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Welcome to Shanghai Acupuncture College Ireland (SACI)


Welcome to Shanghai Acupuncture College Ireland online! We’re committed to expanding the number of holistic healers in Ireland, and worldwide, who understand that good health is rooted in a balance of the mind, body and spirit. We believe there is no more rewarding profession than this, and invite you to begin your journey here with us. At its core, SACI is about bringing together experienced wisdom with modern medicine–in the heart of Dublin City. We’re dedicated to the growth of TCM professions within mainstream Irish medicine. Our faculty are a mixed team of both visiting and local experts, who are committed to academic excellence and set high standards.



Aaron Marsh

I've completed year two of the Diploma in Acupuncture course at Shanghai Acupuncture College Ireland. For anyone that is interested in learning acupuncture and is not sure what college to choose, I recommend that you look no further. The small classrooms allow for a relaxed atmosphere and ensure that every student gets plenty of needling experience. I could not rate this college highly enough
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Andre Coetzee

For anyone looking to study acupuncture here in Ireland, I would highly recommend the Shanghai Acupuncture College. Unlike the other colleges that teach this subject, Shanghai lets you go straight into the Theory of TCM and allow you to do a bit of needle work in your first year where as in other colleges, you would only start at a much later stage. As the classrooms are small, you are able to develop good relationships with both teachers and other students
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Alex Gleeson GSR, Lic Acup, Spreac

There is ample practical time to practice the techniques once you have grasped the theoretical aspect of TCM. Once you have worked through them all, you’ll find yourself in possession of skills and talents that will enable you to apply both ancient and contemporary acupuncture techniques. Techniques include: Moxibustion, Aricular acupuncture, Cupping, Electro-acupuncture. The Doctors who lectured us on the course in Ireland also worked with us in China. This gave us a distinct advantage over other international students who were also on Clinical placement with us in Shanghai
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Robert Lovett

I was delighted with the Learning opportunity afforded to me by the college. In our placement in China the hospital was very large, very modern and seemed to have every possible facility available for its patients. As for the course itself, I was met by the Doctors who taught me in Ireland. I feel I learned a lot on both an academic and a practical level and really got a feel for what it is to be a part of an extremely busy acupuncture practice.
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