Eye Stroke


Natural Treatment for Eye Stroke – Oceanside, CA

Eye stroke happens when a blood clot or a piece of fatty plaque blocks the blood flow to the retina or the optic nerve. Arteries carry blood full of oxygen and nutrients from the heart to the eyes. In contrast, veins carry oxygen-depleted blood back to the heart. Without this subtle exchange, eye cells may start to die within minutes. So, getting treated right away is the best way to avoid permanent vision damage.

The best natural treatment for eye stroke in Oceanside is at Makari Wellness. The Traditional Chinese Medicine treatments include acupuncture, micro acupuncture 48, Chinese herbs, supplements, and nutrition and lifestyle counseling. We offer a unique solution to complex eye conditions, such as retinal occlusion.

Our neuro-vision acupuncture clinics are located in Oceanside and San Diego for easy access. Begin treatment as soon as possible.

How We Treat Eye Stroke at Oceanside Makari Wellness Eye Clinic


Acupuncture is a procedure of inserting very thin needles through the skin at strategic points on the body. Eye acupuncture focuses on promoting the circulation of Qi and blood around the eyes, which is crucial for treating eye stroke. Here at Makari Wellness, we select the acupoints based on imbalances that the patient recognizes during the intake process. The overall goal is to open up the blocked energy and balance out meridians after an eye stroke.

Micro Acupuncture 48

It is a procedure involving 48 newly discovered acupoints located only on hands, feet, and forehead. It is a gold standard in ophthalmic acupuncture and is not associated with any other acupuncture system. It is a powerful and highly effective form of acupuncture that increases the body’s own stem cell activity up to 300%. There is a high likelihood that our MA48 treatments will recover some of the lost vision after an eye stroke.

Nutrition and Lifestyle Counseling

It focuses on optimizing an individual’s existing dietary and lifestyle habits to achieve optimal health. It is designed to support the immune system, boost overall health, and facilitate healing from eye stroke. It emphasizes the use of whole foods to achieve the proper balance of macro and micronutrients. We will customize an achievable diet and meal plan targeted to the specific needs and health goals – in this case, an eye stroke recovery.

Chinese Herbal Therapy

Chinese herbs are prescribed to restore energy balance to the opposing forces of energy – Yin and Yang, that run through meridians.  Different herbs have different properties and can balance particular parts of the body. Prescribed herbs in cases of eye stoke can be in the form of teas, pastes, powders, lotions, tablets, fresh or dried herbs. Herbs are classified into five tastes – sweet, salty, bitter, pungent and sour.


Supplementation may be recommended and will likely include certain nutraceuticals: reputable nutritional vitamins, minerals, fibers, fatty acids, and amino acids used as part of an optimum health program. Although it is intended to supply a missing nutrient, the best way to achieve balance after an eye stroke is to eat well-balanced meals and use the supplements as a great addition.

About Makari Wellness Founder, Michael Woodworth

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.” As the leading Oceanside acupuncturist, Michael has over 15 years of experience and continual post-graduate training. He combines ancient wisdom with modern methods to cure eye stroke naturally in Oceanside, CA. So, suppose you want to be treated by an acupuncturist that offers the experience and the accumulated skillsets. In that case, Makari Wellness is the right place for you.


  • Cert. ICEAM #122 Classical Herbalist;
  • Cert. M48A Acupuncture Ophthalmology;
  • Cert. National Chinese Herbal Medicine;
  • Cert. Active Release Techniques (ART), SFMA, FMS;
  • Cert. Spine Technician in Pettibon Posture and Rehabilitation.

If you want to read more about Michael’s certifications, CEU seminars, and awards, please visit the About Us page.

5 Star Eye Care at Makari Wellness of Oceanside, California


“Michael is quite knowledgeable, kind, and passionate about his work. I’ve been to quite a few acupuncturists in my short life and Michael takes the cake! His needle work is effective, giving my relief for weeks. I’m now on a maintenance schedule and sometimes I forget to schedule because I’m feeling so good. I know I need maintenance care, so I will continue my care with Michael indefinitely. Thank you for all you do and my apologies for taking so long to write this review! Best – Phuong”Phuong T., Oceanside

“I’ve been a patient of Mike’s for over 10 years. Couple of times a year something goes awry in my body and he’s always the first to get me healthy again. Lots of Education, diligent exercises and coaching to help me get back on track. His knowledge base is extensive. Spend 10 minutes with him and you’ll know why you made the right choice!” – Michael D., Oceanside  

“Mike is a true healer. I have not come across a practitioner that has so many tools and so much knowledge at his disposal. From active release technique (art), acupuncture, orthopedic “dry-needling” acupuncture, and herbal medicine. I highly recommend going to see him.” – Jon C., Oceanside

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Eye Stroke Treatment Oceanside: Why Choose Makari Wellness?

Having extensive training in applying various forms of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Michael is the kind of practitioner who will care for you on a deeper level. We will do our best to assist you and your family in living the best life possible. Some of the reasons why should you choose Makari Wellness for eye stroke recovery in Oceanside include:

  • More than 15 years of experience;
  • 10 years of post-graduate training and studies;
  • Our ocular stroke treatments are unique and customized to every client;
  • We strive to change your life to a painless one;
  • 85% of our patients showed improvement;
  • Two locations: Oceanside and San Diego;
  • We accept HAS/FSA spending accounts;
  • We also accept MedPay for immediate reimbursement.

Makari Wellness : Common Eye Treatments at our Oceanside Location

Apart from eye stroke, we also treat several different eye diseases.

Retinal Detachment Treatment

Being a serious eye condition, retinal detachment must be treated immediately. Micro Acupuncture 48 will trigger spontaneous healing reactions in the body. It is also focused on promoting blood and Qi circulation around the eyes. It can boost overall visual acuity, heal swollen and painful eyes, and reduce sensitivity to light.

Glaucoma Treatment

Increased eye pressure caused by an accumulation of eye fluid is a very serious health concern. Acupuncture, Chinese herbs and natural supplements will address glaucoma and may be the way to recover not only your vision but also your overall health. It can bring significant physical and mental improvement.

Optic Neuritis Treatment

 Inflammation of the optic nerve has the best natural remedies – acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, relatively new Micro acupuncture 48, nutrition, and lifestyle counseling. It strengthens the nerve fibers and nerve conduction to improve the vision to be near normal or normal.

Macular Degeneration Treatment

Treating metamorphopsia, decreased visual acuity, blurred vision, difficulty adapting to low light, and many other macular degeneration symptoms is successful with acupuncture. The treatment will stimulate the nerve and promote neuro-modulation.

Retinitis Pigmentosa Treatment

Acupuncture as a primary TCM modality can be useful in treating patients with retinitis pigmentosa. When the condition is in its early stages, there is a higher chance to restore vision completely. Also, electroacupunture is another perfectly safe and effective treatment at Makari Wellness.

Myopia Treatment

 An eye focusing disorder or nearsightedness can be treated by TCM. The main goal of the alternative treatments is to treat the root of the problem by improving oxygen supply and blood circulation in the retina. When you start your treatments early, there is a higher chance of being cured, and the improved vision is easier to be kept.

Diabetic Retinopathy Treatment

Diabetes can damage your eyes, among other organs. The consequences are severe, including glaucoma, retinal detachment, vitreous hemorrhage, and severe blindness. We can treat diabetic eye disease with a Micro acupuncture system – the results will depend on the stage of the disease and the patient’s persistence.

NAION Treatment

Optic nerve stroke due to poor blood flow results in loss of central and/or peripheral vision. TCM aims to promote the body’s self-healing and restore balance. Also, nutritional therapy for NAION in a well-balanced diet rich in minerals and vitamins can maintain overall eye health.

Uveitis Treatment

Whether you have anterior, intermediate, posterior, or pan-uveitis, acupuncture, Chinese herbs, and Chinese nutrition and lifestyle together can benefit eye health and health in general. A certified acupuncturist and herbalist will create an individual program to reduce eye inflammation symptoms.

Acupuncture Ophthalmology Oceanside, CA

This is a brief video about acupuncture ophthalmology, one of the most challenging aspects of the clinic.  Michael talks about the basic principles of ophthalmology acupuncture – it treats the individual, not the disease. Chinese medicine works by treating the internal imbalance that allows for disease to develop. It is possible to slow or even reverse the progression of eye disease – amazing results are possible. Still, it largely depends on your overall body condition, how vital your energy is in terms of your age, your constitution, and, of course, your lifestyle.

Vision/Eye Treatment Price and How to Prepare for The First Visit

After completing the initial course of treatment, acupuncture ophthalmology treatments are $100 individually. We have discounted this rate following the trials of 2020/2021, normally $125. Pre-pay packages includes 1 month of custom herbal formula and 1 month of vision supplements. (value $200-300).

For more detailed info about pricing packages and insurance options we accept, please visit our FAQS/FEES page. You can also find detailed instructions on how to prepare, what to eat, and how to dress for your first visit.

Find More Info About Eye Stroke : Symptoms, Causes, Treatment, and Prevention


What is an Eye Stroke?

Eye stroke, also known as a retinal artery or retinal vein occlusion, is a blockage of retinal blood vessels that can permanently affect vision and lead to blindness. When the retinal blood flow is interrupted, the blood or fluid may leak into the retina and cause swelling – the person’s eyesight and retina can rapidly become damaged. Depending on the blood vessel that is affected, there are several types of eye stroke:

  • Central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO): The retina’s main vein becomes blocked.
  • Central retinal artery occlusion (CRAO): The retina’s central artery becomes blocked.
  • Branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO): The retina’s small veins become blocked.
  • Branch retinal artery occlusion (BRAO): The retina’s branch arteries become blocked.

What Causes Eye Stroke?

When we talk about eye stroke causes, they are usually due to either blood clots or narrowing of the blood vessels. Some people are at a higher risk of having an eye stroke. These include:

  • Diabetes,
  • Glaucoma,
  • High blood pressure,
  • High cholesterol,
  • Rare blood disorders,
  • Narrowing of the carotid artery or neck artery.

Symptoms of Eye Stroke

Stroke in eye symptoms may develop slowly, or they may come on suddenly. Eye stroke symptoms usually occur on only one eye and include:

  • Blurry vision can steadily worsen in a part or all in one eye.
  • Floaters appear as grey spots floating around in your field of vision.
  • Pressure in the eye.
  • Complete vision loss can happen suddenly or gradually.

The sooner you seek help, the better are the chances of saving a part or all of your vision. Retinal stroke is an emergency.


How Serious is an Eye Stroke?

Eye stroke is a very serious, sight-threatening condition. While it is generally painless if you do not seek treatment quickly, the vision damage may become irreversible.

How to Repair Optic Nerve Damage Naturally in Oceanside: Call Makari Wellness

A stroke in your eye can cause many complications, so start your treatment as soon as possible. Here at Makari Wellness, we offer an alternative, natural, and effective treatments of stroke in eye. We will help you increase your visual acuity, enlarge the field of vision, improve contrast vision and brightness, and improve color vision. Do not wait long; call us at (888) 871-8889 and book an appointment.