Herb & Tao is a Chinese Medical practice located in Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago, IL. We combine our love of herbal medicine and acupuncture with knowledge of other natural healing agents and nutrition to maximize the effect for our patients. We specialize in utilizing herbal formulas and treating internal medicine issues including stress, insomnia, digestive disorders, infertility, chronic illness and more!

Herb & Tao’s creation resulted from the founder’s journey to reclaim health following emotional and physical trauma. The solution being removing toxicity from the body, supplying much needed nutrients, and regaining energetic balance. Health is not a destination; it is a lifelong journey for us all.

Ja’Nelle Jefferson MSTOM LAc

Ja’Nelle Jefferson is a licensed acupuncturist in Illinois and a NCCAOM diplomate of Oriental Medicine. She earned her Masters of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine.

She is a natural problem solver questioning why things work or don’t work and then seeking a solution. Her love of herbal medicine stemmed from spending 6+ years as a nutritional sales consultant where she immersed herself in study of natural supplements and personal care items. She is sought after for advice on natural solutions for the body and home including supplements, essential oils, body care, household products and now acupuncture and Chinese medicine.

Prior to her natural health days, Ja’Nelle received her B.A. from the University of Michigan in 2002 and worked as an office manager and administrative assistant. In her free time, she loves spending time in the sun at the beach, riding her bicycle, attending various shows, and visiting with her family and friends.


I highly recommend Ja’Nelle! Her bedside manner is calming and gentle. She has a vast knowledge of herbs and acupuncture points that have helped me to feel immediate relief from illnesses and ease my stress.

J. C.

Under Ja’Nelle’s care, I have seen a vast improvement in my well-being, and I am incredibly grateful for her hard work and dedication to me as her patient.


After only five minutes on the table, the acute depression resolved. I was shocked since nothing about my situation had changed, but I felt more able to handle my feelings.

D. M.

“I tell you: ask, and you shall receive; seek, and you shall find; knock, and the door shall be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives; and everyone who seeks, finds; and to everyone who knocks the door will be opened.”

Jesus in Luke 11:9-10 FBV

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