Credentials

Margie became interested in holistic medicine in the 1990’s after taking an introductory course at University of New Mexico continuing education which explored various alternative topics such as tai chi, Rolfing, acupuncture, and herbs to name a few.  She spent the next couple of years practicing Tai Chi Chih where she became an instructor.   Her Tai Chi Chih instructor was an herbalist.  Margie spent weekends learning from her different western herbs and wild crafting in the local mountains outside of Albuquerque.  Margie studied Shotokan Karate for 10 years.  During this time Margie came to a cross road in her career.  She had been managing a data center for a local health care insurance company which had been sold.  She had a two year notice to do a data conversion to the new companies system and to lay off her department.  Margie had the choice to go back to school to update her programming skills or to go to school to do something that she was interested in.  She decided to attend Southwest Acupuncture School in January 2006 where she graduated in April 2009.

 

Margie moved to Chattanooga, TN in September of 2010 where she is practicing at Four Seasons Wellness & Acupuncture. She specializes in infertility, emotional well being, and pain both, acute and chronic.  Margie incorporates both Japanese and Chinese styles of acupuncture in her practice and various modalities such as electro stimulation, cupping, and gua sha.  She encourages the use of herbs and essential oils to her patients.  What Margie enjoys most about being an acupuncturist is assisting the patient as they find balance and heal themselves.

CREDENTIALS

Doctor of Oriental Medicine (New Mexico)
Licensed Acpuncturist (Tennessee)
General practice in Chattanooga TN and surrounding area
Focused on general health, infertility, pain relief, and sports related injuries

Licenses and certifications

  • Licensed Acupuncturist (Tennessee), issued by Tennessee State Board of Acupuncture, July 2010Doctor of Oriental Medicine, issued by New Mexico State Board of Acupuncture, May 2009
  • National board certified diplomat in Oriental Medicine, Acupuncture, and Chinese herbology, National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), 76 South Laura Street, Suite 1290 Jacksonville, FL 32202 (904-598-1005), May 2009
  • Certified  Tai Chi Chih instructor 1998

Oriental Medicine Education

  • Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine
    Southwest Acupuncture College, Albuquerque, NM April 2009

China Beijing International Acupuncture Training Center, Beijing China, September, 2007

  • Acupuncture and Moxibustion

Traditional Japanese Acupuncture:

Nigel Dawes M.A., L.Ac., November, 2009

  • Fukushin: Abdominal Diagnosis and the Sho Kan Ron

Sensei Koei Kuwahara and Ehrland Truitt –Santa Fe , NM, April, 2009; 8 month certification program which included:

  • Introduction to Japanese meridian therapy
  • Hara diagnosis
  • Pulse diagnosis and root treatment
  • Touch diagnosis
  • Kigai and ketsubon treatment (local treatment for neck and upper body / hips and lower body)
  • Extra vessel and shigo treatment (emergency)
  • Bloodletting techniques
  • Shonishin (pediatric acupuncture)

Sensei Junji Mizutani, May 2008

  • Practical Moxibustion

Other:

Thea Elijah, October, 2009

  • Spirit of the Herbs Introduction

Thea Elijah, March, 2009 Medicine Without Form: Healer as Medicine

  • Medicine Without Form: Healer as Medicine