Natural Integrative Medicine in Shelton, CT
Sophia Natural Health Center sets itself apart from other holistic practices with our holistic approach to health. We use acupuncture and other treatments to give our patients personalized natural solutions to their health issues.*
SERVING BROOKFIELD, DANBURY, RIDGEFIELD & NEARBY
Our Sophia team can help you with the ways of acupuncture and natural integrative medicine if you want to alter your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual life in a profound way. You may be able to help your body and organs function at an optimal rate by using different treatments in conjunction with holistic or alternative medicine.*
Our integrative physicians will create a unique program for our Shelton patients that includes custom plans as well as open communication to heal our patients with natural medicine.
Our Office Serving Shelton, CT
Address: 31 Old Rte 7, Brookfield, CT 06804
Phone: (203) 740-9300
Hours of Operation:
Monday: 8:30AM – 6PM
Tuesday: 11:00AM – 6PM
Wendesday: 8:30AM – 6PM
Thursday: 11:00AM – 6PM
Friday: 8:30AM – 1PM
Sat – Sun: Closed
Conditions We Treat
Natural Integrative Medicine and Acupuncture have been known to provide excellent results, healing a variety of ailments. We will work with you after determining your cause of pain to create a personalized natural solution and health plan to alleviate any painful symptoms.*
Often shown as pain lasting for12 weeks. Pain from a chronic condition can range from a dull ache to agony.
An inflammatory disease characterized by a rash, headache, fever, and caused by bacteria that are transmitted by ticks.
Fatigue is a lack of energy, lack of motivation or reduced physical and mental exhaustion.
Common digestive problems include heartburn/GERD. Symptoms may include stomach pain or cramps.
Sports & Accident Injuries
Physical injuries, such as sprains or strains, that typically result from improper form, overuse, or lack of stretching.
Acupuncturists & Natural Health Specialists Serving Shelton, CT
In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), a healthy body is defined as one that maintains a balance between two energetic forces known as yin and yang. These forces are also referred to as Qi (pronounced “chee”). Acupuncture involves inserting thin, sterile needles into some, or many, of the hundreds of acupuncture points in the body in order to regulate and balance these forces in the body.* We will treat your illness by finding the root of your diagnosis. *
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 Shelton, CT
Acupuncture is a technique in which practitioners stimulate specific points on the body. It is one of the practices used in traditional Chinese medicine used to balance the body’s systems. Qi is the harmonious balance of yin and yang, where good health is formed; bad health may be the result of an imbalance in these two forces.* We use acupuncture to bring energy flow back into a proper balance.*
Secondary Acupuncture Therapies
Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to generate suction. This treatment reduces inflammation, improves blood flow, and is generally relaxing.
Often called moist heat therapy, can help with muscle or joint issues. During the treatment one of our practitioners will use a high-frequency electric current to help stimulate heat generation deep within a targeted tissue. This practice accelerates healing by increasing blood flow and making connective tissue more flexible.*
Moxibustion is a Traditional Chinese Medical technique that involves burning a spongy herb called mugwort over the affected area. This is another method we offer to our Shelton patients in order to stimulate blood flow and promote the healing process.*
A form of bodywork based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine. This therapy works along the body’s energy channels or meridians in order to stimulate Qi throughout the body. We will use Tui Na for children or other patients who may otherwise not need or are not suitable for acupuncture.
Dietary Therapy in Shelton, CT
Chinese Dietary Therapy is a form of treatment that focuses on adjusting a personal diet to fit your own pattern diagnosis.* Our Shelton specialists can offer you guidance in maintaining a balanced nutrition through the correct dieting. While it is mostly used to achieve the balance of yin and yang through nutrition and medicine, This Therapy can be centered around eating in moderation.
Herbal Medicine & Supplementation in Shelton, CT
We can help our Shelton clients achieve better lifestyles and health by blending scientific purpose of modern supplementation with the traditional use of herbal formulas.* Minerals, vitamins, amino acids and hormones are all the natural medicinal properties needed to create this type of medicine.
Our natural medicine specialists at Sophia have years of experience in treating our Shelton patients with this method. When you come to Sophia you will find more ways to improve and preserve your health by coming to Sophia Natural Health Center.*
Lifestyle Counseling in Shelton, CT
At Sophia Natural Health Center, we always try to integrate lifestyle modifications into your personalized treatment plan. We make sure to sit down with you to really understand your symptoms as well as stressors that may be impacting your life. Every one of our Shelton patients should look into lifestyle counseling as a way to make healthier choices.*