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J Edward Lawson, DC Bio
I grew up in Tullahoma, Tennessee graduating from Tullahoma High School in 1983. After four years in the Marine Corps as an avionics technician, I worked for three years as a teacher/counselor in a wilderness setting with juvenile delinquents. In addition, I trained staff in crisis intervention techniques. As part of my training, I studied Choice Theory, Reality Therapy and Lead-Management and later had the opportunity to study with its creator, psychiatrist William Glasser, M.D. I became certified in Choice Theory, Reality Therapy and Quality Management. I then went on to the University of Memphis and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology.
I realized while working at Le Bonheur Children's hospital as a Milieu Therapist in the children’s psych unit in Memphis that I wanted to be able to help people quickly, efficiently, and without drugs to realize their greatest potential. I knew intuitively that if I could help patients discover and eliminate the underlying cause of their dis-ease, drugs would become less necessary or even not needed at all, allowing themreach and maintain higher levels of function. This understanding launched me on a path to discover treatment methods, which would often aid me in this approach.
I attended the Center for Self-Healing in San Francisco and also learned Holographic Repatterning and Reiki during myunder-graduate studies at the University of Memphis. During my coursework in chiropractic at Cleveland Chiropractic College in Kansas City from 1998 - 2001, I took lengthy outside studies in Acupuncture and Applied Kinesiology in addition to upper cervical specific adjusting and nutrition, the Brimhall Technique, Chiropractic Neurology and extremity adjusting. I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Cleveland Chiropractic College in 2001.
I then worked for one year with a chiropractor in Kentucky and worked with the Amish community there applying his unique method of nutritional healing. There I confirmed that the body wants to heal and be healthy and even launch itself to a higher level of function - if this is not occurring something is blocking or interfering with this process. My job became discovering patients’ unique roadblocks to health/ balance. I then help them remove these blocks. After that occurs, I learned, healing becomes inevitable, as does peak performance. These interferences can come from spinal and misalignments, stress, negative emotions, thoughts and beliefs, nutritional deficiencies, toxins, infective organisms, scars, blocked acupuncture meridians, electromagnetic fields, and food sensitivities/ allergies.
When I opened my own practice in Tullahoma I began to blend standard chiropractic treatments with a variety of enhanced techniquesincluding: Applied Kinesiology, Diversified, electrical stimulation therapy, Thompson, SOT (Sacro-Occipital Technique), Activator, Toggle Recoil, nutrition therapy and E.F.T. (Emotional Freedom Technique). I utilize low level laser therapy, bio-energetic reflex testing and balancing, ionic detoxifying footbaths, Psych-K (Psychology plus Kinesiology) Matrix Energetics and hypnotherapy. Most recently I have added Dry Needling as a treatment modality. With my education and experience in the field psychology and various alternative therapies, I have become adept at aiding patients in identifying and relieving interference from the emotional/ mental component of the dis-ease paradigm.
I continue to study in order to create an atmosphere of Total Health for my patients, helping them to attain and maintain higher levels of health and performance. I believe that the best way to help patients is to find the cause of and eliminate their problems. I take time to listen to patients and often spend many weekends and evenings researching patients’ problems. My main concern is to restore and maintain full function and peak performance efficiently for my patients with quality, effective alternative treatment and out of the box thinking.
After going on the 2013 “Because We Can” Bon Jovi tour as one of the tour chiropractors, I returned home in 2014 to start my hypnotherapy practice and to rejoin my old practice now run by Dave Heinrich, DC.