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Lauri Grossman is a health and wellness expert, a thought leader, and an advocate for change in the global healthcare discussion.
When the holistic health movement was in its infancy in the 1980’s, she pioneered programs in integrative medicine that improved outcomes in hospitals and medical centers across America. Before the recent concerns about the safety of prescription medications, Grossman was already training medical doctors and other health professionals in the ways to modify treatment plans so as to avoid harmful side effects. Later on, she developed courses in homeopathy for medical schools and teaching hospitals including Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, and New York University. With positions in both conventional medical schools and homeopathic institutions, Grossman was unique in her participation in both schools of thought, her understanding of the concerns of each, and her integrating of the two responsibly.
An internationally renowned speaker, writer, and educator, Grossman served as Chair of the Department of International Affairs at the American Medical College of Homeopathy, the first homeopathic medical college to open in the United States. After the earthquake in 2010, she was Project Coordinator for Haiti with Homeopaths Without Borders North America.
Grossman’s passion for broadened perspectives within medicine began while she was a student at Cornell University. There, she met scholars who were questioning the prevailing medical model and looking for new approaches to physical and emotional wellness. After graduation she attended chiropractic college; however, her passion for homeopathy continued to grow. In clinical settings around the world, homeopathy was proven effective for an ever-expanding list of acute and chronic diseases as well as emotional trauma. Ever the pioneer, Grossman traveled to medical centers in Europe to learn more. Then she became one of the first to train at both the prestigious New England School of Homeopathy in Massachusetts and the Hahnemann College of Homeopathy in Berkeley, California. At the time, she was also one of the few to go on to study with such internationally respected homeopaths as Lou Klein in Canada, George Vithoulkas in Greece, Rajan Sankaran in India, and Jeremy Scher in England.
Working with teams of physicians and policy makers in the 1980’s and 90’s, she was successful in integrating homeopathy into the American healthcare system. Now she is a leading speaker on integrative medicine around the globe, working with healthcare leaders in countries as diverse as France, Kenya, the Dem Rep of the Congo, Afghanistan, Trinidad, and Haiti. Her appearances range from radio, television, and print media, to speaking engagements at colleges, medical institutions, community centers, and not for profit organizations. There she addresses issues as diverse as emergency medicine, acute illness, chronic disease, PTSD, and violence against woman (an issue about which she is most passionate). She serves as a member of the Advisory Board to TheHolisticOption.com and Birds Nest Productions.
In her private practice of thirty years she has helped thousands of patients to overcome both physical and emotional illness. She has been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and U.S. News and World Report. She has also appeared on Good Morning America and Fox and Friends and is frequently quoted as an expert in local and national media outlets.