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
Postgraduate professional training in Medical Qigong, to learn MQG as it is taught in China
What is Medical Qigong?
Our Acupuncture students come from all walks of life, from 21 to 70 years of age and and, so far, from 30 different countries.
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.
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. Of course, Covid-19 has meant that we have to do some things differently.
During the last year most the Acupuncture training programme has been taught via Zoom.
Some students met teachers in college during Summer 2020, (when infection rates were low and there was no lockdown) to practise some of the essential clinical skills that will be required when they go into the Teaching Clinic. This Teaching Clinic, which relates to the development and refining of Clinical skills, requires face-to-face supervision in College and will commence as soon as it is safe, and permitted, to do so.
We are now 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 2021 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 we intend to teach much of the theoretical content of the programme in this way from now on, thus reducing the number of weekends in which students will need to travel to the College in Dublin 3.
For the 2021 – 2022 academic year we will return to face-to-face teaching for the practical and clinical aspects of the course as soon as it is safe to do so.
Faculties & Departments
Department of Chinese Herbal Medicine
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.