Qigong for Health September 2018


Qigong for Health September 2018

Senior citizens practising a form of Qigong for Health, similar to the Qigong we teach at the ICTCM in Dublin.

Senior citizens practising a form of Qigong for Health

Qigong for Health September 2018 weekend workshops, run by the ICTCM (Irish College of Traditional Chinese Medicine) – booking are now being taken.

We are leaders in the field, trained by Qigong Masters in China for many years.

The Qigong Booking Form is available here. All bookings must be received by 18 September 2018.

Qigong Calligraphy by ICTCM founder Tom Shanahan showing two Chinese characters Qi and Gong

Qigong Calligraphy by ICTCM founder Tom Shanahan

Introduction to Health Promoting Qigong
Date: Saturday & Sunday 22 & 23 September 2018
Time: 10.00 to 4.30 each day
Fee: €200*
*Earlybird discount: Only €170 for the whole weekend if paid for in full by 10th September 2018.

Course content: A two day introduction to Qigong for Health and wellbeing, held in our centrally-located College in Dublin 3, providesa set of simple movements, breathing exercises and relaxation/meditation techniques which you can practise on your own at home. You are encouraged to develop a regular daily routine of practice. The pace is easy and the atmosphere relaxed.
These weekend courses are suitable for all adults, including those who are

  • physically fit and in prime health
  • generally healthy but under stress
  • hoping and wishing to improve their health, fitness and mental/emotional well-being.
  • advised by their Acupuncturist to take up some Qigong practice to enhance or support the effect of the treatment

No prior knowledge of Qigong, Chinese Medicine, Fitness Exercise, Martial Arts or meditation is required. Everyone can gain benefit from Qigong practice and can progress to a stage that is suitable for them.

Who can book a place: Open to all adults – no interview needed.

To find out more about the health benefits of regular Qigong practice go to the Qigong page of our new website.

Book now – these Qigong for Health weekends tend to fill up quickly.

ICTCM.ie gets a new look


Our Website

An Acupuncturist using Pulse diagnosis in the TCM clinic

Pulse Diagnosis in the Clinic

The ICTCM was one of the first independent colleges in Ireland to get a website.  So many years ago!

Now we are in the process, yet again, of updating the look of our site to make it more user-friendly for those using mobile devices.

We want it to be easy for you to find out about the courses we offer.

These include:

  • Profession Acupuncture Training and
  • Postgraduate programmes.

News and Current Events


Irish College of TCM – Summer and Early Autumn 2018


The current 1st and 2nd year Licentiate in TCM students have just completed their end of year exams and we wish them a good break over the summer period.
Successful students will commence the Teaching Clinic on 22nd September 2018.

The Certificate in Medical Qigong (Cert.MQG) Group 1 students have only one final assessment day to complete. This will take place in mid-September, after which they will be qualified as MQG practitioners.

The Certificate in MQG (Group 2) students will complete Module One on the first weekend of September.

Diploma in Herbal Medicine – students are reminded that the next session is running from 7 to 9 September 2018.
The photo shows previous students learning to dispense herbal medicine prescriptions.

Autumn dates for an Introductory and a Follow-up Qigong workshop are currently being planned and will be announced shortly.

For details of these programmes see www.ICTCM.ie

Acupuncture and TCM in Ireland


The Irish College of TCM’s main part time undergraduate level programme of Professional Acupuncture Training is called the Licentiate in TCM.

Students from any background (including a non-medical one) can train to become an Acupuncturist and can, on graduation from this part-time, 3 year programme, setup in practice as a qualified and insured TCM Professional.

Acupuncture and TCM are at the forefront of Alternative approaches to health and illness, focusing as they do, not only on treating and curing current illness but also on disease prevention and health enhancement and public demand for well-qualified, fully insured practitioners is high.

We welcome students from Ireland, the UK and across Europe to study Acupuncture TCM with us and are currently accepting applications for this programme:

Licentiate in Acupuncture TCM (October 2018) – part time undergraduate level training.
The Licentiate in TCM application pack has recently been updated.

Details of the course can be seen by clicking the name above.

Graduation of new Acupuncture TCM practitioners


2018 Graduates of the Irish College of TCM

The Irish College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ICTCM) is delighted to congratulate the recent graduates of the Lic.TCM Professional Acupuncture training programme. It is always a pleasure to see graduates from diverse backgrounds and home countries joining the ranks of “Professional TCM Practitioners – specialising in Acupuncture.”

Which one of these graduates is a Ship’s Captain working in Dublin?

The four new practitioners received their Licentiates at a graduation ceremony in Dublin last Sunday which was attended by the President and staff of the College and invited guests.

The photo below shows the group with the College Registrar at the start of their Clinical training year in September 2017.

Acupuncture training at the Irish College of TCM


Soon our Licentiate in TCM 2018 graduates will be receiving their graduation certificates and we will be turning our attention to further enhancing and developing our Professional Acupuncture TCM training course which has been running successfully in our College in Dublin for more than 35 years.

It is designed for adults wishing to work in a caring profession, whatever their current career, profession or experience.

In only 3 years of part time study we provide theoretical and clinical training to a high standard which will enable our graduates to confidently and professionally set up in practice within the field of Traditional Chinese Medicine in any part of Ireland and/or the UK.

We can post a Prospectus pack to you

or

You can access our course information, including course fees and payment plans from this online link.

The photo shows the college founder and Principal Tom Shanahan at Guangzhou University of TCM during a recent official visit to China.

Qigong in Macao and Ireland



During our recent visit to Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Macao we were delighted to meet old friends in the TCM and Qigong field, and to make new ones.

At a conference on Health and Longevity the Irish College of TCM’s Director Tom Shanahan received a special award for presenting an outstanding academic paper.

Senior college staff have been training in Medical Qigong with their Chinese Qigong Master Professor Song Xinhong since 2000 and are happy to announce that another Qigong weekend workshop will be running in the college in June.
Book your place now to get the early bird offer.

Professor Song Xinhong was one of the event organisers for this very successful international conference.

Irish College of TCM visits China again



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.

Application for Acupuncture TCM Training


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.