100% Natural treatment for stress

We specialize in treating all types of stress with natural treatment methods. Our methodology utilizes acupuncture, herbal medicine, mind-body exercises, lifestyle and dietary advice, and light therapy. Contact us today to see how we can help you. 

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 treatments work to treat many types of stress including:


Acute Stress Disorder


Chronic Stress Disorder

Episodic acute stress

Physical stress

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Psychological Stress

Psychosocial stress

Psychospiritual Stress

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This is how our treatments for stress work

We get to the root of your stress

Conventional therapies often prescribe medications to treat the symptomologies that often arise with stress, or treat the secondary illness that arises from chronic stress. Our treatment methods, on the other hand, treat the root of your stress with our 100% natural treatment methods. With our unique treatment approach, we will have you feeling better after every visit. 

We take a 100% natural and integrative approach 

Many of our patients are often taking medications or seeing a therapist for their chronic stress. We will never tell you to stop taking your meds or to stop seeing your therapist because we know that the best approach, is an integrative approach. Our treatment methods will help you integrate a 100% natural healing method to your current psychological health regimen.

We keep our treatment plans simple

With our treatment philosophy, having control over your stress and feeling better will not require any sort of extreme lifestyle change and we will keep things simple. Our treatments will have you feeling relaxed and clear-minded, and the homework we give you will be easy to follow and will contain routines that will be sustainable to your lifestyle. 

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. 


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.

Natural Stress Relief

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

At The Subtle Point, we provide a 100% natural treatments to our patients in Denver, Aurora, DTC, Greenwood Village, and the surrounding areas, which can help you better manage your life and level your emotions. Living life with less stress will allow you to enjoy the important things in your life, allowing you to think more clearly, and to help you avoid the health problems that often arise with long term stress.

Our natural treatments include acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutrition and dietary modifications, lifestyle advice, mind-body exercises, light therapy, and other components of holistic medicine that will greatly enhance your physical and emotional health.

Acupuncture is effective in treating all types of stress as it relieves tension, helps you feel more relaxed, eases the sore and achy muscles that often accompany chronic stress, and can help you to have a better night’s sleep.

Herbal medicine is one of the most prolific and practiced medicines on the planet, giving your body the resources it needs to heal itself. Chinese herbal medicine is effective at not only treating stress and relieving tension, but it can also alleviate depression, anxiety, and the wide variety of other psychological conditions that often accompany chronic stress.

Living life with less stress is essential to prevent future health problems, will allow you to comfortably spend time with the people that care about you most in life, and it will help you to think more clearly on a regular basis. Everyone could benefit from having less stress and having more energy in our hectic modern lives. For more information about our 100% natural treatment methods, or to schedule your free consultation, please contact us at (720)285-6251. Serving the people in Denver, Denver Tech Center, Aurora, Greenwood Village, Centennial, Parker, Englewood, and the surrounding areas.

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Chinese Medicine – 2000 years of success treating stress

The first record of stress treatment was recorded a little over 2000 years ago. Stress, and the treatment of the many psychological and physiological conditions that often arise with stress, has been regularly treated with acupuncture, herbs, mind-body exercises, and lifestyle and dietary advice since the inception of Chinese Medicine. What this means is that when you begin a Chinese Medicine therapy regimen for stress, you are entering a form of proven treatment that has been used successfully by millions over the past few thousand years.

An Integrative Approach

Over the past few centuries, Chinese Medicine has incorporated many different approaches and modalities to treat stress. In our modern age, we have found that many of our patients successfully manage their stress with the combination of Chinese medicine, talk therapy, and pharmaceutical medications. Unlike some holistic medicine practitioners, we will never tell you to only rely on us for your psychological care, stop taking your medications, or push any drastic lifestyle or dietary changes.

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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