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The Irish College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ICTCM) is the first Acupuncture College in Ireland, training professionals in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine since 1983.
We provide part time courses in TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) including:
Training to become an Acupuncturist
Our 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, set up 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.
We offer a range of Post-graduate programmes in:
at a variety of levels, to enable people working as professional Acupuncturists and TCM practitioners to extend and enhance their range of TCM skills, as can be seen on our Postgraduate Courses page.
Qualified Practitioners of Acupuncture and TCM in Ireland
Graduates of the ICTCM are automatically eligible for membership of the PRTCM, Professional Register of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
The College has had a formal affiliation with Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine (GUCM) since 2002. GUCM first conferred a visiting professorship on the ICTCM's Director Tom Shanahan in 2004, who introduced Acupuncture TCM to Ireland in the early 1980s.
Senior College staff maintain good relationships with Chinese Medicine Universities and hospitals in a number of parts of China - our most recent visit was to Hong Kong, Macao and Guangzhou in Spring this year.