Acupoint Injection Therapy Seminar

Join Us August 2nd-4th, 2024 at Bastyr University, Kenmore, WA

This three-day, 24 CE hour seminar will give practitioners an introduction to Acupoint Injection Therapy (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.

Meet the Instructor

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, biopuncture, aquapuncture, and Shui Zen. 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. 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.

NCCAOM Professional Development Activity

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.

The Seminar Includes 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 Chinese herbs, local anesthetics, homeopathic remedies and nutraceuticals
  • Neural therapy
  • Myofascial pain and dysfunction
  • Trigger points
  • Scar treatment
  • Rules & Regulations
  • Epinephrine & Oxygen
  • & More!

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: The state of Maryland is in the process of adding APIT to acupuncturists’ 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.

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 dysfunction, allergies, asthma, and infections
  • Cancer treatment side effects & palliative care
  • Infertility, menstrual cramps, menopause symptoms, and sexual pain/dysfunction
  • Stress & mental/emotional conditions
  • Digestive disorders and detoxification
  • Neurological disorders

Seminar Details & Booking

  • Dates: August 2nd – 4th, 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, July 19th, 2024.
    • Early Bird Discount: 10%  off when you register by June 30th, 2024

NOTE: Cancellation Policy:

50% cancellation fee up to  July 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:

For More Information call 425-285-9020 or email [email protected]

See our other continuing medical education courses here.

Future Seminar Dates

Upcoming Introduction to Acupoint Injection Therapy Seminar Dates:

November 1st-3rd, 2024

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If you have attended our Acupoint Injection Therapy Seminar, or one of our other courses, we would love to hear from you! Please help us spread the word by leaving a review below to let us know how we can improve, so that we can provide the best products and services for all of our customers. Be well.

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Dr. Duarte is not just an instructor teaching APIT, he is also very knowledgeable in his 40+ years of clinical experience. The seminar helped me gain confidence to apply APIT into my practice effectively.

 by Julie Sutton on Acupoint Injection Therapy Seminar

Excellent introduction to integrating injection therapies into an acupuncture practice.

 by Jaclyn Schlindwein on Acupoint Injection Therapy Seminar

This course has been one of my most favorite CE courses yet. I learned so much and am very grateful.

 by Jeffrey Grossman on Acupoint Injection Therapy Seminar

This course was fantastic. I not only gained more confidence in my needling abilities, but I also learned another tool to put in my tool chest for common conditions. I would highly recommend Dr. D’s course. Informative. Emotional. Organized and Motivational.

I had a great experience in Dr. Duarte’s APIT class. I went into it unsure of how I felt about APIT, but emerged a few days later feeling much more knowledgable and confident. He’s a very experienced practitioner with decades of insights about acupuncture and Chinese medicine to share, and in particular about musculoskeletal disorders. He’s big on palpation and knowing your anatomy, which was valuable practice for me. This course is mostly geared towards orthopedic treatments (as opposed to nutritive aspects) of PIT, just FYI, and doesn’t involve using Chinese herbs because those aren’t easy to get these days as injectables. Though we also learned about treating fertility, fibromyalgia, allergies etc. Thank you Dr. Duarte and Shannon!

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