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Tired of being in pain? Tired of taking ibuprofen products? Dr. Duarte provides an extremely effective treatment called Acupoint Injection Therapy (APIT) to reduce inflammation and pain which also stimulates the body’s natural healing process. Dr. Duarte has practiced APIT since 1993 and taught APIT to medical professionals in the U.S. and internationally since 1999. APIT, also known as aquapuncture, acupuncture point injection therapy, biopuncture and trigger point therapy, combines the therapeutic effects of acupuncture with herbal medicine to restore balance to the body.
Although APIT is similar to other forms of regenerative injections, APIT is based on the philosophy and principles of Chinese Medicine by injecting substances directly into acupuncture points. Substances such as saline, sterile water, herbs, minerals, vitamins in liquid form, and homeopathic and nutritional substances may be used consistent with the practice of acupuncture and Eastern medicine.
What health conditions can APIT Help With?
APIT can help with health conditions such as:
- Chronic pain, headaches/migraines, arthritis, and sports injuries
- Immune system problems, allergies, asthma, and infections
- Cancer and cancer treatment side effects
- Infertility, menstrual cramps, menopause symptoms, and sexual pain/dysfunction
- Stress, anxiety, and depression
- Digestive disorders and detoxification
- Neurological disorders
How Does APIT Help With Pain?
Many patients have muscle spasms, low back pain, sciatica, disc problems, muscle tension discomfort, joint strains/sprains, plantar fasciitis, nerve tingling in extremities, and other acute or chronic symptoms due to car accidents, sports injuries, falls, repetitive motion overuse, and fibromyalgia. Acupoint Injections can provide relief. By utilizing injections of homeopathic products (anti-inflammatories) into the muscles (trigger point injections) or under the skin (therapeutic subcutaneous injections) there is a rapid reversal of pain (usually within 3 sessions).
Acupoint Injection Therapy is especially useful when massage, chiropractic treatment, physical therapy, and/or prescription drugs have not provided satisfactory results. APIT provides an alternative to the often recommended Cortisone shots. Dr Duarte utilizes a protocol where the injections do not require deep insertion. Patients often report, “I can’t believe I am looking forward to more injections!” Contact us for a free consultation to see if Acupoint Injection Therapy may be right for you.
For Medical Professionals Interested in Adding APIT to Your Practice
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If you are in pain - any kind of pain - see Dr. Duerte. Dr. D is a life saver. MRI confirmed I have a C5 herniated disc with pinched nerve. The pain is mostly manageable, but I couldn't sleep last night from the pain. I got up feeling totally jacked and decrepit. He fit me in last minute, some quick injections and 2 hours later I have relief. The treatment isn't exactly pleasant but it is worth it.
He's worth it. He's worth the drive (30 mins for me, but people drive 3 hours from Portland to see him and leave happy) and the cost. I can't even explain what a difference he makes in my quality of life. It's life changing. I have muscle pain, Intra-spinus ligament pain, TMJ pain, headaches, pinched nerve pain, piriformus syndrome pain (most likely, not 100% positive) and he helps with it all. Yes, my body is all messed up and he makes it feel better. He's amazing. Thank you Dr. D.
This facility and staff deserve my time like no other. This review is a long time overdue, but life as we know happens. My story is long and will attempt to make it as brief as possible. Just know that YOU are in the RIGHT spot if you are reading this.
Dr. William Duarte saved my life! In 2016, I went from being a hard working, physically active, mom and wife to not walking, to not being able to talk or use my arms or hardly keep my eyes open. I was a living breathing vegetable. My husband would have to carry me to the bathroom, change my diapers you name it he had to do it all because well something was wrong with me but multiple , Neurologists, Spine specialist, Rheumatologist, Ear Nose Throat Specialist, Dermatologist, PCP, long hospital stays, Physical Therapist and who knows how many others I seeked help from. I am TERRIFIED of the medical system PTSD.
My first visit I was wheeled in on a chair, eyes could not open and I can not speak let alone barely hold my body up. Dr. Duarte out of all the doctors I have seen is the 1st one to read through my medical record that is the size of a mini bible. I started to cry at the fact that someone took the time to really get an idea of what he was working with. He did a technique I believe called the "Lightning Injection" holy heck did that hurt but who knew working on old incisions could make such a huge difference. At this point I was 30 days of not speaking or being able to communicate with my family, or hardly move. I left in happy tears and the next day Fathers Day 2017, I heard my first words "Can you hear me"? My husband came around the corner in disbelief, I was in shock, let me say it is crazy to hear your own voice after a month of silence. I stood up, did a little stretch and my voice went out. My husband reached out to Dr. D and told him what had happened, so we got back in and started on our long road to recovery. From there we started our journey of healing. Once I was up and going I was introduced to Dr. Sandi Sambrano and let me tell you I have two “Angles” working to heal me. Dr. Sandi and Dr. Duarte are so compassionate, empathetic, genuine, caring - "I want to help my patient" that you will be hard pressed to find anywhere, especially in WA. I could write for hours but LOOK NO FURTHER!!! Front desk staff AMAZING, Dr. Duarte and Dr. Sandi AMAZING, oh and their phlebotomist, she does a damn good job. Again I can't say enough great things about these people or their facility. My heart is and will always be with them, my appreciation and gratitude will always be there. Thank you again Dr. Duarte and Dr. Sambrano for giving me my life back!!! This is a page of my bible story and I am finally living again don’t second guess going to them. They know what they are doing! I wish you and your family the very best and hope you get yourself onto a road of recovery as I have. YOU ARE NOT ALONE!