Michael Lay, LAC

Michael Lay, LAC

Acupuncture  |  
Male  |  
Age 43
Insurances AcceptedSave
Michael Lay, LAC is an acupuncture provider who practices in Denver, CO. He is 43 years old and has been practicing for 16 years. Read his story

549 E 19th Ave

Denver, CO 80203

Contact Information

(303) 200-0491

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Worker's Compensation

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Michael Lay's bio

This content was provided by Michael Lay "Michael Lay, L.Ac., received an undergraduate degree at Loyola University of Chicago with a Bachelor of Science. He went on to earn his Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Santa Barbara College of Oriental Medicine. In addition, he received his advanced certificate of Acupuncture and Moxibustion from China Beijing International Acupuncture Training Center in Beijing, China. For orthopedics and sports medicine, he completed a 300 hour course in Acupuncture Orthopedics from the American Acupuncture Academy in Los Angeles. He also attended a 6 month Sports Medicine apprenticeship program in Boulder, Colorado under Whitfield Reaves, L.Ac., OMD. Michael Lay, L.Ac is licensed to practice in the state of Colorado and is nationally certified through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Michael specializes in orthopedics and sports medicine and works with many professional and amateur athletes in and around the Denver CO area. He is also knowledgeable in internal and family medicine. Michael Lay, L.Ac., provides treatments in his Uptown Acupuncture office in Denver CO, at local orthopedic and neurology offices, and at sports team training facilities. He is currently the official acupuncturist of the Denver Harlequins Rugby Team."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Michael Lay "At Uptown Acupuncture Denver we will take the time to talk with you about all of your problems and together come up with the plan that will best address your goals and needs. With the use of the latest methods and modalities we will work to get you feeling your best as quickly and affordably as possible. Each treatment plan is tailored to your individual diagnosis and desired outcome."


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  • Acupuncture
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

Michael Lay does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Anxiety
  • Calf Muscle Strain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Concussion
  • Elbow Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Hand Pain
  • Headache
  • Hip Pain
  • Knee Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Migraine
  • Neck Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Quadriceps Tendon Tears
  • Sciatica
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sports Injuries
  • Strain of Hamstring Muscle
  • Stress
  • TMJ
  • Wrist Pain


  • Acupuncture
  • Cupping Therapy
  • Dry Needling
  • Electroacupuncture
  • Graston Technique®
  • Gua Sha
  • Herbal Medicine
  • Medical Acupuncture
  • Moxibustion
  • Strengthening Exercise
  • Trigger Point Therapy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Colorado.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Loyola University Chicago
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1996
  • Santa Barbara College Of Oriental Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • American Acupuncture Academy
    Other Education | Completed 2001

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Michael Lay has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Michael Lay has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Michael Lay's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Michael Lay to family and friends
based on 5 total reviews (2 with comments)
Michael Lay's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
Denver, CO |
I have been going to Michael for years.He is extremely knowledgeable and caring when it comes to helping me with my problems. He is fantastic in working with pain and orthopedic injuries. I highly recommend Michael.
Denver, CO |
Fantastic for sports medicine and orthopedics. He has worked on my back for years.
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Michael Lay accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC

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