Dietary Therapy

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Adding different foods into your body can impact hormones, energy levels, chronic illness symptoms and more. Dietary therapy aims to maintain balanced nutrition through diet, creating a healthier you from the inside out.  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 licensed acupuncturist in CT and an expert in the field of Chinese natural medicine.  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.

In 2002, Dr. Hoffman added Medical Infrared Thermography to the practice. He eventually became a founding board member and trainer for the Institute for the Advancement of Medical Thermology which led to mentorship with some of the best functional MD’s in the country. Specifically, Functional Endocrinology and women’s health has become a primary specialty in the practice.

Without the use of drugs or surgery, he aims to heal the person from the inside out. Dr. Hoffman has treated 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 Dietary Therapy and how does it help?

Dietary Therapy is based on energetic principles meant to encourage balance of your body’s systems, clean burning digestion, and a well-functioning body. Dietary Therapy treats imbalances in the body through a balanced diet. Everyone’s body is different, dietary therapy creates a unique individualized diet for each individual in order for them to heal from the inside out.

Sophia Natural Health take an individualized approach and focus on helping you identify your body’s specific nutritional needs. Our main goal is to identify the root cause of your symptoms in order to identify lifestyle changes to optimize body functions. Each food has a healing properties, or essence, that offers the body the opportunity to stabilize and strengthen itself.

Sophia Natural Health Center uses Dietary Therapy to help treat:

  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation & IBS
  • Food allergies/intolerances
  • Diabetes
  • Weight Gain/loss
  • Skin issues (acne, eczema, rosacea)
  • Anxiety & fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

Dietary Therapy offers a balanced diet so that the body can function optimally and stay away from unwanted diseases.

The History of Dietary Therapy

According to ancient Chinese legends the Divine Farmer was the chief of an ancient Chinese tribe. He had an unique body which was transparent and allowed him to see the effect of the things he ate. With this gift, he decided to try all the plants in the wild in order to see how they affected his body. Plants that were safe and mild would become food, and plants that had powerful properties would become medicinal herbs, and plants with high toxicity would be avoided. The Divine Farmer’s superhuman knowledge allowed him to escape near death experiences. However, there was one plant so poisonous that finally took his life.

The Divine Farmer’s origins point to Ancient China 5,000 years ago when the population was shifting from a nomadic to agricultural society. The Divine Farmer is still worshiped today as a patron saint of Traditional Chinese Medicine and holds an essential role food therapy plays in the field. The Divine farmer teaches holistic thinking that is still evident in Traditional Chinese Medicine today.

What to Know Before You Go

Sophia Natural Health will give you the guidelines and personalized health plans to correct imbalances in your body, however, in order to benefit from all its effects, patients must adhere to guidelines.

Dietary changes will be introduced slowly, to deter imbalance, aggravate existing conditions, or even bring on new illnesses. This type of therapy takes time, during this process, food will become your powerful tool. You will learn to maintain and create wellness through your personalized eating program. Traditional Chinese medicine values food as a source of healing and building Qi.

Why Choose the Sophia Natural Health Center for Dietary Therapy

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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