How It Works
Our goal is to make you feel as comfortable and cared for as possible. It is our promise to you.
How We Care For You
- Comprehensive Consult
- What tests are ordered and why
We know you are coming to us with great concern. You are in pain, may have been bounced around a bit from doctor to doctor and you want to feel better. We are glad you've come to see us and we will help you. From the minute you walk in our door until you leave us, our goal is to make you feel as comfortable and cared for as possible. It is our promise to you.
Upon Arrival you can expect
To be greeted with warmth and compassion by one of our liaisons who will guide you through every facet of your visit. The liaison will personally escort you back and introduce you to our treatment specialist. If you are accompanied by family members, they will be more than welcome to be with the patient through each step of the process.
Amenities While You Wait
Our waiting room has been intentionally designed to create a sense of calm. We are very focused on creating a stress-free experience while you visit with us.
Some of the tests that may apply to you during your first visit are:
Tests and Consultations
You can expect your first visit with Dr. Rao and our team to be more comprehensive than anything you have ever experienced. Our practice is not a revolving door, we won't just visit with you for 5 minutes, hand you a prescription and send you on your way. You can expect the initial visit to last approximately 60 minutes.
In that time, Dr. Rao will spend time with you, listen to your history, ask questions, hear your concerns. We put great emphasis on the listening and hearing part of the consult. It is vital in developing a strong doctor, patient relationship and is the only way we can help you get on the right path to healing.
After your consult, we will order your testing. Depending on your specific needs a number of tests will be administered. Testing is tailored to each individual.
We will personally follow-up with you after your visit, address any questions or concerns you may have and work closely with you to develop a personalized treatment plan for healing.
What does Shakthi Mean?
Shakthi (Shuk-thee) means Strength, Empowerment, and Agent of Change.
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Conditions We Treat
Our doctors may recommend various approaches to manage and mitigate your symptoms. Sometimes a combination of approaches will allow the individual to regain their functionality. Some of these approaches include:
- Nutritional Diet
- Light exercise
Getting to the root cause of your pain is what we do best. We evaluate, address and treat the physical causes, not just the symptoms of chronic pain and inflammation. Putting a focus on food sensitivities, diet and other potential triggers for pain, we are able to help patients get well and get to the next level in their wellness journey.
Depending on the type of diabetes you may be suffering from will dictate the best course of treatment for you. Some may require medication, while others may be treated with lifestyle changes. There is no cure for diabetes, but different treatment methods can allow individuals to live healthy, and functioning lives.
Individuals suffering from hair loss may choose to be treated in a variety of ways. When hair loss is diagnosed early, in many cases you will be able to prevent further damage and encourage regrowth.
With a diagnosis from a medical professional, individuals suffering from hair loss can incorporate the following treatments:
- Medical Treatment
- Steroid Injections
Depending on the specific imbalance you are suffering from, treatment may vary.
The most common medical approaches for treating hormonal imbalances are:
- Weight loss
- Thyroid medication
- Hormonal birth control (women)
- Hormone replacement therapy
There are several approaches one can take to treat inflammation:
- Anti-Inflammatory Diet
- Home remedies
There are several ways to begin treating your Leaky Gut. Some of these treatment approaches are:
- Diet Change
- Medication Usage
- Removing all the components that damage your intestinal wall
Common treatments include combinations of pharmacological approaches and home remedies. These include:
- Medications (NSAIDs, steroids, DMARDs)
- Physical therapy
- Healthy weight management
- Light exercise
- Massage therapy
- Cognitive therapy (to help you emotionally cope with your symptoms)
Typically, some type of anti fungal medication will be incorporated when treating Yeast Overgrowth. WE may prescribe a cream, capsule, powder, or even injection depending on the location of infection. Some home remedies you can incorporate to support treating Yeast Overgrowth are:
- Garlic: the use/consumption of garlic is helpful because it has anti fungal properties
- Coconut Oil: high in lauric acid which can fight candida
- Aloe vera: Can inhibit the growth of candida
- Probiotics: reduce yeast growth and protect against infections
Acupuncture, Biomat, Infrared Sauna, and IV Therapies are great ways to reduce symptoms of headaches and migraines.
Often times acid reflux is caused by your diet. At Shakthi, we work closely with you to help restore good nutrition and diet in your life. We won't just give you a list of things to do and send you on your way. Through careful testing and study, we'll identify the best nutrition plan for your individualized needs and desired outcome.
If you are experiencing stress, fatigue, weight gain, loss of sleep, lack of energy and focus, you may being putting unnecessary stress on your heart.
We offer personalized, comprehensive consultations focusing on preventative cardiology care and nutrient deficiencies to develop a plan to correct a body out of balance.
Treatments We Offer
IV Therapy allows patients an alternative way to treat symptoms of various health conditions like chronic pain, adrenal fatigue, asthma, immune disorders, and fibromyalgia. The IV Therapy treatment can also be used as an alternative approach to boosting your immunity and your cellular health.
We offer patients scientifically backed health assessments to better understand the root causes of their health conditions. We evaluate any disruptions to your health and body to develop effective wellness plans to optimize your vitality. The diagnostic testing we offer fosters improved wellness and vitality for our patients.
These injections can be used as a supplemental way to encourage total body wellness. Vitamin B12 can be used as an integrative therapeutic tool to help a wide variety of conditions.
The injection encourages the body to make red blood cells, improving oxygen circulation throughout the body. Vitamin B12 encourages your body to use carbohydrates and fat for the creation of energy and additional protein the body needs.
The treatment consists of fine needles being inserted into the skin, at varying depths. The placement of the needles, or acupoints, stimulate specific regions to produce specific physical responses. The thought is that physical stimulation will promote self-healing and bodily wellness.
Once placed into the skin, the patient may feel a dull ache at the base of the needle. But acupuncture should never be painful. The dull ache will gently subside, leaving the individual in a relaxed state. In some practices, the steel needle may even be heated or stimulated as part of the treatment approach.
An infrared sauna uses far-infrared light to create heat. Far-infrared light is the wavelength that most closely resembles the infrared heat given off by the human body. Because of the similarity, far-infrared light can enhance and strengthen our energy.
Amethyst biomats utilize their mineral component and heat to enhance the body’s vitality through far infrared rays and negative ions. Amethyst biomats can be used as treatments for chronic pain, injury, and overall wellness.
Lymphatic enhancement therapy (LET) utilizes electronic instruments to improve circulation and restore lymphatic flow and function. The therapeutic tools use the vibration of light and sound to promote healthy lymphatic tissue and immunity.
Some foods can negatively affect the body. The elimination diet helps to identify these foods on an individual basis.
We teach our patients what good nutrition is and how it can affect their lives for the better. We have a nutritionist on staff to help teach our patients how to prepare food with maximum health benefits. We offer a variety of health, wellness and nutrition classes on-site
We teach our patients what good nutrition is and how it can affect their lives for the better. A Fast Mimicking Diet helps to achieve weight and nutrition goals.
At Shakthi Health our integrative medicine approach focuses on the whole person, is informed by evidence, and makes use of all forms of therapies to help you reach optimal health and healing. In this podcast, we will be covering topics in health, wellness, and fitness. Our goal is to help you feel good and live a healthier lifestyle.
Get information on upcoming events and see our past events! Dr. Jyothi Rao is a regular guest on podcasts, meet-ups, Facebook lives, and webinars with other healthcare professionals. These discussions cover a variety of interesting topics like diet, disease prevention, mental health, integrative medicine, and more!