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Meet the Founder.

Dr. Sarah Anzola, DACM, L.Ac.

Dr. Anzola, the founder and lead practitioner of Acushen Clinic, received her Bachelor of Science in Human Ecology at the University of Texas (Austin) in 2012. While studying the relationship between humans and their environments at UT, she discovered her interest in Traditional Chinese Medicine. She attended the American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Houston where she received her Masters Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, followed by her Doctorate Degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in 2019. She completed her internship and advanced studies in Tianjin, China at Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. While attending school, she completed training as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and worked for 4 years as a Certified Infant Care Specialist and Birth and Postpartum Doula. After obtaining her Doctorate Degree, Dr. Anzola joined the Houston Methodist Hospital's team as one of the first lead TCM practitioners within their Wellness Center. Dr. Anzola is licensed to practice by the Texas Medical Board, holds credentials as a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine, and is Nationally Board-Certified in Acupuncture, Biomedicine, Oriental Medicine, and Chinese Herbal Medicine. She specializes in treating Women's Wellness, Fertility & Pregnancy, Cosmetic Acupuncture, Anxiety & Mental Health, Pain Management, Sleep, Digestion, & Immune Support.

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Our Philosophy

At Acushen Clinic, we believe that you can heal your body from within. We encourage your body to accomplish this by bringing it back into balance and alignment in order to initiate self healing. We are committed to the ethical, responsible, and diligent practice of our medical profession and proudly uphold our core values - Compassion, Integrity, and Empowerment.


Acushen Clinic was founded in 2020 and provides integrative medicine services through a combination of modern and holistic healthcare practices to diagnose and treat patients. We offer a variety of healing disciplines  and services such as: Comprehensive Health Analysis, Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, In-depth Testing and Lab Work, Health Renewal Supplement Programs, Herbal Medicine, Nutritional Guidance, and much more. We use a combination of these therapies to address acute and chronic illnesses such as the common cold, viral infections, seasonal allergies, cough, sciatica, back pain, infertility, pediatric wellness, anxiety and stress, auto-immune disorders, depression, insomnia and sleep troubles, and much more. Acushen Clinic was nominated Top 5 Best Pain Management Clinics in 2021 by the Houston Chronicle. We pride ourselves on our professional expertise, hospitality, nurturing nature, and quality of care, distinguishing us from any other integrative wellness center.

The purpose behind our branding is to have an image and name that enhances and reflects what our practice is all about.

Acushen (/ˈakyo͞oˌSHen/) is a portmanteau of "Acupuncture" and "Shen". In Oriental Medicine, the Shen is interpreted as the “Spirit” or “Mind”. The Shen is responsible for consciousness, cognition, emotional life and our “presence”. The Shen is responsible for things like thinking, planning, and feeling. Within our practice, we see the Shen as an essential part of the human body and believe it is crucial to address both the physical and mental/spiritual aspects of any illness.

The triangular “A” symbol of our logo symbolizes power, harmony, stability, and wisdom.

Our deep blue ocean colors represent a Shen that is formless and shapeless so that it may flow freely, like water.

Our gold accents are a constant reminder of the illumination and magic of having a healthy mind and body.

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Meet The Team



Devon Cassidy is a restorative wellness nutrition practitioner. She graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelors in Nursing and was commissioned as an officer into the United States Navy Nurse Corps where she served 5 years of active duty. Devon received her masters in nutrition from Bastyr University. She has completed two levels of certification from Restorative Wellness Solutions to specialize in functional gut health and hormone balance. 



Clinic Manager

Nathalie is a native Houstonian and grew up just a few minutes away from Acushen Clinic. She has worked on the administrative side of healthcare for about 7 years and has worked with different practices including pediatric cardiology, otolaryngology, gynecology and holistic women’s health. Nathalie enjoys spending time with her two sons and family. She also loves reading a good book, collecting vinyl records and attending sporting events and concerts.



Medical Assistant

Kayla is in her fourth year of the Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine Doctoral program at ACAOM. After having a positive experience with acupuncture during her undergraduate, she chose to pursue this field to help others heal using a natural, holistic manner. Although she has not chosen a specialty yet, she is interested in stress/anxiety and gastrointestinal disorders. 



Marketing Director

Ilse is the the marketing and content creator behind our clinic. Her priority is educating the community about Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine and connecting to others through social media.

She earned her bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism and minor in Spanish from the University of Houston.

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Lead Practitioner

Dr. Anzola

Dr. Anzola, is the founder and lead practitioner of Acushen Clinic. She has a background in Human Ecology and a Master's Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Dr. Anzola received her Doctorate Degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from the American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine along with her internship and advanced studies from Tianjin University of TCM in Tianjin, China.