Effective Lazy Eye Natural Treatment Oceanside, CA

A lazy eye, in medical terms called amblyopia, is a type of poor vision happening in just one eye. The eye actually is not lazy; it simply does not develop the proper nerve connection with the brain. If the eye is not stimulated properly, the nerve cells responsible for vision will not mature normally. It is usually discovered in early childhood.

Traditional Chinese Medicine can successfully treat lazy eyes. It stimulates the blood flow in the weak eye and improves eye nourishment. Here at Makari Wellness, we offer an individual approach to your eye condition. We combine several whole-body methods to achieve the best possible outcome – we use acupuncture, micro acupuncture 48, Chinese herbal therapy, nutrition and lifestyle counseling, and supplements. 

Besides the lazy eye, our Eye Clinic Oceanside treats different eye diseases, including macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinitis pigmentosa, diabetic retinopathy, retinal occlusion, myopia, dry eyes, NAION, Usher syndrome, and many more. In addition, to address the unique needs of our patients in Oceanside we offer an individualized vision treatment program.

Our Oceanside eye care clinic is located at 2111 South El Camino Real Suite 301 Oceanside, CA 92054.

How We Treat Lazy Eye at Makari Wellness of Oceanside, CA


Acupuncture boosts overall visual acuity, reduces or eliminates eye floaters, reduces sensitivity to light, blurred vision, dry eyes, decreases excessive tearing, and heals swollen, reddened, and painful eyes. Acupuncture triggers spontaneous healing reactions in the body. Many scientific studies have proven its efficacy in treating lazy eye and other eye conditions.

Micro Acupuncture 48

As a relatively new acupuncture system, Micro Acupuncture 48 therapy has shown some excellent results so far, especially in treating lazy eye symptoms. It has a great deal of positive, clinically measurable results. It involves 48 acupuncture points located only on hands and feet.

Nutrition and Lifestyle Counseling

As TCM experts say – ‘food is medicine, medicine is food,’ they underline the importance of a balanced diet. Food must be consumed in proper combinations according to its flavors and natures to supplement the human body’s essence. Here at Makari Wellness, we know that one size does not fit all. Therefore, we are dedicated to making individualized meal plans according to your body constitution (tizhi) and the diseases present.

Chinese Herbal Therapy

Customized herbal mixtures are often combined with acupuncture as part of the overall treatment. These herbs contain substances that are also meant to address imbalances. Chinese herbalists will create an herbal remedy that will meet the specific needs of your body. They are prescribed based on your individual TCM diagnosis. Some of them may include Saffron, Grapeseed, Turmeric, Green tea, and many others.


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

About Michael Woodworth, Makari Wellness Founder

Michael Woodworth L.AC, as a leading Oceanside acupuncturist, has the knowledge, experience, and level of training to improve your life and help you gain freedom from illness. He continues to train with the leading Chinese Medicine specialists up to this day.


Michael 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.

Please visit the About Us page if you want to find out more about Michael’s certifications, achievements, and CEU seminars.


Outstanding Eye Treatment in Oceanside, CA

“Michael is an amazing acupuncturist and I am so glad I found him and his practice. His acupuncture and herb treatments cured an issue I was having that would not go away on its own. He is truly a professional and I will absolutely be referring all my friends and I would not hesitate to go back to his practice with any future issues.”Summer H., San Diego, CA

“True healers are hard to come by. Michael has a comprehensive and unique 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., Jericho, NY  

“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., San Diego, CA

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Why Choose Makari Wellness for Natural Lazy Eye Treatment in Oceanside, CA?

Michael Woodworth, L.AC believes that hard work and countless hours of practice and study eventually leads to excellence. Here at Makari Wellness, we strive to treat you with the same care we treat our families. Mike is trained in multiple Classical and Japanese acupuncture systems and multiple systems of scalp acupuncture and neurological therapies. When choosing us, take into consideration the following facts:

  • More than 15 years of experience;
  • Extensive training in internal acupuncture and herbs;
  • We bring you the best from both Eastern and Western Medicine;
  • More than 10 years of post-graduate training and studies;
  • Custom-tailored approach to every condition – every case is unique;
  • 85% of our patients experienced improvement;
  • Two locations: Oceanside and San Diego.

 Makari Wellness : Common Eye Treatments at our Oceanside Location

Apart from lazy eyes, we also treat several different eye diseases.

Macular Degeneration Treatment

Acupuncture can help with macular degeneration in two ways: by bringing the energy to the affected eye and improving the overall body condition. At the same time, herbal medicine can help in strengthening the entire body, including the eyes.

Retinal Detachment Treatment

Traditional Chinese Medicine can help with a retinal detachment by reducing and eliminating eye floaters, boosting overall visual acuity, reducing light sensitivity, and reducing blurred vision. In addition, acupuncture, Micro Acupuncture 48, Chinese Herbal Therapy, and nutrition and lifestyle counseling can ease symptoms of retinal detachment.

Glaucoma Treatment

Damages to the optic nerve due to high intraocular pressure can be efficiently treated with acupuncture. It focuses on healing the person, not the disease itself. It also aims to revitalize the patient’s energy together with improving the blood flow and nerve conductivity in the eye.

Optic Neuritis Treatment

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

Retinitis Pigmentosa Treatment

Micro Acupuncture 48, as a relatively new acupuncture system, is considered the latest treatment for retinitis pigmentosa. It involves the insertion of needles in 48 acupoints located only in the hands and feet. It increases the blood flow to the eye, control ocular oxidative stress, and reduce inflammation.

Diabetic Retinopathy Treatment

Diabetic eye disease can damage the eyes, so diabetic retinopathy is not rare and can lead to blindness. Micro Acupuncture 48 can help your body build its own stem cell activity up to 300%, which is vital for vascular and photoreceptor nerve regeneration.

NAION Treatment

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

Myopia Treatment

Nearsightedness as an eye focusing disorder 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.

Uveitis Treatment

Acupuncture for uveitis stimulates the production of the body’s own natural chemicals to reduce pain and inflammation. It aims to ease the symptoms – to preserve and restore the vision, improve the quality of life, and control the immune system.

Acupuncture Ophthalmology Oceanside, CA

In this brief video about acupuncture ophthalmology, Michael talks about the basic principles of ophthalmology acupuncture. It treats the person, not the disease. Chinese medicine works in a fashion that treats the internal imbalance that allows for disease to develop. It is possible to reverse or even slow the progression of eye disease. 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 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. 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 Lazy Eye : Symptoms, Causes, Treatment, and Prevention


What is a Lazy Eye?

Lazy eye happens when vision in one eye does not develop properly during childhood. The brain and the lazy eye do not work well together, so the brain does not recognize the sight from the affected eye. The brain then relies on the other, stronger eye, and the weaker eye’s vision worsens over time. If left untreated, amblyopia can cause permanent vision problems.


What Causes Lazy Eye?

Lazy eye causes are not always clear. They may include:

  • Refractive errors like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.
  • Strabismus, when your eyes are not properly aligned due to eye muscle imbalance.
  • Cataracts, a cloudiness of the lens that prevents the proper development of the vision on that eye.
  • A droopy eyelid that blocks your vision.

It is essential to start amblyopia treatment as soon as possible. The conventional treatment usually includes wearing a patch over the strong eye to force the brain to use the weaker one. Eye drops called atropine are also used – they blur the strong eye.

As far as lazy eye natural cure is concerned, it responds well to acupuncture. We can use acupuncture to treat amblyopia – it stimulates retinal nerve growth factors, resulting in metabolic changes in the central nervous system. All this leads to improving nerve conduction and bioelectricity in the brain’s optical center.

Natural remedies for a lazy eye may include Chinese herbs, which are custom-made mixtures for every patient individually. The certified Chinese herbalist will balance the body’s vital energy and create an inhospitable environment for the illness.


What are the Most Efficient Lazy Eye Exercises?

Some of the most effective exercises are designed to support the primary treatment. When a child reaches a certain age, it is possible to strengthen the weak eye with these exercises. Some of them require wearing the patch; others do not:

  • Coloring pages, where the child needs to stay within the lines.
  • Putting together a jigsaw puzzle or reading a book while wearing an eye patch.
  • Pencil Pushups Treatment, where you hold the pencil in front of the child at arm’s length, letting them focus on the pencil tip. Then you slowly move the pencil towards the nose, and once it becomes blurry, you move it away from the nose.
  • Brock String Exercise, where the child needs to focus on the string of beads placed at equal distance from one another – it encourages both your eyes to work together.

How to Correct a Lazy Eye in Oceanside, CA: Call Makari Wellness at (888) 871-8889

If you are looking for a way to fix a lazy eye problem, you have come to the right place. We are here to help you restore balance through treatments specifically designed for each individual. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us at (888) 871-8889 or book an appointment by clicking the button below.