Featured Blog: Your Immune System & TCM

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Calandra Center for Health & Wellness
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September brings the Fall Equinox, marking the shift to fewer daylight hours in the day. This year the Equinox is September 22. It is a time when the changing of seasons is often felt most intensely as shifting of energies.

We feel the shifts as kids go back to school, where they meet all the germs and bring them home for show and tell. We feel the shifts from long lazy summer days outdoors or away on vacations as we head back-to-work and spend more time indoors as winter approaches.

This month's featured article is about how we can keep our immune systems stronger and more able to fight off any cold or flu bugs that might come our way.

As a reminder, if you are sick, starting to feel sick, or if a family member that you live with has a confirmed case of COVID or flu we ask that you please reschedule your appointment. 

This may be a rough cold and flu season. Keep calm, wash your hands, and keep your immune system as healthy as possible. 

Best Wishes & Good Health,

October 22-23:  Reiki Level 1

December 17: Reiki Play Day

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Weather Policy

Your safety is important to us. Keep an eye on the weather. If there is a weather advisory the day of your appointment, please consider your safety as well as travel times. Try to let us know 24 hours prior.

We do understand that weather in Chicagoland can change quickly. If this happens and you need to cancel, you will not incur the 24 hour late cancellation fee.
Illness Reminder

If you are sick or starting to feel sick, please reschedule your appointment. Late cancellation fees will not be incurred for such cancellations. If you are exposed to or test positive for COVID-19, let us know; we'll proceed according to guidelines in effect at that time.

There are a number of low immune patients in our practice. We strive to minimize exposure for all, and thank you for your consideration.

If you get COVID-19…


We recommend two things

First, be prepared. It is important to have something on hand to help decrease the viral load as quickly as possible and help prevent more severe symptoms. Contact us if you are interested in discussing a "just in case" formula to keep in your medicine cabinet.

Second, at the first sign of symptoms, follow the advice in these two blog posts:


NAET Immune Boosting Protocol


Benefits of Saline Solution for Nasal Congestion and Sore Throat 

Please note the following dates and plan accordingly

Teri Out:

Friday-Monday, September 30-October 3

Friday, Oct 28

Please ask us about other available days when scheduling;
we will make alternate hours available when Teri is out of the office.

Schaumburg Hours

              MONDAY ----------------- CLOSED
              TUESDAY ---------------- 11:00 am to 3:30 pm
              WEDNESDAY ----------- 1:00 to 6:00 pm
              THURSDAY -------------- 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
              FRIDAY -------------------- 1:00 to 6:00 pm
              SATURDAY --------------- One per month, limited hours

Please note, last appointment ENDS at the ending time shown
Monthly Saturday Hours in Schaumburg

Please note, last appointment ENDS at the ending time shown.
Hours may vary from month to month.
Saturday hours not available for scheduling through the online booking system.
Our 24-hour cancellation policy will be strictly enforced.
We will also maintain a short waiting list for these monthly Saturday office hours.

September 10:  8:30 - 11:00 a.m.

October 15:  8:30 - 11:00 a.m.

November 5:  8:30 - 11:00 a.m.

December 17:  11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
(right after Reiki Play Day!)


Featured Article

Your Immune System
Traditional Chinese Medicine

Why do some people get sick at a drop of a hat, and others go years without a sniffle? It all comes down to immunity. People with a stronger immune system tend to be sick less often. How do you get a strong immune system? Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture are one of the many ways to keep your immune system strong. CONTINUE READING...

Now you can get all your supplements through our online dispensaries

CCHW is now working with two online supplement dispensaries to give you access to high quality, easily absorbable nutritional supplements, delivered to your door.

These dispensaries require a practitioner’s recommendation, so please reach out to us for more information. We’re always happy to assist you in finding the best supplements for you, based on our understanding of your health needs and preferences.

Contact us at to learn more.

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Teri is licensed by the state of Illinois in acupuncture (L.Ac.), and is board certified through the NCCAOM. She holds a Masters of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture, and herbology. She is a licensed massage therapist, certified through the NCBTMB, and a Reiki Teacher.