Richard Grossman, L.Ac., O.M.D., Ph.D.
Grossman’s fascination with healing started quite early in his life, triggered in part by a severe physical and emotional traumatic event. He was the son of a pharmacist, and grew up surrounded by doctors. Summers and weekends were spent in his father’s pharmacy.
Richard was always intrigued by that process, especially the (rare) compounding of prescriptions that included plants.
Early in his education, he had the assignment to decided what he wanted to be when he grew up. Without thinking, his answer was that he wanted to study the effects of plants and medicines on the mind – this, without even knowing that such a thing existed.
By the age of 15, he had concluded that the only reason to be alive was to help others out of their suffering. It was the beginning of his calling to the path of the healer.