while remaining comfortable.

How Many treatments does it take to resolve digestive issues?

The number of treatments required to treat any given ailment is determined by a variety of factors. Some of these characteristics may include: the length of time you have had the ailment, your age, dietary and lifestyle considerations, your willingness to do self-care at home, and so on. It’s also reasonable to note that this medicine isn’t magical, and no ailment will be completely resolved with just one treatment. Having said that, many patients often leave the office feeling more calm and with less discomfort than when they arrived.

How long is each treatment?

At The Subtle Point, we provide a range of services that can last anywhere from 5 minutes to an 90 minutes. Initial appointments, on the other hand, last one hour to 90 minutes. We will go through your health intake form, the expected number of sessions that will lead you to your health goals, the treatment techniques that will be used, herbal medicine, nutritional and lifestyle recommendations, and more during this appointment. Usually acupuncture treatments for digestive issues only require 30 minute sessions. 

Do i need to disrobe for my treatment?

If we are only doing acupuncture for digestive issues, you will not have to disrobe. The areas that will be needled will be on your arms, legs, head, abdomen, and sometimes one ear. 

How can I schedule an appointment?

To schedule an appointment you can call, send us an email, or book online by clicking on the “Book Now” button in the upper right portion of the screen. 

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept cash, check, and credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover). 

Do you accept insurance?

At this time we are not accepting insurance, but we can give you an invoice/superbill to give to your insurance company for reimbursement.


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