Our Staff

Allison Walker, ND, L.Ac-Associate Acupuncturist

Dr. Allison Walker started her healthcare career with an undergraduate degree from Indiana University.  She worked for 10 years in the radiology department of multiple hospitals, including Rush University Medical Center and Community Hospital. She found a passion for working with patients and decided to further her career. Allison holds a Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine and a Masters of Science in Acupuncture from National University of Health Sciences.  She is focused on treating your whole body by addressing underlying causes of disease, not just symptoms.  Allison prides herself on working closely with patients to provide individualized treatment plans, with an emphasis on natural therapies designed to help your body heal.

Ann Degrassi-Kalkis, L.Ac, Dipl OM-Associate Acupuncturist

Ann Degrassi-Kalkis, L Ac, Dipl OM, is a NCCAOM board certified Diplomate of Oriental Medicine (includes Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology) who has practiced in the Lincoln-Way area for 16 years.

Ann has always had an interest in natural healing and medicine, so after 20 years on the Chicago Board Options Exchange, she left to pursue her lifelong dream.  Ann received her Masters degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, Chicago.  She has additional training in aromatherapy and psycho-emotional disorders; and has a B.S. in Biology.  Ann was an instructor at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and has also taught at various local events in her community. She loves her family, gardening and enjoying the beautiful world surrounding her.

Ann believes that everyone has within them the power to heal and feels strongly that education is as important as treatment to empower the individual while providing the tools to achieve optimum balance.

Mary McGrath *BCTMB *LMT *HHP *RMT

Mary is renowned for her compassionate and healing touch. She has completed ADV3, which is the highest level of CST currently offered by the Upledger Institute. She is also a Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner, Health and Fitness Coach with a nutritional focus as well as a Licensed Massage Therapist with Board Certification through NCTMB.

Qualifications: *BCTMB *LMT *HHP *RMT

License Number: State of Illinois Massage Lic 227.003218

Years of Teaching Experience: 23 Years:

List of Associations: One World Reiki, ABMP, NTCMB. AADP

Services Offered:

*CranioSacral Therapy, *Therapeutic Massage, *Hot-Stone Massage, *Reiki, *Reflexology, *Acupressure, *Healy Energy Sessions, *Nutritional Guidance

To schedule with Mary call or email:

Telephone: (708) 323 7880

Email: marysprogram@gmail.com

Tess Hupfer- Reiki Practitioner/Receptionist

I enjoy writing, nature, coffee, and spending time with loved ones. I believe self-healing, gratitude, and helping others are the root to a well-balanced lifestyle. I have experience with energy healing and practice reiki. I am drawn to the holistic approach of natural medicine because it focuses on all parts of a person, and aims to treat the root cause as well as symptoms. I enjoy meeting new people and learning new things. I seek to remain open and willing, and to live life one day at a time.

I graduated with a Bachelors in English from Governors State University, and have completed Level I, II, and Master Level Reiki courses.

Tess was introduced to Reiki as a teenager by her now spiritual instructor and Reiki Master, Mary. Tess is a certified Reiki Master, and believes self-healing, gratitude, and helping others are the root to a well-balanced lifestyle. Tess is drawn to the holistic approach of healing because it focuses on all parts of a person, and aims to treat the root cause as well as symptoms. She enjoys meeting new people, learning new things, and seeks to remain open and willing, living life one day at a time.

Tess offers Reiki services at LK Acupuncture!

Teresa Garzelloni- Office Manager/Receptionist

Teresa has been with LK Acupuncture from the beginning. She helps manage day to day clinic duties and help staff with any concerns. Patients look forward to seeing her and love her kind energy. She also has taken on the job of nanny for Liz’s baby Levi! We are so blessed to have her!