Dr.Hauschka Skin Care, Inc.
Ms. Mirran Raphaely
20 Industrial Drive East
South Deerfield, MA 01373
Phone: 413 247 9907 / 800-247 9907
Fax: 413 397 1480
USA Representative to AAHP
Eric L. Foxman, R.Ph.
NATURE'S TREASURES TRANSFORMED FOR YOU
WALA has been developing natural products since as far back as 1935. In the earliest days of its history, the company was a pioneering force in a society that had all but lost touch with natural products. Today, more than 70 years later, it is increasingly evident that the natural approach may be the only one that can lead us to the future. For WALA, this was always the natural choice.
What is life? Rhythm is the answer
It was in 1924 that Viennese chemist Dr. Rudolf Hauschka (1891-1969) attended the anthroposophic summer conference in the Netherlands. There, he met Dr. Rudolf Steiner and asked, "What is life"? Steiner answered: "Study rhythms, rhythm is the carrier of life." With Steiner's answer in mind, Rudolf Hauschka integrated natural polar changes such as light/dark, warm/cold, movement/calm in an extraction process for medicinal herbs - rhythmic changes that enhanced natural preservation, thereby helping to counter the decomposition process. The idea was a winner: his aqueous extracts – initially using rose petals – are stabile for years without the need for preservatives.
Together with medical doctors, Hauschka developed a series of medicines based on these aqueous medicinal herb extracts. The doctors using the treatment were so enthusiastic about their effectiveness that Hauschka opened a laboratory in 1935. He named the new company after the qualities that play a key role in the rhythmic manufacturing process: Warmth and Ashes and Light and Ashes.
In 1950, the WALA laboratory moved to Bad Boll / Eckwälden near Stuttgart. At the time, the company employed seven people. By 1955, the company had steadily grown and started to build its first own premises. Today, there are three different building complexes in Eckwälden, where some 700 employees are responsible for the research, development, manufacturing and marketing of the WALA products.
Still today, employees at the WALA plant laboratory produce medicinal herb extracts – mother tinctures – using the methods developed by Rudolf Hauschka. This technique has since been included in the German Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia. The mother tinctures are used by WALA employees to produce the homeopathically potentised ingredients for WALA medicines. Similar rhythmic processes play a role in the manufacture of essences and oil extracts that are used in WALA medicines, and Dr.Hauschka Skin Care and Dr.Hauschka Med products.
After 75 years, the company produces approximately 900 different remedies and exports to around 30 countries on all continents. The Biodynamic™ WALA medicinal herb garden complies with Demeter® standards, and the company supports biodynamic farming projects throughout the world. A high priority is given to environmental protection, such as EMAS (eco-management and audit scheme) certification, hydroelectric power, and even green building techniques. WALA also has a strong social commitment: for example to families' and women's needs, profit-linked bonus programs, financial support for the education needs of co-workers' children, on-going training and life-enrichment programs for co-workers, etc.