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.)
The Qigong for Health and Well-being workshop on 22 and 23 April is now full.
No further bookings can be taken.
It may be possible for us to run another Introductory workshop on 8 & 9 July.
If you would like to put your name down on a waiting list for the Summer workshop please let us know as soon as possible.
We have been running Health-promoting and Medical Qigong Workshops at our college in Dublin 3 since 2002.
Our first Introductory Qigong Weekend this year, takes place on:
Saturday and Sunday 22 and 23 April 2017.
Please go to our website to obtain a course leaflet, Booking Form and Fee information for the Spring Qigong Workshop.
The whole weekend costs €170 if you book before 7 April 2017.
- Open to all adults, no interview needed.
- Places must be booked and paid for in advance.
- No prior experience required.
Anyone interested in attending our Certificate programmes in Qigong or Medical Qigong must first attend this introductory weekend.
Happy New Year of the Rooster to all our Students, Staff, Colleagues and Friends at home and abroad.
Wishing you all a happy, productive and healthy year ahead.
Tom Shanahan and Mary Plunkett
Irish College of TCM, Dublin, Ireland.
Happy Christmas and a Joyful New Year
to all our Friends, colleagues, staff and students.
Tom and Mary
Irish College of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Master and Doctoral Degree programmes – no more applications can be accepted for the 2016 academic year.
Professional Training in Acupuncture TCM (Licentiate in TCM programme) – applications are still being accepted for the October 2016 start.
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.
The Founder and Director of the Irish College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ICTCM), Prof. Thomas Shanahan, recently had great pleasure in accepting the position of Vice-chairman of a Specialist Committee looking into the role of Traditional Chinese Medicine in the provision of Palliative Care for Cancer.The invitation came from Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine (GUCM) with whom the ICTCM has had a formal affiliation since the early 2000s.
The invitation was as follows: “In order to strengthen communication and cooperation in the field of palliative care for cancer between countries (region), The World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies WFCMS has authorized Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine (GUCM) to set up the Preparatory Group of “The Specialist Committee of Palliative Care for Cancer of WFCMS”. The Chief (Chairman) of the Specialist Committee is Prof. LIN Lizhu, Director of the Tumor Department of the NO.1 Affiliated Hospital of GUCM.We think it is a good opportunity for our university to work with you in academic communication about cancer treatment, so we would you like offer you the post of Vice Chief (Chairman) of the Committee.”
The preparatory meeting took place in Guangzhou on December 26th, 2015.
We are currently accepting applications for our Licentiate in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) course which provides full professional training in Acupuncture TCM, including Clinical training, in Dublin, Ireland. It is designed for adults wishing to work in this interesting, worth-while, self-employed profession.
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.
The Lic.TCM beings in mid-October each year and attracts students not only from Ireland but from many other countries in Europe and beyond, as the college is centrally located in Dublin within easy reach of the airport and the ferry terminal.
This 3 year, part-time, weekends-only course has been successfully running since 1983.
It provides a recognised qualification in Acupuncture TCM after which you can: