Safe and Effective Glaucoma Treatment in Oceanside, CA

If you are diagnosed with glaucoma, you may be overwhelmed by the diagnosis and confused about what happens next. What are the options? Well, here at Makari Wellness Oceanside, CA, you will encounter experienced and caring acupuncturists dedicated to your well being. With over 15 years of experience, we provide a unique combination of all Traditional Chinese Medicine procedures in treating glaucoma – acupuncture, micro acupuncture 48, Chinese herbal medicine, supplements, acupressure, moxibustion, and nutritional counseling.

Our Eye Care Clinic is located at 2111 South El Camino Real Suite 301 Oceanside, CA 92054. Clinic working days and hours: Tuesday and Thursday 10 am to 6 pm, and Saturday 9 am to 3 pm. 

How We Treat Glaucoma at Makari Wellness of Oceanside, CA


An imbalance in the body can show up as an eye disease. Eye acupuncture focuses on promoting the blood flow and the circulation of Qi around the eyes. With acupuncture, the imbalance that causes the eye disease will be addressed. As a result, some studies show a significant improvement in overall eye health and it may be the bright future for glaucoma patients.


As a great addition to the acupuncture treatments, glaucoma supplements usually include Lutein, Zeaxanthin, fish oil, Gingko Biloba, L-Taurine, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Bilberry, etc. However, they only supplement your overall nutrition, but they do not take the place of it. So ensure to have a well-balanced diet to get all the benefits of the vision supplements.

Micro Acupuncture 48

Micro Acupuncture involves 48 acupuncture points located only on hands and feet and is not associated with any other acupuncture system. The therapy has shown some excellent results so far, especially in treating eye diseases. It has a great deal of positive, clinically measurable results.

Nutrition and lifestyle counseling

‘Food is medicine, medicine is food’ according to the TCM. Therefore, a well-balanced diet will supplement the essence that the human body needs. Foods need to be consumed in proper combinations according to their natures and flavors. We know that one size does not fit all, so here at Makari Wellness we are dedicated to making individualized meal plans according to the diseases present and your body constitution (tizhi).

Chinese Herbal Therapy

As a part of the overall treatment, herbs are often combined with acupuncture. These herbs contain active ingredients that are also meant to address imbalances. Chinese herbalist will create a customized herbal remedy that meets the specific needs of your body. Some of them may include green tea, Grapeseed, Turmeric, Saffron, etc., and they are prescribed based on your individual TCM diagnosis.

About Michael Woodworth

Michael Woodworth L.AC, as a leading acupuncturist and glaucoma specialist in Oceanside, is extensively trained in acupuncture and the only Micro 48 Certified Ophthalmological Acupuncturist in Southern California, trained under Dr. Andy Rosenfarb. He 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.


Mike is an expert at:

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

Visiting the About Us page, you can learn more about Michael’s certifications, CEU seminars, and achievements.

5-Star Treatment and Glaucoma Prevention in Oceanside, CA

“True healers are hard to come by. Michael has a comprehensive and uniquely holistic approach to health that very few health practitioners do. I make it a point to visit him whenever I’m in SoCal. I highly recommend Michael and his services..” Nick S., Oceanside, CA.

“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, CA.

I started seeing Dr. Woodworth in June 2021 when I was diagnosed at 36 with early macular degeneration. Macular degeneration runs in my family, but no one had been diagnosed so young! I was devastated by this diagnosis and knew I could find a natural way to heal my body. I had done lots of acupuncture in the past and started my search for an acupuncturist that had experience working with eye issues. I stumbled upon Makari Wellness and knew Dr. Woodworth was the man for the job. I drove 3 hours each week to be treated by him. The best advice he gave me was to be patient. He explained that the body heals in trimesters and not to expect much change before the 3 month mark. At the 2 month mark I went in for a scan. No change. Maybe a bit better. I kept at it. 2 months later and there was huge improvement. The lines on my grid were no longer wavy, I could see better when I was driving (especially at night) and my scan showed major improvement. I continued on..

At this point I felt comfortable with the progress of my eyes and my body in general and I asked Dr. Woodworth to change focus to my fertility goals. I was under massive amounts of stress at the time and he patiently worked with me to strengthen my body and helped me to destress my mind. He reminded me that my body would heal in trimesters and to give the process time. I am so glad I did! I am happy to say that I am now pregnant with twins.

I will be continuing my care with Dr. Woodworth throughout my pregnancy and beyond. I understand that my overall health and the health of my eyes will require continued maintenance for the rest of my life. There is better way to support your life’s journey than to support your health! I’m so grateful that I found Makari Wellness. If you are reading this review and are having any doubts at all, let them go. Commit a trimester to Dr. Woodworth. Make the drive. Spend the money. It’s well worth it and I’m sure you will have a positive outcome and it may even change your life.

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Why Choose the Best Glaucoma Specialist in Oceanside, CA?

The founder of Makari Wellness, Mike Woodworth, is a licensed and trained acupuncturist who is constantly learning because the treatment of people is a lifelong study.

  • Family-owned business;
  • More than 15 years of experience;
  • Custom-tailored approach to every patient’s condition;
  • 85% of our patients showed improvements;
  • Honest, clear, and prompt in communication;
  • We offer a combination of treatments;
  • Committed to changing your life to a painless one;

Common Eye Treatments at Makari Wellness of Oceanside, CA

Cataract Treatment

Treating weakness in the liver, kidneys, spleen, and excess heat in the liver with acupuncture will restore the balance of Qi and cure cataracts naturally.

Lazy Eye Treatment

Combining acupuncture, Micro acupuncture 48, Chinese herbs, supplements, and various eye exercises, we can improve eye-brain nerve connection.

Retinal Detachment Treatment

Acupuncture can boost overall visual acuity, eliminate or at least reduce eye floaters, and trigger a spontaneous healing reaction in the body. Also, a unique herbal formula can help in treating retinal detachment.

NAION Treatment

An optic nerve stroke occurs due to the lack of adequate blood flow to the optic nerve. 18 acupuncture points around the eyes can help promote circulation, especially in the area surrounding the optic disc.

Uveitis Treatment

Inflammation of the uveal tract may lead to blindness if left untreated. Here we have acupuncture, herbal remedies, and personalized meal plans to treat uveitis successfully.

Macular Dystrophy Treatment

Depending on the severity of the Macular Dystrophy, it is possible to recover, slow, or even stop the progression of the disease. Using acupuncture, Chinese herbal therapy, and supplementation, we can increase the blood flow to the eye, reduce oxidative stress, and improve the detoxification of solid and liquid waste.

Myopia Treatment

As a minor inconvenience, we can treat nearsightedness with acupuncture, Chinese herbs, and changes in the lifestyle. Here at Makari Wellness, you can get the complete natural treatment for your myopia.

Retinitis Pigmentosa Treatment

Some alternative techniques like acupuncture can efficiently stop the progression of RP and recover the lost vision.

Macular Degeneration Treatment

Acupuncture is one of the most effective alternative treatments in slowing down or even reversing both wet and dry types of macular degeneration. It is done by bringing energy to the affected eye(s) and strengthening the overall body condition.

Acupuncture Ophthalmology Oceanside

Watch this video, as Michael explains the principles of ophthalmology acupuncture. It works by treating the person, not the disease. The acupuncture improves nerve conductivity in the eye, and also improves the eye blood circulation. It is possible to stop the progression of the disease, and even reverse it, but it largely depends on the severity of your condition and your lifestyle.

Vision/ Eye Program 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. There you can also find the detailed instruction on how to prepare, what to eat and how to dress for your first visit.

Find More Information About Glaucoma : Symptoms, Types, Treatment and Prevention


What is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is the damage of the optic nerve as a consequence of increased eye pressure. It is usually painless, and you may not know you have it until your vision becomes reduced.


Types of Glaucoma

The two most common types of glaucoma are:

  • Open angle glaucoma – it comes as a result of the partially blocked drain structure of the eye.
  • Closed angle glaucoma – the drain space between the iris and the cornea becomes too narrow, so the eye does not drain as it should.

Glaucoma Symptoms

Most people with glaucoma do not have symptoms until late in the disease. Signs of glaucoma include:

  • Blurry vision;
  • Eye pain;
  • Nausea;
  • Redness in the eye;
  • Seeing halos around lights.

Glaucoma Causes

The eye nerve damage is due to the elevated eye pressure that happens when eye fluid is overproduced, or the drainage system does not work properly. As a result, the fluid cannot flow out at the normal rate, so the eye pressure increases. Glaucoma tends to run in families.


How to Prevent Glaucoma?

Early detection is the best for glaucoma prevention, as it can significantly lower the risk of eye damage. Although there is no exact glaucoma cure, however, you can do several things to prevent the permanent consequences:

  • Do regular eye examinations;
  • Start with a healthy diet full of antioxidants;
  • Take your medications regularly;
  • Exercise with caution;
  • Wear adequate eye protection;
  • Try glaucoma acupuncture treatments in Oceanside, CA.

What is Micro Acupuncture for Glaucoma?

Micro Acupuncture 48 is a relatively new acupuncture system involving 48 acupuncture points located only in the feet and hands. The most commonly treated eye conditions are glaucoma, macular degeneration, optic nerve atrophy, Usher syndrome, and retinitis pigmentosa.


Can Acupuncture Help Glaucoma?

As one of the most effective forms of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), acupuncture can slow down or even stop glaucoma progression. Moreover, unlike the most traditional medical approaches that aim at the disease itself, TCM tends to recover and revitalize the whole body – the patients will feel the overall improvement in all spheres of health, not only in their eyes. The most common local acupuncture points for glaucoma are:

  • GB-1 is located on the lateral face, in a foramen lateral to the outer canthus, and on a level with the pupil.
  • UB-2 is located on the face, in the depression on the medial end of the eyebrow, on the supraorbital notch.
  • ST-2 is located on the face, directly below the eye pupil, in the depression at the infraorbital foramen.

Glaucoma Acupuncture in Oceanside, CA – Book Your Exam at (888) 871-8889

We successfully treat symptoms of glaucoma here at Makari Wellness, so do not wait until your disease gets worse. TCM and acupuncture may be the only hope for vision recovery for many who suffer from incurable eye diseases. Schedule an appointment at (888) 871-8889 or click the button below.