Welcome to the first Acupuncture College in Ireland - the ICTCM.The Irish College of Traditional Chinese Medicine
The first Acupuncture College in Ireland, based in central Dublin since 1983, the Irish College of Traditional Chinese Medicine teaches:
- TCM Acupuncture – 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.
The Irish College of TCM are now accepting applications for the next intake of the Professional TCM Acupuncture programme. The course, called The Licentiate in TCM, begins in early October each year.
The Prospectus 2023 has been updated and is available online. It includes:
- An Application Form
- Course fees and payment methods
- A summary of the 3 year part-time programme.
Students on the Licentiate in TCM, learn to diagnose and treat clients using the underpinning theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine. This is far more comprehensive and all-encompassing than learning Acupuncture alone.
As is said on the College Website:
“The Acupuncture practitioner uses the ancient and well-established principles and theories of Chinese Medicine to diagnose and treat the client. These are exclusive to Chinese Medicine. They do not rely upon other medical systems or diagnostic methods, such as those used by Western Medical Practitioners.
A person who is working as a Practitioner of Acupuncture/TCM can be referred to as an “Acupuncture/TCM practitioner”, a “TCM practitioner specialising in Acupuncture” or a “Chinese Medical Acupuncturist”.
Other TCM treatment options are available to the Chinese Medical Acupuncturist including
Dietary therapy and
Life style advice.
These treatment methods are all taught as part of our professional Acupuncture Training Programme, the Lic.TCM.”
News & Announcements
Happy Christmas 2022
Happy Christmas to all our students, staff and friends in Ireland and across the world. Wishing you all a prosperous and healthy New Year. The College will be closed until 5th January. Recruitment for the next intake on the Licentiate in TCM Acupuncture Training programme (which begins in early October) will start in February 2023.
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.