Paul Douglas trained originally as a State Registered Nurse at Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup. After his initial training, he undertook specialist post-basic training in Intensive Care nursing at St. George’s Hospital, Tooting and in Accident and Emergency nursing at Lewisham and Sydenham Children’s Hospitals. Later, he trained in aeromedicine at the Royal College of Nursing.

The majority of his nursing career was spent in the National Health Service in the areas of Accident and Emergency, Intensive Care, and Burns, together with experience in the private sector and the Royal Army Medical Corps. He gained considerable experience in clinical, managerial and teaching roles.

Paul obtained his Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree and Licentiate Diploma in Acupuncture from the London College of Traditional Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, before embarking on a period of clinical training at the Hangzhou Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China. He also gained a professional diploma in Tuina, the Chinese massage and manipulation system, a diploma in Korean Hand Acupuncture and a certificate in medical Qi Gong, the Chinese method of medical exercises for injury prevention and rehabilitation.

In addition to his clinical practice, Paul is an experienced teacher and lecturer. He has a keen interest, and considerable experience, in the management of joint and muscle problems and the treatment of joint pain especially those conditions associated with age. He has undertaken specialist training in sports acupuncture, Sa’am five elements and Korean ear acupuncture, Tung acupuncture, Western Medical Acupuncture, kinesio taping and the management of musculo-skeletal conditions.

Paul is a Winston Churchill Fellow,  a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a member of the Royal Society of Medicine.

He is a member of the British Acupuncture Council