Fertility Acupuncture San Diego – The Fusion of Safety & Efficiency

The primary goal of Makari Wellness, a reputable and licensed acupuncture clinic for fertility in San Diego, California, is to promote overall health and establish a seamless blood circulation and flow of the vital energy through the body. We believe that the imbalances in these two aspects lead to many health issues, including infertility, which is the problem faced by more than 6 million women in the US.

Our Fertility Support Includes:


Acupuncture encourages blood circulation to the uterus, impacts energy flow (qi), and improves the strength of all the internal organs that play a significant role in fertility.

Chinese Herbs

Herbal therapies are efficient for boosting the immune system, reducing stress, and improving hormone imbalances that lead to infertility.

Healthy Diet and Lifestyle

We will encourage you to maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle since it is vital for improving the chances of conception.

Explore some of the conditions we treat:

  • All kinds of infertility
  • Amenorrhea
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
  • Hormone imbalances
  • Irregular periods
  • Luteal phase defect
  • Endometriosis
  • Underlying conditions that might affect fertility

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Our treatments are based on 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, making sure each patient gets unique therapy according to their condition.

Makari Wellness is the best full-service family acupuncture clinic for a reason. One of our fundamental goals is to solve problems and help families live their lives to the fullest. Therefore, we do our best to support couples facing conception issues and help them through the way of making a happy and healthy family.

Why Choose Makari Wellness Acupuncture Clinic?

You must be wondering what makes us stand out and why Makari Wellness should be your choice for fertility acupuncture. Let’s reveal the secret.

Mike Woodworth, the founder and a talented TCM practitioner specializing in the field of acupuncture and Chinese herbs, gives his best to deliver unique and custom-tailored treatment based on his patient’s needs. Make Well – Be Well is the motto he sticks to, and he never stops learning and investing in his knowledge and expertise.

Apart from the 15 years of rich professional experience and a wide range of awards and certificates, love, empathy, and philanthropy are ideas that encourage Mike to help people start a family and live a happy and healthy life.

Acupuncture for Fertility

We believe that countless hours of hard work and never-ending study, practice, and dedication lead to excellence – and that’s why Makari Wellness provides the best alternative and complementary treatment of infertility symptoms and other problems associated with women’s health.

Acupuncture has been used for more than 2,000 years, and it is known for its process of the insertion of small, fine, and stainless steel needles into the specific acupoints on the patient’s body. The process is quite painless, safe, and free of severe side effects that could harm your health or provoke any serious issues.

Acupuncture for fertility is beneficial in many ways:

  • Improves blood flow and circulation to the uterus
  • Encourages the flow of vital energy – qi
  • Reduces stress
  • Releases endorphin
  • Promotes the production of progesterone
  • Improves sperm quality and quantity
  • Reduces risk of miscarriage
  • Motivates a person to implement healthier lifestyle habits.

Acupuncture is often practiced together with other alternative treatments in order to provide better and more long-lasting results.


How to Prepare for the Acupuncture?

After you’ve scheduled your initial visit, your practitioner may ask you to bring all your medical information, including lab tests or other results a practitioner may require. It’s recommended to eat well before you come to the appointment and be at the clinic about 10-15 minutes earlier to avoid the stress of being late. Make sure you’ve completed the paperwork before the visit – it’s done online, using a tablet or PC (do not use a phone).

It’s recommended to wear loose and comfortable clothing to expose the affected area more seamlessly. You may even be asked to remove clothing and put a medical gown if the treatment requires that.

What is the Acupuncture for Fertility Cost at Makari Wellness?

We want to do a comprehensive examination of our patients, which is why we first schedule an initial appointment and treatment, which costs $175. Follow up visits range from $95 to $125, depending on your condition and other factors.

Following your initial examination, you’r practitioner can tell you more about the techniques and treatments needed to be successful.


Learn more about how acupuncture for fertility works

Essential relationship between acupuncture and fertility and become familiar with the benefits of alternative therapies

Chinese Herbs for Fertility

Herbs for fertility are an essential part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), and they are often used as a complementary treatment for infertility. They are beneficial in many ways, and if used skillfully, they can strengthen the foundation of the patient’s health significantly and heal any disorder that came as a result of energy deficiency or any other underlying cause.

Herbs for fertility have delivered incredible outcomes regarding this problem, and practitioners recommend them for various reasons – they encourage a drug-free therapy, they are safe, and they address the unique needs of the patient.

The use of Chinese herbs reduces stress, depression, chronic pain, and hormonal imbalances while regulating periods and improving the health of the uterus. Herbal therapies are efficient in treating many emotional and physical barriers that prevent you from getting pregnant, and you may notice improvements in the following aspects:

  • Phycological relaxation
  • Openness in your perspective on yourself and life
  • Increased patience and calmness
  • More peaceful sleep
  • Reduced levels of stress and anxiety.

Stress is one of the most common causes of infertility in both men and women, and herbal therapies can help you reduce it in a healthy and efficient way. A talented Chinese herbalist will recommend a dietary therapy, exercise, and other healthy lifestyle habits you should implement to improve your overall health and increase the chances of conception.

What Our Customers Are Saying

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.


Chinese Herbs and Acupuncture for Fertility: Frequently Asked Questions

We know how skeptical you might be as you’re meeting something that you haven’t had an opportunity to experience before. Hence, we’re here to provide answers to some of the most commonly asked questions regarding acupuncture for fertility.


Is Acupuncture Painful?

Patients are often afraid that acupuncture might hurt. But that shouldn’t bother you. Acupuncture needles are extremely thin and flexible, and much smaller than those used for injections, which is why they cause almost no pain. Patients may still feel minimal discomfort (deqi) described as a dull ache, distention, warmth, tingling, or pressure. However, if the patient doesn’t feel comfortable during the treatment, needles will be adjusted or removed.


Is Acupuncture for Fertility Safe?

Acupuncture for fertility is entirely safe if performed by a certified acupuncturist such as Mike Woodworth from Makari Wellness. We use the most innovative techniques that have proven to be incredibly safe – our needles are single-use, sterile, and disposable, which is why you don’t need to worry about potential infections or severe side-effects that could result from treatment.


How Many Acupuncture Treatments Do I Need?

Your practitioner will determine the specific number of acupuncture treatments, and it will depend mostly on your condition and overall health. You’ll probably start with weekly treatments, and the further therapies will be scheduled based on your improvements. For fertility acupuncture, practitioners tend to recommend one treatment per week for 12 weeks since it can make a positive impact on egg and sperm quality.


Can I Continue Acupuncture During Pregnancy?

Yes. It’s not recommended to take any medication during the pregnancy, but acupuncture is more than welcome. It can help you reduce nausea and similar inconveniences during the first trimester, but you’ll notice significant improvements throughout the pregnancy. Acupuncture will ease the labor and help you feel better after.


Can Pregnant Women Take Chinese Herbs?

Yes, if they get a prescription from a certified Chinese herbalist. You should consult your TCM practitioner before taking any herbal therapy since not every granule or pill is suitable for pregnancy.


What is the Cost of Acupuncture for Fertility?

Since this question can have various answers, we cannot provide the right one. Acupuncture cost depends on many factors, and the best way to find out the price is to book an appointment at the clinic and consult the practitioner about the costs you can expect. In many cases, you’ll be asked to do some tests that impact the treatment’s total price.


Where to Find a Certified Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist?

The founder of Makari Wellness, Mike Woodworth, is a certified acupuncture practitioner and Chinese herbalist who has passed various licensed courses and got certificates that prove his knowledge and skill in the field of Traditional Chinese Medicine.


It has become increasingly known that traditional medicine and acupuncture can assist in fertility conditions. What may not be common knowledge is that infertility is a growing condition in the united states and many modern countries due to ever increasing stressful lifestyles, toxic environments and more common consumption of medications and processed foods. By correcting the underlying imbalances and deficiencies of an individual their chance of conceiving and carrying to full term is dramatically increased. It should be recognized that it is nearly a 50-50 chance that is is either the man or woman who needs treatment.

Proper Diagnosis is Essential

At Makari wellness we do not use a cookie cutter approach and simply have clients come in multiple times every week for acupuncture and herbs- hoping they will become pregnant. We hold that a proper diagnosis and pattern differential based on traditional examination makes all the difference. After diagnosing the underlying patterns of imbalance for each individual a treatment plan is recommended. We realize that acupuncture can be costly and many times have suggested diet and herbal medicine as the main means of correcting and strengthening one’s body- and this has been successful in 90% of our cases. At certain stages of the journey to conception acupuncture may play an important role but it may not be the primary means for each couple. People might consider acupuncture as a tool that works with what your body has and herbs can be seen as both a means of supplying and correcting the body on a daily basis. Historically when a person was very weak or in life threatening conditions herbs were required to give energy and sustenance to the person. In general herbs are cheaper and can be taken every day. Some of our clients will come to us for herbal dispensing and see their regular acupuncturist for the acupuncture component. There are many ways to go about solving these challenges, we will guide you honestly in what we think is best for you and your future family. We have had couples who successfully conceived and carried to term after 2 weeks of herbs while we have also had clients who, after multiple failed IVF’s, were successful following 6 months of treatment and did not need IVF. There is a wide spectrum of possibilities and we are here to help you thru them.

IVF Acupuncture Protocols

There have been a number of studies resulting in recommended “protocols” for IVF acupuncture assistance. Of course we hold that the best solution is to combine these empiral methods while addressing each individuals underlying constitution to insure their body is in optimal health .The investigations revealed that several key components are central to acupuncture in combination with ART. The timing of an acupuncture treatment in relation to the menstrual cycle is of great importance. An acupuncture treatment administered between day 6 and 8 of the “stimulated ART cycle” is optimal. In addition, it is ideal to have two acupuncture treatments “on the day of embryo transfer.”

A General Making Babies Action Plan For Women Have vaginal intercourse in missionary position Relax in bed for 10-20 minutes after sex around time of ovulation Avoid lubricants, especially scented products. Don’t use water, saliva, or mineral oil If you need additional lubrication use “Pre-Seed” Abstain from sex during your period Have sex every day or every other day during your fertile times. Have sex just ahead of ovulation, days 12-14 of standard 28day cycle w/ ovulation on day 14 Track your body’s cycle so you know exactly when you ovulate Look for egg-white fertile cervical mucus Track cervical position, looking for SHOW (soft, high, open, and wet) Watch for other signs your body gives when ovulating: Keep BBT chart to look for temperature shift showing ovulation

Makari Wellness: The Best San Diego Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture

With over 15 years of professional experience in treating problems associated with infertility, Mike Woodworth has become a prominent acupuncturist specializing in fertility in San Diego, CA.

Mike provides advanced custom-tailored acupuncture treatments and herbal therapies suitable for reducing the causes of conception problems, making sure the couples get the chance to form a happy and healthy family they’ll be proud of.

Contact us at (888) 871-8889 and get closer to making your dreams come true thanks to the best fertility acupuncture San Diego has ever seen.