Stroke, Neurological & Neurodegenrative Disorders
We have extensive training and ongoing specialty training in acute and degenerative neurological conditions. Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's, Neuropathies, Aging, Alzheimers, Eye Conditions, Brain Injury
Pediatric Acupuncture
Safe, Effective, Drug-Free Treatments for Autism, ADD/ADHD, Sleep, Digestion, Immune System, Asthma, Allergies, Neurological Conditions and much more.
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...
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
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

Who We Are

Ancient Wisdom / Modern Methods / Natural Solutions

Makari Wellness offers unique combinations of the best natural therapies available. As one of San Diego’s most well-trained providers Michael Woodworth excels at treating orthopedic conditions that failed to respond to conventional therapies. Combining orthopedic dry needling, Active Release Techniques (ART) and functional corrections have help many find relief from pain and sports medicine injuries. Besides being experts in orthopedic conditions we specialize in Neurological, Neurodegenerative and Vision problems. 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.

What We Do

Our Services


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.


Orthopedic “Dry-Needling” Acupuncture

A more modern and western 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. We can address the muscle tears or inflammation directly. 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 at the root of a myriad of seemingly unconnected symptoms. Instead of taking a medication for every symptom we can provide a custom combination of herbal medicines to actually treat the diagnosed pattern. 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