Herbal & Nutraceutical Medicine

What INM can offer you


Nutraceutical & Herbal medicines are natural remedies that have existed for thousands of years.  These medicines are designed to utilize the body’s natural healing process when treating conditions, without the harsh side effects of conventional medicines.  Our specialists strive to utilize the best of traditional medical practices and modern science, to provide our patients with effective treatments and a better state of well being.  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 are Nutraceutical / Herbal Medicines?

Herbal & Nutraceutical medicines are created from all natural medicinal properties found in variety of food components, including minerals, vitamins, amino acids, and hormones.  The goal of these natural remedies is to utilize the body’s natural healing process for treating conditions with ingredients that are regularly produced in the body itself.  The properties found in these remedies have played a critical role in medical treatment for thousands of years, many of which are still used in conventional medicine today.

We provide nutraceutical & herbal medicines to help greater Danbury residents with:

  • Pain Management
  • Anxiety Treatment
  • Dietary Issues
  • Circulatory Disorders
  • Headaches
  • Other Similar Conditions

Through the use of Nutraceutical & herbal remedies, you may increase a better sense of well being, ease chronic pain, manage anxiety disorders, and assist the management of many other conditions.

The History of Nutraceutical & Herbal Medicines

Nutraceutical and herbal medicines have been in practice for thousands of years.  The foundations of these natural remedies have persisted as the worlds primary form of medicine since the beginning of mankind.  While natural treatments were the building blocks of pharmaceutical drugs, the use of medicinal plants, and food based components were largely replaced with synthetic medicines.  However, nutraceutical and herbal medicines are still widely used to treat a variety of illnesses, and serve as an effective alternative to the side-effect producing pharmaceuticals of today.

The beliefs behind the benefits of natural medicine stems from the philosophy of balancing the body’s natural functions, to help stimulate the healing process. This philosophy has become more of a common practice in recent years, helping patients suffering from chronic pain, anxiety disorders, and many conditions.*

What to Know Before You Go

If you have a known allergies to foods, plants, or other natural products, please don’t let that prevent you from considering Nutraceutical & Herbal medicines. Our specialists ensure that our patients are well informed on the ingredients, in our medicines, as well as the possible reactions they may cause.  If you suffer from allergic reactions of any nature, please be prepared to discuss these issues with our specialists.

Why Choose the Sophia Natural Health Center for Herbal & Nutraceutical Medicines?

Our medical specialists have extensive training in integrative natural medicine, and years of experience helping our clients achieve a healthier state of well-being. We strive to improve the lives of our Danbury and Brookfield patients, as well as educate them on a variety of alternative treatments to their health, wellness, and spirit.

With an educated blend of ancient medicinal practices and modern science, our medical professionals help you heal, improve, and preserve your health.


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

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