Eye Conditions
We specialize in treating acute & degenerative eye diseases as well as other serious eye conditions: Macular Degeneration (Wet/Dry), Dry Eyes, Glaucoma, Cataracts, Retinitis Pigmentosa, Diabetic Retinopathy, Optic Neuritis, Usher Syndrome, Stargardt's Syndrome and more...
Stroke, Neurological & Neurodegenrative Disorders
We have extensive training in treating degenerative neurological conditions. Headaches, Migraines, Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's, Neuropathies, Aging, Alzheimers, Eye Conditions, Brain Injury
Adrenal Fatigue, Thyroid Disorders, Hyperprolactinemia, Insulin Resistance, PCOS, and Endometriosis, Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Premature Ovarian Failure, Unexplained Infertility, Male Factor Infertility, Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Uterine Fibroids
Internal Medicine
Rheumatoid Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, Lupus, Hashimoto’s, Graves, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, IBS, Digestion, Circulation, Blood Pressure, Endocrine & Hormone Balancing, Insomnia, Urinary, Breathing, Allergies, Rashes, Fertility, OB-GYN & Women's Conditions, Menstrual Irregularities
Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Conditions
Acute Trauma, Chronic Pain, Nerve Pain, Nerve Entrapments, Tendonitis, Neck Pain, Should Pain, Low Back Pain, Sciatica, Frozen Shoulder, Neuromas, Plantar Fasciitis, Muscle Pulls, Sprains, Strains, Adhesions, Scar tissue
Pediatric Acupuncture
Safe, Effective, Drug-Free Treatments for Autism, ADD/ADHD, Sleep, Digestion, Immune System, Asthma, Allergies, Neurological Conditions and much more.
Autoimmune & Inflammatory Disorders
Rheumatoid Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, Lupus, Hashimoto’s, Graves, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Any condition where the body is imbalanced and dysfunctional may benefit from our combinations of traditional medicine and natural supplementation.

Make Well – Be Well

Makari Wellness offers unique combinations of the best natural therapies available. Michael Woodworth, San Diego acupuncturist, excels at treating orthopedic conditions that failed to respond to conventional therapies. Utilizing  SFMA / FMS diagnostics and combining orthopedic dry needling, Active Release Techniques (ART) and functional corrections have helped many find relief from pain and sports medicine injuries. We specialize in Neurological, Neurodegenerative and Vision conditions. Extensive post-graduate training in acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine offers alternatives to our clients who suffer any number of AutoImmune, Internal Medicine, Dermatology and Fertility challenges. Makari Wellness has a simple motto: Make Well – Be Well and has over 15 years experience helping their clients achieve just that.

San Diego Full-Service Family Acupuncture Clinic


Active Release Technique (ART)

ART is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Practitioners use their hands to diagnose, locate and treat shortened structures, adhesions and break up scar tissue to return tissues to physiological function while removing any impediments within or around the effected tissue. These conditions all have one important thing in common: they are often a result of overuse and repetitive injury.



Many people do not realize there are MANY styles of acupuncture varying in diagnosis, needle technique and philosophy. Let us determine which style will give you what you need. We specialize in Neurological and Vision Conditions as wall as Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Dry-Needling for pain conditions. We are certified in MA48 (Micro Acupuncture 48 for eyes), Trained in multiple Scalp Acupuncture systems and XNKQ Stroke system for stroke and Neurological conditions as well as gentle Japanese Meridian therapy and Master Tung’s Acupuncture Methods. Experience the best acupuncture San Diego has to offer.


Orthopedic “Dry-Needling” Acupuncture

A  modern approach to acupuncture based on anatomical structure and function. It involves orthopedic assessments to diagnose the imbalanced muscles and meridian groups. The needling focuses on traditional acupuncture points, local tender points (ashi points), trigger points, motor points, scar tissues, and adhesions. Orthopedic acupuncture is great for acute and chronic muscle injuries due to trauma and athletic injuries. It is very effective for performance and post-surgical rehabilitation.


Herbal Medicine

Herbal medicine is a safe effective means of treating various systemic dysfunctions causing  many seemingly unconnected symptoms. Instead of taking a medication for every symptom we provide a custom combination of herbal medicines to actually treat the individual. We can actually resolve, reverse or slow the progress of any number of serious disorders. From mental and emotional to auto-immune, dermatological, digestive, and cancer support there are many tools to support the body in fighting and overcoming any condition that challenges it.



Shonishin pediatric acupuncture (sho=little, ni=children, shin=needle) is a specialized form of treatment for infants and children that became renowned in the 1700s in the Osaka region of Japan. Both Scalp and Japanese Acupuncture proves a safe and effective alternative to treat serious conditions in children without the side effects of drugs or dangerous medications. Treating children at a young age gives them the best possible outcome in living a healthy and happy life.


Female – Fertility – Male

Male & Female Hormone Conditions (Menstrual, Fertility, Menopause), Lowe Sperm, Motility, Morphology, ED. IVF assistance, balancing and preparing the body. Complete care throughout pregnancy and followup care for recovery and post birth complications. Most of our clients become pregnant and give birth naturally even after years of trying without success following a few months of treatment to rebuild and balance their bodies. Give yourself and your future child the best chances possible.Get closer to making your dreams come true thanks to the best fertility acupuncture San Diego has ever seen.


People don’t know much about acupuncture for stroke and the entire process and outcomes, but 85% of patients have responded positively to the treatment. Michael Woodworth, a San Diego stroke specialist, combines Western medicine and Chinese medicine techniques with scalp acupuncture for stroke recovery to give amazing rehabilitation results. Acupuncture stimulates blood flow and the development of neural plasticity for the fastest and complete stroke recovery and post-stroke conditions.


Traumatic brain injury recovery can be a long process depending on injury degree. Since 2012, TBI specialist from our acupuncture clinic offers a unique approach to every patient. Acupuncture for TBI showed significant results in vision, speech and physical rehabilitation. Patient progression is gradual, but Chinese acupuncture has shown way effective compared to modern USA medicine. In China, scalp acupuncture is used for head trauma treatment and contusions for decades; finally, you can schedule an appointment at a licensed and certified TBI acupuncture specialist in CA


Acupuncture for macular degeneration, Micro Acupuncture 48, treat points close to the eyes and has a tremendous effect on local energy. This means that a healing process sometimes starts after only a few treatments. Macular degeneration acupuncture brings energy to the affected eyes by stimulating the nerve and promote neuro-modulation. For the fastest results, we combine acupuncture with herbal medicine and Chinese herbs

We Specialize in Acupuncture for Stroke, Acupuncture for Macular Degeneration and Acupuncture for Concussion


Chinese medicine and acupuncture for glaucoma is one of the most effective treatment in slowing down and even stopping the progression of the disease. Glaucoma acupuncture focuses on healing the person and not the disease itself. Treatment methods vary depending on the patient and glaucoma type. It may include micro-acupuncture, acu-laser therapy, electro-acupuncture, and auricular acupuncture


Micro Acupuncture 48, is a relatively new acupuncture approach aimed at treating diabetic retinopathy. 85% of patients treated with acupuncture, herbsare and supplements had either recovered some vision, slowed progression improved quality of life, improved visual acuity, and regulated ocular pressure. Don’t neglect your eye conditions, book your appointment at our clinic stop severe blindness


RP is a genetic, progressive, and rare condition that affects the retina. It’s inherited disorder and if left untreated RT can lead to near total blindness. Both herbal medicine and acupuncture for retinitis pigmentosa can slow down, and even stop the progress of the disease. It is entirely safe and effective treatment but requires significant changes in life style to prevent its return.

glaucoma specialist
Michael Woodworth M.S. L.Ac, Dip. OMC

About Michael Woodworth M.S. L.Ac, Dip. OMC

  • Cert. ICEAM #122 Classical Herbalist,
  • Cert. M48A Acupuncture Ophthalmology
  • Cert.National Chinese Herbal Medicine
  • Cert. Active Release Techniques (ART), SFMA, FMS

Michael began training with world-renowned experts in stroke and neurological therapies in 2012. To this day he continues to train with the most prominent specialists in Chinese Medicine – experts in vision, neurological conditions, and pain.

Michael is California Board certified in Acupuncture; Nationally certified Chinese Herbalist and Dip. of Oriental Medicine, Advanced herbal diplomat & pending fellow in ICEAM cert. #122, trained in multiple Japanese and Classical systems of acupuncture, scalp acupuncture, and neurological therapies. He is one of Southern California’s only Micro 48 Certified Ophthalmological Acupuncturists, trained under Dr. Andy Rosenfarb.

Makari Wellness is San Diego’s first and only dedicated Neuro-Vision clinic designed to cater stroke rehab, specialized in acupuncture for peripheral neuropathy, acupuncture for nerve pain, diabetic wound healing and tratment of neurodegenerative and vision conditions like macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, concussion, TBI, MS, Parkinson’s, ataxia, aphasia, etc.

To learn more about Michael’s achievement and certifications/CEU seminars visit about us page.

Why choose Makari Wellness Acupuncture Clinic?

  • Trained and licensed acupuncturist
  • Extensively trained in Chinese Herbal Medicine
  • Specialized in eye conditions, neuro-degenerative conditions and stroke recovery
  • Different treatment methods: Micro Acupuncture, Acu-Laser Therapy, Electro-Acupuncture and Auricular Acupuncture
  • Nutrition and supplements
  • Over 15 years of experience
  • San Diego and Oceanside locations



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16486 Bernardo Center Drive. Suite 218, San Diego, CA 92128. Working days and hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.


2111 South El Camino Real Suite 301 Oceanside, CA 92054. Working days and hours: Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Saturday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.