Paul undertook five years’ training in the UK to become a registered Acupuncturist and Herbalist. After qualifying, he completed a placement at Hangzhou Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China.
For six years his main practice was at the Oasis Health Clinic in Covent Garden, of which he wa co-director. He has recently concentrated more on teaching and building his current practice in Chiddingfold, Surrey where he moved to in 2003.
Paul taught at The London College of Traditional Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (LCTA), the largest institution dedicated to teaching Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in England, for ten years. He was a Senior Lecturer and a Clinical Supervisor on the BSc Acupuncture course. Paul has been involved in training literally hundreds of today’s acupuncturists and herbalists. He now teaches at The College of Naturopathic Medicine (CNM) just off of Oxford Circus, and The City College of Acupuncture, just off of Old Street.
Paul is the chief presenter on “How To Locate Acupuncture Points: The Definitive DVD”, and has been published in many magazines, such as Yoga Monthly, Lifescape, Natural Health, CAM Magazine, the Dragon’s Tale, and the Chinese Medicine Times.
Paul first had acupuncture in the early Eighties. He had been practicing T’ai Chi Chuan for several years, and was interested in the Traditional Chinese view of health. Acupuncture made Paul feel very different. He became a lot calmer and focused, less stressed and irritable than he had been previously. After a few years it had brought about such a profound change in his outlook that he decided to change career and retrain as an Acupuncturist.
Paul worked as a self-employed illustrator for fifteen years before re-training as an Acupuncturist. He worked primarily on children’s educational magazines and comic books. He worked for Marvel, DC and Dark Horse comics, drawing and painting such titles as Batman, Judge Dredd and Aliens.
Much of his work is still in print, and you can buy collected editions of his work in specialist comic-book shops throughout the world. He has a page dedicated to him in Wikipedia and his work has been reprinted in Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, and Argentina.