Ja’Nelle Jefferson, DAAS alumna, credits her history of health challenges that began while she was an undergraduate student as motivation to earn her masters in Traditional Oriental Medicine. Jefferson is a licensed acupuncturist and board-certified herbalist.

In December 2018, she opened Herb & Tao Acupuncture and Wellness, a Traditional East Asian Medicine clinic. Her clinic specializes in using herbal medicine and acupuncture to treat internal medical conditions such as disturbances in sleep, energy, fertility, digestion, elimination, cognition, emotions and more. This medicine relies on a patient's individual signs such as pulse and tongue and reported symptoms and history to diagnose and treat imbalances by supporting the body's own natural healing abilities.