Conditions Treated

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Stroke & Neurological Disorders: Concussion, Brain Injury (TBI), Autism

Michael Woodworth 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. Many serious neurological conditions can benefit beyond expected outcomes by combining Western Medicine with the Modern Application of Traditional Medicines as practiced in China, Taiwan and Japan. Makari Wellness offers Integrated Treatments for faster and more complete recovery. Get back to life and slow the progression of chronic debilitating disorders. Treatment of such serious conditions require more expertise than what is available from an acupuncturist not trained in these sub-specialities of Chinese Medicine. Click here for more information on Makari Wellness’ Pediatric Neurology Program.

Pediatric Internal – Pediatric Neurology

Traditional Medicine has been treating children from the beginnings of time. Traditional Chinese Medicine combines diet, lifestyle, herbal and acupuncture modalities into a powerful stand alone or complimentary system of treating children. There are various systems of acupuncture that lend themselves to treating specific patient populations and conditions. We practice near painless Japanese Acupuncture systems as well as specialized neurological needling used in modern TCM hospitals for severe neurological conditions that can show remarkable and even unbelievable improvements. Learn more about our pediatric program-.Pediatrics.

Eye Conditions

Michael Woodworth is one of Southern California’s only Micro 48 Certified Ophthalmological Acupuncturists. Trained under Dr. Andy Rosenfarb, our integrated traditional Chinese Medicine and Functional Medicine treatment program is individualized to address the unique needs of our patients and the underlying conditions associated with their eye disease. Depending on the patient, this may include:

Family medical history / Nutrition and lifestyle counseling / Micro Acupuncture / Acu-Laser Therapy / Electro-Acupuncture / Auricular Acupuncture / Chinese herbs / Supplements / Eye exercises

Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Conditions

You can work with one of the few providers in the country who is certified and licensed to combine these unique combinations of the most effective therapies available. Save time and money while recovering faster and maintaining peak performance. Orthopedic “Dry Needling”, Trigger point Acupuncture and Active Release Techniques (A.R.T.). These are the best pain treatments possible and they are well known in the world of professional athletes and medical providers. We also offer Electro Acupuncture Medicine,  Myofascial Manual Therapy, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation – “Gua Sha” / Graston to rehab soft tissue and neuro inflammation. Specific Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) & Functional Movement Systems (FMS) Muscle Balancing and Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques Dynamic help to balance Static Posture and prevent recurrence. This approach has proven very effective for common injuries and has helped many people who did not find relief with more conventional therapies such as: Physical Therapy, Chiropractic, Massage and Pain Management.  Anybody challenged with physical pain should experience the approach pioneered by one of the highest trained and most educated therapists in the country.

Internal Medicine

Each individual’s diagnosis will determine the treatment combinations to help them. Internal Medicine Treatments combine Acupuncture & Moxibustion, Chinese Herbal Medicine. and Lifestyle recommendations. These combinations have proven very effective for treating both simple and complex conditions. Women’s Conditions (OB-GYN), Endocrine Conditions, Autoimmune Conditions, Dermatology and Skin Conditions and a large number of undiagnosed inflammatory conditions. Neurological Conditions, migraines, headaches, head traumas, Cancer Support, Chronic Fatigue, Depression, GERD, Acid Reflux, Hypertension, Dermatology and Skin Conditions, Allergies, headaches, brain fog, memory, Stress, Anxiety, insomnia, Digestive, Eye Problems. The proper combination of treatments can truly help the body to improve its overall function and ability to function to reverse or slow various aging and disease processes.

Dermatology & Skin Disorders

Traditional Chinese Medicine TCM dermatology began being developed since 300-200BCE and was officially designated a medical specialty within TCM in the mid 1900’s. Diseases of the skin are often complex and deeply rooted requiring highly-trained herbal practitioners offering time-tested and effective treatments. Chinese medicine offers treatments for common conditions including acne, eczema, and psoriasis that are safe and more effective for many than the conventional treatments of corticosteroids, antibiotics and topical chemicals. Many times while undergoing treatment other symptoms displayed by the patient are also corrected as the body’s functions are restored.

Autoimmune Diseases

At Makari Wellness we specialize in integrated approaches to autoimmune diseases. Many patients combine traditional and modern medicines. Western medicines commonly use corticosteroids and immuno-suppressants, we find these are best utilized in flare-ups. Used long term, Western medications can inhibit the bodies immune function and their long-term use keeps patients in subpar health while increasing the risk of infections and tumors. Some medications inhibit bone marrow and damage the liver and kidneys. Realizing this, many patients will use Chinese medicine to stabilize their condition once the acute flare-ups have passed. Over time, many patients will exhibit less severe and less frequent flare-ups while improving their overall health and quality of life. We combine Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine to treat: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), Lupus (SLE), Celiac Disease, Sjogren’s Syndrome, Polymyalgia Rheumatica, Multiple Sclerosis, Ankylosing Spondylitis Vasculitis, Leaky Gut Syndrome, Dermatology and Skin Conditions.