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?


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?

Acupuncture Training

The TCM Profession

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

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Qigong for Hela

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

The ICTCM was set up in 1983, in Dublin, Ireland, to help satisfy the growing demand for safe alternative healthcare. It was the first College in Ireland devoted to the teaching of Chinese medicine, according to the Classical Traditions of TCM, as taught in China. All teaching material in the College is based upon clearly documented classical Chinese medical texts, which provides a theoretically secure base for establishing sound clinical practice.

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We are no longer accepting applications, for the 2019 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 is available here for the 2019 Acupuncture training course. The information in this pack is also applicable for the 2020 professional acupuncture training course. This part-time, weekends only programme is run at our college in Dublin 3, Ireland.

News & Announcements

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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.


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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

Important Dates

Curriculum areas