About Calandra Center for Health & Wellness

Our Vision …

  • To nourish and support the health and wellbeing of our patients, students, teachers, and practitioners
  • To contribute to the health and vitality of our communities

Our approach …

  • We meet you where you are.
  • We view health and wellness as arising from interrelated, dynamic processes encompassing not just the individual but the communities within which the individual resides.
  • We bring an array of approaches for achieving wellness, balancing and harmonizing the multiple dimensions of each unique individual.
  • We seek to empower you to be proactive and informed about your own health and wellness.

Your Wellness Team:

CCHW Practitioners

These are the talented practitioners who are part of CCHW. Check out the broad range of skills they bring to your wellness journey!

Teri Calandra, Dipl.Acu, MSTOM, L.Ac., LMT, RMT Teri Calandra MSTOM, Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM)®, LAc, LMT, RMT Specialties: Access Consciousness, Acupuncture, Lebowitz Protocol, NAET, Reiki Teri is licensed by the state of Illinois in acupuncture (L.Ac.), and is board certified through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She holds a Masters of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture, and herbology. Continue reading →
Suzanne Fraker at Monet lilly pond in Giverny, France Suzanne Fraker BS, CCP, CMT, RM Specialties: Aura-Soma, Colorpuncture, Reiki Suzanne is CCHW's Resident Reiki Practitioner, offering full-hour Reiki sessions as well as the Reiki portion of the Acupuncture and Reiki Combination Session. Suzanne has practiced energy healing professionally for over 22 years, focusing primarily on Reiki, Esogetic Colorpuncture, and Aura-Soma. Reiki — Suzanne completed Master Level training in Reiki in 2001. She is currently… Continue reading →

Affiliated Practitioners and Organizations

CCHW is affiliated with the following independent practitioners and organizations who share our belief in the importance of community and collaboration for healing.

Herb & Tao is a Chinese Medical practice based in Chicago’s Hyde Herb & Tao is a Chinese Medical practice based in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood. Ja’Nelle Jefferson, L.Ac. of Herb & Tao has been seeing patients in CCHW’s South Loop location on Tuesdays and Thursdays.


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Alexia C. Croteau-Chonka of And So It Begins LLC is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine specializing in inclusive and patient-empowered care. Dr. Croteau-Chonka practices healthcare based in compassion, dignity, and respect—creating space in the treatment room for what matters to you.


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The Center for New Pathways is an integrative wellness center in Schaumburg, offering psychotherapy, coaching, acupuncture, chiropractic, energy work, and massage services.

Teri Calandra is an Affiliate of The Center for New Pathways.


Join the Team: CCHW welcomes like-minded practitioners looking to work in a supportive atmosphere.

We are always open to collaboration! Learn more about rental opportunities for classes or private sessions as well as current job opportunities. Visit our Join the Team page.


Two convenient locations, serving the Greater Chicago Area.

Calandra Center for Health & Wellness has two convenient locations, one in downtown Chicago, and the other in Schaumburg serving the Northwest suburbs. Find location-specific services and practitioners, hours, and transportation information on our Location pages below.

Chicago’s South Loop

Northwest Suburbs

First time with us?

Schedule a complimentary 15-minute phone consultation with us to review your health concerns and answer questions about what modality or combination of modalities might work best for you. Come to your first appointment feeling confident in your choice, and with as much understanding as possible about what to expect.

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