Randi Hoffmann, L.Ac., M.S., M.F.A.
Randi Hoffmann, L.Ac. MFA integrates into her practice of acupuncture, trigger point work, moxabustion, light Tuina massage and Sotai. Randi incorporates several tools into your session besides acupuncture needles. If you are afraid of needles, talk to Randi about it. She will design a treatment without needles, utilizing one or a combination of styles, including, Acupuncture Physical Medicine (APM), Japanese (KM-TS) and Traditional and Classical Chinese Medicine (TCM).
Randi’s sessions with you are tailored to meet your specific needs and goals, and may include one or several of the following:
- Trigger point dry needle technique and/or electric stimulation
- Guasha and cupping
- KM Japanese style silver diode chains, diode rings and magnets
- KM Japanese style ion and triple bypass cords
- Hydrosols and essential oils
Her work carefully synthesizes these various styles and techniques into a harmonious and individualized treatment.
Education and Background
Rivertown Acupuncture continues to operate in its 11th year at 60 Cedar Street in Dobbs Ferry. Randi concentrates most of her recent studies on the methods of Kiiko Matsumoto and Tsuyoshi Shimamura, and most of her treatments center the styles practiced and taught by both of them. This is a style that emphasizes the abdomen and its reflex points, and involves a lot of palpation. Randi has also broadened her approach to trigger points work. In addition to utilizing thicker needles designed for to enter and stimulate muscles, she can use manual tools, acupressure, movement, simple acupuncture and moxa,
Before earning her Masters of Science degree with honors from Tri-State College of Acupuncture, Randi worked for many years as a teacher, professor and filmmaker. She holds a Masters of Fine Arts degree from Columbia University, a Bachelor of Science from Northwestern, and a Certificate of Herbal Studies from Flynn’s School of Herbology. Subsequent to graduating from acupuncture school, Randi studied the following with Master Jeffrey Yuen, the renowned Classical Chinese Medicine teacher: Chinese Dietary Therapy, Classical Chinese Acupuncture and Chinese Stone and Gem medicine. Much of Randi’s current practice is informed by the gentle style taught by Tsuyoshi Shimamura Sensei, and the incorporation of Sotai into the treatment. Esoteric Acupuncture, a system of chakra healing taught by Dr. Mikio Sankey, is a wonderful support for those seeking spiritual growth and healing, and is integral to Randi’s practice. Randi Hoffmann is licensed to practice in New York since June, 2011.
Prior to acupuncture, Randi taught psychiatric and traumatized teenagers how to write and create their own films, at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, and Cedar Knolls HS and Linden Hill School in Hawthorne, NY. She taught many students at several schools the art of storytelling, storyboarding, and filmmaking. A a professor, Randi taught editing and production at Hunter College and School of Visual Arts in New York City and worked for years as a photographer, documentarian and prize winning director in the United States, Iran, Germany and Austria.