Successful start to the new academic year

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.


Acupuncture Training in Dublin October 2017

Would you like a new career as a self-employed practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)?
Follow the example of our recent graduates (shown here with staff during the 2017 Graduation) and join us on the next Professional Acupuncture training programme run at the Irish College of TCM in Dublin.

We are still accepting applications for the October start of this 3 year part-time course and are holding further interviews this month.
To apply please download the application form, fees and course information from
No prior knowledge of either Western Medicine or Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is required.


Graduation of New TCM Practitioners

2017 ICTCM Graduates

2017 ICTCM Graduates

A Graduation Ceremony has been held to present certificates to the 32nd group of graduates of the Lic.TCM Professional Acupuncture Training programme.

The First Secretary from the Chinese Embassy in Dublin presented the certificates.

College Staff, fellow students, family members and friends came to the graduation and joined together in wishing the new practitioners every success in their new careers.

The Irish College of TCM congratulates the graduates – who are setting up in practice as Chinese Medicine Practitioners in a number of parts of Ireland including Wicklow, Wexford, Cork, Meath, Kildare, County Dublin and various parts of Dublin City.



Acupuncture TCM is a treatment method of Traditional Chinese Medicine which can be effectively used to treat pregnant women and small infants.

The photograph shows one of the new graduates from the Licentiate in TCM Professional Acupuncture Training programme (on the left) and her recently born daughter who is helping students to learn how to make a TCM diagnosis on an infant.

This little child already has more than 9 months’ experience of Qigong practice as her mother conceived her while she was a student on the Certificate in Medical Qigong course.

Recruitment for both the Acupuncture TCM and Qigong programmes is currently on-going.


Congratulations to Daisy Xia

Congratulations to Daisy Xia – Daughter of our Qigong Masters Professor Song Xinhong and the late Professor Xia Shuangquan- on her graduation with a DACM from the Southern California University of Health Sciences.

Professor Song is the Honorary Head of the Medical Qigong Department of the Irish College of TCM.
We first met her daughter Daisy in 2002 on one of our regular (one month every year) visits to Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, where we intensively studied Medical Qigong with Prof Song and Prof Xia.

Daisy (Guangyu) was taught Qigong by her parents from an early age and, once she had become a university student in her home town of Guangzhou, she frequently assisted, and acted as the official translator, for the ICTCM Director and Registrar during Medical Qigong conferences which we attended in China.

We are delighted that she has fulfilled her ambition to join the field of TCM as a professional and we wish her every success in the future.