Holistic Medicine Doctors Maryland

Holistic medicine is a treatment approach that focuses on the interdependent aspects of a person. Our doctors takes a patient’s entire life situation under consideration and implement comprehensive treatment plans the promote whole body health.

Holistic Medicine

When the entire individual is considered, such as their physical, emotional, and spiritual person, and immediate link can be established. It becomes obvious that several aspects of your life and health influence and affect each other. For example, if you consume a large quantity of high acidic food, you shouldn’t be surprised when you begin feeling heartburn symptoms. 

Holistic medicine considers and treats the body as a whole and not just symptoms. Medication to treat one condition may have a negative impact on other areas of your body and health. Belief in holistic medicine relies on the concept that wellbeing is dictated by the different factors in your life. Holistic medicine is a treatment approach that focuses on the interdependent aspects of a person. This focused approach achieves optimal health because the individual gains balance with holistic medicine. 

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We value the importance of the relationship between the doctor and patient. That is why Dr. Jyothi Rao has taken the time to answer some of the most commonly asked questions at Shakthi Health & Wellness. View our FAQ page here.

Holistic Medicine Doctors

Holistic Medicine Doctors who focus on holistic approaches for patients, first focus on prevention and then treatment. A holistic medicine doctor considers a patient’s spirit, body, and mind to improve their total health and wellness. The doctor takes a patient’s entire life situation under consideration when following a holistic approach for treatment. Holistic medicine doctors integrate conventional medical training with holistic approaches for comprehensive medical care.  

When your entire wellbeing is being considered and treated, the body’s inherent healing functions will establish a harmonious balance. Total wellness relies on the interwoven relationship between your emotional, social, and physical states. These states of being influence the quality of your life and can impact your vitality. To enhance your wellbeing, these aspects of your life should be managed and cared for together.  

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Holistic Approach To Health 

The practice of holistic medicine is to treat all aspects of the individual but to also define the underlying causes for your symptoms. By identifying the “root cause” of your condition, your doctor will be able to better navigate a treatment course that will minimize the existing symptoms and prevent future reoccurrence of your condition.  

Holistic medicine provides a variety of treatment approaches that can be combined with traditional methods as well. An individual maintains their health and wellness by making positive lifestyle changes and choice.  

Some holistic therapies are: 

When contemplating managing your health care needs with a holistic approach, there are a few things to keep in mind. All physicians with a medical degree are able to practice holistic medicine. But not all providers who participate in holistic medicine practices are doctors. Patients should be weary of this difference and anything claiming to provide an immediate cure. 

Holistic Medicine Treatments 

Shakthi Health and Wellness Center offers several safe holistic medicine therapies for patients. “Tools” that Dr. Rao believes could provide benefits to incorporate within integrative medicine approach, she offers, Reiki Therapy, Acupuncture, and Amethyst Bio-Mat treatments.  

Other Approaches: 

Dr. Jyothi Rao offers other approaches to wellness for enhanced vitality for her patients. Patients will have access to nutrition recommendations and advice when training for physical activity. She can evaluate your eating habits and determine ideal ways to incorporate plant based food to improve gut health. Shakthi Health and Wellness Center also offer diagnostic testing to evaluate inflammation levels, hormone balances, and recommendations to reduce stress.  

Shakthi Health and Wellness Center also offers access to infrared sauna therapy. An infrared sauna uses infrared lamps that use electromagnetic radiation as opposed to traditional heating elements. This type of sauna penetrates more deeply than warm air, with better intensity at a lower temperature. Our infrared sauna improves sleeps, promotes better circulation, and enhanced recovery for sore muscles. 

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Get Started

If you are interested in learning how a holistic medicine doctors in Maryland can help you, or would like more information about integrative medicine to enhancing your health, CALL Shakthi Health and Wellness Center today! You can speak to one of our dedicated integrative medicine staff members who will set up your consultation with Dr. Jyothi Rao. Dr. Rao is a deeply experienced specialist who will effectively evaluate your symptoms and optimize your body’s vitality. Call (301) 703-5067 and speak to our direct primary care staff to schedule your appointment today! 

About Us

We believe in practicing medicine that focuses on whole body health. As holistic medicine doctors we focus our on root cause of your condition with comprehensive treatments that actually heal the body rather than just masking the symptoms of your illness. 

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Patient Testimonials

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I started by seeing Dr. Sudhir Rao for my Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) Syndrome. I had an accident in July 2010 that caused nerve damage in my ankle. After treatments and surgery, it spread up the entire left side of my body. The only way to describe how you feel is by saying you’re a human pinball machine ? you just never know where the pain is going to be that minute. I had asked about acupuncture because someone had told me that it worked for them. I was at the point of trying anything to lessen the pain because it was getting worse every day.

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I am actually a relatively healthy 50-year-old woman. I try to eat well and exercise, but I (like many) felt the creep of age in the form a subtle pounds and decreasing energy. Dr. Rao helped point me in the direction of the correct detox program for me (Core Restore!) as well as the supplements I needed to boost my metabolism and increase my energy! I still need to eat what works for me and avoid the things that don't, and I still have to exercise every day, but my clothes fit better and I have more energy!!

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I came to see Dr. Rao with symptoms of chronic fatigue, abdominal pains, depression, and weight gain. I had seen a couple other doctors and they had found that I had very high inflammation levels and over 15 food allergies/sensitivities. They wanted me to just take prescription drugs, but I wanted more than a quick fix. I wanted my health and my life back! When I scheduled the appointment, I was surprised how by helpful Kelly was on the phone. I didn’t know the details of my insurance coverage and Kelly offered to call my insurance for me. I’ve never had anyone at a doctor’s office do that before.

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After visiting the Shakthi website and reading other patient testimonials, I was curious about the wide variety of treatments that were available. I have a very slow metabolism, was fatigued, had insomnia, back pain, and just didn’t feel as well as I wanted to in general. I had more allergic reactions and respiratory issues in the preceding months before coming to see Dr. Jyothi Rao. I had completed three courses of prednisone while under the treatment of my traditional doctor and was fed up with that cycle and was looking for another path.

- Debbie Helman

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I was given the gift of Dr. Rao's primary care for Christmas in 2016. I didn?t take advantage of it until March of 2017. My mindset at the time was negative. I had heard about changing eating habits and I felt that I liked the foods I was eating and I was nearly 70, so why change now? After meeting with Dr. Rao and hearing her suggestions, I said I would take it one small step at a time and see what happens.

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I was in the worst shape of my life with depression and anxiety. I had given up.

Shakthi provided me with a manageable plan that included supplements, diet, and an exercise program that has transformed my body and given me a new outlook on life. Perhaps the most surprising outcome was learning how to be healthy and have a good relationship with my body. I am now more productive, energetic, and focused. The fog that had been clouding my thoughts has lifted.

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What To Expect

Holistic Medicine Providers

Meet Our Doctors

Our team is composed of skilled medical professionals who are highly knowledgeable in the practice of holistic integrative therapies. We believe patients shouldn’t have to settle for “quick fixes” for their health.  

Our Direct Primary Care model provides patients with in depth consults with each appointment without the restrictions of time limits and jumping through insurance hoops. Our holistic medicine doctors in Maryland, Dr. Jyothi Rao and Dr. Sudhir Rao, have the same medical training, licensing, and certifications any other physician would have working in other healthcare models 

Jyothi Rao


Dr. Jyothi Rao is the founder of Shakthi Health and Wellness Center. She has over 20 years of experience with integrative, holistic, alternative, and complementary approaches to medicine. Dr. Rao believes knowledge is empowerment and focusses her practice on whole body wellness, and disease prevention

Sudhir Rao


Dr. Sudhir Rao is a board certified doctor over 20 years of experience with traditional medicine and alternative medicines for chronic pain.  he developed a strong interest in Functional and Integrative Medicine to treat chronic illness after a personal experience with limitations in traditional medicine.

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2702 Back Acre Circle, Mt. Airy, MD 21771


6816 Deerpath Rd Elkridge, MD 21075



(301) 703-5067




(301) 703-8880