The Irish College of TCM (ICTCM) first visited Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine in 1999. We have returned to our sister University in Guangzhou, with whom we have had a formal Affiliation since 2002, almost every year since then.
Many ICTCM graduates have attended month-long specialist post-graduate courses. The photo above is from the first Medical Qigong visit in 2000 and the photo below shows the 2002 group.
Later this month ICTCM staff will be meeting University officials in Guangzhou to discuss possible advances in the cooperation between the two TCM teaching institutes.
Soon another group of students who are training to be Acupuncture professionals at the Irish College of TCM in Dublin will be Graduating from the Lic.TCM course. Second year students, such as those shown here learning to locate Acupuncture Points on the back, will be going into the Teaching Clinic to do their practical training.
Would you like to be one of the new first year students studying to change career and become an Acupuncture TCM practitioner?
It takes a little under 3 academic years of exciting, sometime challenging and always interesting part time study.
We are now accepting applications for the October 2018 start date.
The Prospectus Pack is available online at.www.ictcm.ie.
Happy Chinese New Year of the Earth Dog to all our students, teachers, friends and colleagues in Ireland and across the world.
We wish you all a prosperous and healthy New Year.
Tom Shanahan and Mary Plunkett
Irish College of TCM
The Irish College of Traditional Chinese Medicine wishes a very Happy Christmas and a joyous, healthy and prosperous New Year 2018 to all our staff, students, friends and colleagues in Ireland and across the world.
and Mary Plunkett
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.
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 www.ictcm.ie.
No prior knowledge of either Western Medicine or Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is required.
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.
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.
A oolour Prospectus with general information about the Irish College of TCM and our programmes:
- Acupuncture TCM Professional Training (Licentiate in TCM) – undergraduate level
- Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Qigong
- Postgraduate Diploma in Chinese Herbal Medicine
is available once more.
If you would like a prospectus to be posted to you please contact us and send us your postal address, and tell us which course you are interested in.
Those who have already requested a Prospectus should be receiving it soon.
We are currently accepting applications for the above courses.
For information on each of these programmes please look at our website.
(Applications for the Master and Doctoral degrees for 2017 have now closed.)