I came to Kate a few years ago for some arm/shoulder pain which was totally gone after two acupuncture sessions. Currently I had some issues with a sore tongue, and the homeopathic (NET)remedies that she incorporated into my treatment have definitely made a difference. I would recommend this treatment and the acupuncture treatment by Kate to anyone who would like to have a natural approach to healing that works.

Google Review by Mary Paris , August 2018

Helped save a marriage

I just want to let you know that you & NET changed my life!!

I was able to process some of the things & come to some more realizations. I was able to talk to my husband about everything & it has dramatically changed our marriage!!! Thank you so very much.

T.G ., Vero Beach, FL -July 2018

After utilizing services one time I have a definitive 50% reduction in discomfort in my TMJ. Thank you. Looking forward to future visits. FYI I am a first time skeptical RN who did not want to consume analgesics !!

Google Review by Cindy Brutasky   June 2018

7 Years Pain Free

Dr. Kate treated and cured my crippling sciatica that I had for one full year. I went to physical therapy, a chiropractor, pain management, an orthopedist, 12 times to urgent care, had 3 spinal epidurals and numerous other treatments. Nothing helped me. My doctors were telling me to get back surgery, but I was very persistent that I had one option left - which was acupuncture. I had 10 sessions and I was cured. I could feel relief after the first session. Before I stepped into Dr. Kate's office, I could not walk, I could not sleep, the pain was debilitating. Dr. Kate cured my sciatica when no one else could. I highly recommend Dr. Kate. She has wonderful "Healing Hands".

Carol ,  Vero Beach, FL

Cancelled Shoulder Surgery

I am a 65 year old retired electrician and have some of the typical problems related to aging along with work-related wear and tear. I have a pinched nerve in my neck and possible rotator cuff tears along with muscle, ligament and tendon problems in my shoulders, particularly my right shoulder. I have been to therapy with a chiropractor and visited an orthopedic surgeon to consider what options are available to me for pain relief. I still lead an active lifestyle and enjoy boating and fishing, so I want to be able to continue doing that for the foreseeable future as long as I can. I decided to seek acupuncture treatment for my aches and pains. I decided to give Dr. Kate Hoffmann at Vero Acupuncture the opportunity to see if acupuncture treatments could alleviate my pain and allow some healing in my shoulder to occur before moving forward with any surgery. I quickly discovered that acupuncture was alleviating my pain to the point that I cancelled my shoulder surgery. I am sleeping like a rock for the first time in 25 years, my shoulders are not keeping me half awake all night. My neck continues to improve with each treatment. I am very happy I chose to pursue acupuncture and plan to continue treatments until there is a reason to consider other options. At this time, I have no plans for surgery.

Thank you, Dr. Hoffmann - best results yet!


Bursitis in my Left Hip

For almost 2 years, I have had bursitis in my left hip. I have gone through pain management with many shots, pills, physical therapy and  doctors telling me they didn't know what else could be done.  I was unable to climb stairs, walk long distances and my biggest problem was lack of sleep. A friend referred me to Kate Hoffman AP. After an hour and a half of discussion about my history and problems, and noticing a "bump" on my left hip where the bursitis was, she explained the procedure of acupuncture and gave me a treatment. What I liked about Kate was that she stayed in the room with me during the procedure. With the needles in, and her healing hands placed on me, I felt a real connection with Kate. She is truly a kind person who wants to help people who are in pain. Now, after 6 treatments, my pain is minimal. I can now walk farther, climb stairs, sleep at night is easier and the "bump" is gone. I will continue to go to Kate for my maintenance. Thank you Kate for your compassion.

Sally B., Vero Beach, FL

Over the past five years I have received treatment, when necessary, for various concerns including physical pain and emotional blockages. I go when things are ‘just not right’ in either case and Kate will determine and administer NET and/or Acupuncture based on my current symptoms. This practice has provided incredible enhancements to my well-being and has definitely made me healthier in mind, body, and spirit. Most recently, I had a shoulder injury as a result of a trying out some boxing classes and treatment by Kate helped eliminate my pain very rapidly. I highly recommend Vero Acupuncture. Kate is truly vivacious human being who exudes caring.

She is passionate about actively using her talents to benefit her patients.

She is punctual, friendly, intelligent, and honest.

You will find her to be committed and passionate about her work, results-oriented and a true ray of sunshine! I eagerly give my endorsement of Kate Hoffman and Vero Acupuncture.

Google Review by Joli Wake,    October 2017

I had been suffering with a bad shoulder for over 6 weeks. Massage therapy - Exercise - Advill - nothing worked for long. Kate gave me 50% relief with the first visit. Now I have about 80% from the second. She's amazing.

Google Review by Danette Dieffenbach,  September 2017

Foot Pain and Nutrition

Thank you so much for the help you have provided in both relieving my foot pain, and nutrition. I came to after my heel had been hurting for two months. After only 1 visit, it felt better. After 5 visits the pain is completely gone and I can enjoy walking again. You have a warm and welcoming manner, and put me at ease immediately. I also very much appreciate your lack of pressure about repeated visits now that I am out of pain. You know that I will return as soon as I need to! Thank you so much for your expertise, style, and results.


Lynne W., Vero Beach, FL

Tendon Injury

I'm so thankful for finding Kate Hoffman. I had a tendon injury that I had cortisone shots and physical therapy which did not let it completely heal in May 2008. My husband nor I have had acupuncture but it was recommended by several friends. I could not sleep one night . So I looked up acupuncture and found Kate Hoffman AP to be the best qualified, educated and experienced in Vero Beach. I called her the next day and had my first acupuncture session in June. I have been able to return to Yoga and I have been without the everyday pain that I had before, for several weeks now. I also have been treated for various other small complications that I have had relief from. Thank you Kate for your professional and caring energy!

Faye E., Vero Beach, FL

Healer Par Excellence

My husband Bear and I have both experienced the most wonderful healing with Kate Hoffman AP.  Bear has been able to reverse heart disease, an accomplishment that we credit in large part to Kate Hoffman's dietary and herbal recommendations for him, which he is still following. During my own acupuncture treatment with her, I experienced a high level of comfort and extreme care for my entire being, which I don't associate normally with acupuncture sessions. I felt healing energy coursing through my body as symptoms faded. We have also studied Reiki with Kate Hoffman AP, and during her Reiki treatments my chronic tension and migraine headaches have always gone away. Bear and I have the highest regard for her as a teacher and healer and strongly recommend her services. She is a real treasure!

M.B., Ithaca, NY

NET - the best investment I have ever made

I have been on a self help journey for several years. Therapy, Twelve step work and participated in healing groups. They all helped, however some deep seeded issues never healed. After a few months of NET sessions I am finding peace around them. The best investment I have ever made for myself. Thank you. 

M. , Vero Beach, FL

Herniated Disk

I am eighty one years old, and diagnosed with a herniated disk. Excruciating pain in my hip, groin, and left leg. Unable to stand or walk. I was advised to have surgery to correct the problem. Meanwhile, I was put on heavy does of pain killers, steroids, muscle relaxers and anti-inflammatory drugs. I felt like a Zombie and wished to die.  A Dr. friend suggested I try acupuncture and gave me Kate Hoffmann's name. Arrived at Kate Hoffmann's office barely able to walk and in great pain and tears. With great care and concern, physician Hoffmann listened to my woes and told me she could help me. Now after 4 sessions I am feeling like a new person, walking normally and no longer taking any pain killers, steroids or muscle relaxers. Kate Hoffmann is very knowledgeable, loving and caring physician. I am so thankful for her care. ( and my husband is so very grateful to Kate for the return of his wife.)

Vera Balfour - Vero Beach, FL



Thank you so much for the acupuncture yesterday: it was amazing, during my run this morning I noticed that it felt 100% better - my chi is no longer stagnant! You are awesome at what you do and I wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your dedication to your profession. :) Thank you for the inspiration and healing. Love n' peace.

C.A.,  Vero Beach, FL

Extreme Pain in Lower Leg

Dear Kate:

I wanted to thank you for taking the time and quickly finding a solution to my problem of an extreme pain in my lower leg from recently hiking up, down and all over the mountains of Peru and Bolivia. It is miraculous that the pain has subsided within 3 treatments and less than a week based upon the fact that I am shortly going to be 72. My back is also pain-free. Having tried acupuncture before without having good results, I came to your office with mixed feelings. I am overjoyed to find a non-drug, and non-surgical treatment that has proven to be so effective! Once again, my sincere thanks.


Allan B. , Orchid Island

NET changed me- and my life

When I first heard about NET I was more than skeptical. I just did not think that "holding up your arm"/kinesiology could really help me with my pain, be it emotional nor physical. A very dear friend insisted that I give it a chance; which meant not giving up after one treatment, but REALLY doing some work with NET. After having some shifts in perspective, aka becoming OK with things that I couldn't accept before, I used NET to work on issues I had with my mother. Although we were very close, she had the ability to press the buttons she had installed quite successfully. After years of therapy, spiritual work etc., and having been told to "just let it go" "just do not react" a million times, NET finally let me LET IT GO; and I do NOT react any more. I did not react to my mother which totally baffled her. It changed our relationship to the point that we made our peace with each other, which was very powerful, since she passed shortly thereafter. Nowadays I use NET very often, and it has increased my happiness tremendously. I am CONTENT for the first time nearly all the time. Life still happens, but I react differently. It helps me with anxiety, anger, frustration, fear, pain, grief, sadness, anything that keeps me from being happy, joyous and free.

I am Happy with what and who I am. It took 50 + years and NET did it. I am in DEEP Gratitude.

Anonymous , Vero Beach, FL

Desperate Skeptic: both elbow pain

I am an R.N. who came to Kate as a desperate skeptic. I had been suffering with bilateral tendonitis in my elbows for more than 9 months. I had 3 cortisone injections in each elbow. I would find relief for a few weeks but would find myself right back where I started. My physician told me the next step was arthroscopic surgery. A friend referred me to Kate. The decision to go was one of the best decisions I've made. The day after my 2nd treatment, the relief was noticeable, by my 5th treatment both elbows were significantly healed! I was no longer walking 4-6 times a night. I could perform activities of daily living without searing pain in my arms and elbows. In fact, I didn't think about my arms and elbows anymore! If you have ever experienced the hot searing pain that advanced tendonitis causes, then you understand the desperate search for relief.  Acupuncture will provide that relief; I am a believer !

Robyn N. , Vero Beach, FL

Hip Injury From Running

I injured my hip while running and was unable to get any relief from traditional medicine. I first went to Vero Acupuncture after a sports related injury nearly 2 years ago. I had very little relief from traditional medicine but was helped almost immediately by the acupuncture. In the course of treatment for my hip, I was also helped a great deal with my asthma symptoms. Now I continue to go regularly for the peaceful relaxation that I get with each treatment. Kate Hoffmann AP is a wonderful physician who is dedicated to her patient's health and well being.

K.A. , Vero Beach, FL

Chronic Illness, Pain & Nausea. Now Hope.

I am a 55 year old woman suffering from Chronic Illness for the last 10 years. It's been an up and down battle and has gotten worse as I have aged. Chronic Fatigue, Inflammation, Nausea, Chronic Headaches, Pain, etc., etc.. It never ends. One day a man that I love and respect suggested acupuncture, he goes to Kate Hoffmann, AP and speaks very highly of her. Wanting to feel better and at wits end I made an appointment. I was skeptical being a devout Catholic, but asked the church about acupuncture and I was told it was fine. The 1st visit with Kate I was very nervous, but she made me feel very comfortable and was thorough about knowing my health issues and concerns. The needles that she placed in my body did not hurt. I laid there for about 35 minutes while listening to ocean sounds. It was very relaxing, I couldn't believe it. After the 1st visit I didn't any difference, but after a few treatments the difference was amazing. My pain and nausea: GONE! After leaving one day, I cried going up US1, because I wasn't in pain and my nausea was gone. I would always push through it all day long, what a terrible feeling. I was joyous thanks to Kate. Kate has the knowledge, the compassion, and love in her heart to help others. I am no longer a skeptic and look forward to having treatments and would recommend acupuncture with Kate Hoffman to everyone with health issues. I am so grateful  to Kate Hoffmann, also to the man who suggested it. Thank you for giving me Hope.
C.C., Vero Beach, FL