Woman of the year, Dr. Angelia Reddy, Leading Others to Wellness |

April 30, 2024 | by magnews24.com

A Call to Healing

In the realm of chiropractic and holistic wellness, Angelia Reddy, D.C., stands as a testament of healing and transformation. 

Through her profound personal experiences and unwavering dedication, she has crafted Cell-U-Light Therapy Center in Ocala into a sanctuary of healing where individuals embark on transformative journeys of mind, body and spirit.

The Genesis of Healing

Dr. Reddy’s journey into the world of chiropractic wellness was sparked by a childhood encounter with a well -known and respected chiropractor in the town of Williston, Florida, where she grew up. 

That chiropractor’s approach and knowledge made a long-lasting impression on her.

“First and foremost, chiropractic is my passion. It’s my purpose. It’s my love. I knew I wanted to be a chiropractor from the time I was 13 years old,” Dr. Reddy says.

The dream started in her backyard, of all places. 

“I was just jumping on the trampoline like most children do, doing flips and everything, when something went wrong,” Dr. Reddy recalls. “When I hopped off and started walking, there was a lot of pain and it hurt to breathe.” 

Dr. Reddy says her mom took her to the town chiropractor. And the rest is history. 

“He put me up on the table and adjusted me. That was my very first adjustment and when I got off the table, I was like, ‘Wow, the pain is gone. I can breathe,’” she recalls. “I always knew I wanted to be a doctor of some sort and help people. After all, my mom was the administrator of a hospital, so we were there all the time, but it was at that moment I decided a chiropractor is the kind of doctor I wanted to be.” 

From that point on, she used her allowance and any money she made to get adjusted. She’d listen intently and ask questions every time she went for an appointment. Her chiropractor’s belief that the body’s innate ability to heal itself became hers as well. In fact, it ignited her lifelong passion for chiropractic care.

During her adolescent years, Dr. Reddy confronted her own battle with anorexia nervosa, a harrowing journey that would shape her understanding of health and wellness from a whole other perspective.

Dr. Reddy says many years of struggle trying to change her relationship with food ensued, but her desire to become a chiropractor helped.

“I knew I had to do what I had to do to get to where I wanted to get. My drive to become a chiropractor was a huge part of my recovery,” Dr. Reddy explains. “And fortunately, because chiropractic is a form of health care that is all-natural, I was able to bring myself back to health without a lot of medications.”

She was also able to gain insight into the delicate interplay between mental, emotional and physical well-being, which plays a big role in her practice today.

A Vision of Healing

Dr. Reddy graduated with a degree in chiropractic medicine from Parker University in Dallas. In 2004, she and her husband and two young children moved to Ocala, where she started her own practice. 

When she became pregnant with her third child, Dr. Reddy slowed down. She continued treating a small number of patients exclusively at her home, which enabled her to be a mom while still helping others. The setup worked well until about eight years ago when Dr. Reddy developed unexplainable and virtually untreatable pelvic floor pain that slowed her down considerably.

“There was no relief. The pain was relentless and no matter what I tried, it was hopeless,” she says. “I started with chiropractic care, massage, acupuncture, supplemental therapy, mental therapy — everything natural — and nothing was touching it.

“I couldn’t think, and I would cry myself to sleep every night. It was basically taking my life away.”

Dr. Reddy says the cycle went on for four months. In desperation, she turned to pain and anxiety medicines, but to no avail. 

“I went the medical route, tried testing and exploration and still could not figure out where the pain was coming from, why it was there or the root cause of it,” she says.

In researching symptoms, Dr. Reddy came across a condition called Pudendal Neuralgia, which sounded a lot like what she was experiencing. She read that Class IV Lasers had success in treating the ailment. 

And her chiropractor just happened to have a Class IV laser. Unfortunately, the practitioner wasn’t trained in using it to treat pelvic floor conditions. So Dr. Reddy contacted the laser company.

Dr. Reddy was blessed to meet a medical rep who treated and trained her on how to treat her condition and then offered his laser to her for a couple of weeks. In a matter of days, she found some relief for the first time. 

“After about the third day, I had a break in the pain and thought, ‘This is promising,’” she recalls.

Dr. Reddy then purchased her first laser and committed to extensive training and education.  The course of her entire practice changed once she discovered all the possibilities of laser therapy and added the state-of-the-art technology to her practice.  

She says it helps patients with neck, back and other musculoskeletal pain, as well as those with skin conditions and other female issues like an irritable or overactive bladder, vaginal pain and dryness and more. 

“I wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for that laser and the sales rep that was determined to help me through my healing process knowing how powerful Class IV therapy is. So although I continue to offer chiropractic care, the lasers became a huge part of my practice,” Dr. Reddy says. 

She also discovered that shockwave treatments — along with lasers — treat pain and inflammation. Shockwave treatments also help eliminate cellulite and fat pockets, her nemesis despite long hours at the gym and countless other ineffective cellulite treatments over the years that left her disappointed and defeated.

Driven by her journey and support from family along the way, Dr. Reddy envisioned Cell-U-Light Therapy Center as a haven for holistic healing. She saw it as a sanctuary where patients could embark on transformative journeys towards radiant wellness: “Where wellness begins with Light.”

In 2021, she began offering full body treatments for her patients with her new TheraLight Full Body Red Light Bed.

“There are seemingly endless health benefits with this particular full body red light bed and what these treatments can do,” she says. “The body has an incredible ability to heal and repair itself; given it has interferences removed and proper energy restored. In addition to chiropractic care, the full body bed treatments have enabled me to help people in ways that, before now, were nearly impossible.”

The 10-15 minute full-body photobiomodulation treatments reduce cellular oxidative stress while increasing circulation and metabolic activity of multiple healing pathways. The red and near-infrared wavelengths of light in the TheraLight bed also promote ATP production, which boost energy transport within the cells, which leads to increased cell proliferation.

This boost in the body’s natural healing cycle helps reduce inflammation, promotes healing of damaged tissue and provides the body with things necessary to restore, renew, regenerate and repair.

Dr. Reddy says her mission at Cell-U-Light Therapy Center is to offer a path to wellness by addressing the multifaceted aspects of healing.

“We’ve created a nurturing environment where individuals feel empowered to reclaim their health and vitality,” she says.

Empowering Wellness

Red-light laser treatments are central to Dr. Reddy’s practice. So is her commitment to supporting individuals on weight loss journeys by incorporating modalities that help heal the body, mind and spirit as a whole. 

“Weight management encompasses physical, nutritional, emotional and behavioral components,” she explains. 

Dr. Reddy empowers clients to cultivate a healthier relationship with food and their bodies through personalized wellness plans, functional nutrition and compassionate guidance.

“Our goal is to foster sustainable lifestyle changes that promote long-term health and well-being,” she adds.

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Beyond the confines of her clinic, Dr. Reddy is actively involved in community outreach initiatives, including her work with His House for Her, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting women recovering from trauma-based addictions. 

“Being able to contribute to their healing journey is profoundly rewarding,” she shares. “It’s a testament to the transformative power of holistic therapies in restoring lives.”

As Cell-U-Light Therapy Center prepares to expand into a new facility, Dr. Reddy is poised to embark on a new chapter of growth and impact. 

Her vision is to create a holistic wellness oasis where individuals can find solace, support and inspiration through innovative therapies, educational workshops and/or community outreach programs.

“Our goal is to empower people to take charge of their health, feel whole and happy and comfortable in their own skin,” Dr. Reddy says.

She says the most fulfilling aspect of her work is witnessing the profound transformations in her clients. 

“I am continually humbled by the resilience and courage of those who trust me with their care,” she says. 

For more information, call 352.433.3736 or visit www.cellulighttc.com.

TESTIMONIALS

Using the Infrared bed has been a lifesaving experience for me. I would recommend it 100%. I was walker dependent due to osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and inflammation. Under Dr. Reddy’s guidance and treatment, I am able to walk on my own and have regained the ability to do many things for myself that I was not able to do. The professionalism and caring of Dr. Reddy and her staff have much improved my quality of life. I would recommend her services 100%.

—Heidi Neal, Ocala

I and my family have been consistently seeing Dr. Reddy for 15 years and she is the best! It’s one thing to find a professional who knows their stuff but it’s next level when they genuinely care about you and it shows in their treatment. Dr. Reddy is the best of both. Highly recommend.

—Adam Rosensweig, Ocala

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