Meet Our Team
Allergies, Aches & Pains Chiropractic & Acupuncture Center, Ltd, opened in Sycamore 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 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.
Dr. Melton enjoys spending time with her family and being outdoors.
Elizabeth Melton, Chiropractic Assistant
Elizabeth is a student at North St. Charles High School. She is busy academically, being a member of the National Honor Society, National Business Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society and DECA. Additionally, she also works at the School Store at North, where she has been a Manager for the past 2 years, and at Board and Brush located in St. Charles.
Elizabeth has grown up riding and showing horses, as well as participating in her local 4-H club where she has served a variety of officer positions. She has also participated in a multitude of art classes in school which has brought her awards for her pottery work.
Elizabeth is working on deciding her future field of study and college, with the possibility of studying Business and Criminal Justice.
In her spare time, Elizabeth enjoys spending her time with friends.
Christine Taylor-Nalley, Chiropractic Assistant
My name is Christine Taylor-Nalley and I am happy to be a part of the team at Allergies, Aches and Pains. I was born and raised here in Sycamore and enjoy it's small town charm. I am a mother to 3 amazing children, step-mom to four fabulous kids and a grandmother, too! As a recent widow, I am truly grateful and blessed with this big extended family.
My background has been in office work and chid care and I enjoyed both. Most recently I have been a full-time caregiver for my husband of 21 years, however, since his passing I am leaning into my own life and learning to take care of myself. I look forward to assisting our patients with the care and concern I have given my own family as they travel their path to wellness.
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.
Massage Therapist Maria DeFrancisco
Maria DeFrancisco, LMT, NCTMB, and member of American Massage Therapy Association, started her journey in the spa industry 18 years ago as a licensed nail technician. Maria completed her diploma program at Cortiva Institute in Crystal Lake where she graduated with honors in 2011 as a Licensed Massage Therapist. Maria has worked alongside Chiropractors, Naturopaths, Acupuncturists and Spa Directors throughout her 18 years experience and found her passion to heal others. Maria found her niche with rehabilitation, deep tissue and trigger point therapy and whole body wellness. Maria has received certifications in Bamboo Heated Fusion, Himalayan salt stones , Cupping, and is certified in Aromatherapy. Maria tailors each massage session to her patients needs believing that through muscle relaxation and treating the body, mind and spirit together can greatly impact everyone positively. Maria is currently achieving higher education attending Midwest College of Oriental Medicine in Racine, Wisconsin, where she is practicing to become a Licensed Acupuncturist and get her Bachelors in Nutrition. Maria's anticipated graduation is Summer 2021.