The College of Oriental Medicine (formerly the International Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine) was established in 2006 to provide the highest standards of training in Chinese Medicine in Ireland. In 2011 the College was re-branded as the College of Oriental Medicine to reflect the breadth and depth of courses on offer covering all modalities of Oriental Medicine: Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Tuina (Chinese Massage), QiGong, Tai Chi, and Chinese Nutrition.
These modalities are taught in an integrated fashion as part of our Diploma courses. We also place a great deal of emphasis on the concept of integrated biomedicine and Chinese Medicine treatment, providing many diverse and in depth biomedical clinical modules in key areas, allowing our graduates to be able to practise seamlessly in an integrated medicine setting.
The faculty are passionate and dedicated practitioners of Oriental Medicine and transmit these qualities to our students. Together with the deep and comprehensive training they receive, this enables our graduates to become fully confident and capable at graduation of treating a wide range of complicated, chronic and severe cases, either in their own private practice or in an integrated medicine setting.
Our CM Diploma, spaced over 3 years, has a fully transparent and accountable total of 1096 contact hours.
Our Diploma courses are designed in accordance with Irish, UK and USA professional accreditation and core curricula in mind. It is one of our core values at the College of Oriental Medicine that our graduates can become eligible to practice in any of these countries.
Message from the Academic Director, Denise Visconte
Here at the College of Oriental Medicine our vision is to train prospective Oriental Medicine practitioners to go out into the world with a commitment, clear intent, and genuine mission to truly heal, protect and aid those in suffering, and to stand together with, and be an inspiration and continual source of strength for their future clients. To this aim we give breadth and depth to the work of education on a scale unmatched.
Our faculty not only give their total combined knowledge and extensive experience as lecturers and clinicians, but also are continual role models to instil a solid code of ethics, morality, service and sincere attachment to others concerns before our own. To follow this path requires dedication, perseverance, a thirst to excel, passion, self-denial, sincerity, and real love for ones clients. Those that fully immerse themselves and successfully complete our courses find that they have, almost without effort, developed these traits by continually following the examples set by their tutors.
For those that choose to follow this path, the rewards are not only the immediate ability to treat an extensive range of conditions on graduation, not only a solid identity as a practitioner and metaphysician, either in private practice on in an integrated medicine setting, but also a comprehensive ability to transform the lives in your care. This road starts with a firm decision to transform your own.
College of Oriental Medicine Mission Statement
- To be a true centre of excellence, providing the highest standards of training in Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, and Oriental Medicine in Ireland
- To graduate highly skilled, professional, caring, effective and safe practitioners of integrated Oriental Medicine
- To promote the highest standards of practice in Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine and Oriental Medicine in Ireland
- To advance public awareness of the wide benefits of Oriental Medicine to successfully treat almost any condition, including chronic and severe, and frequently those for whom biomedicine has “no answer”
- To promote integrated healthcare which truly treats both the mental and physical aspects of disease
- To provide a community service of high quality, low cost Oriental Medicine treatments both though our fully supervised teaching clinics, and also via our College Faculty Clinic.