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Acupuncture is a very specific method of using fine filiform pins, designed for comfort, to be placed strategically at specific sites on the body that MAY have a regulatory effect on function such as hormones, nervous system, organs and circulation. The technique practiced in our clinic is blend of classical systems located primarily below the elbows and knees. 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 is a therapy where health professionals help stimulate specific areas of the body, most often by inserting very thin, sterile needles in the skin. The goal of acupuncture is to help induce an anti-inflammatory response in the body, helping increase the flow of blood to damaged 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 Similar Conditions

Through the use of acupuncture, you may ease chronic pain including lower back pain an neck pain. It may also help reduce the frequency of migraines and tension headaches.

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 practice of acupuncture became more well known in the United States back in 1971 when the New York Times reported on how Chinese doctors were using needles to ease pain during and after emergency surgery.

The belief behind the benefit of acupuncture stems from the idea of balancing the body’s natural functions, helping stimulate the healing process. 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 slight tingling or a dull sensation, when done correctly the acupuncture is painless.

Why Choose the Sophia Natural Health Center for Acupuncture

Our acupuncturists have extensive training and years of experience helping patients improve their health. At the Sophia Natural Health center our goal is to help improve the health of our Danbury and Brookfield patients, but to also educate our patients on the differnt aspects of health, wellness of the body, mind and spirit.

Our health providers help you repair, improve and preserve your health. Our approach to health, called Integrative Natural Medicine, is what makes us different. Dr. Kenneth Hoffman, DAOM, L.Ac. uses the best of 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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