With the 7 Stages to Health and Transformation™ model, Dr. Bruce Hoffman has created a new definition of Integrative Medicine. He believes it is a broadly defined system of medicine, which combines traditional medicine with proven and effective complementary/alternative therapies, at all levels of the person’s experience. This is concisely defined as Whole Person Healing.
This model of medicine has emerged as the model of choice as it has provided an established and respected framework of medicine that allowed him to practice a variety of healing systems he found to be safe and effective. It offers both structure and flexibility and most importantly, it opens the door for him to involve his patients in their own healing process.
It is one of the first working models in Integrative Medicine to masterfully incorporate the mind, body, energy, and spirit into one single system of healing, and to systematically organize many of the diagnostic and therapeutic options accordingly.
In this field of medicine, one must draw on various teachers and mentors. Dr. Hoffman has completed clinical training with some of the most renowned clinicians and doctors in Integrative Medicine and studied with many of the leading mind-body and spiritual healers of our times. New teachers and experts continue to inspire him. He frequently travels around the world to study different healing methods which if found to be valid, are included into his 7 Stages to Health and Transformation™ model.
In the recent past, Dr. Hoffman has founded two wellness centres located in Calgary. In 1993, he founded the Centre for Preventive Medicine in the Bow Valley Medical Centre. Then in 2000, he founded and opened The Hoffman Centre for Integrative Medicine, where he is currently the Medical Director.
From its humble beginnings with one receptionist in a small room at the Eau Claire Market, his clinic is now based in 3,500 sq. feet and has 12 employees, offering a vast array of clinical services including IV Therapy, Functional Medicine, Anti-Aging Therapies, Biofeedback, Naturopathy, Neural and Prolotherapy and Nutrition.
Today, Dr. Hoffman continues to be inspired by emerging therapies, and strives to remain on the front line of Integrative Medicine by offering clients access to a wide range of Integrative wellness products and services at The Hoffman Centre for Integrative Medicine.