Alternative Treatment for Macular Degeneration Oceanside, CA

As a small family business, Makari Wellness in Oceanside is dedicated to providing natural healthcare to patients suffering from age related macular degeneration. When conventional medicine has little or nothing to offer to a patient with AMD disease, we are here to help you. Our macular degeneration treatments in Oceanside, CA, are individualized, integrated whole-body approaches that will benefit not just your eyes but your overall condition. Our vision treatment program includes acupuncture, micro acupuncture 48, Chinese herbs, supplements, and nutrition and lifestyle counseling.

Oceanside Acupuncture Clinic address is 2111 South El Camino Real Suite 301 Oceanside, CA 92054. Working days and hours are Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, and Saturday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Treatment for Macular Degeneration at Makari Wellness of Oceanside, CA


An imbalance in the body can show up as an eye disease. Macular degeneration acupuncture focuses on promoting the circulation of Qi around the eyes and the blood flow. Acupuncture aims at the imbalance that causes eye disease. Many studies show a significant improvement in overall eye health – it may be the bright future for macular degeneration patients.

Micro acupuncture 48

Micro Acupuncture for macular degeneration involves 48 acupuncture points located only on hands and feet. It 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

TCM practitioners usually say, ‘food is medicine, medicine is food’. 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 your body constitution (tizhi) and the type of the macular degeneration present.

Chinese herbal therapy

As a part of the overall treatment, herbs are often combined with acupuncture. Addressing the imbalance with herbs with active ingredients can have incredible results. Chinese herbalist will create a customized herbal remedy that meets the specific needs of your body. Some of them may include Ginger, Turmeric, Green tea, Grapeseed, Saffron, etc. They are prescribed based on your individual TCM diagnosis.


As a great addition to the acupuncture treatments, glaucoma supplements usually include Lutein, Zeaxanthin, fish oil, Gingko Biloba, L-Taurine, Bilberry, etc. The most common macular degeneration vitamins are Vitamin A and C. 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.

About Michael Woodworth

Michael Woodworth L.AC has been practicing Chinese Medicine for more than 15 years. Constant desire to learn and to provide the best possible care for the patients distinguish Mike from others. His goal is to help patients gain freedom from illness, so he offers natural macular degeneration treatments in Oceanside, CA.


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.

For more info about Michael’s CEU seminars and certifications, please visit the About Us page.

5-Star Symptoms Treatment of Macular Degeneration 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 be referring all my friends, and I would not hesitate to go back to his practice with any future issues.” Summer H., Oceanside, CA.

“All the other reviews are absolutely correct …. Pain that I have lived with for 20 years is all but a memory. I go see him 2 or 3 times a year or whenever I have something new cause me pain, and it is usually fixed with 1 or 2 visits..” – Scott S., Oceanside, CA.

If you are still unsure about acupuncture for macular degeneration, find us on Yelp and read our patients’ reviews.

Why Choose Makari Wellness for AMD Treatment in Oceanside, CA?

  • We offer the unique combination of superior treatments;
  • Have more than 15 years of experience;
  • Our reviews speak for themselves;
  • The custom-tailored approach is our standard;
  • We offer accumulated skillsets combined into customized AMD treatments;
  • We accept HAS/FSA spending accounts;
  • We also accept MedPay for immediate reimbursement.

Common Eye Treatments by Makari Wellness of Oceanside, CA

Glaucoma Treatment

Recovering the entire body and retrieving the balance are the main goals of Eastern medicine in treating glaucoma symptoms. A certified acupuncturist can help improve the whole body’s nerve conductivity and blood flow, not only in the eyes.

Optic Neuritis Treatment

Inflammation and swelling of the optic nerve can be successfully addressed with alternative treatments to increase the blood flow to the eye and improve the conductivity of the optic nerve.

Retinitis Pigmentosa Treatment

When treated in the early stages, the signs of the RP can be significantly improved – even stopping the RP progression is possible. Treatment of symptoms of RP includes the combination of Chinese herbal therapy and acupuncture.

Diabetic Retinopathy Treatment

Diabetic eye disease as a consequence of diabetes mellitus is not rare. 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.

Cataract Treatment

Micro Electro Stimulation, in addition to regular acupuncture treatment, can awake dormant cells and stimulate tissue repair. At the same time, herbal medicine can help in strengthening the entire body, including the eyes.

Lazy Eye Treatment

Not having the proper nerve connection with the brain, the eye with amblyopia can be treated with natural treatments at Makari Wellness. They tend to stimulate retinal nerve growth and improve the eye’s circulation. All this leads to improved nerve conduction and bioelectricity in the brain’s optical center.

Retinal Detachment Treatment

By triggering spontaneous healing reactions in the body, Traditional Chinese Medicine can help with retinal detachment. In addition, acupuncture, Micro Acupuncture 48, Chinese Herbal Therapy, and Nutrition and lifestyle counseling can ease symptoms of retinal detachment.

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 so that you can see objects far away from you again.

NAION Treatment

Optic nerve stroke can be treated with acupuncture and Chinese herbal remedies by balancing the blocked Qi. In addition, a well-balanced diet as a part of nutritional therapy can stimulate the optimal blood flow in the eye affected by NAION.

Acupuncture Ophthalmology in Oceanside : How it Works?

Michael explains the basic principles of ophthalmology acupuncture in this video. First, he tells us how it works by treating the person, not the disease. Acupuncture improves the eye’s blood circulation but also enhances nerve conductivity in the eye. As a result, it is possible to stop the progression of the disease and even reverse it. Still, it largely depends on the severity of your condition and your lifestyle. Makari Wellness effectively treats many eye conditions, including macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataracts, retinitis pigmentosa, Stargardt’s disease, and many more.

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 & 1 month of vision supplements. (Value $200-300)

For more detailed info, please visit FAQS/FEES page. You can also find detailed instructions on how to prepare, what to dress, and what to eat before your first visit.

Learn More About Macular Degeneration Causes, Symptoms and Treatment Options


What is Macular Degeneration?

MD happens when your macula is damaged due to aging. Over time, you lose central vision and cannot see fine details. There are 2 types: dry and wet. Dry macular degeneration is characterized by the presence of yellow deposits in the macula. In the advanced stages, patients may face blind spots in central vision. Wet macular degeneration is characterized by the growth of abnormal blood vessels that leak blood and fluid into the retina.


What Causes Macular Degeneration?

Macular degeneration causes are the combination of several different factors – age, lifestyle, and genetics. The biggest risk factor is certainly age, but smoking and excessive fat intake are habits that can increase the chances of AMD. Also, if someone in your family already suffers from AMD, there is a higher chance that you will have the disease.


What are the Symptoms of Macular Degeneration?

Signs of macular degeneration may include:

  • Visual distortion;
  • Decreased visual acuity;
  • Blurred vision;
  • The need for bright light;
  • Difficulty adapting to low light;
  • Colors appear pale;
  • Dark, empty, or gray areas appear in your vision.

Acupuncture and Macular Degeneration

Patients who need dry or wet macular degeneration treatment may benefit from acupuncture in 2 ways:

  • Bringing the energy to the affected eye by stimulating the nerve conductivity and promoting neuro-modulation. The healing process may begin after only a few treatments using points close to the eyes.
  • Improving the overall body condition by stimulating the blood flow and nutrition in the various parts of the body, which can be beneficial for eye health.

How to Prevent Macular Degeneration?

Even if you have a genetic predisposition to AMD, changing your lifestyle can decrease the risk of AMD. For example, eating healthy, stopping smoking, exercising regularly, wearing sunglasses with UV protection, taking food supplements, reduce the intake of refined carbs – all this can improve your general health because it can have a significant impact on AMD development.

Makari Wellness: Try the Best Acupuncture Macular Degeneration Oceanside, CA

Do not wait until your AMD disease becomes unbearable and damages your vision permanently. Instead, call us at (888) 871-8889 and book an appointment to experience the most efficient therapies acupuncture Oceanside has to offer.