Practitioners Diploma in Tuina

Galway City 2020

2 Qualifications to start you practicing Chinese Medicine

1st Qualification: Practitioners Diploma in Tuina
2nd Qualification: Diploma in Anatomy & Physiology

Tuina Chinese Medical (Chiropractic) is the most powerful hands on therapy in the world today 

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This course is designed for mature students who, upon successful completion of this course you will be qualified to practice this effective and practical therapy. Tuina is the Official Medical Chinese Bodywork therapy that was developed in China over 3,000 years ago and known as needle-less acupuncture. It is an integral part of the healthcare system in hospitals throughout China today. It works with the energy system in the body known as the meridian system. Traditional Chinese Medicine is now a well established health profession. It is a holistic approach that has received wide recognition throughout the world.

Hung Tsui Ying demonstrating technique

Subject Description: Tuina is the Official Medical Chinese Bodywork therapy that was developed in China over 3,000 years ago and known as needle-less acupuncture. It is an integral part of the healthcare system in hospitals throughout China today. It works with the energy system in the body known as the meridian system. Traditional Chinese Medicine is now a well established health profession. It is a holistic approach that has received wide recognition throughout the world.

Aim of Course: To enable participants to obtain a Practitioners Diploma in Tuina Chinese Medical Acupressure, which certifies their competence to diagnose and treat a wide variety of health conditions according to the practical and theoretical principals of Traditional Chinese Medical theory in a Holistic way.

Entry Level: The course is designed for mature persons with an explicit interest in studying a complementary therapy that they can use in helping others within the community.
It is also a prerequisite for all participants to adhere to a practitioner Code of Ethics and Practice

Course Validation: The course syllabus, its academic structure and the number of hours have been designed to meet the stringent requirements of the Chinese Academic Authority, through their principal college, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine and ZheJiang University of Chinese Medicine

The course structure is the only course in Ireland that meets with the training schedule as laid down by the World Health Organisation for practitioners of Tuina

Text Books: A list of text books, together with a detailed syllabus pack and course timetable is issued on enrolment.

Example video of Lecture Review .

Course Content: Click Here

Practical Extra: A commitment to full (95%) attendance is necessary to meet with Active Health Foundation requirements for examinations.

Western Sciences: All the WHO affiliated TCM colleges have taught Western Medical sciences since 1953. These have been taught alongside acupuncture, herbs, and Tuina.
Both Tuina and Western Sciences modules run concurrently.

There will be 3 examinations at the end of each year:
::: An exam in TCM theory
::: An exam in TCM practical
::: An exam in Western Medical Sciences

Duration of Course: 480 hours of lectures, practical’s, assignments and clinical experience

James O’Sullivan

James O’Sullivan has a busy Chinese Medicine practice in Galway. James also lectures for 5 VEC colleges around Ireland running the under graduate Tuina diploma course, as well as being a visiting lecturer to Beijing and ZheJiang universities in China. He developed the first under graduate Diploma in Tuina in Ireland. Many acupuncturists will know his fresh and hands on approach to TCM. James trained with Hung Shui Chen in Taiwan, a Tuina master practitioner and a living legend in his lifetime. More on James O’Sullivan

Your Lecturers: Hung Tsui Ying has a busy practice in Chinese Medicine in Galway.
She is a respected Tuina master from Taiwan and a master practitioner in Chinese Cosmetic Acupuncture, Chinese Nutrition therapy, Gua Sha therapy, Auricular (ear) acupuncture, Chinese Herbal medicine. Tsui Ying lectures extensively throughout Ireland and England.
More on Hung Tsui Ying.

2020 Timetable: Click Here.

Diploma Fees: start at €1850. Click Here. 

The Active Health group at the Forbidden City, Beijing

Career Opportunities: As a qualified Tuina Practitioner you qualify for Professional Indemnity Insurance – allowing you to practice legally in Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales. You can start your own clinic & practice, by practicing the most effective natural therapies from China.  More on the Tuina Practitioner Here. 

Progression Routes: You can progress with further training and qualify as a practitioner of Sports Acupuncture, subject to our affiliated college’s syllabus and curriculum. The Diploma in Tuina course is a step on your route to becoming an Acupuncturist