Meet the Team

The Nest practitioners are highly trained and specialized in fertility acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine.  Our fertility treatment success rates are derived from our extensive postgraduate training and deep understanding of physiology, from both an eastern and western medicine perspective.

Jennifer Paschen, Founder

L.Ac, Dipl.Ac.(NCCAOM), MSOM , DCCM 

The Nest is an amalgamation of Jennifer’s interests and passion. Jennifer’s background in early childhood education, combined with years of experience working in public health where she treated varied populations, inspired her to develop a niche clinic—which is The Nest. 

Julie Gaudette,

L.Ac., Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM), MSOM, DCCM

Julie Gaudette is a licensed acupuncturist and nationally board certified in both acupuncture and Chinese herbology. She graduated from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, where she holds a Masters of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine (MSTOM).

Michael Oliphant,


Michael Oliphant returns to The Nest after a decade away. In 2007, he was one of Jennifer Paschen's student interns while he was finishing his master's degree in Acupuncture. Since leaving The Nest, he completed his Doctorate and an acupuncture residency in Hong Kong before moving back to Chicago. Pre-pandemic, Dr. Oliphant was the locker-room acupuncturist for the Chicago White Sox baseball team, and a professor at The Pacific College of Health Sciences. In addition to musculoskeletal pain, he treats hormonal imbalances, infertility in males and females, and a wide range of autoimmune disorders; he is also adept at incorporating mood support for patients with anxiety, stress, and depression- into his treatments.