The International College of Oriental Medicine (ICOM) is the oldest acupuncture training college in the UK, providing high standards of acupuncture training since 1972.
Affiliated with the University of Greenwich, ICOM offers acupuncture courses at degree level with flexible study options of both week day or weekend classes, full-time or part-time.
ICOM teaches a uniquely integrated style of acupuncture based on the original teachings of the Classical texts of acupuncture. ICOM has turned out some of the best acupuncturists in the country and continues to enjoy a reputation of top notch training in acupuncture and Chinese medicine. ICOM is the only acupuncture college in the UK to teach the system of stems and branches acupuncture, which gives our practitioners a head and shoulders advantage in both their diagnosis and application of effective treatment.
Wow what a special place having studied here for the last 3 years this has probably been the hardest thing I have done. But I have loved every moment even the tears the support and expertise that you will receive whilst studying here is like nothing I’ve either experienced. Thank you ICOM xxx
I have received Acupuncture treatment at ICOM for 8 years. Prior to starting this treatment, Depression and ongoing severe stress were unbearable, with panic attacks and anxiety. Acupuncture has been the only treatment which has helped me - and I desperately looked for solutions as I was not coping! I now go for maintenance treatments, making appointments for 6 months in advance. I would not skip an appointment under any circumstances! I highly recommend Acupuncture to every person who wants to take responsibility for their own health and wellbeing. Thank you ICOM. More...
very professional students I have the pleasure of being a patient for can recommend them highly
Really knowledgeable, so relaxing, would highly recommend a trip
A great course and lovely place to study.
ICOM is a fantastic acupuncture training college with very supportive and highly experienced teachers. ICOM teaches styles of acupuncture that are not taught anywhere else in the UK. This course is truly transformational. Highly recommended More...
Unbelievable! I've been treated for sinus problems and back issues. And every time I've left felt great. Would highly recommend them :-D
Had another lovely treatment with Galit Hughes yesterday. I've been having acupuncture for 8 years now & thoroughly recommend it. It's so relaxing & I always leave feeling refreshed, balanced & positive. More...
I graduated in 1992. I enjoyed my 3 years at ICOM and met lovely people. The course is exhausting and I remember spending the night in The Mayday Hospital, Croydon at the end of 2nd year (where I worked as a temp medical secretary), suffering from kidney problems due to exhaustion. I also have wonderful memories of my month in China with Pauline and Dr Van Buren. More...
Loved every minute of being a student there, even the days that I cried of exhaustion and love every time I am there as a practitioner. Such a warm and present place to be, it's the people there that make it what it is. More...
As soon as you walk through the door of ICOM you feel calmer; the whole vibe is lovely and so welcoming.
Vanessa, the receptionist always has a big smile and a friendly word and nothing is too much trouble.
I saw Kirsten and she is simply amazing. I would have no hesitation in recommending her to anyone.
If you are open to the treatment it will help you without a doubt.
Thank you ICOM! More...
Brilliant college and clinic. I would highly recommended as a training college to study acupuncture and for receiving treatments. Great academic staff and practitioners. More...
I have been using the centre for number of ailments & for several yearsI have MS & have suffered badly with my back due to the way I tend to walk. I didn’t want to rely on anti inflammatory drugs & went down the route of acupuncture I was delighted when they got on top of my sciatica the relief was tremendous,so I will always recommend the centre to anyone who needs help with pain. More...
I use ACOM a lot and highly recommend both the students and the practitioners.