100% Natural treatments for all types of depression

Our 100% natural treatment approach helps to treat all types of depression with herbal medicine, acupuncture, mind-body exercises, lifestyle and dietary advice, and light therapy. Contact us today to see how we can help.

In many cases, noticeable improvements occur in as soon as the first treatment

* Individual results vary. No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied and your results will depend on many factors (full disclaimer).

Our 100% natural treatment methods work to treat many types of Depression including:

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Atypical Depression

Bipolar disorder

Major Depressive Disorder

Persistent Depressive Disorder

Postpartum Depression

Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder

Seasonal Affective Disorder

Situational Depression

Treatment Resistant Disorder

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This is why our treatments for depression work so well:

We focus on the root cause of your depression

Our unique, 100% natural treatment methods focus on treating the root cause of your depression, as well as the symptoms that often accompany it. The results of each treatment are cumulative and after each visit, we will have you feeling balanced, focused, and uplifted.

We keep our treatment plans simple

Regaining control over your depression does not require any sort of extreme treatment regimen, restrictive diet, or a countless number of visits. Our treatments approach will have you feeling relaxed and leveled out, and our homework for you will be easy to follow and contain routines that will be sustainable to your lifestyle. 

We use a 100% natural and integrative approach 

We know that many of our patients with depression are taking medications or seeing a therapist. With our approach, we will never tell you to stop taking your medications or to just rely on us for your care. Our treatment methods will help you integrate a 100% natural healing method to your current care because an integrative approach is the best approach.

Our Simple Process

Step One

During your free initial consultation, you will meet with your acupuncturist to discuss your case. We will go over your current symptoms, medical history, medications you are taking, lifestyle and habits, diet, and YOUR GOALS for your treatments here. We want you to be sure that our program will meet your needs before we move on to the next step. 

Step Two

After your free consultation, and you agree to move forward, the next step is the initial appointment. During the initial appoint, we will go over your intake form and will complete a detailed assessment of your symptoms, medical history, lifestyle factors, etc, to determine the root cause of the issue and to devise a treatment plan. You will receive acupuncture during this visit.

Step Three

You will return for once to bi-weekly visits to ensure that you will begin to feel the positive shifts of the treatments. We want to make sure your treatment plan is yielding exceptional results with pain relief, better mental clarity, level and stable mood, alleviation of symptoms, etc.

Step Four

Once we see stable improvements in your condition, we will begin to reduce the frequency of visits. When this happens we will want you to come in every other week, then once a month, and eventually you will no longer need regular treatments.

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Our Proven Method

Personalized and 100% Natural Medicine

Gentle Acupuncture

Acupuncture works by stimulating sensory nerves under the skin and in the muscles, with fine filiform (solid) needles. The result of this stimulation has been shown to: cause the body to release pain-relieving endorphins, increase circulation at the site of needle insertion, reduce inflammation, and stimulates your own body's internal healing process.

Herbal Medicine

For thousands of year, 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. Western herbalists often prescribe single herbs per conditions however, our herbal formulas were compounded to mitigate the side effects of certain herbs. Along with the proper diet, herbs can help resolve a health issue safely and naturally.

Diet Modification

To aid in the resolution in many conditions, we will suggest modifications to a persons diet. These modifications can help in the healing process by reducing inflammation, improving and easing digestion, resolving sickness faster, etc. My goal with this dietary advice is to help you find a sustainable alternative to your current diet so that it will be easy to follow, and easy to modify to your lifestyle. 

Lifestyle Advice

In these modern times, it is quite easy to neglect certain areas of our life that could help us feel less stressed, and feel healthier. The advice that I give is often simple and can include: incorporate a very short meditation session to your daily routine, pay attention to your breath in times of high stress or anxiety, start working out, spend more time in the outdoors, providing information on how to create a less stressful schedule, etc. 

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You'll always feel welcome and cared for.

 

Michael Hirofumi Sugiura, MsTCM, L.Ac.

Owner and Acupuncturist

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.

I was drawn to this medicine because of a life long interest in herbal medicine and alternative healing methods. I was a skeptic of acupuncture and Chinese medicine for most of my life, and was in the boat that most people are in when they think it is a treatment that you have to “believe in” to work. It all changed after I convinced my girlfriend at the time to try acupuncture to treat an ailment that doctors said was going to be a life long problem, would require surgery to treat, and without surgery she was going to have zero chance of being able to conceive a child. Well that Groupon purchase paid off, after 5 treatments and a two months worth of herbs, the problem was resolved. My interest only grew from there. 

I am thrilled to open The Subtle Point to serve my hometown to become healthier and happier.

Depression Support

Serving Denver, Denver Tech Center, Aurora, Greenwood Village, Centennial, Englewood, Parker, and surrounding communities

At The Subtle Point, we provide a 100% natural solution to treat depression for Denver, Denver Tech Center, Greenwood, Aurora, and the surrounding communities. A natural solution for depression relief is vital for patients that do not want to take pharmaceuticals, are skeptical of seeing a therapist, or for those that are seeking to add a holistic modality to their psychological health regimen.

Our depression support program includes acupuncture, herbal medicine, mind-body exercises, lifestyle and dietary advice, light therapy, and other modalities of natural medicine greatly enhance your mental, physical, and spiritual health.

Acupuncture is effective in treating all types of depression as it levels out your emotions, aids in getting a better night of sleep, and can treat many of the physiological symptoms that often arise with long term depression.

Herbal Medicine is said to be the strongest component of Chinese medicine because the formulas that we utilize can calm the mind and strengthen your body to heal itself. There are many misconceptions about Chinese medicine, and it is our 100% guarantee that none of the formulas contain parts from endangered species, and the products go through the same strict guidelines as other high-grade supplements sold across the country.

If you want to learn more about our 100% natural treatments and want to find out more about our treatment process contact us at (720)285-6251. We are here to serve Denver, Denver Tech Center, Greenwood Village, Aurora, Parker, Centennial, Englewood, and the surrounding communities.

Chinese Medicine – Over 2000 years of successfully treating Depression

Treatments to treat depression were developed and implemented in Chinese medicine over 2000 years ago. The many types of depression, along with the many different physical symptoms that arise with each form of depression, have been successfully treated with a combination of acupuncture, herbal medicine, mind-body exercises, and lifestyle and dietary modifications. What this means when you start a Chinese Medicine regimen for depression is that you are going to start a proven treatment, used successfully by millions over the past few thousand years.

An Integrative Approach

Over the centuries, Chinese Medicine has incorporated many different approaches and modalities to treat stress, along with constant refinement to the techniques that it has always utilized. Today, we find that many of our patients can successfully manage and overcome their depression with a combination of our 100% natural treatments, talk therapy, and pharmaceutical medications.

The reason why Traditional Chinese Medicine can be a vital part of your psychological health regimen is that our healing tradition sees the mind, body, and spirit as part of a single, organic whole. Traditional Chinese Medicine addresses all three parts of this organic whole, with none being solely treated or prioritized over the other.

An Affordable, Cost-Effective Treatment

Our treatment program is both affordable and cost-effective. This is because throughout the program the results of each acupuncture treatment will be cumulative, and we will give you the tools and knowledge to help you out when you are not in the office.

 

Frequently Questions & Answers About Our Treatments

 

 

Does it hurt?

Acupuncture uses needles that are significantly smaller than any syringe that a doctor would normally use. The sensation has been said to be comparable to a bug bite or a pinch, but often most people do not feel anything at all.  Certain points are can be very tender to needle, and we almost always try not to use these points unless absolutely necessary. If you are sensitive to the needles we will adjust your treatment accordingly so that we can help you achieve your health goals in alignment with your comfort. 

How long is each appointment?

At The Subtle Point, we offer a variety of services that can run from 5 minutes to as long as an hour. Initial appointments, however, are one hour long. During that appointment, we will go over your health intake form, go over the estimated amount of treatments that will get you to your optimal health, go over the treatment methods that will be utilized, herbal medicine, dietary and lifestyle advice, and more. 

Can natural medicine REALLY help my psychological problems?

Absolutely. Your body is capable of healing almost any problem, especially when it has the specialized natural therapies we offer to help it get back on track. We do this by addressing the root cause of your problem as well as treating the symptoms that go along with it. 

Do I need to disrobe for treatment?

For the most part, no you don't. I typically try and utilize points below the elbows and knees, sometimes around the belly, and sometimes on the back. Because of this I highly recommend that you come in wearing loose, comfortable clothing to allow easy access to these areas. 

Will you tell me to stop taking my psych medications?

Absolutely NOT. First off, that is out of our scope of practice, and second, there are many potentially dangerous side effects that may arise when someone abruptly stops taking certain medications. We can work with you and your physician to slowly taper you off your current medications once you start seeing results from our 100% natural treatments. 

How many treatments does it take?

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 the length of having said condition, age, dietary and lifestyle factors, willingness to perform self-care at home, etc. It would also be safe to say that this medicine isn't magic and no condition will be fully resolved after one treatment. However, with that being said, many patients often leave the office with less pain than they started with and feeling more relaxed. 

How long does it take to see results?

People often feel a positive shift after the very first treatment. Acupuncture is a very powerful way to stimulate endorphin release, which is the most powerful relaxing substance the body makes.

What are my chances of success?

Results do vary. Over 75% of our patients report improvement in their symptoms after just a few visits and many are able to reduce their medication use (if used, and under the supervision of the prescribing physician). However, every situation is unique and once we meet with you we will be able to give you our best estimate of time and prognosis of outcome.

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