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The Lansdowne College of Acupuncture and Complementary Medicine is situated three minutes from the Lansdowne Road, D.A.R.T. Station in Ballsbridge. The area is well served with shops, restaurants, transport and parks and offers a pleasant environment in which to study. The college incorporates a busy acupuncture clinic.

Lansdowne College was founded in 1996 and as well as offering a Diploma Course in Acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine also offers a certificate in clinical medicine to graduates of other colleges who may not have had opportunity to adequately study western medicine. This is in keeping with the college's aim of multidisciplinary practice and safety.

The emphasis of the college is on teaching the student to attain a high level of skill in the practice of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine. Encouragement and practical advice are given on establishing a successful acupuncture clinic.

A comprehensive curriculum in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Clinical Medicine is taught in an encouraging atmosphere which not only teaches the skills necessary to practice, but also to do safely due to the comprehensive training in Western Clinical Medicine.

The aim of the College is for the graduate to have high ethical standards where the welfare of the client is of prime importance.

The College, before accepting any student on the course must be satisfied that he / she will agree to abide by a code of ethics which is the same as the code of ethics of the Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association.



Acupuncture had always interested me but I had always appreciated it from a distance until my sisters started and finished the course. After being a reluctant (at first) “pin cushion” for them, I was offered the opportunity to join the course in January 2009. Knowing the course started in September 2008, I had initial reservations about joining a course late and catching up.

How wrong I was! Vincent, knowing I was joining late, took time out before our first lecture on the Friday evening, to go through the basics of Acupuncture so I would feel more comfortable in my first lecture.

Dr Vincent Carroll is an enigmatic and ever so slightly eccentric character that will make you want to pay attention to what he is saying. He is very logical in his approach, maybe this is due to his scientific background, and will always reiterate points if it is only one person who is not getting the jist. Find out more




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Fairfield House,
Newbridge Avenue,
Dublin 4.

Telephone : (01) 6601487

Mobile : (087) 2635161
             (087) 9973118

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Welcome To Our College

The Diploma in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine is a three year part time course which is scheduled to start later this year. There are thirty teaching weekend sessions during the course and students who successfully complete training will be awarded a Diploma in Acupuncture.

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College Director
Dr. Vincent Carroll is a Western Medical Doctor and is also trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine. A graduate of University College Dublin, he worked in a number of hospitals rotating through the various specialities. He has a Diploma in Child Health, a Diploma in Obstetrics and studied Epidemiology, obtaining a Master's Degree in Public Health Medicine.

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