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Stroke & Neurological Disorders
Michael Woodworth has spent years training in the specialty of stroke and neurological treatments. As listed in his C.V. he has trained with several of the most prominent Stroke and Neurological specialists from China who have shaped the field itself. To this day he continues to learn from the most prominent professionals in Chinese Medicine. Occurrences of Stroke, Cerebral Dysfunction, and Neurological diseases are on the rise. All of these disorders can benefit far beyond typical expectations by combining Western Medicine with the Modern Application of Traditional Eastern Medicines. Makari Wellness offers Integrated Treatments for faster and more complete recovery while working alongside your Western therapists to get you back to life or slow the progression of chronic debilitating disorders. Treatment of such serious conditions really does require treatments far from what is considered typical acupuncture and from an individual who has extensive post-graduate training and experience.
Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Conditions
There are few places where you can get some of the most effective therapies available-let alone combined in a single session. We can help you recover faster and maintain peak performance. Orthopedic “Dry Needling” & Trigger point Acupuncture Active Release Techniques (A.R.T.) – Myofascial Manual Therapy Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation – “Gua Sha” / Graston Specific Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) & Functional Movement Systems (FMS) Muscle Balancing and Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques Dynamic & Static Posture Rehabilitation This approach has proven very effective for: Acute / Chronic Sprain & Strain injuries, Acute Trauma (motor vehicle accidents, falls, impact) Muscle & Nerve Pain, Back Pain, Neck Pain, Bulging Discs, Impingement Syndromes, Frozen Shoulders, Scar Tissue. Rotator Cuff Injuries, Overuse / Repetitive Strain, Tendonitis and Recurring Injuries. Anybody challenged with physical pain should experience our approach.
Dermatology & Skin Disorders
Although Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been treating internal disease for over 4,000 years, 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.
Each individual’s diagnosis will determine the treatment combination. Internal Medicine Treatments combine Japanese / Chinese Styles of Acupuncture & Moxibustion Chinese Herbal Medicine Lifestyle and Nutritional 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 assisting in it’s natural ability to reverse or slow various aging and disease processes.
It should be acknowledged that women have a more complex physiology and experience conditions that men do not. Our continued post-graduate training in advanced pulse and abdominal diagnosis combined with specialized herbal studies allows us to determine a very precise understanding of one’s internal “patterns” and the deficit or dysfunction in various organ systems. Acupuncture, Moxibustion, and Herbal medicine are then combined to correct these imbalances in both material substances and organ function. Women’s Conditions (OB-GYN): Fertility, Fibroids, Menstrual Irregularities, Hormonal Balance, Menopause, Endometriosis, Fibroids
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, there is a specific concept for tumor, but not for cancer. We believe that the causes of tumor includes external factors, toxins and others from the environment as well as internal factors including emotional stress, unhealthy diets, and damaged organ systems. Chinese medicine aims to treat a patient’s stagnant blood, blockages or accumulations. From the perspective of Traditional Chinese Medicine, cancer is the manifestation of an underlying imbalance, and a tumor is the “uppermost branch” of the illness, but not the “root”. Each cancer patient may have a different imbalance which allows for the existence of their particular “Cancer”. We combine acupuncture, moxibustion and herbal medicine to support the body during chemotherapy & radiation treatments as well as post-operatively to restore the body as quickly and as completely back to a state of health and balance. Research indicates that Traditional Chinese Medicine (Chinese herbal medicine) offers significant treatment for most types of cancers – including lung cancer, liver cancer, stomach cancer, breast cancer, esophageal cancer, colorectal cancer, and nasopharyngeal (throat and sinus) cancer.
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.
Endocrine & Hormone
Each individual’s diagnosis will determine the treatment combination. This approach has proven very effective for: Women’s Conditions (OB-GYN): Fertility, Fibroids, Menstrual Irregularities, Hormonal Balance, Menopause, Endometriosis, Fibroids Endocrine Conditions: Adrenal insufficiency, Cushing’s disease, Hypothyroidism, Hyperthyroidism, Diabetes, Graves Disease, Gestational Diabetes, Fatigue