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Holistic approach to low back pain.

Guide with tips on relieving tension in lower back through acupressure, Qigong exercises, and lifestyle changes.

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Why Holistic Health?

Any kind of chronic pain severely affects our body, mind and spirit. Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine and Chiropractic have all been proven modalities to help relieve both acute and chronic pain. There is more and more research supporting how acupuncture’s direct affect on the brain. In a 2013 study shows how acupuncture can help release molecules that stimulate your body’s self-healing processes.  

Acupressure

Application of manual pressure of specific points on the body, similar to acupuncture without the needles.

Qigong

Ancient Chinese exercise and healing technique that involves meditation, controlled breathing and movement exercises

Herbal Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine utilizing herbal medicine to treat pain symptoms and conditions.

What patients say

Dr. Khanita. Wow. She is clearly passionate about Chinese medicine and healing arts. In my experience, she connects extraordinarily well with people, not intimidating in the slightest, yet her presence commands respect. Her ability to connect informs her of existing patterns in people, in our bodies; the areas of stuck and overuse that have accumulated imbalance. She works dynamically, drawing on many techniques and responding in real-time to the cues of the body (rather than habitually, with rote responses). I find her work in healing and restoring balance to be exceptional and highly recommend her.
Megan Swanson
Patient
There are way too many wonderful things to say about Dr. Khanita. She has helped me with chronic pain, minor aches, tweaks, and sports injuries for myself and my kids. If you are looking for an incredibly knowledgeable doctor who genuinely cares about helping improve your health and wellness and manage your pain, no need to look anywhere else! - Thank you Dr. Khanita
Leanne O'Connell
Patient

Proper pain management can bring

freedom & choice

Less worrying about the next spasm, more focusing on what excites you and your family.

More energy

We know how much energy pain can take away from you. Let's revitalize you.

More Dreaming

Dream about your next destination in life, whether it's family hiking trip or traveling to a new place.

Rest peacefully

Feeling fully rested requires us to feel whole physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

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About Dr. Khanita

Dr. Khanita Suvarnasuddhi is a Licensed Acupuncturist and Doctor of Chiropractic in the State of Maryland. She is the founder of Araya Holistic Pain Management, an integrative wellness center within the community of Clarksburg, MD since 2017. She is a certified Diplomate of Oriental Medicine through NCCAOM (National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine). Dr. Khanita is currently studying with Sharon Weizenbaum in the Graduate Mentorship Program at White Pine Institute to further her knowledge in Chinese medicine. She regularly attends continuing education seminars on Gong Fu Sports Medicine with Tom Bisio.

Dr. Khanita is an avid martial artist (traditional boxing, and kung fu) and can be found practicing outside in her spare time or at the gym. She enjoys challenging herself in different movement patterns that includes playing tennis and synergy movement with her trainer. Other than that, she lives with her husband and their wonderful animals, Teddy, Naga, Ninja and Ginger.

Meaning of Araya – the name comes from her mother’s maiden name “Arayavilaiphong.” The word “araya” can be translated as “noble”, and is used to designate a spiritual warrior or hero. It is someone who is worthy, respectable and honorable. Araya is named after her mother who exemplified these qualities as a respectable, honest and compassionate person which will be emulated through this practice.

Degrees:
Master’s of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine – Fingerlakes School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (Aug 2017)
Doctor of Chiropractic – New York Chiropractic College (Dec 2016)
Bachelor’s of Science – Biological Sciences, George Washington University (May 2013)