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 M.S.T.O.M., Dipl.Acu., L.Ac., L.M.T., R.M.T. Specialties: Access Consciousness, Acupuncture, 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 →
Ja'Nelle Jefferson, LAc Ja’Nelle Jefferson B.A., M.S.T.O.M.,L.Ac. Specialties: Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine Ja’Nelle is CCHW's Resident Herbal Specialist and Covering Acupuncturist. In these roles, Ja'Nelle offers herbal medicine services to CCHW clients by referral, and is on hand to provide acupuncture services to CCHW clients when Teri Calandra is away from the office. She is a board-certified herbalist, licensed acupuncturist and NCCAOM diplomate, with a Master’s of… Continue reading →
Suzanne Fraker at Monet lilly pond in Giverny, France Suzanne Fraker B.S., C.C.P., C.M.T., R.M. 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 →
Jennifer Sprowl Strength & Flexibility Technician Specialties: Strength and Flexibility Training A specialist in dancer conditioning, injury prevention, and pre/post rehabilitation, Sprowl is a graduate of the Ohashi Institute of Shiatsu and certified as an Active-Isolated Stretch/Strength practitioner based on the work of Aaron Mattes. Continue reading →

Affiliated Practitioners

These are independent practitioners who rent space from CCHW, and who share our views on the importance of community and collaboration for healing. Please contact these practitioners directly to schedule appointments with them.

Herb & Tao Acupuncture & Wellness

Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine

Ja’Nelle Jefferson of Herb & Tao is at CCHW’s South Loop location on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Contact her directly to schedule an appointment.

Ja’Nelle is also CCHW’s Resident Herbal Specialist, providing herbal medicine consultations to CCHW’s clients by referral.


Join the Team!

We are always open to collaboration!


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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