Welcome to Herb & Tao

Acupuncture and Wellness 



Welcome to Herb & Tao, where we love herbs, acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), and all forms of medicine that support the body’s natural healing ability!  We are Hyde Park’s newest natural healthcare clinic with a board certified and licensed herbalist and acupuncturist. Join us to find alternative paths to well-being that work best for you.

  •  Are you suffering with chronic ailments such as allergies, asthma, difficulty sleeping or insomnia, fatigue or restlessness?
  • Do you wonder why you get the same cold, flu, or sore throat every year or why you’re often sick while others in your household are not?
  • Do digestive discomforts plague you with bloating, gas, constipation or diarrhea?
  • Do you think you have to live with menstrual irregularity and discomfort or PMS?
  • Is hormone imbalance plaguing you with infertility, menopause, or man-o-pause?  

If you answered yes, you’re near Hyde Park, Kenwood, Woodlawn, Bronzeville or the surrounding neighborhoods of Chicago’s south side, and you want to learn how acupuncture and Chinese Medicine can help you feel better, contact Herb & Tao Acupuncture and Wellness today!


Dry Itchy Skin, Eczema: Tips and a Chinese Medicine Perspective

Four plus years of managing the personal care department at a large health food store, I learned a lot about caring for skin naturally.  It also exposed me to a lot of people with skin care woes.  The most common being eczema and itchy painful dry cracked skin. My recommendations are based on trial and error over those years. no … Continue reading

Keeping warm in Frigid Weather: Common Spices in Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine

In honor of Chicago’s negative 20 degree Fahrenheit temperatures today, I’d like to share with you my favorite category of Chinese herbal medicine, Herbs that Warm the Interior.  They are my favorite because I’ve always loved food and cooking and almost all of the herbs in this category are common spices!

Black Pepper, aged dried ginger, cloves, cinnamon, fennel, and

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Chinese Food Therapy?!

Chinese Food Therapy?  Sounds like my kind of medicine!  In all seriousness, Chinese food is designed to be medicinal.  Fried Rice is cooked twice for optimal digestion, veggies are quickly stir fried to retain color and nutrients, sauces are designed to increase yin fluids – sweet and sour, or yang energy – hot and sour, etc.

One of the ways

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