Paul Hambly qualified as a Medical Herbalist in 1988 and became a Member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (MNIMH) that same year. In 1995 he became a member of the British Acupuncture Council after completing the three year training at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine (CICM) in Reading.
Paul has held various positions in his professional association, NIMH, and has taught orthodox clinical skills at CICM. In 2002 he helped produce the Code of Good Practice for Herbal Dispensaries for the NIMH. As well as being an official mentor to newly-qualified herbalists for the NIMH, Paul has also been an examiner for the final clinical exams in Herbal Medicine at Middlesex University. Since 2007 he has been a trustee of the charity the NIMH Education Fund which supports herbal medicine and runs education programmes through heartwood-uk.net.
He works full time in the clinic at Hamblys using acupuncture and herbal medicine. In 1991 he and his wife Frances co-wrote the book “Herbalism” a guide to using herbal medicines for the lay person.