Herb & Tao


An acupuncture clinic in Hyde Park specializing in internal and herbal medicine, Herb and Tao takes a holistic approach to your healing.  We focus on the entire body, using a combination of acupuncture, herbal medicines, movement therapy, and/or eastern nutrition to remedy what ails you. By choosing Herb and Tao, you can ease discomfort and discover your body’s unique ability to heal itself!


Janelle Jefferson, LAc, Dipl OM (NCCAOM), MSTOM

Herb & Tao’s Board Certified Herbalist, Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac), and NCCAOM Diplomate, Janelle, earned a Master’s in Traditional Oriental Medicine (MSTOM) from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine.  The four year curriculum included both Traditional Chinese Medical and Western Medical coursework as well as 900 hours of clinical internship.   Prior to that, she spent 6 years working in the natural health foods industry attending training sessions with industry experts, reading books, and attempting to learn everything she could about restoring health naturally.  She earned her Bachelors of Arts from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.  In her free time she enjoys attending theater,  exploring new places and events around Chicago-land, enjoying sun and sand, and spending time with friends and family.