In April We will be holding interviews for those who have applied for our professional Acupuncture Training course – The Licentiate in TCM.
Interviews will be held in the College and applicants will have an opportunity to see the College and the Teaching clinic and to meet staff and some of the people who have trained with us and are now in practice as ACupuncture TCM practitioners.
We are still accepting applications for the October 2013 course. This will be our 30th intake of students.
This part-time three year course is suitable for adults wishing to train to become Acupuncturists. You do not need any prior background in Chinese Medicine, Western Medicine or other medical fields.
Details of the course can be found under Course information.
The next Introductory Weekend in Health Promoting Qigong will be held at the College premises in Dublin on:
Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st April 2013
Saturday and Sunday 10.00 to 4.30 each day
The cost of the whole weekend is €190
Places are limited and bookings must be made in advance.
This weekend is open to anyone (provided they are 16 or over) who is interested in experiencing the benefits of doing Qigong exercises.
Regular practice of Qigong is an excellent way of:
- Promoting health and well-being
- Helping to reduce stress and cope with overwork
- Enabling your mind and body to become better balanced and harmonious
- Enhancing the benefits of any Acupuncture TCM or Chinese Herbal Medicine treatment you may be receiving
Further information about the benefits of Qigong practice and the type of exercises which are taught can be found under the Open Courses information.
This weekend is a requirement for anyone wishing to undertake higher level Qigong training or Medical Qigong training at the ICTCM.
It is based on the teachings of our Qigong Masters in China.
The Prospectus Packs for the:-
Doctor of Chinese Medicine Degree
Master of Chinese Medicine Degree
have been slightly updated.
Previous enquirers will be informed of any important updates.
If you asked for a Prospectus Pack and have still not received one please send us your postal address again.
Unfortunately some of the packs which we sent out (particularly in December) seem to have been lost in the post.
We have revised packs available now and will send one out to you by return.
If you are one of the people who has been waiting for a pack we do apologise for the postal problem.
The Irish College of Traditional Chinese Medicine wishes all its staff, students, friends, colleagues and supporters of Chinese Medicine in Ireland, Europe, China and beyond a happy, prosperous and fulfilling Year of the Snake.
Tom and Mary
(Professor Tom Shanahan and Registrar Mary Plunkett)
Happy New Year to all friends and colleagues of the Irish College of TCM.
2013 is going to be an auspicious year for Acupuncture and TCM in Ireland with the expected start of our new Masters and Doctoral degrees in Chinese Medicine and the 30th anniversary of recruitment to our 3 year part time Acupuncture training programme – the Licentiate in TCM.
Wishing you all a prosperous, productive and enjoyable New Year.
Prof. Tom Shanahan (centre) presenting a Waterford bowl to the official delegates from Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, Vice President Prof Xu Nenghui (L) and the Head of the International College Prof Wang Hongqi (R) at at the launch of a new Master and Doctoral degree in Chinese Medicine at The Irish College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Dublin. November 7, 2012.
(L-R) Professor Tom Shanahan and First Secretary Ted Yang, from the Chinese Embassy in Dublin, with Vice President Xu Nenghui of Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, at the launch of a new Master and Doctoral degree in Chinese Medicine at The Irish College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Dublin. November 7, 2012.
Professor Tom Shanahan (centre) and staff of the Irish College of TCM with First secretary Ted Yang of the Chinese Embassy in Dublin (2nd from right) and an official delegation from Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine including the Vice President Prof Xu Nenghui (3rd from right) and the Head of the International College Prof Wang Hongqi (3rd from left), at the launch of a new Master and Doctoral degree in Chinese Medicine at The Irish College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Dublin. November 7, 2012
Please contact us, and provide a postal address, if you would like us to send you a Prospectus Pack for the Masters Degree in Chinese Medicine or the Doctoral Degree in Chinese Medicine.
Applications for these two programmes are now being accepted.
Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine to visit Ireland in November 2012
The ICTCM will be hosting the visit of a high-ranking official Delegation from Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine (GUCM) in early November. Vice President Xu and Professor Wang will launch recruitment to the new Master of Chinese Medicine Degree and Doctoral programme during their visit.
All graduates, students and friends of the ICTCM and selected supporters of Chinese Medicine in Ireland will be invited to a launch ceremony in Dublin during the visit. Admission is by invitation only.
If you have not yet received your invitation and wish to attend please contact the college now.
The ICTCM were delighted to welcome to the College, the Chinese Ambassador to Ireland His Excellency Luo Linquan, and the First Secretary Mr Yang Zhijun. It was the new Ambassador’s first visit and he inspected the College and was kind enough to present graduation certificates to the newly qualified Acupuncture TCM practitioners.
The new graduates came from Ireland, the UK and Canada and are setting up practices in Ireland and the UK.
Ambassador Luo expressed his high approval of the College facilities and standards and gave his whole-hearted support for the forthcoming Master and Doctoral Degree in Chinese Medicine that is being offered at the College in Dublin in conjunction with Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine.
The Chinese Embassy in Ireland website also has some information in Chinese about this visit.
Tom Shanahan received an invitation to lecture at Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine in November 2011
The Director of the Irish College of TCM, Tom Shanahan, was presented with a Visiting Professorship by Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine in 2004. Since then he has been to GUCM on numerous occasions to liaise with fellow TCM experts and to participate in International TCM Conferences.
During his most recent visit, in November 2011, he was invited by the University’s Department of Acupuncture Moxibustion to give a lecture on Acupuncture TCM in Ireland to their English-speaking undergraduate Acupuncture students, and was honoured to accept this prestigious invitation.
The two-hour lecture was held in the Mega University Campus, the main under-graduate venue outside the city. It was very well attended and students enquired extensively, and at considerable length, about the state of Acupuncture TCM abroad and asked the “Visiting foreign experts” for their views on the preservation of Traditional Chinese Medicine in modern China itself.
The photograph below shows Director Tom Shanahan and Registrar Mary Plunkett with some of the main staff and students of GUCM who organised the event, including Professor Song Xinhong who is in charge of the Medical Qigong Department at GUCM and is the Honorary Professor of Qigong in the Medical Qigong faculty of the ICTCM.