Health Management

Integrative medicine treatments increase energy.

An unbeaten middleweight champion, an undefeated welterweight champion and a 2012 Olympian from Brazil are part of the stable of professional fighters Jody Caliguire manages through his Tampa-based promotions company, Fire Fist Boxing.

Holistic Medical Care Clinic’s IV vitamin therapy treatments have Jody Caliguire feeling alive and well.

Jody Caliguire

“I have boxers from all over the world, including one from right here in Tampa,” Jody says. “We recently had a couple of events out in Las Vegas where my boxers were main-event boxers. We’re all working hard to get these guys moved up the ladder.”

Jody is no stranger to hard work. He considers his management gig a “nighttime job” because he spends his days running the site development company he owns. An ex-boxer, he also works out regularly.

That latter activity was once a challenge for him, in part because of a bout with fatigue that he fought for a period of time. Seeking more of a holistic solution for the issue, Jody recently began visiting the Holistic Medical Care Clinic for help.

Positive Impact

The objective of the Holistic Medical Care Clinic’s founders, Nataliya Sia, ARNP, and Sunny Sia, PMHNP-BC, is to treat patients with a blend of conventional/Western medicine and complementary natural therapies. This treatment philosophy is also called integrative medicine.

“We avoid prescribing medications as much as possible and look to heal patients a more natural way,” Nataliya says. “We specialize in treatments such as intravenous (IV) vitamin therapy, ultraviolet blood irradiation (UBI) intravenous therapy and hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT).”

Intravenous vitamin therapy uses a mixture of vitamins and minerals that are delivered directly into the bloodstream to fight fatigue as well as a variety of potential vitamin deficiencies.

Ultraviolet blood irradiation is a procedure where blood is exposed to ultraviolet light. The light exposure helps regulate the body’s immune system, which helps it fight off infection and manage autoimmune conditions such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy oxygenates the body, calms the central nervous system and increases energy. It is often used as a complement to other therapies, as the oxygenation helps expedite healing and recovery through cell regeneration.

Nataliya’s care of Jody began with a test that determined he was deficient in a number of vitamins. To correct the issue, Jody was given the first of a series of intravenous vitamin therapy treatments.

“We started doing Vitamin C and ended up with general nutritional IVs for Jody,” Nataliya says. “We now see him every several months to monitor his vitamins and adjust the IVs for him when necessary. He now walks three miles a day, does weight training and cardio exercises, and he’s very happy.”

“The Holistic Medical Care Clinic is the right fit for me, and I really enjoy going there,” Jody says. “I get a lot of interaction regarding general health and a lot of routine testing that allows me to be at my best. I highly recommend it.”

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