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Uptown Acupuncture - 15 Reviews - 549 E 19th Ave, Denver, CO - Acupuncture Clinics Reviews - Phone (303) 200-0491

Uptown Acupuncture

549 E 19th Ave
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 200-0491
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I have been seeing Michael for the past few months to deal with a few disc issues in my neck and back. I have always been very hesitant to try acupuncture, as needles freak me out...


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I have been seeing Michael for the past 6/7/2012

I have been seeing Michael for the past few months to deal with a few disc issues in my neck and back. I have always been very hesitant to try acupuncture, as needles freak me out. Not only is there no reason to be afraid, Michael has helped me tremendously with both my pain level and stiffness. More so, his focus is on long term wellness, not just keeping his client base. After five years of pills, cortisone shots and weekly therapy, I am finally on a real path to neck and back health. I would recommend Michael Lay to anyone who has neck or back issues and tell them a life of pain free joy is just a phone call away. Thank you Michael! Sincerely, Brandon Kohn, 34 more

I work as a professional dance teacher 4/23/2012

I work as a professional dance teacher and tore my hip flexor. Michael was able to bring me relief and full range of motion in just three treatments. My dancing shoes are back on thanks to him!!! He's the best. more

Great! 7/13/2011

Prior to seeing Michael I had seen two Orthopedic Specialists and my Primary Care doctor after experiencing severe pain in my back. First the doctors prescribed large quantities of Narcotics and Muscle relaxers, which offered short term relief but as soon as the meds wore off I was back to the same problem. The Doctors also tried injections which again, offered short term relief but nothing lasting. After six months of pain and a final diagnosis that my spinal column was narrow so I would likely have to deal with the pain or forego doing any physical activity I decided to give Acupuncture a try. After two appointments with Michael I started feeling relief. Today I am pain free and have returned to my active lifestyle. I still go back once every month or so which seems to have kept the pain at bay. more

A refreshing experience! 7/2/2011

I was referred to this office by a friend of mine who has been getting acupuncture for years at this same location. I have been medicated for anxiety since I was a child, on and off different medications and nothing ever helped. After my second treatment, I threw away my anti-anxiety medication. I learned that after I've already experienced an anxiety attack, it's already too late to pop a pill. The anxiety attack has already happened! So Michael is treating me for my anxiety before the attacks even take place. And I have been anxiety attack free since my first visit. Michael is a very professional individual. Kind, sweet, and he educates you about the benefits of acupuncture and what it can do for you. He referred me to a few highly recommended chiropractors in the area. His office is neat and tidy, and he has done a great job of making you feel like you're walking into a day spa, not a doctor's office. The treatments I've been receiving at Michael's office, along with the chiropractic adjustments via his referral really are keeping my body in harmony, just like his business card says! I feel like a new person! There's even a cute little puppy who sits underneath the desk in the front (you have to go out of your way to look for him because he's so quiet and well behaved) who literally looks like a teddy bear. I brought him a new toy when I came for one of my visits, and I found out that he loves presents! more

Superior Care 3/7/2011

I have always been an advocate of acupuncture. It has served me well for recovering from back surgery and a bout with migrane headaches years ago. It has something that I have felt has been beneficial for pain management but also for mental maintenance. Quite honestly, it has always been something I have enjoyed how I felt during and after the treatment. Even though most of my life, I was notoriously scared of needles. more

Awesomeness incarnate! 1/13/2011

I really wish I could post this review in a place that the entire world could see it, well OK, perhaps just all of the U.S. I am 37 years old and have suffered from chronic lower back pain since I was 24 years old. Degenerative disk disease, to be specific. Since my first diagnosis in the late 90's I have tried all sorts of physical therapists, personal trainers, pain medications - both prescription and over the counter, cortisone injections, and radio-frequency ablation. All of these various treatments have given me very tepid result in the area of pain relief, so I finally decided (2 weeks ago) to try acupuncture as many folks have suggested. After my first treatment, for the first time in what seemed like ever, I was pain free IMMEDIATELY after jumping off of the table. I was a little skeptical about the results, but now after my second and third treatments I am completely sold. The relief that Michael has given to me is nothing short of a miracle. Yes, even after three treatments I am able to sit, walk, stand, exercise for long periods of time with NO PAIN. So, if you're in the market for an acupuncturist, look no further!! Michael is a kind, considerate, professional, and empathetic to his patients. more

Pain free after two sessions 12/15/2010

Prior to my first session with Michael I had a headache for three days and constant pain in my back, shoulders, and neck. After just two sessions I was astonished that my back and shoulder pain had ceased completely. I have seen chiropractors, massage therapists, acupuncturists, rheumatologists, and have a prescription for muscle relaxants but the effects never lasted more than a couple days if they even gave me relief at all. Michael is extremely thorough and asks you questions about issues you didn't even think acupuncture could help. I have not seen this type of relief in years and still can't believe how quickly he was able to accomplish it. Since I had already tried acupuncture and have a lot of friends who have been helped by it I walked into the therapy with Michael confident. But if you have pain, ailments or just want to be healthier and are hesitant about acupuncture, I couldn't encourage you enough to just go for it! Michael is very professional, puts you at ease, and really cares and wants to help his patients. I don't think I could have made a better choice and will continue acupuncture with Michael just to maintain my new found health. more

Great Place for Acupuncture 8/18/2010

I was also referred to Michael by a close friend. I decided to try acupuncture because of major issues with chronic nausea. After going through multiple tests and various medications, I chose to explore a different route. I have had great results with Michael! I've been having significantly less nausea problems since I started (I've been going about 3 months now). Michael has been extremely helpful along the way and has done a good job of explaining acupuncture and its benefits. I would definitely recommend his practice. more

Very Knowledgeable and Caring 3/4/2010

I found Michael's practice online when I was diagnosed with a severely herniated disc at the C6-C7 level. In the first few treatments, Michael helped me reduce the swelling in the back of my head and also radically reduced the tingling in my fingers. He blends his knowledge of orthopedic care with his expertise in acupuncture so that you truly get the best of both worlds. And an added bonus is that he is extremely patient-centered and truly cares about helping his patients. I'd recommend Michael to anyone suffering back or neck pain; he's a great healer. more

I had headaches, now I don't 2/24/2010

I had been struggling with tension headaches for several years. Bad enough that they would pull me off the ski slopes on a beautiful powder day. I tried everything. A friend recommended acupuncture, so I decided to give it a shot. After my first few sessions with Michael, the headaches were gone completely. I had a few maintenance sessions following that, and I have been tension headache free for over two years. I could not be happier with the results. Michael is outstanding at what he does. more

So far so good 5/5/2009

I've had a few sessions and so far I've noticed a reduction in pain. I have had lower back problems for 3 years now, and I've tried many many different treatments (steroid injections, yoga, massage therapy, you name it). So far this has worked the best! This guys seems to know what he is doing. I've tried OTHER acupuncturists whom have had no effect. I've recommend him to friends and family. We will see, I don't want to jinx it you know.... Pros: Pain Reduction more

The best in othopedic care and pain management 1/29/2009

I was recently referred to Michael from my orthopedic surgeon at Orthopedic associates in Rose hospital. I was diagnosed with a bulging disc in my back and was having sever pain down my leg. I told my doc I was not interested in surgery at this point and that is when he recommended Michael Lay at Uptown Acupuncture. After talking with Michael about my problem we decided on a course of action and now my pain is completely gone. I went to see him a total of 8 times over 6 weeks or so and now have no pain. Michael is extremely knowledgeable in orthopedics from both an eastern and western perspective. If you have any pain this would be the place to go. Pros: Knowledgable, caring, relaxing environment more

Expert Neuromuscular Care 8/13/2008

I was referred to Michael by a close friend of mine. Having never had received acupuncture treatment previously, I was a bit apprehensive to try it. I have had chronic neck pain from a car accident 10 years ago. For this, I have received chiropractic treatment off and on for 7 years. While the chiropractic work helped, I felt like it was unnatural and addictive. In less than 10 sessions with Michael I am pain free. I highly recommend his services. He is attentive and professional and best of all it really works! Pros: Service, Location Cons: Cost (cost is reasonable, but if insurance doesn't cover) more

Back pain is gone 9/13/2005

I was referred to Michael by my neurologist for chronic back pain and sciatica. I had been working with my neurologist when he recommended that I try Uptown Acupuncture when we could not solve the problem. I had suffered with chronic back pain my whole life but it started getting worse gradually and affecting my leg so I was referred to a neurologist. He recommeded Michael to me as a form of conservative treatment. After 10 sessions with Michael my pain was completely gone. Now I go one time a month for follow ups and I feel the best I have felt in years. I would highly recommend Uptown Acupuncture. Pros: Knowledgable , Professional more

Headache & Neckpain relieved 8/17/2005

I have struggled with 2-3 headaches a week since I was 13 years old and only after 2 months of acupuncture I have maybe 1 headache a month. I have also felt a tremendous relief in the knots in my neck and have had far less pain in my neck since recieving acupuncture treatments. I finally feel good and without medication. Pros: Good location, Timely treatment, Great environment more
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