LIFEnhance Acupuncture Clinic

Clinic Mission & Values:

Our mission is to use Traditional Chinese Medicine (including acupuncture, acupressure, and herbal medicine), supplements, and nutritional/wellness counseling to holistically treat common and even difficult cases. Our perception of health focuses on the whole person, including the patient’s physical, mental, and emotional well-being. 


We are committed to integrative care that is both safe and effective. Our clinic strictly follows the guidelines stipulated by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

We accept many insurance plans including: United Healthcare, BlueCross BlueShield, Aetna, Amerigroup, and more. 

 

Treatment Programs

Pain Management

Acupuncture is a noninvasive, non-pharmacological way to treat many types of pain, including neurological, musculoskeletal, and joint. Some conditions we commonly treat include:

  • Headache/Migraines

  • Trigeminal Neuralgia

  • Neck Pain

  • Back Pain

  • Knee Pain

  • Sciatica

  • Shoulder Pain

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Bursitis

  • Tennis Elbow

  • Toothache

  • Painful Menstruation

  • And more

For more information on acupuncture for pain relief, click here.

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Integrative Cancer Care

Our mission is to help cancer patients cope with cancer and the side effects of cancer treatments, such as: 

  • Nausea/Vomiting

  • Poor Appetite/Digestion, Malnutrition

  • Constipation

  • Dry mouth, Cold sores

  • Pain

  • Neuropathy

  • Fatigue

  • Insomnia

  • Anxiety/Depression

  • Post-remission Care

For more information on acupuncture for cancer patients, click here.

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Fertility &
IVF/IUI Support

Our mission is to help patients conceive naturally or optimize their conventional fertility treatments such as in vitro fertilization (IVF). We treat many gynecological issues contributing to infertility, such as: 

  • Hormonal Imbalance

  • Irregular Menstruation

  • Endometriosis

  • PCOS

  • Dysmenorrhea

  • And others

For more information on acupuncture for infertility, click here.

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Emotional Wellness Support
(Children & Adults)

Whether you are a professional seeking help with stress-induced anxiety or have a child with ADHD, we utilize acupuncture, herbal therapy, nutritional and lifestyle counseling to treat various conditions impacting emotional wellbeing.

Some common conditions we treat include:

  • Stress Management

  • Anxiety/Depression

  • Insomnia

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)

  • Autism

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Eating Disorders

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LIFEnhance clinic also treats these common conditions:

  • Sports Injuries

  • Bell's Palsy

  • Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorders 

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Menopause

  • Shingles

  • Psoriasis

  • Quit smoking

  • Weight Management

  • And more

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Services & Treatments We Offer

- Acupuncture
- Scalp Acupuncture
- Acupressure
- Electrical Stimulation
- Cupping
- Herbal Medicine
- Supplements (vitamins, minerals, special diet)
- Nutritional Counseling
- Wellness Counseling

 

About Us

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Chaohui Zhang, MD (China), L.Ac. 
Dipl. O.M.

LIFEnhance Acupuncture Clinic is led by Dr. Chaohui (Wendy) Zhang. Dr. Zhang is licensed by the Texas Medical Board and is a Diplomate in Oriental Medicine by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She received her M.D. in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, and Western Medicine in China as well as advanced Western clinical training. To date, Dr. Zhang has more than 30 years of clinical experience in China, U.K. and the U.S. She was invited to speak on television, in seminars, and at community centers on the benefits of acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. She also works closely with many general practitioners and specialists. In addition to her professional expertise, Dr. Zhang is a warm, dedicated, kind, and empathetic practitioner who is truly passionate about her patients' everyday quality of life. 

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Jianyi Hou Narezkin, DACM, L.Ac., 
Dipl. O.M.

Dr. Jianyi H. Narezkin is a licensed acupuncturist by the Texas Medical Board and board-certified as a Diplomate in Oriental Medicine by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She has bachelor’s degrees in anthropology and biology from the University of California Santa Barbara and University of Houston Downtown, respectively. She obtained her Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine as valedictorian, and holds a Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from the American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Outside of LIFEnhance, she is a clinical supervisor of acupuncture at Methodist Hospital, where she has treated patients and supervised students since May 2017. In addition to her professional experience, Dr. Hou is a warm and compassionate practitioner.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Does acupuncture hurt?

Typically, no. Most patients barely feel the needle or describe the sensation similar to a mosquito bite. Occasionally the sensation may feel like heaviness or pressure, which is normal.

Are there side effects?

Acupuncture is considered a safe, noninvasive treatment with minimal side effects. Minor side effects may include local soreness and bruising where the needles were inserted.

What kind of needles do you use?

We use hair-thin, sterilized, disposable needles made of stainless steel. Needles are never reused.

How long do treatments take?

The first session will take longer, lasting 60-90 min. Return treatments are 45-60 min.

Do you accept insurance?

We accept many insurances, but coverage depends on your particular plan. We are in-network providers with United Healthcare, BlueCross BlueShield, Aetna, Amerigroup, and more. Please call us to verify your acupuncture benefits under your insurance plan.

How much does it cost?

The cost depends on the condition being treated and the modalities used. For non-insurance patients, we strive to make the cost affordable.

 
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Contact Us

Tel: (713) 661-8822

Fax: (713) 661-8808

3400 Bissonnet St., Suite 150

Houston, Texas 77005

Clinic Hours:

Mon-Fri: 9am – 6pm
Saturday: 9am – 4pm
Sunday: By appointment

 

COVID-19 Protocol

LIFEnhance Acupuncture Clinic is committed to the health and safety of our patients and to reducing the spread of COVID-19 in our communities. Please familiarize yourself with our new protocol to prevent the spread of COVID-19 during your appointment in our clinic.

- Patients will be screened before their appointment with a COVID-19   screening questionnaire. 


- The waiting area is temporarily closed. Please call us when you arrive in the lobby and we will open the door for you when we have finished cleaning after our last patient. 


- Only patients will be allowed into the clinic. Under special circumstances, we will allow one accompanying adult. 


- Patients are requested to wear a mask during the appointment per the COVID-19 Minimum Standards of Safe Practice set the Texas Medical Board. 


- If needed, please use the restroom prior to your appointment to minimize clinic re-entries.


- Your temperature will be taken and hand sanitizer will be provided upon entry.


- You will be given a disposable gown to change into and trash bag to store your clothes during your treatment.


- We will offer contactless payment options and email invoicing to reduce credit card handling.

**Patients with flu-like symptoms such as fever, cough, and sore throat will not be seen and are advised to contact their physician if they suspect they have COVID-19. LIFEnhance Acupuncture Clinic does not provide COVID-19 testing. 


We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your cooperation in allowing us to provide safe and quality care for all of our patients during these special circumstances. 

 

Below are additional steps we have taken to reduce the exposure of patients while providing the best care possible:

  • Appointments will be scheduled to allow thorough clinic sanitization between each patient.

  • Use of face cradles has been suspended. 

  • Cloth sheets in our treatment rooms have been replaced with plastic sheets that are sanitized between patients.

  • Paper rolls on treatment tables which are disposed after each patient will continue to be used.

  • All chairs in treatment rooms will have plastic or vinyl coverings which will be sanitized between patients.

  • Practitioners will use the following PPE: scrubs, lab coat, mask, face shield/eye protection, gloves.

 

CURBSIDE HERBAL DISPENSARY


We offer contactless pick up-for and other herbs and supplements. Place your order over the phone, and we will drop them in your trunk when you arrive at a scheduled time.