Welcome to the first Acupuncture College in Ireland - the Irish College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ICTCM).
The ICTCM is an Acupuncture college based in Dublin, Ireland and provides part time professional Acupuncture courses and TCM training in its own college and clinical premises near the 02 (Point Depot) in Dublin 3.
Our postgraduate programmes include a Master of Chinese Medicine Degree, a Doctoral Degree in Chinese Medicine and post-graduate Certificate and Diploma courses in Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine and Medical Qigong.
The ICTCM now offers a unique opportunity to study Acupuncture TCM in Ireland, and, after only 5 years part time study (most of which is completed in Ireland), gain an internationally recognised Masters degree in Chinese Medicine conferred by Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine (GUCM) and recognised by the Chinese Department of Education.
Applications for 2014 have now closed and the courses have commenced.
We are now accepting applications for 2015 for the:
- Masters Degree in Chinese Medicine
- Doctoral Degree in Chinese Medicine
- Licentiate in Acupuncture TCM part time undergraduate level Acupuncture TCM training (October 2015)
- Health-promoting Qigong workshop - Spring 2015
For one of the 2015 prospectus packs, application forms and fee information please contact the College. The application procedures and forms are also available to download online (those in the 2014 information packs can be used in the interim until all the new Prospectus packs have been up-loaded).
The College has had a formal affiliation with Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine (GUCM) since 2002. GUCM conferred a visiting professorship on the ICTCM's Director Tom Shanahan in 2004.
When he first introduced Acupuncture TCM to Ireland in the early 1980s, very few people had heard of Acupuncture, TCM or Chinese Herbal Medicine. Nowadays, many people actively choose Alternative Medicine either as an adjunct to Western Medical treatment or as a means of treating illnesses which have not responded well to other forms of medicine.
Acupuncture and TCM are at the forefront of such 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.
Prof Shanahan has recently written a number of short articles on Acupuncture/TCM in all its facets, and we are just about to launch the first article in the series on this website.
Qualified Practitioners of Acupuncture and TCM in Ireland
Graduates of the ICTCM are automatically eligible for membership in the PRTCM, Professional Register of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Founded in 1983, the PRTCM is the first and oldest professional body representing and regulating the profession of Acupuncture and TCM in Ireland - including Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine and Medical Qigong.