The College of Oriental Medicine operates two Polyclinics, in Dublin and in Cork, for the benefit of the general public. The treatments are carried out by students, under close expert supervision, in the later years of their studies. This allows costs of treatments to be kept to a minimum for the public, and also keeps the quality of treatments offered high.
Treatments in all modalities of Oriental Medicine are offered, to include Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Tuina Massage for Musculoskeletal Complaints, as well as advice on nutrition and lifestyle issues.
The Polyclinics have a long record of treating very difficult cases successfully, as is documented by the many testimonies given by patients. They are excellent resources of alternative healthcare for their local communities. In many instances patients have had extraordinary results in a short time, after having suffered with their complaints and been to many different consultants and practitioners with little or no relief over periods of many years.
This resource is indispensable for students, who gain access to difficult to treat cases early on in their career, together with the necessary advice and training needed to deal with them. All clinic hours in the courses are included within the programme and given under the expert supervision of the College of Oriental Medicine faculty, who are all concurrently in practice and between them have over 40 years of practical experience.
The College of Oriental Medicine will shortly be introducing low cost Oriental Medicine treatments carried out by qualified practitioners and faculty for the unwaged and for outreach for sections of the community.