Natural Integrative Medicine in Derby, CT

What makes Sophia different from other holistic practices is our form of treatment, Integrative Natural Medicine. By using natural approaches to healing, such as acupuncture, combined with modern medical treatments, we can provide our patients with personalized wellness plans.*


We are here to help Derby patients improve their lives not only physically and mentally, but emotionally and spiritually as well. We use a combination of treatments including acupuncture and integrative natural medicine to help patients improve their quality of life.* Our team of integrative physicians will work to determine the root cause of your health issues and create a care plan that is completely tailored to your needs.*
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Our Office Serving Derby, CT

Address: 31 Old Rte 7, Brookfield, CT 06804

Phone: (203) 740-9300

Hours of Operation:
Monday: 8:30AM – 6PM
Tuesday: 1:00PM – 5PM
Wednesday: 8:30AM – 6PM
Thursday: 11:00AM – 6PM
Friday: 8:30AM – 12PM
Saturday: 8:30AM – 12PM                                Sunday: Closed

Conditions We Treat

Our Derby patients have found both mental and physical relief from our treatment plans here at Sophia. Using a blend of acupuncture along with our specialty, Natural Integrative Medicine, we are able to diagnose your condition and create a personalized wellness plan specific to your needs.*

Chronic Pain

Pain that goes on for weeks or years. Pain like this is generally the result of nerve damage.


Worry or nervousness may be the result of anxiety, a general term that can stand for several disorders.

Cardiovascular Disease

A disease that involves the heart and blood vessels, there are a variety of conditions related to CVD.


This is a mental illness that affects the way you act and think by directing negative feelings towards yourself.


Issues falling or staying asleep which ultimately leads to fatigue and difficulty concentrating.

Lyme Disease

Blacklegged ticks transmit this infectious disease to humans, also known as borreliosis.


Fatigue is extreme tiredness resulting from mental or physical exertion or illness.

Digestion Problems

These issues happen within the digestive tract. You may be experiencing issues such as GERD, IBD, or IBD.

Sports & Accident Injuries

Injuries that are a result of an accident or injury during physical activity, commonly strains or sprains.

Acupuncturists & Natural Health Specialists Serving Derby, CT

Dr. Kenneth Hoffman, our founder, has served thousands of patients with natural integrative medicine and acupuncture, and has been able to bring the benefits of those services to our Derby patients.* We have numerous experienced specialists to assist our patients and offer the proper treatment options.*

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.

He then completed a 4 year Chinese medical school program with an internship at St. John’s Riverside Hospital in Yonkers, NY. 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.

Your Different Treatment Options

Acupuncture Services in Derby, CT

A healthy mind and body are dependent on a balance in the flow of energetic forces known, in Traditional Chinese Medicine, as yin and yang, or Qi energy. Acupuncture helps to heal the body by restoring the balance in the flow of this energy with the use of thin, sterile needles inserted along with specific energy points across the body.*

Secondary Acupuncture Therapies


Cupping is a technique where small glass or bamboo jars are used as suction devices to break up stagnation and promote blood flow. Derby patients can find relief from pain or soreness through this form of alternative medicine. Our office offers this therapy in either dry or wet, and can be very successful when treating patients.*


This form of therapy works by sending high-frequency electric currents into deep tissues in order to generate heat within deep tissue. This practice can help increase blood flow and make connective tissue more flexible this also speeds up the healing process.*


Moxibustion is a traditional Chinese medicine therapy which consists of burning dried mugwort on particular points on the body in order to help facilitate healing. This method is meant to increase blood flow as well as decrease discomfort of Derby patients symptoms.*

Tui Na

We treat our Derby patients with a comprehensive approach, looking at the root of your pain and your body as a whole. Tu Nai refers to a variety of Traditional Chinese Medicine bodywork and therapeutic massage techniques.  This therapeutic massage acts as a substitute to acupuncture, as it is similar in the way that it stimulates and manipulates the flow of Qi energy. For children, and patients uneasy of needles, this is an excellent alternative.*

Dietary Therapy in Derby, CT

Chinese Dietary Therapy is a form of treatment that focuses on adjusting a personal diet that will health patients from the inside out. Concepts of Dietary Therapy (also called Chinese Food Therapy) can be centered around eating in moderation, but it’s mainly used to achieve the balance of Yin and Yang through nutrition and medicine.*

Herbal Medicine & Supplementation in Derby, CT

Through herbal medicine and supplementation we are able to heal our patients through holistic methods. This type of medicine is created from vitamins, amino acids, hormones and minerals, which are all natural medicinal properties.This form of therapy could mean cutting back on certain types of food, increasing intakes of others, or both. The focus is to manage the balance of yin and yang energies through your nutritional intake for our Derby patients.*

Lifestyle Counseling in Derby, CT

Everyone should talk to someone. Lifestyle counseling is an excellent way to find out the underlying stressors in your life.  Poor sleeping habits and bad coping mechanisms for stress can make your medical condition much worse. We always try to work lifestyle modifications into your personalized treatment plan at Sophia Natural Health Center and try to find a lifestyle that works best for your individual healing needs.*

Additional Services We Offer

Focusing on the ways of Traditional Chinese Medicine allows us to extend our services of Acupuncture, Dietary Therapy, Lifestyle Counseling, and Herbal Medicine to our Cheshire patients. At our office in Brookfield, we also specialize in a number of other secondary services:

Your Natural Medicine Specialist Serving Derby, CT

Our main goal at Sophia Natural Health Center is to improve all of the factors that influence our Derby clients’ health and wellness by using holistic medicine. We will work with your current conditions to create a natural solution and health plan for your benefit.*
*The effectiveness of diagnosis and treatment will vary. Sophia Natural Health Center does not guarantee certain results

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