Welcome to the International College of Oriental Medicine
We are a world-renowned acupuncture training college, founded by Dr Van Buren in 1972. With roots standing firmly in the classical tradition, ICOM educates and inspires students to be committed seekers of ever-deepening understanding.
Covid-19 Safety Guidelines
The short video below explains the safety procedures for appointments at our Acupuncture clinic at ICOM. We are now using the NHS COVID-19 contact tracing app. QR codes for checking into the building are available at the entrance and exit doors. If you’re not already using it, you can download the app here.
More information can be found on our new clinic website at icomclinic.org
Why Study at ICOM?
ICOM is internationally renowned for its philosophical and practical application of the Stems and Branches theory which is taught alongside Five Elements theory and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). The Stems and Branches theory allows students to go into much greater depth and breadth than that given by conventional acupuncture approaches and is unique to ICOM.
A Living Acupuncture Tradition of Teaching & Clinical Excellence
If you are considering a career in acupuncture we offer a Licenciate in Acupuncture by the British Acupuncture Accreditation Board which will give you access to the register of the British Acupuncture Council.
Course Introduction Days
The best way to find out more about ICOM is to attend one of our Introduction Days. We are currently providing these online via Zoom. At these online events you can listen to a talk by the College Principal, Director of Studies and Director of Clinic. You will also watch a video of a classical acupuncture treatment, and take a virtual tour of the college. The date for the next online Introduction Day will be announced soon. Please contact us if you would like to be notified by email.
Applications for our Acupuncture training course are accepted all year round and we do not charge an application fee. There is no application deadline however there may be a discount available for early applications. You can visit our admissions page to find out more about entry requirements, eligibility and the application process. Find out about our fees and ways to pay here.
I simply feel a sense of privilege and pride to have studied at ICOM.
I truly wish I could do it all over again.