Registered Chinese Medicine Practitioner
After training at the Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine, and China Medical University in Taiwan, Douglas completed his studies in Vancouver. With fluency in Mandarin, he worked for nearly eight years as an in-house doctor for Beijing Trading Company in Vancouver's Chinatown (2012-2020), the second largest Chinese herbal pharmacy in Canada at the time, outside Toronto. He contacted Peg Schafer, one of the leading growers of Chinese medicinal herbs in the US, to offer a three-day workshop at Pacific Rim College in Victoria (2015), and Kwantlen University in Richmond (2016). Now relocated with a new clinic at the Chinese Cultural Centre in Vancouver, he is working to develop programmes on conservation and cultivation of Chinese medicinal herbs in partnership with the Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, and with small-scale organic farmers in the region, and an apprenticeship for students, practitioners, and volunteers, in the operation of a Chinese herbal dispensary and clinic.