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Welcome to the ICOM blog. Here we share student and college news along with articles on acupuncture and general health and well-being, plus insights into Chinese Medicine and Chinese culture.

Discovering The 5 Personality Types – Which one are you?

The theory of the five elements is one of the main tools an acupuncturist can use in order to understand a person's nature, personality types and symptoms of disease. The five element cycle is related to the cycle of the seasons throughout the year: from Spring (wood element), to Summer (fire element), to Autumn (metal element), and on to Winter (water element) The pivot around which the seasons...

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Alexandra O’Connor

My main area of focus is to work with patients suffering with conditions that go beyond simple, physical trauma. The Classical Chinese medicine theories taught at ICOM have given me a fresh perspective on such conditions and enable me to in see how contemporary health problems can be seen in the light of ancient wisdom. As well as paying close attention to the presenting signs and symptoms and...

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Sue Kalicinska

After graduating in 1987 Sue, Founding member of the British Acupuncture Council, has worked intensively and specialised in Traditional and Facial Acupuncture, Therapeutic massage, Colour healing. She also offers "Sounding the Colours of Life" (personal facilitation): 1-2-1 and workshops Yi Jing consultations and has clinics available in Belgravia, Fulham and Farnham. www.londonacupuncture.pro

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Charles Buck

Charles is an experienced practitioner, educator and recognised authority on Chinese medicine. His career has spanned multiple disciplines including medical sciences and the theory and practice of clinical oriental medicine. After graduating in 1984 he helped pioneer the teaching and practice of Chinese herbal medicine in the UK including a role as the founding director of the UK’s first...

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Rebecca Wheatley in China

Our tutor and practitioner Rebecca has sent news from China where she's on a placement through the Confucius Institute, part of an exchange program that sees a number of Chinese Doctors from Harbin come to the BAcC conference in September.  'We are observing different clinics...they are all separated into western med departments.  So I've been to Neurology, Rheumatology, Orthopaedics,...

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Optimise your practice with Chinese herbal medicine

Significantly enhance your ability to effectively treat a wide range of diseases through our quality lectures and supported study with the leading practitioner-researchers in the UK. Starting in September 2018, the White Crane Academy (WCA) is providing a new, exciting, 3-year CHM course held at the International College of Oriental Medicine, East Grinstead. “We are delighted to announce that...

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A workshop on Soft Tissue Release (STR): An interview with Alison Dalziel

What is the ICOM Community Project?The ICOM community project is a project of our own choosing, which all students are required to complete each year as part of their Personal & Professional Development module. It is something that contributes to college life, or to the role of the college within the community. Each project is approved by the management team prior to...

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Community Project – Soft Tissue Release Workshop

We were delighted to see so many attending a one day workshop on soft tissue release (STR). As part of her community project Alison Dalziel a current pupil of ICOM and (a qualified sports massage and soft tissue therapist) offered this workshop free of charge over two days to demonstrate the benefits of STR to as many as possible. Those who were lucky enough to secure a free place found the...

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Why is ICOM unique and could this be you?

Welcome to ICOM, the oldest acupuncture training college in Europe.   Is studying acupuncture for you? People come to study with us from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. Some tell us that they have been thinking about it for years, whereas others have only recently discovered acupuncture. Our students have worked in marketing, landscape gardening, health, finance, or they may not...

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Acupuncture in Supporting Pregnancy, Infertility and IVF – CPD Course

ICOM is pleased to be hosting once again, a series of highly informative CPD course lectures for the use of acupuncture in pregnancy, infertility issues and IVF support, run by Sarah Major. It's great that the first of the series of the lectures on gynaecology fertility and pregnancy are filling up. We currently have only 4 places left on the first of the three days (11th April -gynaecology...

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ICOM Clinical Supervision

Graduating from ICOM herself in 1995, Sarah Major is ICOM's point location and practical clinic course coordinator for module 1. Sarah also teaches applied Chinese Medicine and is a clinic supervisor here at the International College of Oriental Medicine. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXOUztSj1UM

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Meet Our Chinese Medicine Year One Course Co-ordinator, Tony ToddTony

Tony Todd is the course leader for Chinese medicine theory for the year one students at ICOM. In the video below, Tony gives an overview of the Chinese medicine module taught to the first year acupuncture students. The first part of the module deals with the historical development of acupuncture and Chinese medicine and aims to give the students a firm grounding in not only the heritage of this...

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