Meet the Natural Health Team
SOPHIA Natural Health – Integrative Natural Medicine
Dr. Kenneth Hoffman, DACM, L.Ac.
Our Medical Director and Founder
Ken Hoffman is a Doctor of Acupuncture and a specialist in Natural Medical Care. In 1991, he began private training under the tutelage of a Taoist medical and qi gong master where he began learning the art of Chinese healing. This culminated in a sabbatical to Taiwan where he lived and studied Chinese healing arts in Chi Nan Temple.
He then completed a 4 year Chinese medical school program with an internship at St. John’s Riverside Hospital in Yonkers, NY. His post-graduate specialties included study with some the best doctors in functional medicine where he focused on the integration of western bio-medicine including blood chemistry analysis, endocrinology and the use of Medical Infrared Thermography. He has performed more than 18,000 acupuncture treatments on over 7,000 patients since starting his practice which has now grown into the busiest clinic of its kind in the state of Connecticut.
The system of Medicine he has founded, Integrative Natural Medicine, is a unique blend of his years of experience and combines the best of eastern medicine and modern functional medical sciences.
He was the host of the local radio show, “The Natural Medicine Connection”. It was the only show of its kind in Fairfield County focused on an integrative holistic approach to health. You can listen to the podcasts here. He is also co-author of the book “Essential Remedies for Women’s Health” a compendium of healthy advice and information specifically for women’s issue.
Dr. Christopher Maslowski, DACM, L.Ac.
Dr. Christopher Maslowski is an Associate Acupuncturist at SOPHIA Natural Health Center since October of 2015. He graduated from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine with his Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. Christopher is also a board-certified Herbalist and a Registered Yoga Teacher. He is well trained in all East Asian medical modalities such as classical Acupuncture, Tui-Na (Manuel Therapy), and Herbal Medicine in order to help the body function more optimally.
Christopher is also an author of an informational book on Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine called “50 Healing Secrets” With his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three children.
Dr. Eli Morales, ND
Eli Morales, ND, is a licensed naturopathic physician who trained at the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. He seeks to empower his patients to activate their body’s natural ability to heal through nutrition, herbs, hydrotherapy, and homeopathy.
Before becoming a doctor he was an elementary school teacher because he was drawn to teaching children about the world around them. Now, as a doctor, he combines his teaching skills and medical training to guide patients through the journey of health. One of the 6 principles of naturopathic medicine is Docere, which is Latin for to teach. Educating patients is at the center of his practice.