Uptown Acupuncture Denver

Swift recovery through natural healing methods.

Sounds too good to be true, right? But this is exactly what you can expect at Uptown Acupuncture, where our sole focus is on helping active people to heal from injury, alleviate pain, and prevent future health and mobility woes. We use trusted Chinese medicine techniques that have stood the test of time, integrated with the latest advancements in sports science to create a holistic healing experience that bridges centuries of knowledge with today’s cutting-edge methodologies.

The Power of a Tiny Needle

Michael Lay, L.Ac. | Acupuncture and Sports Medicine Specialist

It’s amazing what sports and orthopedic acupuncture can do for recovery and regeneration, helping to rebalance your body as a whole and improve movement and function in your muscles and joints. This isn’t just effective for athletes and high-performing individuals, but also provides huge relief from work-related stress and injuries in any age group and lifestyle, for long-term benefits.

Restore. Renew. Resume.

When you come to Uptown Acupuncture for treatment, you can rely on a thorough consultation from the outset so that we develop a plan that’s right for you, restoring you from pain and discomfort, giving your body renewed strength and mobility, and allowing you to resume your daily activities and sports. Although we also provide treatment for common complaints such as migraines, stress, and ongoing internal troubles, our main focus is on sports and orthopedic acupuncture.

What Our Customers Say!


I trust Michael Lay, L.Ac. for all of my acupuncture needs. He helps keep me in the game.

~ Erik Pears

Former Denver Bronco

As a masseuse, it is very important to keep my body in proper health. Michael has been the link to help me obtain that state of strength and health, not only in my hands and forearms, but also in my entire being. Thanks Michael.

~ Gregorio Pradera

Official massage therapist for the Colorado Avalanche 2000-2021

Michael was great to work with during my training. He truly helped me perform my best and recover from injuries more quickly.

~ Mike Alvarado

former Top Rank WBO light welterweight champion
Common Questions About Acupuncture | Uptown Acupuncture

What Is Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a primary health care modality that has flourished in China for over 2,500 years and is now widely used throughout the United States. It is considered a viable treatment option for muscular or Neuro-musculoskeletal injuries.

Acupuncture has grown as both western and oriental health care providers, medical researchers, and the public experience it, integrate it in their health care and spread its benefits.

Far more than a technique of inserting tiny thread like needles along meridian lines of the body, acupuncture’s complex system of diagnostic corollaries take into consideration you as a whole, not just isolated symptoms.

Orthopedic acupuncture and sports acupuncture focus heavily on western anatomy. For many years acupuncturists have been performing what is now called dry needling with fantastic results. Needling the trigger and motor points of muscles is vital in correcting these tissues and has been done for many years.

Acupuncture Therapy

Conditions Treated

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine is most widely known for its effectiveness in treating pain and headache. The world health organization has also found it effective in treating a variety of illnesses. While we focus primarily on orthopedic and sports acupuncture we also want to treat the individual as well. During each visit we also work on other issues we may feel to be out of balance, thus helping you recover from your injuries more quickly.

Learn More about the variety of conditions we can treat at Uptown Acupuncture in Denver CO.

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(303) 200-0491

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