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Tui Na

Tui na means "pushing grasping," and is a powerful form of Chinese medical bodywork. Based on the same Oriental medical principles as acupuncture, tui na seeks to improve the flow of qi through the meridian channels. Tui na is particularly effective for conditions involving muscles, tendons and joints, such as structural misalignment, orthopedic problems and sports injuries. It can also be used to treat internal diseases.


Cupping is an ancient technique, used in many cultures, in which a special cup is applied to the skin and held in place by suction. The suction draws superficial tissue into the cup, which may either be left in place or moved along the body. Cupping brings fresh blood to the area and helps improve circulation. Traditional cupping, sometimes referred to as “fire cupping," uses heat to create a vacuum-like suction inside of glass cups. In modern times, cups that use a small pump to create suction have also been introduced.


Moxibustion involves the heating of acupuncture points with smoldering mugwort herb (known as moxa). Moxibustion stimulates circulation, counteracts cold and dampness in the body, and promotes the smooth flow of blood and qi. This safe, non-invasive technique may be used alone, but it is generally used in conjunction with acupuncture treatment.

Electrostimulation "E-stim"

E-stim is a low level electrical stimulation applied to 2 or 4 needles at a time to motivate movement of circulation and decrease nervous system overactivity. This most often used to treat painful muscular conditions.

Gua Sha

A gentle scraping therapy used to bring blood flow to the surface to improve circulation.

Auricular Therapy

Auricular (ear) acupuncture is using points on the external ear that have been mapped to specific anatomical areas of the body. This treatment is done using needles or electrical stimulation device and the placement of small seeds/beads on adhesive tape for more continuous stimulation after you have left the clinic.



Other Therapies - Michael D. Mathews in Denver, CO

Michael D. Mathews offers Acupuncture, Personal Training in Denver, CO

Michael D. Mathews offers safe, effective Acupuncture, Personal Training in Denver, CO

Other Therapies - Michael D. Mathews in Denver, CO

Michael D. Mathews

Licensed Acupuncturist, Certified personal trainer, Certified Pilates Instructor, Massage Therapist

(303) 806-8124

1750 Humboldt St., #202                           Denver, Colorado 80218