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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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A new study in the this month’s online source of  the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology showed that in patients who have renal disease, a high acid diet increases the risk of kidney failure  three times more than those who ate a low acid diet. The examiners followed 1486 adults with known chronic […]

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STRESS and the Cardiovascular System

A new study, which was published in Circulation on Feb 9th,, found that in young and middle aged patients higher stress levels at baseline were associated with a worse health outcome in both men and women. Women were found to do worse one month after an Anterior Myocardial Infarction than men. The study concluded that […]

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Early Menopause Linked to Environmental Toxins

Menopause symptoms including hot flashes, insomnia, mood changes and weight gain can hit most women in their early 40s. Earlier generations appear to have gone through the transition easier.  This new study validates some of our concerns regarding our environment and lifestyle’s role in impacting our hormones. This study published in PLOS One in January […]

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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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