"This course extends the foundational building blocks, guiding students to excel in supporting patients with gynaecological, fertility and obstetric issues. As they enrich their knowledge, acupuncturists not only enhance their capacity to address complex conditions but also significantly increase their patient base and income. The transformation I see in our students, as they evolve into confident and knowledgeable women's health specialist practitioners, is an absolute joy. It’s truly a privilege to be a part of their journey, watching them flourish and succeed, going on to build thriving practices."

- Jill Glover, course teacher

"Having completed this diploma, it has given me the confidence with my patients to know that I have accurate information at my finger tips and can offer treatments to the best of my ability with sound knowledge under my belt."

- Libby, 2021 cohort


"The course has given me a better understanding of fertiliy even though I have worked with fertility clients for the last 15 years. It has made me more confident in suggesting supplements to clients and also with regards to getting certain fertility tests done etc. It has also given me a greater understanding of male infertility."

- Becky, 2022 cohort

Gynaecology, Fertility & Obstetrics 24-25

Elevate your acupuncture practice with our comprehensive postgraduate online course designed specifically for acupuncturists seeking to support patients with gynaecological, fertility and obstetric issues.

The popularity of acupuncture for addressing women's health issues in the West is on a notable rise, reflecting a growing recognition of its benefits.

From pre-conception through to menopause, this course covers the full spectrum of women's health issues, integrating conventional medical physiology with traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) diagnosis and treatment.  

Not only will you deepen your understanding and enhance your treatment skills, but you'll begin positioning yourself as a women's health specialist practitioner, helping to improve the health and wellbeing of more patients. 

By adding this training to your toolbox, you're not just investing in your professional development; you're encouraging the growth and prosperity of your acupuncture practice. 

Course overview & dates

To view the course overview and the dates for the 2024-25 cohort click here.

Entry requirements

A recognised 3 year qualification in acupuncture.  Pre-reading will be suggested for those who have not studied five element acupuncture but the course is predominately TCM focussed and you must have training in TCM.

How to apply

Download an application here and email to Jo Brown, our Registrar.  To pay the £100 application fee please click here.


The course fee is £1950.

We offer an early-bird discount of £100 if you pay in full before 31st July 2024. 
This includes a £100 non-refundable application fee which secures a place on the course and is offset against the fees. 

For those who don't take advantage of the early-bird discount, full fees are due by 9th September 2024 or can be paid in installments by monthly direct debit.




Kim Chan 

Kim is a clinical supervisor, lecturer, and programme leader for acupuncture skills at CICM.  Before studying acupuncture she had taught Chinese medicine and shiatsu at the European school of Oriental Therapy and Movement.  Her further studies in Chinese medicine include her acupuncture licentiate, and diplomas in patent herbal medicine and paediatric acupuncture.  Since graduating in 1999 has run her own practice in London specialising in women’s health generally and especially in supporting women with natural and assisted fertility.

Jill Glover

Jill Glover specialises in using Chinese medicine to treat all gynaecological conditions, especially male & female infertility and IVF. Jill became an acupuncturist in 1985, later adding Chinese herbal medicine and professional coaching.  She is a senior faculty member at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine, where she has been a teacher and clinical supervisor since its inception in 1993. She offers postgraduate seminars in gynaecology, infertility & menopause, and one to one supervision and mentoring for gynaecology and fertility cases.  Jill runs a successful complementary health clinic in Bristol, specialising in women’s health.

Clare Venters Smith 

Clare graduated from the college with a first class BSc (Hons) degree in five element & TCM acupuncture, followed by courses in tuina, fertility and obstetrics, kinesiology and nutrition   She works as a teacher and  practical skills tutor at the college.  She runs a busy practice in Reading.  Clare is passionate about including lifestyle advice for her patients and loves the fertility and gynaecology part of her practice with all its ups and downs.

Sharon Yelland  

Sharon originally trained as a nurse and midwife and began her acupuncture studies in China in 1995. She was part of a group who set up acupuncture for pregnancy and birth in the NHS at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth.  During her work as a midwife and acupuncturist within the NHS, she was privileged to treat hundreds of pregnant women with acupuncture and at all stages of pregnancy for a multitude of issues.  Her forte however, lies in helping women to labour and give birth using acupuncture and it’s modalities. 

As well as assisting women in the labour ward, her speciality was home birth with acupuncture. She is now a retired midwife but still runs a busy acupuncture clinic in Plymouth.  She also teaches pregnancy and birth at CICM.  Her personal objective is to share knowledge, to enable others to use this amazing skill to help new life gently into this world.




Jo Brown

Jo joined the college in February 2020 and works as our registrar and is currently developing our VLE resources and capability. She is a qualified podiatrist and enjoys nature and being creative.  Jo is the person to contact with any application and administrative questions about this course. 




  • "I wanted to become an acupuncturist because I had experienced its amazing benefits…studying acupuncture at CICM was one of the best decisions in my life.”

    Ehsan Salout

  • "I love the teaching at CICM, it is varied, interesting and extremely inspiring and the teachers all have a wealth of experience to draw on.”

    Keeley Farrington

  • “CICM was suggested by an acupuncturist I know and recommended for its high-quality tuition and professional approach. I knew I wanted to explore a degree course and after my open day experience I knew it had to be CICM.”

    Michelle Patrick

  • "I recently joined CICM and there are so many things I love about the place. The teachers are genuinely helpful and want us to do well. The place has a calm, harmonic feel and studying has already had a tangible benefit to my lifestyle and health."

    Erica Chen

  • "I was an electrician before I started studying acupuncture. It might not seem like it but there are overlaps between them, you look at a circuit and work out where the problem is coming from and then rectify it. The difference is with acupuncture I’ll help people to get better!"

    Jack Keeping

  • "Since embarking on this course, I have been astounded every day by the passion that this subject has sparked in me. I realised very quickly that I was in the right place, doing the right thing. I can only describe it as finally finding my place in the universe and becoming part of something much bigger than myself."

    Sally Connelly

  • "I wanted to become an acupuncturist as I prefer to use natural remedies which are in line with my faith and cultural background. I have witnessed the profound effects treatment can have on patients. CICM has an excellent reputation and I love the whole package here, especially the staff and supportive teachers."

    Bev Holder

  • "I appreciated the integrated style of TCM and the five elements as being the most profound way to reach and help people. This was the best possible start to a long acupuncture career that I could possibly wish for."

    Bethan Morgan

  • "My years at CICM will always hold a special place in my mind. It was like entering Hogwarts. The subjects are mind-expanding, the teachers and tutors really passionate and always keen to answer questions and give guidance. It has transformed me as a person and changed the way I see people, emotions, relationships, disease and health."

    Efthymios Fotenios

  • The teachers are really supportive and make every effort to tailor how they teach to suit the different styles of students. I like to question things and look at things from different angles - and the teachers have always supported me by being there to answer things by email after class, recommend further reading, or even being there to support me when I set up a Chinese medicine society for the college.

    Helen Reid

  • The course covers a huge range of topics, angles and perspectives, and whilst so much of it is new, unfamiliar and challenging at times- especially the 'hands on practical aspects- I can’t think of anything else I’d rather be doing, or anywhere else I’d rather be doing it. CICM is a hub of connection, commitment and energy, and something I am honoured to be part of.

    Ellie Farnfield

  • All of my teachers are practicing therapists with a library of information and experience to reinforce their words and the lectures. I have gained a lot of insight into myself and I often find myself reflecting on what we learned in class and applying it to life. I am recommending the course to everyone I know!

    Jacob Marley

  • As I was in my late forties I was concerned that I was too old, however the Open Day dispelled any doubts that I had as the age range of students and staff spanned from 18 to 80. The beautiful building was a joy to explore and I felt immersed in the world of Chinese Medicine. It was a cocoon of learning in the heart of Reading and only ten minutes’ walk from the train station.

    Samanthan Roderick