Tui Na

What INM can offer you


Patients looking for alternatives to chemical based treatment can greatly benefit from this highly effective massage technique. Rather than providing a general treatment, Tui Na heals you from in 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 Doctor of Acupuncture and a specialist in Eastern Medicine and modern functional medical sciences. 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. Hoffman treats patients who deal with various conditions from chronic pain, arthritis, cancer to auto immune diseases, hypertension and more. His mission is to help people reach their optimal health without the use of drugs or surgery.

He has performed his treatments on over 7,000 patients since starting his practice which has now grown into a successful clinic in Brookfield, Connecticut.

What Is Tui Na and how does it help?

Tui Na is a form of manipulative therapy that is used in conjunction with acupuncture and other hands on techniques. Tui Na is known around the world for its safe and effective treatment for a variety of conditions. This therapy focuses on maintaining an overall balance of one’s physical and mental health.

We provide Tui Na Services to patients who suffer from:

  • Orthopedic and Neurological conditions
  • Asthma
  • Dysmenorrhea and chronic gastritis
  • Shoulder and back pain
  • Joint displacements
  • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Headaches and hypertension
  • Arthritis
  • Digestive issues
  • Insomnia

Tui Na is suitable for children under 10 years old. This treatment helps regulate organ functions while also promoting the healthy growth of a child. Tui Na is a great alternative for treating children because it is so gentle. Practitioners can activate pressure points without the use of needles, so the overall flow of energy can become balanced.

The History of Tui Na

Tui Na is a therapeutic massage alternative that was created over 2,000 years ago in ancient China. The practice became popular in the United States when it was brought over in 1975 by Share k. Lew. He began teaching this therapeutic method at the Taoist University of San Diego. Since then, Tui Na has been a part of the curriculum of oriental medical schools and massage schools in the United States.

This alternative Chinese Medicine technique uses rhythmic compressions along different energy mediums to channel our bodies energies, as well as physical and emotional systems. While still growing in the United States, Tui Na is a standard treatment in Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospitals throughout China.

What to Know Before You Go

Tui Na is a non invasive treatment. Our trained and experienced practitioners will use the basic manipulation techniques of kneading, pushing, pinching, rubbing and other exercises to treat the root of your diagnosis.

Before your appointment, you should wear loose comfortable clothing so that the practitioner can move your joints through a full range of motion. Remember that pain is a messenger. Tell your practitioner if anything hurts during the massage so they can address it.

Why Choose the Sophia Natural Health Center for Tui Na

Our Tui Na practitioners 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 physical and mental health of our Danbury and Brookfield patients, but to also educate our patients on the different 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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