Dr. Jonathan Dawson, D.C., LAc, MAOM
From a young age, Dr. Jonathan grew up knowing he wanted to become a doctor. His personal triumph over cancer gave him a profound respect and confidence in the body’s ability to heal and regenerate.
During college, Dr. Jonathan was afforded the opportunity to scrub in and observe several surgeries while working as a nurse technician in a local hospital. He quickly realized that while there was great success in crisis care, there were little answers within our current medical system to address issues such as chronic disease, health promotion, and wellness. He began to notice that the approaches to treatment focused on mere "symptom management" but failed to directly address the cause of dysfunction and disease. This gap in the mainstream approach to medicine drove Dr. Jonathan to seek other forms of health care that viewed the body holistically.
Shortly after this experience, Dr. Jonathan was introduced to chiropractic, and the profession immediately resonated with him. He learned that chiropractic approached health care more holistically and vitalistically, and he began to appreciate the body as a self-healing and self-regulating organism.
During his research of chiropractic, Dr. Jonathan became interested in acupuncture and oriental medicine (AOM) as a means to have a more direct effect on internal medicine naturally. After seeing the powerful effects of natural herbal medicine and acupuncture, he asked himself a question that would change his future forever. Would he give someone with decreased health a toxic drug if there was a more natural and effective remedy to treat their condition? His answer was no, and at that point he decided to take the path less traveled by pursuing chiropractic and AOM because he wanted to see people get well and stay well without the use of toxic chemicals that merely mask symptoms.
Dr. Jonathan went on to complete his Bachelors of Science in Bio-Medical Science with a minor in Public Health and Bio-Medical Physics from the University of South Florida. After receiving his bachelors degree, he earned a Doctor of Chiropractic and a Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degree from Southern California University of Health Sciences.
Dr. Jonathan is passionately committed to helping his practice members achieve their health goals by empowering them with the resources they need to actively take charge of their personal health! As a Laguna Hills Chiropractor he is fully dedicated to his community and all the surrounding south orange county communities to ensure the healthiest county possible.