YZ acupuncture and wellness

Our Practice


Look Good: Feel Great    






Wellness and Beauty begin on the Inside


Welcome to YZ Acupuncture and Wellness. We are a quiet healing sanctuary conveniently located in Central Pasadena. We practice Traditional Chinese Medicine (Adult and Children's Acupuncture and Acupressure, Medical Qigong, Cupping, Moxibustion, and Chinese Herbal Medicine).  Other treatments include:  Micro-current Facials, Acupuncture Facials, Facial massage, Lymphatic/ Myofascial/ and Sports Medicine Massage, Aromatherapy, and Detox treatments.  Our philosophy is that your body is a precious temple full of power and knowledge that works best when in sync with the flow of nature.  Our staff is comprised of highly educated and talented practitioners who are gentle, compassionate, and highly skilled. Dr. Yu Zhang was the founder of this office, bringing Medical Qigong and Chinese medicine to the West in the 80's. While he has since retired, his healing philosophy remain at our office.

Our world is so wonderful, full of new technologies and discoveries, information and ideas - we are lucky.  But with these life changes come many new health issues and concerns including greater cases of chronic stress affecting the mind, body and spirit.  Acupuncture is a great way to treat these issues: digestion, allergies, dermatology, stress, anxiety, depression, hormones, tiredness, pain, and inflammation.  In addition, acupuncture is great for promoting high levels of relaxation.  At YZ Acupuncture and Wellness we encourage  integrated healing- Eastern medicine with Western medicine.

Our office is committed to helping all individuals the very best we can.  We offer competitive prices, discounted treatment packages, and work with many out-of-network insurance companies,   Please visit us at YZ Acupuncture and Wellness, and see how we can help you today!


Sarah Adcock- Lehner, L.Ac.

Sarah graduated from Samra University with a Master's in Chinese Medicine in 2009. She has apprenticed with Dr. Yu Zhang since 2008, learning his skills and amazing healing abilities. Her background is in Herbal Medicine and she is well versed in ancient formulas as well as modern supplements.  She loves to practice acupuncture, qi gong, and making facial oils. Sarah currently offers Acupuncture and Micro-current Facials, using your body's own Qi and mild electricity to lift and tighten the skin and muscles in the neck and face.

Having seen many difficult cases under the supervision of her mentor, Dr. Zhang, Sarah is capable of healing a wide variety of ailments from pain (shoulder, neck, head and back), depression and anxiety, ADHD, Bell's palsy, allergies, autoimmune and menstruation issues. She can also work with children using magnets and acupressure.


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Carol Lee PhD. Oriental Medicine, L.Ac.

Carol Lee is a Board Certified Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist in the state of California and a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She studied at Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude and earned her Master’s degree. Dr. Lee finished her doctoral research in Women’s Health and Geriatrics from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, with an emphasis on autoimmune disease management.  She specializes in chronic diseases such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and musculoskeletal disorders.  Dr. Lee has also successfully treated other women’s health conditions such as infertility, migraine headaches, and painful menstruation.  Her core belief is that once you balance the body, multiple chronic conditions can be treated at the same time. 
Throughout her career, Dr. Lee has pursued advanced training in pulse and abdominal palpatory diagnosis, Japanese style meridian balancing acupuncture, and orthopedic acupuncture. For those who want an integrative approach, Dr. Lee uses functional medicine principles and nutritional supplements with acupuncture to help treat the body holistically.  More than just pain management,  she believes Chinese Medicine is a whole-system medicine that can help patients learn about their physiology, improve their overall wellness, and rebuild a new healthy lifestyle.  


Adiel Adra

Adiel Adra, CMT

Adiel is a Manual Therapist and Health Educator with a calming yet intuitive touch. She works with a multitude of hands on treatments and techniques including; Myofacial release, trigger point, acupressure, and Mind-Body Balancing. Adiel customizes cutting edge approaches and movement therapy to facilitate this healing by-- managing and eliminating new and chronic pain, addressing circulation deficiencies, releasing built up stress or anxiety, and assists to create peace, comfort and ease for the body and mind.  Her natural ability and these specialized modalities create a space to heal and rejuvenate.


Luz Stehelin, MT

Luz Stehelin was born in Lima Peru. She moved to the USA at the age of 21 and received her certification of massage a the Western Institute of Neuromuscular Therapy. For more than 10 years she has been practicing deep tissue, Swedish and lymphatic drainage massage.  She has a very warm and natural touch that allows deep relaxation and healing.