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Pulse Pressure Analysis is the difference between the two blood pressure readings. It represents the force that the heart generates each time it contracts. Based on certain results, is again an indicator for our practitioners of reduced blood flow or early arthrosclerosis. 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.

Understanding Your Blood Pressure

Throughout your life, you will most likely attend frequent doctor’s appointments or you may even attend a screening for a high blood pressure known as hypertension. During these appointments, you may experience a blood pressure test. This type of test measures the pressure in your arteries as your heart pumps.*

Blood pressure readings have two numbers that can be seen as 120/80. The first number is the systolic blood pressure, otherwise known as the highest pressure your heart beats and pushes blood throughout your body. The bottom number is your diastolic blood pressure, the lowest amount of pressure.

What is Your Pulse Pressure?

Once you have received your blood pressure results, you can understand your pulse pressure. Your pulse pressure is the numerical difference between your systolic and diastolic blood pressure. If your blood pressure is 120/80, your pulse pressure will be 40.*

Pulse Pressure Analysis

For those over the age of 60, a pulse pressure greater than 60 can be linked to potential heart attack or cardiovascular disease. On the other hand, some individuals may have low pulse pressure, less than 40, which can be an indication of poor heart function. Pulse pressures that are greater than 60 may reflect on a leaky heart valve.*

A pulse pressure around 25 mmHg may be an indication of trauma (severe blood loss), aortic stenosis (narrowing of the aorta) or cardiac tamponade (build-up of fluid, blood, or gas in the pericardium).*

The Importance of Multiple Tests

Relying on one blood pressure test to diagnose high blood pressure (hypertension) is not always accurate. With the help of multiple readings, your practitioner will be able to see if your results are consistent on each to help you effectively evaluate your results and if needed, help you manage your HBP.

Lowering Your Blood Pressure Naturally

With the help of scientific advancement, it’s possible to lower blood pressure naturally without the use of medicine. Although not necessarily true for every patient, some may find relief or better BP results by naturally changing their diet and lifestyle. For instance, lowering your BP can be done through decreasing salt intake, minimizing alcohol and increasing exercise.*

On the other hand, dietary changes could simply be what your daily intake consists of. Some may see better BP results by eating foods such as quinoa, sweet potatoes, pomegranates, or even cherries.*

Receive a Pulse Pressure Analysis Today

Every individual is different, therefore your wellness plan will always be custom-made for you. We can help perform numerous blood pressure tests to help indicate if you are living with high blood pressure.*

Our experienced practitioners at SOPHIA focus on more than just your blood pressure. By gathering multiple measurements of your BP, we can help assess any early risk of atherosclerosis and even check your adrenal gland function to see how your nervous system responds to stress.*

Contact SOPHIA to set up an initial consultation at our Brookfield office where we can help determine your blood pressure and pulse pressure. From there, we will work together to create a wellness plan that takes into consideration your current dietary and lifestyle habits.*


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

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