About Us

ICTIM is an online educational institution dedicated to the provision of bespoke CPD programmes and Clinical training in Integrative Medicine.

It is based in Ireland, and workshops take place in clinical facilities. The directors of the company have been involved for many years in third level education, and are dedicated to maintaining educational standards. Both the Clinical Training Diploma and CPD are conducted at a level to reflect independent scope of practice. Examinations are assessed to mirror level 9.

Dr. Rosari Kingston PhD. M.Sc

(Herbal medicine)

Dr. Rosari Kingston is a medical herbalist practising in an integrative
practice in Clonakilty, Co. Cork. She also teaches as an adjunct lecturer on the Irish Healing Tradition in the Department of Ethnography, University College Cork.

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Peer reviewed articles – sole author.

A Tale of Two Bonesetters

Selected Herbs and their Uses in the National Folklore Schools Collection (NFCS), Co. Clare: A Case Study. Béascna 2011 ·      

The Evil Eye and Biomedicine. Béascna

Folk Medicine and Its Second Life. Estudios Irlandeses. 2017
Available at: www.estudiosirlandeses.org

Peer reviewed papers, with others.
Hawthorn (Crataegus spp.) in the treatment of cardiovascular disease. M.Tassel, R.Kingston, D.Gilroy, M.Lehane, A. Furey. Pharmacognosy reviews. 01/2010; 4(7):32-41     

Looking Backward to find the Path Forward. A. Furey, R. Kingston. Pharmacognosy Research 05/2010 2(3) 121-4

Conference presentations

2011 Collins Barracks, Dublin:
Irish Ethno-Medicine: The lineage, validity and the reasons for the non-development of Irish Traditional Medicine

2013. Magic Moments in Maynooth, Maynooth University.
An examination of the therapeutic role of charms and rituals

2014. Botanica, Trinity College Dublin. 
Irish Traditional Medicine within the Global Context

2016: New Crops Old Fields.  Re-imagining Irish Folklore. Queens University Belfast The Evil Eye and Biomedicine

2016: Irish Institute of Medical Herbalists: AGM conference
Worldview and Clinical Practice

Anna-Maria Keaveney M.Sc

(Primary Health Care)

Anna-Maria Keaveney qualified as a Medical Herbalist from Middlesex University (UK) in 2000 following a four year honours degree programme. She continues practicing as a Medical Herbalist and currently works from Sean Boylan's clinic in Dunboyne, Co. Meath. She also lecturers in a third level educational institute.

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Her M.Sc is in Primary Health Cert from the Royal College of Surgeons and she is currently undertaking doctoral studies on the antimicrobial properties of herbs.

Anna-Maria also has a B.Sc in Natural Sciences from Trinity College Dublin, specialising in genetics, biochemistry and microbiology.

Anna-Maria has worked for many years to support education and training of Medical Herbalists and has held a number of positions including Chair, Secretary, Educational Officer and Treasurer in the Irish Institute of Medical Herbalists.

Book chapters with others
Tassell, M. Keaveney, AMK. Kingston, R. et al. (2020) “Synergy in Whole Plant Medicine: Crataegus spp.: An Example” in M.B. Hossain, N.P. Brunton, D.K. Rai. (Ed.) Herbs, Spices and Medicinal Plants. Processing, Health Benefits and Safety. Chichester, John Wiley & Sons pp 251-282.

Dr. Ashish Paul

(Ayurvedic Practitioner)

Ashish Paul helps couples on their journey of parenthood by improving their fertility with ancient Ayurvedic Medicine and Western Herbal Medicine. She utilizes meditation, yoga and her NLP/hypnosis skills to achieve the desired outcome for her patients.

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These therapies work with the natural rhythm of the body, treat the cause of a problem and have less adverse effects. Her aim is to bring awareness to the holistic benefits of Ayurveda and the western herbal medicine. She passionately speaks about protecting women’s health before and after having children. She educates people about preventative methods to reduce the risk of diseases and live an optimally healthy life. Ashish Paul is a qualified Ayurvedic Physician (BAMS- Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery) and a Medical Herbalist (MSc Herbal Medicine). She teaches yoga and breathing techniques to all her patients.

Dr. Ciro Rhodes

(MD Psychiatry)

Dr. Ciro Blujus dos Santos Rohde, MD, is a specialist in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine at the Center of Integrative Therapies and Well-Being at the Hospital, BP Mirante, São Paulo, Brazil, and is the Medical Preceptor at the Center of Acupuncture in the Hospital Clinics of the University of São Paulo - Brazil.

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November 2010: Graduation in Medicine at the School of Medicine of the University of São Paulo – Brazil. 
March 2014 - March 2016: clinical training in Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine and TCM at Chinese Medical University – Taiwan (Republic of China), Taipei City Hospital - Taiwan (Republic of China) and the Chang Gung Memorial Hospital - Taiwan (Republic of China) January 2017: three weeks intensive continuing professional development in Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine and TCM at the Chinese Medical University, Taipei City Hospital and Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan (Republic of China). 
2016: Specialization in Pain Management at the Centre of Acupuncture in the Hospital Clinics of the University of São Paulo 
April 2016 - present: medical preceptor of the post-graduation programme on Acupuncture of the Centre of Acupuncture in the hospital clinics of the University of São Paulo
March 2017 - present: medical preceptor of the Medical Residency on Acupuncture programme at the hospital clinics of the University of São Paulo
September 2018: Specialization on Non-invasive Neuromodulation at the Institute of Psychiatry of the Hospital of Clinics of the University of Clinics 

Current place of work:  
- Integrative Therapies and Wellness Centre - Hospital BP Mirante 
- Centre of Acupuncture at the Hospital Clinics of the University of São Paulo  

Research projects in progress
- Treatment of patients with Intermittent Explosive Disorder based on neuro-modulatory effects of acupuncture: a pilot study.       
- Development and feasibility of a test of irritability on Intermittent Explosive Disorder.
- Evaluation of steroid hormones profile on Intermittent Explosive Disorder patients.
- Validation of the Constitution in Chinese Medicine Questionnaire to Brazilian Portuguese language.
- Randomized frequency on acupuncture eletro-stimulation: pilot study.
- Jia Wei Xiao Yao Wan combined with Zhi Bai Di Huang Wan for climacteric syndrome: a clinical trial 

Articles published in Journals:
1. Jornal Brasileiro de História da Medicina, vol. 12, 2009. “Obesidade: Um dilema entre o Instinto e o Prazer“ Autores: Rohde, CBS; Paganelli, PM. Pag 22-24

2. Panamerican Journal of Trauma. Vol. 16.N º 1.2009. Pages 26-33. Techniques and clinical applications intracranial pressure monitoring in traumatic brain injury: techniques and clinical applications. Autores: Almir Ferreira de Andrade, MD, PhD; Wellingson Silva Paiva, MD; Vinicius Paula Guirado, MD; Priscilla Messias Paganelli, MD; Ciro Rhode, MD; Robson Luis Oliveira Amorim, MD; Manoel Jacobsen Teixeira, MD, PhD. 

3. BMC Cancer 2010, 10:200. Platelet-activating factor receptor (PAF-R) - dependent pathways control tumour growth and tumour response to chemotherapy. Autores: Oliveira, SI; Andrade, LNS; Onuchic, AC; Nonogaki, S; Fernandes, PD; Pinheiro, MC; Rohde, CBS; Chammas, R; Jancar, S. 

4. Alternative and Complementary Therapies 2014, 20 (5): 286-287. Clinical Round Up – Selected treatment options for adrenal exhaustion. Garcia Y. M., Alencar V. F., Rohde C. B. S.

5. Alternative and Complementary Therapies. February 2015, 21(1): 44-49. Clinical Round Up – Selected treatment options for Alzheimer's disease. Garcia Y. M., Alencar V. F., Rohde C. B. S. 

6. BioMed Research International. Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 4821968, 5 pages. Anatomical Basis of the myofascial trigger points of the gluteus maximus muscle. Akamatsu F. E., Yendo T. M., Rhode C., Itezerote A. M., Hojaij F., Andrade M., Hsing W.T., Jacomo A. L.