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Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

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Professional Register of Traditional Chinese Medicine


Founded in 1983, the PRTCM is the first Irish regulatory body for the professional practice of Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, TCM and Medical Qigong.

The PRTCM maintains a register of fully qualified and insured Acupuncturists and Practitioners of Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine and TCM in Ireland and the U.K.

Visit the PRTCM website to find a qualified practitioner in your area and to learn about treatment options within Traditional Chinese Medicine. You will also find information about the PRTCM, its Code of Ethics and Practice, Insurance and recognition by health insurance providers.


The Irish College of Traditional Chinese Medicine


The ICTCM is a College of Acupuncture, TCM, Chinese Herbal Medicine and Medical Qigong offering University level education in these specialist branches of Alternative and Complementary Medicine.

The ICTCM was founded in 1983 by its Director, Professor Tom Shanahan, and is the first College of Acupuncture TCM in Ireland.

The college website provides information on full professional training, qualifications and educational standards including details of post-graduate and undergraduate level courses in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture-Moxibustion, Chinese Herbal Medicine and Medical Qigong.