Acupoint Injection Therapy Seminar

Acupuncture Point Injection Therapy
Dr. William Duarte, D.A.O.M., L.Ac., A.E.M.P., C.Hom. is one of a few practitioners in the United States qualified to teach safe and effective acupoint injection therapy (APIT), also known as acupuncture point injection therapy, point injection therapy, trigger point injection therapy and aquapuncture. This three-day seminar will give practitioners an introduction to APIT and its importance as an adjunct modality to treat more difficult conditions. Upon completion of the course, participants will receive acupoint injection therapy certification.

Dr. William Duarte DAOM, LAc, AEMP, CHDr. Duarte has been practicing APIT since 1993 and teaching it to medical professionals since 1999 in the U.S. and internationally. With over 40 years of clinical experience, seasoned practitioner Dr. William Duarte’s skills reach beyond his extensive formal training. He is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and Certified Homeopath. He has spent his lifetime seeking learning opportunities that span from the jungles of Mexico and South America, to formal training in China and Europe, and he is in every sense a healer and educator.

Dr. Duarte is NCCAOM PDA provider #169020. This class qualifies NCCAOM members for 24 PDA credits. Consult your state board for continuing education credit equivalency if you’re not a member of the NCCAOM. 



Take your practice to the next level


This 24-hour training is a great opportunity to take your practice to the next level in a safe environment with a small class size of no more than 14 participants. We will focus largely on acupoint injection techniques including safety, location, potential outcomes and use of appropriate supplies and injectable substances. Each session will begin with an introduction of the common mechanisms of pain and dysfunction, a review of local anatomy and discussion on treatment protocols that REALLY work.

During class the emphasis will be on point selection, palpation, needling techniques, patient management and safety, as these are paramount to ensure you leave with the confidence to begin practicing APIT immediately, and effectively. Each practitioner will receive extensive hands-on experience practicing palpation, and anatomical positioning while applying APIT. 

The most relevant and commonly used injectables will be covered in class; additionally, we provide extensive pharmacology information on Eastern & Western herbs, nutraceuticals, vitamins, and homeopathics to take home and apply in your practice. 


acupoint injection therapy

The seminar will include topics such as:

  • Acupoint injection therapy best practices
  • Individualized diagnosis and treatment
  • Precise and safe injection technique and administration
  • Proper dosage, method, and location
  • Pharmacology
  • Appropriate application of injectable Western & Chinese herbs, local anesthetics, homeopathic remedies and nutraceuticals
  • Neural therapy
  • Myofascial pain and dysfunction
  • Trigger points
  • Scar treatment
  • Rules & Regulations
  • Epinephrine & Oxygen


Who Is This Course Designed For?

This course has been designed to fulfill the requirements for licensed acupuncturists to practice acupoint injection therapy in WA, MT, NV, CO, and UT, as well as other licensed medical professionals with point injection in their scope of practice.

Those who are seeking CEUs only and do not require the certification in APIT are welcome to join! 

Note: MD is in the process of adding APIT to LAc scope of practice, and our course meets their proposed training requirements. Other licensed medical professionals with point injection therapy in their scope of practice are welcome to attend. Please check with your state licensing board for point injection therapy training requirements and scope of practice.


Seminar Details & Booking 

Dates: May 3rd – 5th, 2024

Times: Friday – Sun, 8am – 5:00 pm

Location: Bastyr University, Kenmore, WA.

Disclaimer: Event is not sponsored by Bastyr University

Cost: $1250, which includes instruction, demonstration, hands-on experience, supplies and handouts. A $300 non-refundable deposit will be used to secure your spot. Full amount due: Friday, April 19th, 2024.


NOTE: Cancellation Policy:

50% cancellation fee up to  April 19th, 2024 – No refunds thereafter 

All fees can be credited for future classes if issues arise regarding attendance on a case by case basis.


Reserve Your Spot Here:

More information: 425-285-9020 or [email protected]






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