acupuncture with William Duarte

Acupuncture is among the oldest healing practices in the world originating in and practiced in China for thousands of years. It is a key component of Oriental Medicine, also known as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Read more about TCM here. Acupuncture techniques include needling and adjunct skills such as gua sha, cupping, and electronic stimulation.

The theories and clinical approaches of acupuncture are very different from Western Medicine. However, it has been proven both clinically and scientifically that needling directly stimulates the nervous system to improve neuromuscular, vascular and organ/endocrine system function, via meridians or channels which connect different parts of the body.

Meridians move the life energy qi and blood as well as connect the interior of the body with the exterior. Disease results from the disruption or imbalance in the qi flow of the meridians. Acupuncture uses hair-thin needles at specific points along these meridians to remove blockages in the flow of qi and restore and maintain health.

In general, the longer a condition has existed the more treatments will be required. An initial consultation is necessary to evaluate the condition. Our doctor individually designs treatment plans according to your body and needs.

Acupuncture is not painful; however, the insertion of the hair-fine needles may create a qi sensation often described as a feeling of heaviness or pressure. Some patients may experience stronger qi sensations than others.

It is advised not to receive acupuncture on an empty stomach, immediately after consuming a large meal, if very fatigued, or emotionally upset. Wear loose, comfortable clothing. During treatment it’s best to relax and feel free to ask your practitioner any questions you may have.  We recommend that you avoid heavy physical activity directly after receiving a treatment.

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 by Charlie Kapica on Kirkland Whole Life Clinic

Since seeing Dr. Duarte for the first time, I have noticed significant improvements within my body after surgeries I have had and, to my mental health. Receiving treatments from Dr. Duarte also helped me overcome my smoking addiction. I cannot express enough gratitude and will continue to see him regularly.

 by Kimberly Cranwell on Kirkland Whole Life Clinic

I have been seeing Dr. Duarte for over 3 years and am nothing but thrilled with his service. He takes time to listen, addresses specific concerns, and expresses an interest in my overall well-being. I highly recommend him and his services!

 by Chelsea Kapica on Kirkland Whole Life Clinic

Since becoming a patient of Dr. Duarte and regularly receiving acupuncture, I have felt alot of relief from pains related to injuries I’ve had as well as improvement in overall well-being and stress relief. He is a great person and is warm and welcoming, I always recommend him to my friends and family. He is the best at what he does!

 by Angelina Sanchez on Kirkland Whole Life Clinic

I was suffering from chronic knee pain, fibromyalgia, arthritis, stomach issues etc…, my friend recommended acupuncture with Dr. Duarte. I was sceptical about it. My pcp doctor said “I don’t know what else to do for you” after I saw pain management, rheumatologist, I got injections on one knee, physical therapy, massage, I was told I needed knee replacement, I accepted care for 3 years with all of the above. I decided to give Dr. William Duarte a chance. The first day I came to see him, I got beautiful results, I could walk, now stomach issues are gone, my whole body is healing. I’ve been seeing Dr. Duarte for the past 4 years, THANK YOU, Doctor Duarte for always being processional, knowledgeable, and. Caring.

 by Joy Yagi on Kirkland Whole Life Clinic

Dr. Duarte is a treasure. He provided great relief to my neck and back following a bad accident and now helps with the acute aches and pains that pop up with life. His extensive expertise, deep knowledge and genuine compassion are invaluable. I always feel looser and lighter after seeing him!

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