Acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine needles into acupuncture points located around the body to bring our energy into harmony and balance, benefiting your health on all levels. Five Element Acupuncture is one the safest, most comprehensive and far reaching systems of medicine in the world. This style of acupuncture, rooted in ancient wisdom, diagnoses and treats the cause of disease. By so doing, five element acupuncture restores our health and returns us to well – being that is our natural right.
If you are interested in helping other people, studying this system of medicine will be a very rewarding and satisfying way to do so, learning to see and treat others, body, mind and spirit. To study, you dont need any prior training or experience – we will give you all the tools you need to become an excellent Five Element Acupuncturist.
We have structured our part time Course to allow you continue working and/or meeting family commitments by having classses once a month for the first two Years, Thurs to Sun for 10 months of the year. Third Year is one day a week for 7 months. If you think you might be interested, why not join us on our Introductory Day listed here.
Enrolling couldn’t be easier – just fill in the application form available on this site and then we will team up with you for an interview.
Not sure about studying acupuncture? Come to our no obligation FREE OPEN EVENT and experience for yourself what is involved. This will give you direct experience of this ancient system of medicine and how you can become proficient, learning from our internationally recognized Teachers. You will gain a real insight into energy (or what the ancient Chinese called, Qi) – and this will enable you to experience the benefits of learning with us at first hand.
The free open event includes:
- A comprehensive talk on the origins of this Medicine
- Hear how effective this system of medicine is and how we can teach you to be an effective Practitioner
- We will do a Workshop focusing on one skillset needed to be a Classical Five Element Acupuncturist
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One of the best ways to find out whether something is for you, is to experience it at first hand - treatments by fully qualified practitioners available
Read what others say about our free open events
It was a wonderful morning, I enjoyed the event. I felt it was not only informative and educational, but also very enjoyable. The location was perfect and the atmosphere was very relaxed. I felt very welcome. I thought the layout of the morning was excellent and I loved how the Qi Gong, was also part of the event and the course. I came out of the hotel feeling very happy with all I had learned.
Congratulations on a very enlightening presentation it was so engaging. It was a great mix of theory and practice.
I found the day very informative - Frequently when I finish Day Courses, I come away weary and often tired - the opposite was the case, I felt energised and now believe I would like to know more.
I have found studying at COFEA to be really thrilling. The Teachers are of great quality and very supportive.
Studying Acupuncture for me is the best thing that is happening in my life! It's so different to doing other courses; it's been able to grow as a person and helping other people help themselves.
Five element acupuncture is a joy to learn. In the three year course you’ll challenge yourself and the way you see others. You’ll understand and feel more connected to the seasons and your relationships have the potential to really blossom.
The faculty are skilled and very encouraging; the things you learn at COFEA over the three years can transform your own life as well as that of those around you. Who’d have realised we are so connected to nature; and how important it is to do a poo first thing in the morning!?
If you have a real desire to improve the health of others and to unravel some of nature’s mysteries, you’re on the right track here.
About the course
We are the only College in Ireland offering training in Classical Five Element Acupuncture leading to the internationally recognized Licentiate in Acupuncture Qualification. This Qualification will enable you practise in Ireland and the UK, and the Netherlands. Requirements to practise vary in other countries and you will need to check the requirements of the individual country you wish to practise in. In all cases, our Qualification is a solid foundation to practise internationally!
COFEA has put together a comprehensive curriculum and assembled an expert Teaching Faculty to ensure you will get a complete education in Classical Five Element Acupuncture. This will enable you to practice this amazing system of medicine at the highest level.
We have structured the 3 year part time Course to allow you continue working and/or meeting family commitments while studying at COFEA. Classes are held, if it is safe to do so, in person, on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays each month for 10 months of Year 1 and 10 months of Year 2. This part time commitment will minimize the effect on your working week and/or family commitments. Year 3 will be weekly in person for 7 months when you will be treating patients under supervision!
The Cost of the Course is highly competitive when compared with other acupuncture courses in Ireland and abroad.
Our Course complies with core curriculum and membership standards of the Acupuncture Council of Ireland (ACI). Therefore, you will, on graduation, be eligible to apply for membership of the ACI. This will give you membership of the largest acupuncture organization in Ireland with lots of benefits. You will also be eligible to join the internationally acclaimed Worsley Institute, the body that promotes Classical Five Element Acupuncture world wide.
Our Teaching Location is a beautiful setting by the sea and conveniently located in Dublin – 20 minutes by car or train or bus from Dublin City Centre.
For our international students, our Teaching Location is only 20 minutes away from Dublin International Airport and we can source competitively priced accommodation for you.
Classical Five Element Acupuncture is one of the safest, most comprehensive and far reaching systems of healing in the world.