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Acupuncture is the method of using fine filiform needles, which are placed strategically at specific sites on the body that may have a regulatory effect on hormones, the nervous system, organs and circulation. The experienced acupuncturists in our office can develop a customized therapy plan for specific conditions or overall health. We also offer needless acupuncture options. We serve patients throughout Greater Danbury including Brookfield, Ridgefield and New Milford.*

Dr. Kenneth Hoffman, DAOM, L.Ac.

Dr. Kenneth Hoffman, DAOM, 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.

What Is Acupuncture and how does it help?

Acupuncture therapy uses needle and needleless techniques to stimulate specific areas of the body. The goal of acupuncture is to help induce an anti-inflammatory response in the body, helping increase the flow of blood to tissues, joints, muscles and organs. Acupuncture can also help release endorphins and serotonin which explains why it can be relaxing and stress relieving.*

We provide Acupuncture to help greater Danbury residents with:

  • Low Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Osteoarthritis & Knee Pain
  • Headaches
  • Other Conditions

Acupuncture can be used as a therapy for a range of conditions including chronic pain, migraines, depression and anxiety. An individual acupuncture therapy is designed for your specific conditions. 

The History of Acupuncture

Acupuncture is one of the oldest therapeutic medical methods. It is commonly used in Asian countries and traces back to ancient therapeutic arts from 5,000 years ago. The belief behind the benefit of acupuncture stems from the idea of balancing the body’s natural functions, helping stimulate the healing process.*

The practice of acupuncture became more well known in the United States in 1971 when the New York Times reported on how Chinese doctors were using needles to ease pain during and after emergency surgery. Since that time acupuncture has become more of a common practice in the United States to help patients suffering from chronic pain and similar conditions.

What to Know Before You Go

If you have a fear of needles, please don’t let that prevent you from considering acupuncture. The needles used during acupuncture are very fine and flexible and placed just underneath the skin. While you may feel a slight tingling or a dull sensation, when done correctly the acupuncture is painless. There are also needless acupuncture therapy options like cupping. 

Why Choose the Sophia Natural Health Center for Acupuncture

Our acupuncturists have extensive training and years of experience. At the Sophia Natural Health our goal is to help improve the health of our Danbury and Brookfield patients, while educating our patients on the differnt aspects of health, wellness of the body, mind and spirit. Our integrative medical approach uses both ancient wisdom and modern science.*


*The effectiveness of diagnosis and treatment vary by patient and condition. Sophia Natural Health Center does not guarantee certain results.

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