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26 February 2021
Wearing Masks in the Acupuncture TCM Clinic

For new clients it can be quite daunting to form a relationship with me if they cannot see my face, questions and answers can get lost without accompanying facial expressions. Are they smiling, frowning or stony faced beneath the mask? Does the question asked make sense to the client when they cannot see my face?

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14 February 2021
Thanks to Members of the PRTCM and their Acupuncture and TCM Clients

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 at […]

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14 March 2020
Covid-19 (Coronavirus) and attending a TCM practitioner for treatment

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 it is safe and practicable to do so.

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31 March 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 its International Classification of Diseases in 2019.

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8 June 2017
Professional Development for PRTCM Members

The PRTCM organises and supports post-graduate training and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) events for its Practitioner and Student Members. Advanced notification has been sent to members of a Weekend seminar by Professor Tom Shanahan entitled Shen Dao Certificate programme in Medical Qigong Diploma Programme in Chinese Herbal Medicine Members are encouraged to further develop and […]

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5 April 2017
Recent Western Medicine research catches up with Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine has associated FEAR with Shen Zangfu (related to Kidney function) for more than 2000 years. A recent programme on the BBC entitled Incredible Medicine explores the medical history of a number of people who are beyond the range of what might be described as normal. In Episode Two a person is featured […]

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17 June 2016
Irish President Michael D Higgins receiving the PRTCM founder in June 2016

On 3 June 2016, the Founder of the Professional Register of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Prof Tom Shanahan, was honoured to meet the Irish President at the Presidential palace. Tom Shanahan founded the PRTCM in 1983, and since then has been promoting Traditional Chinese Medicine in all its forms, in Ireland, Europe and beyond. During the […]

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8 June 2016
Qigong and Medical Qigong practitioners received by President Higgins at the Aras

On 3 June 2016, the Founder of the Professional Register of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Prof Tom Shanahan, was honoured to meet the Irish President at the Presidential palace.
Tom Shanahan founded the PRTCM in 1983, and since then has been promoting Traditional Chinese Medicine in all its forms, in Ireland, Europe and beyond.

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28 April 2016
Warm Welcome to New Members

The PRTCM are delighted to welcome three new members this Spring: a returning member Mida Stevens and new members Lara Serviolle and Vit V. Dobrin. Mida Stevens is returning in practice in Dublin after a break. Lara Serviolle is practising in Sligo and Vit V. Dobrin in Dublin. For information and clinic details, don't hesitate […]

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22 August 2015
Nepal Barefoot Clinics Week

Dear Members, With the anniversary of the Nepal earthquake, Nepal has been in the news recently. We thought you might like to know about the Barefoot Clinics project who create free acupuncture clinics and train acupuncturists in Nepal. Below is a letter you can display in your practice if you wish to participate in the […]

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6 April 2015
Paracetamol, Pain and Acupuncture

Since the arrival of Traditional Chinese Medicine in the West, pain alleviation or relief has been one of the regularly observed benefits of treatment with needles (Acupuncture TCM). A client with a main complain of, say, lower back pain, would, on arrival at the clinic of a PRTCM member, be given a full Chinese Medical […]

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2 April 2015
The PRTCM Is Now in Facebook

We are pleased to announce the launch of a Facebook page for the PRTCM (The Professional Register of Traditional Chinese Medicine). The PRTCM is the oldest Register of Practitioners of Acupuncture and TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) in Ireland, founded in 1983. It represents practitioners who are fully qualified in one or more TCM specialist fields: […]

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6 April 2013
Chinese Medicine in "The Phoenix"

Members who are graduates of the ICTCM will be pleased to hear that the recent edition of "The Phoenix" contains an interview with Professor Tom Shanahan and information about the Master and Doctoral Degrees in Chinese Medicine. This is an exciting time for Acupuncture education in Ireland (and the rest of Europe) and I am […]

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1 March 2013
IMB issues a warning about unlicensed Chinese herbal medicines sold online

Excerpt from the IMB website: The IMB has been made aware of recent warnings issued by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), the medicines regulatory authority in the UK and the Hong Kong Department of Health. The MHRA warning was in response to an alert issued by the Hong Kong health authorities in […]

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