Our Staff

Michaela Lacko, MSOM, Licensed Acupuncturist

Hello! I’m Michaela, LK Acupuncture’s associate acupuncturist, and I am so happy to be here.

I graduated with my bachelor’s degree from DePaul University in 2012 and have since made a career shift to natural medicine after my interest in science and skincare encouraged me to take the risk. This led me to Midwest College of Oriental Medicine where I graduated with my Master of Science in Oriental Medicine and a second bachelor’s degree in Nutrition. Liz and I both graduated from the same school making it a lot of fun to collaborate on treatment protocols.

The greatest experience of my career was at John H. Stroger Hospital, in Chicago. I worked in the pain clinic treating patients for a variety of pathologies ranging from fibromyalgia to nerve damage. It was fascinating to observe the correlation between physical pain and emotional trauma, and how holistic care can address both simultaneously. The most impactful lesson I learned at Stroger is that patient education, and human dignity, are as important to healing as the diagnosis and treatment protocol.

Currently, I am working towards my specialization in Chinese dermatology and cosmetic acupuncture. This fall I will attend the Mazin Al-Kafaji Dermatology Seminar, which will expand my understanding of treating skin conditions with both acupuncture and Chinese herbs. I am most excited to develop my own facial protocol and assist patients in reaching their skincare goals! When I am not in clinic, I enjoy hiking (in true millennial fashion) with my dog Jasper, and gardening. I grow cucumbers from the seeds that my family brought when they immigrated here from Italy. This inspires me, in the kitchen, to challenge myself to make whole food plant-based versions of family recipes. I have surprising success with desserts that I decorate with fresh flowers.

I look forward to working with you and achieving balanced health!

Michaela Lacko, MSOM, Licensed Acupuncturist

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

Mary McGrath *BCTMB *LMT *HHP *RMT

Tess Hupfer- 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 Hupfer- Receptionist

Sharon Faltz- Receptionist

Hi my name is Sharon Faltz. I grew up in New Lenox and my husband and I reside in Homer Glen.

I enjoy walking, yoga and I love spending time with my 2 precious granddaughters on Fridays.

I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease that was attacking my joints in October 2018 and I had been suffering for almost 2 years prior to that. I chose not to start any prescribed medications and sought other alternatives with supplements. In September 2020 I started seeing Liz for acupuncture treatments. All the pain and inflammation that was in my joints has completely stopped and I am no longer seeing a rheumatologist. This has been a huge blessing as I haven’t felt this good in 4 years.

I’m excited to be a part of Liz’s staff and wish you well on your health journey.

Sharon Faltz- Receptionist