The PRTCM is an Irish-based professional body founded in 1983 to promote and protect the professional interests and medical standards of fully qualified practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine throughout Ireland and in the UK, thereby to foster the highest quality of TCM health-care for the public.
It was the first such professional body in Ireland whose members are recognised, for the provision of Acupuncture treatments, by VHI Healthcare, Quinn Health, Irish Life Health and the other principal health insurance providers.
This site is designed to provide members of the public with the information they require to select a fully qualified and fully insured practitioner of Acupuncture TCM or, indeed, one of the other TCM therapy options such as Chinese Herbal Medicine or Medical Qigong.
Details about each of the main TCM therapies is provided, as well as information about finding a practitioner, making an appointment, and attending for treatment.
The Professional Register of Traditional Chinese Medicine would like to say “thank you” to all their Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine practitioner Members for strictly following the rules during the challenge we face from Covid-19. Secondly, we want to thank all our TCM clients for their understanding and cooperation. Thank you all for staying […]March 19th, 2020
We realise that it is important for your health for you to be able to continue to receive the Acupuncture treatment or other TCM treatment that you normally receive. According to their individual circumstances and the conditions in their clinics, many members of the PRTCM will continue in practice during the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, if […]March 31st, 2019
World Health Organisation (WHO) and Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine The World Health Organisation (WHO) has, over the years, provided information about some aspects of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Acupuncture in its numerous publications. Last year one of our members gave us some advance notice that the WHO was planning to include traditional medicines in […]
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Acupuncture is part of an ancient and sophisticated form of medical treatment called Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) which originated in China but has increasingly spread throughout the world.
It is important to realise that acupuncture is only a part of Chinese medicine - to imagine that Acupuncture is TCM is as mistaken as to imagine that, say, surgery is western medicine.
In the hands of a fully qualified professional practitioner the use of acupuncture TCM is effective, entirely safe and free of any harmful side-effects. It has stood the test of time over thousands of years and has not been found wanting.
It is safe to say that there is no sick person who cannot be helped by TCM. The extent of this help will depend on a number of considerations.
There is no limitation in terms of age, sex, or condition regarding acupuncture treatment. The very young or the extremely old can be treated.
The scope and range of ailments amenable to TCM care is enormous. It treats people who complain of a deficiency or break down in their health. It can focus on physical, psychological, emotional or even spiritual disorders with equal effect.
... That Traditional Chinese Medicine is the most widely utilized healing system on this planet, and one of the oldest forms of medicine known to date.
... That acupuncture's use for certain conditions has been endorsed by the National Health Service of the United Kingdom, the United States National Institutes of Health and the World Health Organization.