Dr. Virgo - Acupuncturist
Who Is Dr. Margie Virgo?
Dr. Margie Virgo is a national board registered Acupuncturist & Chinese Medicine practitioner. She is Canadian trained, practicing since 1997. She was a lecturer at the ‘Southern School of Natural Therapies’ in Victoria and loves teaching. Dr. Virgo has incorporated Sports Acupuncture into her Chinese medicine practice for over 25 years.
She lives in Canberra with her two children and many pets.
What makes Dr. Virgo unique?
- Dr. Virgo has over a quarter of a century experience in the application of sports acupuncture and she is one of very few acupuncturists in Australia trained in this unique style of musculo-skeletal acupuncture.
- Dr. Virgo has over 25 years’ experience in the application of cosmetic/facial rejuvenation acupuncture.
- Dr. Virgo is a native Canadian who is very good at communicating the experience of acupuncture and what you will feel during treatment to make you feel comfortable, relaxed and rest assured... fall asleep on her table!
- Dr. Virgo is a good listener who has lived in two countries and all-around Australia in her 23 years here- meeting and treating people from all walks of life.
Margie has a vast experience in a wide range of conditions such as the treatment of migraines, pain and side effects of cancer treatment. She was involved in a documented study in Canada for 3 years for the treatment of multiple sclerosis using acupuncture. Margie is passionate in the treatment of neurological conditions such as bell’s palsy, post stroke neuralgia, multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson’s disease.
Margie has undertaken post graduate studies in both ‘Sports Acupuncture’ and ‘Cosmetic Acupuncture’ (also known as ‘Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture’) and has been applying both in her practice on a regular basis since 1998.
*Sports acupuncture involves the assessment of postural alignment issues and the treatment of motor points, trigger points and vertebral fixations using acupuncture to help correct postural imbalance.
*Cosmetic Acupuncture is the use of very fine, short acupuncture needles inserted subcutaneously under wrinkles to ‘lift the wrinkle’ thus helping to promote blood flow, collagen, tightening the skin and improving muscle tone. Margie will discuss with her patients the meaning of different ‘repeated expression lines’ and treat and discuss the emotional associations which need to be addressed for longer term results. She may use laser, electricity and/ or jade rollers and facial massage.
In practice, Margie applies both traditional acupuncture as well as sports acupuncture and the associated modalities of Chinese medicine such as electric acupuncture, Chinese cupping, infrared and Laser therapy, herbal and vitamin therapy and auricular (ear) acupuncture.
Dr. Margie Virgo has liaised for many years with GP’s, Oncologists, Neurologists, Gynaecologists and Obstetricians. She believes that western and Chinese medicine can work harmoniously together.
Margie is a lifetime horse woman and has an appaloosa horse named ‘Chinook’. She has 3 dogs, 2 cats, a bearded dragon and two teenage children. She also used to breed cattle and is a big gardener, she loves hiking and she is an avid fly fisher woman, always seeking out a river somewhere...