meet the team

Allergies, Aches & Pains Chiropractic & Acupuncture Center, Ltd, opened in Sycamore IL on July 9, 2002. Since then, we have been fortunate to accrue the staff that we now have.

If you are looking for a health care team that will listen and provide you with individualized care, look no farther. We are happy to be a part of this community and are grateful for the opportunities we have to help improve the health of each and every one of our clients.

If you think that allergies, aches and pains are a normal part of life let us show you differently. Aches & pains are signs of imbalance your body manifests to alert you to disturbances needing corrected. Let us help you correct those imbalances and improve your quality of life today!

Chiropractor Sycamore IL Teresa Melton


Teresa Melton D.C.

Dr. Teresa Melton opened Allergies, Aches & Pains Chiropractic & Acupuncture Center, Ltd. in Sycamore, on July 9, 2002. Since that time, she has grown to include Massage Therapy in the services provided.

Prior to that, she practiced in Elgin for 5 years. Dr. Melton had the privilege of training with Dr. Jon A. Sunderlage, a leader in the acupuncture community and her mentor.

Dr. Melton is a 1997 graduate of Logan College of Chiropractic. She is a Licensed Chiropractic Physician and Acupuncturist in the State of Illinois, as well as trained Animal Chiropractor.

Through her post-graduate studies, Dr. Melton has further studied acupuncture and obtained a Fellowship from the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture. She, additionally, has studied Chiropractic Care for Pre-natal and Pediatrics and obtained Certification from the Academy of Chiropractic Family Practice and the Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics, as well as Webster Technique Certification, which is a safe means to restoring proper pelvic balance and function during pregnancy. Dr. Melton has additionally studied Complementary Alternative Medical options for children with neurodevelopmental disorders through Intersect4Kids.

In August 2017, Dr. Melton completed her Animal Chiropractic training through Health Pioneers Institute. She is excited to not only be able to care for people but their animals, too Dr. Melton can now provide whole family care for people & their pets!

Dr. Melton enjoys being able to assist people in their healing process. While she treats people with a multitude of health conditions ranging from headaches, pain, digestive stress, etc., she specializes in care for the entire family starting with pre-natal & pediatrics. Dr. Melton will spend the time to listen to your health concerns and formulate a pathway of care that is most suitable for your needs. She is eager to be a part of your health team providers and assist you in improving your health so that you may enjoy a better quality of life.

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Melton enjoys spending time with her family and being outdoors.

Chiropractic Sycamore IL Rachel Graf

Massage Therapist

Rachel Graf

Rachel Graf graduated from the Kishwaukee Community College Massage Therapy program in 2005. Rachel has extensive experience as well as continuing education in Deep Tissue and Trigger Point Therapy. Other training and experience includes Prenatal, Swedish/Relaxation, and Aromatherapy.

Rachel believes that massage needs to be experienced to fully understand its benefits. Decreased pain, soreness, and stiffness on a day to day basis, as well as Increased Range of Motion or Less Frequent Headaches, are just a few benefits that can only be understood after they happen. Massage may be the key to make that happen for you.

Chiropractic Sycamore IL Tianna Meet Team

Massage Therapist

Tianna Alexander

Tianna graduated from First Institute in Crystal Lake, IL, in April of 2023.Tianna has completed training in Swedish/Relaxation and Deep Tissue Massage.

She plans to further her education in trigger point therapy. When she is not busy in the world of massage she is a mother of two beautiful children and enjoying life with them. Tianna is excited to have joined the team at Allergies, Aches, and Pains and looks forward to helping you improve your health through massage therapy.

Chiropractic Sycamore IL Michelle Kobel Meet The Team

Massage Therapist

Michelle Kobel

Michelle Kobel graduated from the massage program at Rockford Career College in 2014. She has been massaging patients ever since. She has an excellent range of knowledge in deep tissue, Swedish, myofascial, cupping, hot stone, prenatal, stretching, and more.

She took a 100-hour course in pain management and is trained in applying essential oils during massage. She believes stress and pain should not be tolerated in your everyday life, but addressed in a holistic way. Healing holistically is the best way to achieve results.

Massage can help target trigger points and release stored emotions from stress. Stress and pain are hard to manage alone, but with a team of educated holistic practitioners, you can find relief.

Michelle plans to continue her education in raindrop therapy and other modalities such as shiatsu, reflexology, and bamboo to have a vast range of healing techniques. Michelle is thrilled to be working with the team at Allergies, Aches, and Pains to help you on your healing path!

Chiropractic Sycamore IL Sally Riccardi

Office Manager

Sally Riccardi

Sally has been working at Allergies, Aches, & Pains on and off for the past 11 years. A holistic and natural approach to life is important to her and she believes in the work that the team here does.

She graduated in 2015 from Western Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology. Weather, nature, and the environment are some of her biggest passions and part of her inspiration for a natural, minimalist lifestyle.

She is a wife and mom of two, a boy and a girl. She enjoys spending time with her kids and giving them as many experiences in life as she can. They spend a lot of time outdoors: riding bikes, having forest adventures, and learning about all the natural wonders outside. Sally's hobbies include jewelry making, painting, and DIY projects around the house. She is happy to be back on the team and helping out.



9:00am - 6:30pm

Massage By Appointment

9:00am - 6:30pm


8:30am - 11:30am


Allergies, Aches & Pains Chiropractic & Acupuncture Center, Ltd.

206 W Elm St
Sycamore, IL 60178
P: (815) 895-2059
F: (815) 895-2329