About Us

Make Well – Be Well

Our Founder

Michael Woodworth L.Ac

“When it comes to my family and loved ones I want the very best care for them- thats what we offer to you.”

What makes our treatments unique

Makari Wellness offers unique combinations of the most effective natural solutions available across various professions of alternative and complimentary medicine. We excel at combining Ancient Wisdom with Modern Methods. Michael Woodworth has been practicing Chinese Medicine for 15+ years and has continually pursued post-graduate training in various specialties of Acupuncture (Neurology, Ophthalmology, Fertility) as well as Classical Chinese Herbal Medicine, Active Release Techniques (ART), Physical Therapy (FMS/SFMA), Rehab Systems (Pettibon, RNT, Posture) and Functional Medicine Nutritional Supplementation. We know of no other clinic in the world that offers the experience and accumulated skillsets combined into customized treatments for each individual. Makari Wellness is San Diego’s first choice for natural solutions to complex conditions.

Our goal is to help people gain freedom from illness and quality of life. In our goal to become what we perceive a “family practitioner” should be, someone who can solve problems and assist families in living the best life possible. To do that we will work our hardest to become the best acupuncture provider for stroke, neurological conditions and pain that we can become.

Clinical Excellence for better outcomes

We believe that hard work and countless hours of study and practice lead to excellence. As it holds true in most professions it holds true in the practice of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine. Medicine and the treatment of people is a lifelong study. We will not be outworked and will treat you with the same care with which we treat our family. 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, trained in multiple systems of scalp acupuncture and neurological therapies. He has extensive training in the application of Electro-Acupuncture medicine.

Full Body ART Certifications in: Upper Extremity, Lower Extremity, Spine, Long Nerve, Diagnosis, Active Palpation, Complex Protocols, and Masters level ART Certifications. Certifications in SFMA, Level I&II FMS, 1000’s of CEU hours and internships in post-graduate Acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and manual therapy techniques. Not to mention the time spent studying texts nearly every night in Western and Traditional medicine. If we cannot help you we will try to help you find someone who can.


The Pathologies and Formulas ofthe Decoction Classic Tangye Jing – Dr. Arnaud Versluys 3/18-3/20/21(32 hours),5 Element Functional Medicine For Diagnosis & Treatment Of Adrenal Fatigue, Thyroid Disorders, and Hyperprolactinemia – Dr. Chris Axlerad Feb 21-22nd 2021,5 Element Functional Medicine For Fertility, Hormone & Endocrinology – Dr. Chris Axlerad Nov 7-9th 2020, OAT & Mycotox Screening For Functional Medicine- Great Plains Laboratories, Nanopuncture Concussion / TBI  – Dr. Clayton Shiu & Dr. Ayla Wolf (11/2-11/3/19 Chicago,IL), Advanced M48A Acupuncture Ophthalmology – Dr. Andy Rosenfarb 10/25-10/26/19 Cancun,MX) Xi Nao Kai QIao – Brain Stem Module – Dr. Clayton Shiu (9/21-9/22/19 Chicago,IL) Active Release Techniques (ART) Active Diagnosis – Dr. Greg Rose (9/5-9/7/19 Oceanside, CA) ICEAM Herbal Clinic – Dr. Stephen Bonzak (8-16 & 8-17-19 San Diego,CA),Review of Japanese Acupuncture: Kiiko Matusmoto, Ikeda Sensei “Wisdom Of The Classics”, Miki Shima, Shonishin Pediatrics (June / July 2019). M48 Micro Acupuncture Certification Program – Dr. Andy Rosenfarb (5/4/19) Electro Acupuncture Medicine Grand Rounds – Dr. Jeremy Steiner (4/6/19) Electro-Acupuncture Medicine Masters Course – Dr. Jeremy Steiner (3/23/19) Electro-Acupuncture Medicine Foundations – Dr. Jeremy Steiner (3/16/19) Assessment & Tx of Plantar Faciitis – Dr. Anthony Lombardi (3/12/19) TMJ Assessment & Tx Using Electro-Acupuncture – Dr. Anthony Lombardi ( 2/23/19) Acute and Chronic Low Back Pain Assessment & Tx –  Dr. Anthony Lombardi (2/15/19) Cutaneous Nerve Electro-Acupuncture – Dr. Anthony Lombardi (2/17/19) Julian Scott – Healing The Eyes With Acupuncture (3/2019) Traditional Chinese Medicine for Degenerative Eye Diseases – Dr. Andy Rosenfarb (2/1/19)Exstore, Elecgro-Acupuncture & Motor Points – Dr. Anthony Lombardi (2/8-2/10/19) Precision Diagnostics and Tx Strategies With Herbal Medicine – Dr. Jin Zhao (2/3-2/4/19) Current ongoing studies and internships with ICEAM Chinese Herbal Medicine 2012-present Current ongoing enrollment in Functional Medicine University Certification 2017- Chinese Medicine Dermatology – Diana Hermann (October 21-22nd, 2018 Portland,CA) Nanopuncture Xing Nao Kai Qiao Adv. Stroke Rehabilitation – Dr. Clayton Shiu (October 13-14th, 2018 Portland, CA) ICEAM Herbal Clinic – Dr. Stephen Bonzak (8-10 & 8-11-18 San Diego,CA) ICEAM Herbal Clinic – Dr. Stephen Bonzak (7-10 & 7-11-18 San Diego,CA) ICEAM Herbal Clinic – Dr. Arnaud Versluys (12-14 & 12-15-17 Portland, OR) ICEAM advanced Cancer Research Clinic. – Dr Arnaud Versluys (11-30 & 12/1/2017 Kansas City, MO) ICEAM Herbal Clinic Internship – Stephen Bonzak (Nov. 3-4th, 2017) Modern and Classical Chinese Medicine Approach to Multiple Sclerosis – Suzanne Robidoux (Oct. 11, 2017) Scalp Acupuncture for Psychomatic & Neurological Disorders – Suzanne Robidoux (Oct. 8th, 2017) ICEAM Herb Clinic Internship (Sept 27-29th, 2017) Continued studies on Classical Osteopathy Techniques and manual manipulations (2017) ICEAM Herb Clinic Internship (August 18-19th, 2017) ICEAM Herbal Clinic Internship) (May 12-13th, 2017) The Herb and Formula Archetypes: Inner Circle Dr. Arnaud Versluys (March 12, 2017) Advanced Herbal Training – Dr. Tian Heming Modification Dr. Arvaud Versluys (Dec. 31, 2016)

ART Master’s Level Re-Certification Dr. Michael Leahy (Dec. 17th, 2016) Endocrinology Diseases Anatomy, Physiology Disease Origins & Treatments: (Dr. Tran Viet Dzung) Neurological System Anatomy, Physiology, Diseases: Stroke, Epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis (Dr. Tran Viet Dzung) Pregnancy Support, Labor Preparation, and Post-Partum Care Michelle Bucannon (Jan 2016) Top 30 Tung’s Acupuncture Points & Clinical Application Dr. Chuan Yin-Ming (Jan 2016) Mastering BBT Charting for Fertility w/ Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine Michelle Bucannon (Jan 13, 2016) Mastering Tung’s Acupuncture for Allergies, Digestion, insomnia Whisnant (Nov. 15, 2015) ICEAM Classic Herbal Medicine Dr. Arnaud Versluys (Oct 30,2015) Classical Yuan Qi Acupuncture For Pain Dr. Suzanne Robiddouxx (Oct 27-28,2015) ICEAM Pulse & Herb Clinic Stephen Bonzak (Sept 19,2015) SFMA Level 1 Certified Dr. Greg Rose (April 18-19th, 2015) ART Complex Protocols and Full-Body Re-Cert Dr. Leahy (February 12-15th, 2015) ICEAM Pulse & Herb Clinic Dr.Arnaud Versluys (February 1, 2015) Chronic Pain Integrative Acupuncture Leva & Tan (January 26,2015) (ART) Full-Body Re-Certification Dr.Leahy (Nov. 18, 2014) ICEAM Advanced Herbal Training 2014 Dr.Arnaud Versluys (October 17-21 2014) ICEAM Pulse & Herb Clinic Dr. Arnaud Versluys (August 25,2014) ICEAM Pulse & Herb Clinic Dr. Arnaud Versluys (July 18,2014) ICEAM Pulse & Herb Clinic Dr. Stephan Boznak (June 30,,2014) Dr. Tungs Acupuncture for Allergies, Auto Immune and Cancer Conditions – Dr. Robert Chu (April 6th 2014) Women’s Health & Infertility: Pulse & Herb Jimmy Wei-Yen Chang (Feb 9, 2014) Jin Gui Yao Lue Clinic & Case Studies Dr. Arnaud Versluys (Dec. 13-15, 2013) Jin Gui Yao Lue Fukushin Abdominal Diagnosis for Chinese Herbal Medicine – Tracy Thorne (Oct12-13, 2013) Adv. Master Tung’s Acupuncture For Internal Medicine I&II Esther Su (Oct 5-6, 2013) Sports Medicine Acupuncture Assessment and Treatment of Low Back & Hip Matt Callison (Sept 25-29, 2013) (ART) Full Body Re-certification (Aug 2013) (ART) Upper Extremity Re-cert. (Aug 2013) Jing Gui Yaolue 4 Pulses & Clinic Internship Dr. Arnaud Versluys (August 23-25, 2013) Functional Movement Systems FMS Level 2 San Diego (June 15-16, 2013) Functional Movement Systems FMS Level 1 San Diego (June 14, 2013) Jing Gui Yaolue 3 & Clinic Internship Dr. Arnaud Versluys (June 7-9, 2013) Sports Medicine Acupuncture PACE II Posture Assessment & Corrections II Matt Callison (May20-21, 2013) Completed ICEAM Shang Han Lun Course (2012) Dr. Zhus Scalp Acupuncture Dr. Zhu (April 6-7,2013) Jing Gui Yaolue 1 & Clinic Internship Dr. Arnaud Versluys (March 1-4, 2013) Shang Han Lun : Case Studies Dr. Arnaud Versluys (Dec 15-16, 2012) Shang Han Lun : Herbal Formula Modifications Dr. Arnaud Versluys (Nov 17, 2012) Shang Han Lun : Acupuncture Dr. Arnaud Versluys (Nov 18, 2012) (ART) Full Body Re-certification (Nov3-4 2012) (ART) Long Nerve Entrapment (Second Time) w/ Gross Anatomy Cadaver Lab (Nov 2012) Shang Han Lun : Herbal Formula Families Dr. Arnaud Versluys (Oct 20-21, 2012) Auricular Medicine Diagnosis Seminar 5&6 Dr. Li-Chun Huang (October 13-14, 2012) Shang Han Lun : Pulse Diagnosis & Herbs Dr. Arnaud Versluys (Sept 15-16, 2012) Shang Han Lun : Abdominal Diagnosis & Herbs Tracy Thorne (August 18-19, 2012)

Fang Jia Fang- Art of Herbal Formulas Combo. Jimmy Chang (Aug 12, 2012) 2nd time Shang Han Lun :Pathophysiology & Int. Med. Dr. Arnaud Versluys (July 14-15, 2012) Auricular Medicine Functional Relationships Dr. Li-Chun Huang (June 10, 2012) Auricular Medicine Locations & Diagnosis Dr. Li-Chun Huang (June 9, 2012) Shang Han Lun : Formula Archtetypes III Dr. Arnaud Versluys (June 2-3,2012) Completed Pulsynergy Made Easy Part II Jimmy Chang (April 22, 2012) 3rd time Balance Method Pain Series & Clinical Cases Bob Doane (April 21, 2012) Shang Han Lun : Formula Archtetypes I Dr. Arnaud Versluys (March 10-11,2012) Shang Han Lun 1: Energetics of the Five Flavors. Dr. Arnaud Versluys (Feb 11-12,2012) Pulsynrgy III – Pulse dx and Herbal tx Jimmy Chang (Feb 2012) 2nd time Pulsynergy II – Pulse dx Jimmy Chang (Feb 2012) 2nd time Pulsynergy I – Pulse dx Jimmy Chang (Feb 2012) 2nd time Updates on Current Herb-Drug Interactions John Chen (Feb 2012) Anxiety: Pulse Dx & Herbal Tx Pt II Jimmy Chang (Jan 2012) Anxiety: Pulse Dx & Herbal Tx Pt I Jimmy Chang (Jan 2012) Amenorrhea & PCOS: Treating Gynecology-Related Conditions with TCM Kathleen Albertson (Jan 2012) Pulsynergy: Pulse Diagnosis pt I (2nd time) Jimmy Chang (Jan 2012) Clinical Discussions of Pulse Diagnosis and Herbal Prescriptions – Jimmy Chang (Dec 2011) Treatment of Pain with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs: Part II- Robert Doane (Dec 2011) (ART) Full Body Re-certification (Aug 2011) (ART) Active Palpation Techniques (Aug 2011) Specific Functional Movement Assessment I (SFMA) Greg Rose of TPI (Aug 2011) Sports Medicine Acu :Assessment & Tx. Of Neck & Upper Extremity Matt Callison (2011) Sports Medicine Acupuncture: Postural Assessment & Correction I Matt Callison(2011) Sports Medicine Acup. : Huatojiaji Points & Fascilitated Segments Matt Callison (2011) Sports Medicine Acupuncture: Anatomy & Cadaver Lab: Spine Matt Callison (2011) Completed Hands On Pulse Taking Workshop – Jimmy Chang (2010) Completed Active Release Technique Long Nerve Entrapment Certification (2010) Completed Active Release Technique Spine Certification (2010) Completed Active Release Technique Lower Extremity Certification (2010) Completed Active Release Technique Upper Extremity Certification (2010) Comprehensive Basic Seminar & Practicing Ethically Clinical App. Gastrointestinal & Hepatic Disorders- Diagnosis & Treatment Jimmy Chang Completed Pulsynergy Made Easy Part III Jimmy Chang Completed Pulsynergy Made Easy Part II Jimmy Chang Completed Dr. Jimmy Chang’s Pulse Diagnosis Part I Jimmy Chang Completed Dr. Kauffman’s: Spinal PNT, Cervical PNT, Low Back, Sciatica PNT Completed Dr. Young’s Advanced Tung’s Style Acupuncture Completed Dr. Young’s Basic Tung’s Style Acupuncture Jingei Pulse Diagnosis Completed Nigel Dawes Fukoshin – Japanese Abdominal Diagnosis Certified Spine Technician in Pettibon Posture and Rehabilitation Workshops 45+hours in spinal evaluation, x-ray measuring, manipulation and weighting First aid and CPR certifications National Clean Needle Certificate Massage Technician certificate Internship for 2 years at downtown Boston Public Health Clinic Internship for 3 years under Rick Foreman L.Ac at East/West Acupuncture Internship for 1 year at Talega Medical Group under Won, Hyeng Seok, Lic.Ac. OMD.