Vail Valley Bizwatch: Caroline Falkenberg, homeopathic medicine
Vail, CO, Colorado
Business name: World Homeopathy at Finis Boni.
Open since: April, 2002
Owner: Caroline Falkenburg, professional homeopath.
Contact info: Phone: Finis Boni, 970-926-9060 or 850-830-8448. Web: http://www.WorldHomeopathy.com.
What goods or services do you provide? World Homeopathy educates and guides people to better health according to individual needs. Homeopathy provides a natural healing alternative to a variety of complaints such as sports injuries, childhood issues, post-partum blues, and acute or chronic conditions in all ages.
What’s new and exciting at your place? I recently joined the group at Finis Boni, which consists of a variety of health care providers. I am offering workshops on Wednesdays at 5:15 p.m. when I am available to answer your questions. For the first three Wednesdays in July we will be focusing on specific areas of health. Topics will include injuries, allergies, and child care. Call Finis Boni for more information.
What philosophy do you follow in your business? My focus is on finding a homeopathic remedy that will stimulate the life force to make changes at several levels, with the final common pathway being improved physical health. My intention is to facilitate the healthiest outcome and positive change for each person who seeks homeopathic care.
Tell us a little bit about your background and education. My family has successfully used and relied on homeopathy for generations. My great-great uncle was a homeopathic physician in Colorado Springs in the 1800s, and his knowledge trickled down the family tree. My aunt Averette and I are now carrying on the family tradition.
After more than 1,900 hours of homeopathic education, primarily from Vega Rozenberg, a renowned master homeopath, supplemented by several pre-med courses, I earned a Ph.D. in 2000. I then went on to help establish the World Homeopathy Association, which I continue to work with today.
What strategy do you use to differentiate your business from your competition? Homeopathy is a form of healing that has a unique application to each individual. For example, the same physical complaint in two different people may require different remedies. As a homeopath, my attention and education focuses on homeopathic principles and the use of homeopathic remedies. These remedies differ from herbs, medications and nutritional supplements. Homeopathic remedies are made from natural substances diluted to an energetic form. As a result, the are not toxic and are considered a safer medicine, especially for children.
What’s the most humorous thing that’s happened at your business since you opened? Homeopathy is often confused with other forms of healing. Misperceptions about homeopathy vary widely, and are often humorous.
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