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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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The Skinny on Artificial Sweetners

Artificial sweeteners are the most common food additive used in the world. A new study in the September issue of Nature showed that artificial sweeteners such as aspartame, saccharin and sucralose cause changes to our gut bacteria to cause glucose intolerance.  The study looked at mice and saw that the changes in the microbiota (gut [...]

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Role of Sleep In Breast Cancer Prevention

Several cancers including breast cancer have a large component of inflammation associated with them. Disruption of the circadian rhythm has been shown to be an inflammatory and breast cancer risk in animal models. Restorative sleep for 6-8 hours has been shown to have anti-inflammatory benefits. In addition, a study in September’s issue of Epidemiology found [...]

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Breast Cancer Awareness

According to the American Cancer Society, breast self-awareness is an understanding and appreciation of how one’s breasts look and feel normally. Research has shown that over the past few decades, traditional monthly self-breast exams (BSE)   did identify more cancers. It also resulted in many more biopsies of benign lesions. In addition to BSE, leading research [...]

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Our Services

Upcoming Events:

  • November 24, 2014 9:00 amYogo Class
  • November 24, 2014 5:00 pmYoga Class
  • November 27, 2014 9:00 amYoga Class
  • November 27, 2014 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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