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Our mission at Shakthi Health & Wellness Center is to promote a personalized integrative approach for each individual to optimize their health and vitality.

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You Are What You Eat

Our gut bacteria balance is integral to our maintaining health.  They add over 3,000,000 genes to our human 23,000.  They are essential for forming normal digestion, B vitamins, hormones and signaling chemicals for nerves which are called neurotransmitters.  UCSF scientist, Dr. Turnbaugh who published   in Cell Host and Microbe, showed our gut bacteria can influence [...]

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Hot Flashes May Predict Fracture Risk

A new study published online in this week in the Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism showed that women who suffered from self-reported scores of moderate to severe hot flashes were twice as likely to suffer from hip fractures.  Osteoporosis and low bone density can affect 50% of post-menopausal women.  This study looked at 23,000 women [...]

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New Milestones in Life Expectancy

The CDC has just reports that the US life expectancy is at a record high of 78.8 years for those born in 2012.  Girls were found to be at 81.2 years and boys 76.4 years.  This milestone shows we have made progress reducing rates of death from major illness such as stroke, diabetes, cancer and [...]

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Upcoming Events:

  • February 3, 2015Individual Yoga Sessions
  • February 3, 2015 5:00 pmYoga Class
  • February 10, 2015Individual Yoga Sessions
  • February 10, 2015 5:00 pmYoga Class
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At Shakthi Health & Wellness, we offer a wide range of holistic therapies that include the mind and body. Our experienced physicians and skilled staff can treat illnesses, back and neck pain conditions and promote healing. We provide encouragement and counseling for healthy lifestyles, and provide services that promote the well-being of our patients and patrons.

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Dr.rao-photoDr. Sudhir Rao, MD, ABAAHP, has obtained his Medical Doctorate from St. George’s University School of Medicine, and is the founder of Pain and Spine Specialists. Dr. Rao and his staff pride themselves on treating each and every patient with the same respect and care they would for their own family. They realize and stress that each patient deserves the time and care to express their individual concerns, which demand a truly individualized treatment. Each and every patient shall be granted the appropriate amount of time to be evaluated and given ample time to discuss the treatment paradigm. The goal remains to treat everyone who enters through the doors as family.




22-9796Dr. Jyothi Rao, MD, ABAAHP, FAARFM, has been practicing medicine for the past 16 years. She received her Doctorate of Medicine (MD) from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and completed her internship and residency at the prestigious New England Medical Center (Tufts) in Boston. In the past, she has practiced at North Shore Internal Medicine in Long Island, Potomac Physicians Maryland and most recently at Crossroads Medical Center in Ellicott City, Maryland. In this last position, Dr. Rao managed a panel of over 2000 patients..







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