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Acupuncture Healing Arts


Meditation in Motion.



Carlsbad • San Diego • North County Acupuncturist

Offering Acupuncture in Encinitas, Carlsbad and San Diego.    Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)  is a comprehensive health system which includes acupuncture, herbs, diet, massage, exercise and lifestyle.   Our Acupuncturists have  more than 3500 hours of training.  1000 hours more than NCCAOM (national requirements)


First Time Patients

To speed up your intake process, download and fill out our patient intake form here. Firewater Acupuncture Intake Form

To speed up your intake process, please download and fill out our arbitration agreement form here. Arbitration Agreement

You may either email the filled out forms before or your treatment OR print them out and bring them with you the day of your appointment.

If you haven’t read the Acupuncture page, do so as it may answer any questions you may have about your 1st treatment and the process of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in general.  Looking forward to seeing you soon, May Your Qi Be Balanced.


Acupuncture has been proven to effectively accelerate the healing process.  Just ask professional football players what their ‘secret weapon’ has been.  You can read more about this here if you wish.  For the Athlete, recovery time is essential to build and maintain muscle and enhance performance.  This type of person is maintaining balance at a different level than the average man or woman.   Acupuncture along with Qigong, Meditation and certain types of Yoga will reduce the time it takes to recover from an intense training session.

After a year of suffering through a nagging shoulder injury which would not fully heal I turned to William for acupuncture treatment. Through a series of acupuncture treatments my range of motion and strength have been restored. In addition to acupuncture, William is a wealth of knowledge on balancing yourself and attaining a higher overall well-being.

Hugh Martin, Encinitas

I am jealous of you if you are near enough William to book a session with him. He is a man of great integrity, passion and purpose. It also helps that he is filled with humor and compassion.

Adrian Danzig, Chicago

William is an incredible gifted and intuitive acupuncturist. He truly believes in stepping back and allowing the body to heal itself, and he will convince you that your body has healing powers you never thought possible!

Chris S, San Diego

I loved the community experience. William moved effortlessly around the room floating like a butterfly and stinging like a bee (that's a good thing with acupuncture). I'll mos def be back!!

Moe C, San Diego

William Potter is a wise, powerful and dynamic healer. With numerous modalities to choose from, he combines knowledge, experience and discernement to identify the root underlying cause that will most significantly shift your system. I have sought his skill on numerous occaisions over the past year for physical, emotional and life issues-- with amzing results after each.

Johnny Blackburn, Evolving Life

Some Conditions We Treat

  • Acne
  • Adrenal Fatigue
  • Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmunity
  • Back Pain
  • Blood Pressure
  • Cancer Care
  • Candida
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Chronic Pain
  • Constipation
  • Depression
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes
  • Diarrhea
  • Endocrine D/O
  • Fatigue
  • Infertility
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gastritis
  • Gout
  • Headache
  • Hormone Balance
  • Hypermobility
  • Hypertension
  • IBS
  • Insomnia
  • Joint Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Menopause
  • MS
  • Neck Pain
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pain Ulcer
  • Pain
  • PMS
  • Pregnancy
  • Quit Smoking
  • Rosacea
  • Scoliosis

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