Growing up, Dr. Pat Lawson was involved in the fashion industry working as a model. Her health began to deteriorate and, given her young age, she was motivated to take action to find a solution. Unfortunately, after countless visits to different doctors, she was unable to find any help for her health issues in ordinary medicine. Once she began to explore more natural options for treatment, she started to see improvements to her health. Because of this experience, Dr. Lawson was inspired to pursue a career in integrative medicine and help others like her who have struggled with medical problems outside of the scope of ordinary medicine.
Dr. Lawson is a certified herbologist, natural doctor, natural health professional, clinical nutritionist and practitioner of reflexology. She has owned her own practice, Dr. Pat’s Integrative Health Services, since 1972 and works tirelessly to help her patients find a natural route to wellness. From 2000 to 2003, Dr. Lawson studied at the Washington Institute of Natural Medicine and has also studied at the Trinity School of Natural Health.
As an experienced practitioner of integrative medicine, Dr. Lawson uses a wide variety of techniques and disciplines to help her patients. Some of the treatments she works with include using nutrition, alkaline water and purified air. Over the years, she has lent her expertise to several educational institutions, including the International Institute of Reflexology, where she has worked as an instructor since 1972, and the Advanced Integrative Medical Institute, where she was a professor from 1998 to 2003. For over a decade, she has devoted herself to helping people with special needs in her spare time. As an integrative medicine professional, Dr. Lawson finds that her ability to understand the body’s signals helps her to better work outside the confines of verbal communication.
Dr. Lawson considers herself a professional student of integrative medicine because she never stops learning and improving her understanding of the field. She is deeply passionate about helping others achieve better, healthier lives and she has spent over 35 years spreading awareness of integrative medicine. She is the author and instructor of the R.E.S.T. Course (Release Emotional Stress and Tension), in which she details how the way people talk, think and act can negatively impact their health. Dr. Lawson’s dedication and expertise solidifies her as one of the most reputable, knowledgeable and experienced integrative medicine professionals today.