#1 Acupuncture San Diego

Although many people have tried “Acupuncture” they do not realize there are many types or styles of acupuncture. At Makari Wellness, a full-service San Diego acupuncture clinic, we offer several various forms of acupuncture and often draw from the multiple systems to create a truly tailored treatment for each client. Mike Woodworth L.AC, leading San Diego acupuncturist, offers the light touch and less stimulating styles of Japanese acupuncture, Tung’s acupuncture for pain and internal medicine, as well as traditional acupuncture. This allows us to support the body in recovering health amidst a myriad of conditions. We have extensive training in scalp acupuncture systems and specific systems of stroke and neurological acupuncture designed for these sub-specialties of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM).

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We specialize in neurological and vision conditions, as well as sports medicine and orthopedic dry-needling for pain conditions. Mike is certified in MA48 (Micro Acupuncture 48 for eyes), trained in multiple scalp acupuncture systems and XNKQ stroke system for stroke and neurological conditions. Besides mentioned services we provide Japanese meridian therapy and Master Tung’s acupuncture methods. Call us and meet the best acupuncture San Diego brings.

common treatments

Stroke & Neurological Disorder

We offer a combination of modern and traditional medicine to successfully treat the symptoms of many neurological severe conditions like concussion, brain injury and autism, since 2012. Treatment requires expertise and sub-specialties of Chinese medicine, and Michael is a leading expert in this field.

Pediatric Neurology

Acupuncture, diet, and herbs show outstanding and even unbelievable improvements in children’s treatments for autism, sleep, immune system, asthma, allergies, add/adhd, digestion, and neurological conditions. Japanese painless acupuncture and neurological needling are safe, effective and drug-free treatment.

Eye Conditions

Depending on the condition, can include eye exercises, micro 48 acupuncture, acu-laser therapy, electro-acupuncture therapy, lifestyle and nutrition counseling, and Chinese herbs. Mike is one of SoCal Micro 48 certified ophthalmological acupuncturists. Our clinic has fantastic results in treating the symptoms of glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinitis pigmentosa, and other vision loss conditions.


Male and female hormone conditions, low sperm, motility, morphology, ED. IVF assistance, balancing and preparing the body. Complete care throughout pregnancy and follow-up care for recovery and post birth complications. Get closer to making your dreams come true thanks to the best fertility acupuncture San Diego has ever seen.

Autoimmune Diseases

Medications can inhibit the body’s immune system and increase the risk of infections. Using the combination of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine we successfully treat symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), lupus (SLE), Celiac disease, Sjogren’s syndrome, polymyalgia rheumatica, multiple sclerosis, ankylosing spondylitis vasculitis, and Leaky Gut syndrome.

Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Conditions

Orthopedic “dry needling,” trigger point acupuncture, and active release technique (A.R.T.) are the best alternative pain treatments possible, and they are well known in the world of professional athletes. Forget about low back pain, sciatica, frozen shoulder, and headache; recover and maintain peak performance with Makari Wellness.

Internal Medicine

Treatments combine acupuncture and moxibustion, Chinese herbal medicine, and lifestyle recommendations. The right combination of treatment options can help the body to improve its overall function. This approach is effective for simple and complex conditions like women’s conditions (OB-GYN), endocrine diseases, migraines, headaches, head traumas, depression, hypertension.

Dermatology & Skin Disorder

Diseases of the skin are often complex requiring highly-trained herbal practitioners. 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.


Makari Wellness offers the most complex holistic approaches that combine the practices of both Eastern and Western medicine. We tend to use the most effective natural solutions to address the underlying diseases that could potentially be infertility causes. Combination of acupuncture, Chinese herbs, healthy diet and lifestyle give great results. Most of our clients become pregnant and give birth naturally even after years of trying without success following a few months of treatment to rebuild and balance their bodies.

Why Makari Wellness San Diego Acupuncture Clinic?

  • Trained, licensed and certified San Diego acupuncturist
  • Different acupuncture styles and specialties
  • Custom approach to every client
  • 20 years of experience and balanced prices
  • Best from Chinese acupuncture and herbal medicine
  • Unique approach to acupuncture stroke rehab and neurological therapy
  • Highly successful acupuncture macular degeneration treatment
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Testimonials & Yelp Reviews

Need more trust signals? Read what our clients say about Makari Wellness and how we helped so many people get back in shape. Check us on Yelp.

I’ve had my son treated by Michael numerous times. From toddler to his present age of 7. And I couldn’t ask for a better experience. Relaxed. Patient. Thorough and playful. He has treated my son with herbs for sinus, cough and hyperactivity issues. All which are no longer a problem. Results are seen pretty quickly as well with no side effects except for happy parents and a happy boy. I can’t recommend Michael enough. – Peter S; San Diego, CA

I had back issues for 18 months and went to see a lot of “specialists” (general practician, PT, chiropractor). Nothing worked. I would get a different diagnosis every time I’d go to them. I decided to give acupuncture a go without any real hope that it’d work. After the initial talk where he asked a lot of questions, he said that I should need three, maybe four sessions with him, no more. Mike did in 3 sessions what doctors, PT, chiros couldn’t in 18 months. He explained to me what he saw and educated me on what my body was doing to cope with the back pain. Not only did I get treated, but I also gain a good understanding of what was happening. I regained mobility after the first session and was pain-free after the 3rd session. He is no-nonsense and would always tell me what to expect. He gave me “homework” to do to help speed up the recovery process. I highly recommend him. – Kevin P; San Diego, CA

Michael Woodworth M.S. L.Ac, Dip. OMC

About Michael Woodworth M.S. L.Ac, Dip. OMC

  • Cert. ICEAM #122 Classical Herbalist,
  • Cert. M48A Acupuncture Ophthalmology
  • Cert.National Chinese Herbal Medicine
  • Cert. Active Release Techniques (ART), SFMA, FMS

Michael began training with world-renowned experts in stroke and neurological therapies in 2012. To this day he continues to train with the most prominent specialists in Chinese Medicine – experts in vision, neurological conditions, and pain.

Michael 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, scalp acupuncture, and neurological therapies. He is one of Southern California’s only Micro 48 Certified Ophthalmological Acupuncturists, trained under Dr. Andy Rosenfarb.

Makari Wellness is San Diego’s first and only dedicated Neuro-Vision clinic designed to cater stroke rehab, specialized in acupuncture for peripheral neuropathy, acupuncture for nerve pain, diabetic wound healing and tratment of neurodegenerative and vision conditions like macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, concussion, TBI, MS, Parkinson’s, ataxia, aphasia, etc.

To learn more about Michael’s achievement and certifications/CEU seminars visit about us page.

San Diego Acupuncture Pricing

Our prices reflect an extraordinary value for our level of training, post-graduate specialty studies, and years of experience. Specializing in complex neurological conditions, vision preservation and chronic pain has made us extremely effective in treating less severe conditions. We offer a free phone consultation which can be scheduled via emailing us  or by leaving a voice mail to which we will respond as soon as possible. Conversations are free to determine if we are believe we can help you and if we are a good match to work together. More detailed information please visit faq/fee page.

Your first visit is for examination and treatment. We perform diagnosis and treatment in terms of forming a concise diagnosis and evaluate whether we can accept you as a patient. Watch new patient primer video  for more information.


With two locations we offer the residents and neighborhoods of Oceanside and San Diego the most effective fertility acupuncture, Chinese medicine, dry needling, and customized herbal medicine.

16486 Bernardo Center Drive. Suite 218, San Diego, CA 92128

Our Mission: Family’s First Stop in Natural Healthcare

Makari Wellness is a small family business. With 20 years of experience, we proud ourselves being one of the most well-trained acupuncture specialists in California. Our goal is to help you gain freedom from illness and improve quality of life. In our aim to become what we perceive a “family practitioner” should be, someone who can solve problems and assist families in living the best life possible.

Make Well – Be Well; Michael Woodworth L.AC, founder of Makari Wellness