The Irish College of TCM (ICTCM) first visited Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine in 1999. We have returned to our sister University in Guangzhou, with whom we have had a formal Affiliation since 2002, almost every year since then.
Many ICTCM graduates have attended month-long specialist post-graduate courses. The photo above is from the first Medical Qigong visit in 2000 and the photo below shows the 2002 group.
Later this month ICTCM staff will be meeting University officials in Guangzhou to discuss possible advances in the cooperation between the two TCM teaching institutes.
Soon another group of students who are training to be Acupuncture professionals at the Irish College of TCM in Dublin will be Graduating from the Lic.TCM course. Second year students, such as those shown here learning to locate Acupuncture Points on the back, will be going into the Teaching Clinic to do their practical training.
Would you like to be one of the new first year students studying to change career and become an Acupuncture TCM practitioner?
It takes a little under 3 academic years of exciting, sometime challenging and always interesting part time study.
We are now accepting applications for the October 2018 start date.
The Prospectus Pack is available online at.www.ictcm.ie.
Happy Chinese New Year of the Earth Dog to all our students, teachers, friends and colleagues in Ireland and across the world.
We wish you all a prosperous and healthy New Year.
Tom Shanahan and Mary Plunkett
Irish College of TCM
The Irish College of Traditional Chinese Medicine wishes a very Happy Christmas and a joyous, healthy and prosperous New Year 2018 to all our staff, students, friends and colleagues in Ireland and across the world.
and Mary Plunkett
The Irish College of Traditional Chinese Medicine enjoyed a sociable and yet profound start to the academic year when Tom Shanahan shared his 40+ years of experience as a TCM teacher, professor and clinician at the Shen Dao Seminar held in early September.
A oolour Prospectus with general information about the Irish College of TCM and our programmes:
- Acupuncture TCM Professional Training (Licentiate in TCM) – undergraduate level
- Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Qigong
- Postgraduate Diploma in Chinese Herbal Medicine
is available once more.
If you would like a prospectus to be posted to you please contact us and send us your postal address, and tell us which course you are interested in.
Those who have already requested a Prospectus should be receiving it soon.
We are currently accepting applications for the above courses.
For information on each of these programmes please look at our website.
(Applications for the Master and Doctoral degrees for 2017 have now closed.)
We have been running Health-promoting and Medical Qigong Workshops at our college in Dublin 3 since 2002.
Our first Introductory Qigong Weekend this year, takes place on:
Saturday and Sunday 22 and 23 April 2017.
Please go to our website to obtain a course leaflet, Booking Form and Fee information for the Spring Qigong Workshop.
The whole weekend costs €170 if you book before 7 April 2017.
- Open to all adults, no interview needed.
- Places must be booked and paid for in advance.
- No prior experience required.
Anyone interested in attending our Certificate programmes in Qigong or Medical Qigong must first attend this introductory weekend.
Happy New Year of the Rooster to all our Students, Staff, Colleagues and Friends at home and abroad.
Wishing you all a happy, productive and healthy year ahead.
Tom Shanahan and Mary Plunkett
Irish College of TCM, Dublin, Ireland.
The Founder and Director of the Irish College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ICTCM), Prof. Thomas Shanahan, recently had great pleasure in accepting the position of Vice-chairman of a Specialist Committee looking into the role of Traditional Chinese Medicine in the provision of Palliative Care for Cancer.The invitation came from Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine (GUCM) with whom the ICTCM has had a formal affiliation since the early 2000s.
The invitation was as follows: “In order to strengthen communication and cooperation in the field of palliative care for cancer between countries (region), The World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies WFCMS has authorized Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine (GUCM) to set up the Preparatory Group of “The Specialist Committee of Palliative Care for Cancer of WFCMS”. The Chief (Chairman) of the Specialist Committee is Prof. LIN Lizhu, Director of the Tumor Department of the NO.1 Affiliated Hospital of GUCM.We think it is a good opportunity for our university to work with you in academic communication about cancer treatment, so we would you like offer you the post of Vice Chief (Chairman) of the Committee.”
The preparatory meeting took place in Guangzhou on December 26th, 2015.
The Irish College of Traditional Chinese Medicine is very happy to wish all our friends, colleagues, staff and students in Ireland, China and throughout the world a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous year of the Fire Monkey which commences on Monday 8th February.
We hope to welcome many more students to enrol on our courses during this coming year, thus helping us to fulfil our mission to establish an enduring base of well-educated and well-qualified professional practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Ireland and
To view Application Packs for our main Acupuncture Training programme, the Master and Doctoral Degrees in Chinese Medicine and other Post-graduate options please go to our recently up-dated website www.ictcm.ie.
The next Qigong workshop will be running on 19th and 20th March.
We are also accepting applications now for our next intake of Acupuncture students – October start.