Welcome to the first Acupuncture College in Ireland - the ICTCM.

The Irish College of Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine


The first Acupuncture College in Ireland based in central Dublin since 1983, the Irish College of Traditional Chinese Medicine teaches:

  • Acupuncture – taught within the framework of TCM
  • Chinese Herbal Medicine
  • Medical Qigong
  • Health-promoting Qigong

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Acupuncture Training


Students from any background can, on graduation from the part-time, 3 year Licentiate programme, set up in practice as qualified Acupuncturist / TCM Professional.

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Chinese Herbal Medicine


The Irish College of TCM provides a specialist postgraduate programme in Chinese Herbal Medicine.

Diploma in Chinese Herbal Medicine

Medical Qigong


Postgraduate professional training in Medical Qigong, to learn MQG as it is taught in China

What is Medical Qigong?

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Our Students


Our Acupuncture students come from all walks of life, from 21 to 70 years of age and and, so far, from 30 different countries.

Who trains to be an Acupuncturist?

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The TCM Profession


You can set up as a self-employed practitioner of Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine or Medical Qigong.

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Health Promoting Qigong


The College offers short weekend courses in Health-promoting Qigong 2 or 3 times each year. These are open to all adult members of the public.

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TCM and its Branches

Traditional Chinese Medicine is a full medical system with branches including

  • Acupuncture
  • Chinese Herbal Medicine
  • Medical Qigong

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ICTCM Features

In spite of the current pandemic of Coronavirus, the Irish College of Traditional Chinese Medicine are happy to report that we are continuing to provide teaching to the students on our Acupuncture and TCM programmes.

We are also still accepting applications for the next Acupuncture Training course and expect to start  in early October, as usual.

Of course, Covid-19 has meant that we have to do some things differently.

 

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We are still accepting applications, for the 2020 academic year, for the Licentiate in TCM, our professional Acupuncture training programme, which starts in October every year.

Click here to find out how to become an Acupuncturist, able to work in the Republic of Ireland and the UK. The website provides detailed information about the course structure and content.

A Prospectus and Application form are available here for the 2020 Acupuncture training course. Information is provided about the syllabus, course structure and fees. Application Forms should be printed, completed by hand, scanned and then sent to the college as an email attachment.

This part-time, weekends only programme is normally run at our college in Dublin 3, Ireland. Meetings are held approximately every 4 weeks from early October onwards and the academic year normally finishes in mid July. However, due to restrictions imposed on us all during the Coronavirus pandemic, we have been running all teaching sessions for our current students via video conferencing. This has worked well and the students have now nearly completed their current academic year.

For the 2020 – 2021 academic year we expect to return to face-to-face teaching when it is safe to do so. If it is not yet safe to do so by our start date in early October we will commence the year using Zoom and will introduce some face to face teaching (especially for the practical elements of the course) when it is permitted.

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Traditional Chinese Medicine
offers a worthwhile, exciting, challenging  and fulfilling career.

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Faculties & Departments

Department of Acupuncture

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Featured Course: Professional Acupuncture Training

Staff in the Acupuncture Department are all fully qualified practitioners of TCM many of whom also  work as Acupuncturists and TCM professionals.

 

More information about the Department.

Department of Chinese Herbal Medicine

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Staff working in this Department are all TCM  practitioners with experience in using Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine.

Department of Qigong


The Honorary Head of the Qigong Department is Prof Song Xinhong, of GUCM, Guangzhou, China

This Department runs weekend workshops in Qigong for Health and Wellbeing and postgraduate programmes in Medical Qigong.

Head of the Medical Qigong Department

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Curriculum areas

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