Acupuncture Training at the ICTCM is now being taught as a mixed online and College-based programme.
This part time, weekend only training in Acupuncture TCM enables students to qualify as a Professional TCM Acupuncturist within a little less than 3 full academic years.
You can apply now for the October 2022 intake.
How is the Course run?
The first two years of the course mainly cover TCM theory, practical acupuncture point location and TCM diagnostic methods. They are run as a mix of college-based and online learning in which students attend classes for one weekend a month, either in college or via Zoom. This mixed mode of study makes the course easily accessible to those living a long way from Dublin.
Approximately 25% of these weekends are held in our specialist TCM College in Dublin 3. The college-based sessions focus on practical point location and skill development. The third year is devoted to Clinical Training and requires attendance in our Chinese Medicine Teaching Clinic, in Dublin, which adjoins the College. Clinical Training is run on Saturday and Sunday, very two weeks, from September to March. Other aspects of the Third year programme are conducted via Zoom.
This intensive professional Acupuncture training programme, called the Licentiate in TCM (usually referred to as the Licentiate or Lic.TCM) enables graduates to use Acupuncture, Moxibustion, Cupping, Dietary therapy and life-style advice (based on the tenets of Chinese Medicine) to treat clients suffering from a very wide range of medical conditions.
Diagnosis and Treatment is based on a thorough knowledge of Traditional Chinese Medicine theory, which is why graduates refer to themselves as a TCM Acupuncturist or Practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine specialising in Acupuncture.
The College is devoted to turning out fully-rounded professional practitioners, not mere theoreticians. If you want to be a “Superior Practitioner” of Acupuncture TCM, able to use Acupuncture and related TCM therapies not only to alleviate, or even cure, current diseases but also to help a client to be better equipped to prevent future illness from occurring, then the Lic.TCM is the course for you.