Centre of Balance:

Centre of Balance started in 2006 when Tracy Phua came back home to New Zealand after completing her Chinese Medicine studies in Shanghai where she met her husband, Szenan Phua. Tracy began treating fertility patients with acupuncture in late 2006, making house calls with a portable examination table, while Szenan stayed in China to complete his studies.

Szenan came to New Zealand in early 2007 to open an acupuncture and chinese medicine clinic with Tracy in the converted basement of their first home. They  moved into their practice in Boundary Road and then to the clinic in the Dinsdale Shopping Centre as we know it today. Centre of Balance has helped those seeking relief from pain and medical conditions, through acupuncture and chinese medicine,  for over 10 years and will continue to do so for many years to come.

Szenan Phua (Senior Practitioner):

Bachelor of Medicine graduate, Acupuncturist & Practitioner of Chinese Medicine, member of Acupuncture NZ (NZRA), ACC treatment provider, member of FCPAA Malaysia.

Szenan Phua (pronounced Sh’naan Pwa) comes from Malaysia and speaks fluent Mandarin, Cantonese, Hokkien and English.

He undertook his studies in China at Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, completing a five year Bachelor’s degree majoring in Herbal Medicine, Acupuncture and Tuina (Chinese therapeutic massage).

Szenan had the privilege of studying under some of the most distinguished practitioners in China, amongst them Dr Songjing Bian, who prescribes herbs according to the ancient classics and is renowned for his treatment of gastrointestinal disorders, tumours, cancer and difficult cases.

Szenan lives in Hamilton with his wife Tracy Phua and their daughter Meia; all devoted vegans and animal rights activists.

Seminars attended 2011 – 2017:

Szenan Phua Hamilton Acupuncturist

  • Dr Rona Wang represents Male Infertility
  • Dr Cui represents Prolapse of Lumbar Intervertebral Disc
  • Dr WenZhao Chen represents “Experience in Using Classical Formula (JingFang) To Treat Cardiac Disease”
  • Dr Albert Zhang represents “Western and Chinese Diagnosis and Treatment of Common Rheumatoid Diseases”
  • Master Xiang’s Functional Organ Face Diagnosis
  • Master Xiang’s Functional Organ Palm Diagnosis
  • Dr Tan Wu Bian Balance Method Acupuncture Seminar – 2013
  • Dr Allan Oolp Austin Trigenic Seminar-Frozen shoulder – 2013
  • Dr Tan Wu Bian Balance Method Acupuncture Seminar – Advance Clanss – 2014
  • Dr LiXin Chen Acupuncture-LiXin Seven Needle Technique Workshop in BeiJing 2014
  • Dr Tan Wu Bian Balance Method Acupuncture Seminar in BeiJing – 2015
  • Master Xiaochuan Pan Acupuncture Spirit Pulse Balance Seminarin Guangzhou China-2016
  • Master Xiaochuan Pan Acupuncture Spirit Pulse Balance Seminar in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia-2016
  • Bob’s Medical Pulse Diagnosis – 2016
  • Master Xiaochuan Pan Acupuncture Spirit Pulse Balance Advanced Seminar in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia-2017
  • Master Miao Zhen/Miao Kai’s Royalty Fitness Muscle Strength Manipulation Therapy & Acupuncture Channel in –Auckland NZ-2017
  • Master Sanhu Wang Classic Formula to Treat Cancer Seminar in Auckland 2017
  • Dr Zengfu Peng Trigger Point Treatments for Musculoskeletal Pain- The Upper Body -2017
  • Chinerchi Therapy by Angela Zang Foundation Seminar in Auckland 2017
  • Chinerchi Therapy by Angela Zang Fire Dragon Seminar in Auckland 2017
  •  Dr David Legge Acupuncture Treatments for Musculoskeletal Pain – The Lower Body Workshop in Auckland-2017
  • Navel Acupuncture workshop in Malaysia-2015
  • Dr YueYuan Xu Pulse Diagnose in Auckland New Zealand-2016
  • Master Pan Acupuncture Spirit Basic Workshop in GuangZhou-China-2016
  • Master Pan Acupuncture Spirit Basic Workshop in Kuala Lumpur-Malaysia-2016
  • Yuanshu Spine Related Disease Workshop in Auckland-NZ-2016
  • Master Pan Acupuncture Spirit Advance Workshop in Kuala Lumpur-Malaysia-2017
  • Master Miao Zhen/Miao Kai’s Royalty Fitness Muscle Strength Manipulation Therapy & Acupuncture Channel in –Auckland NZ-2017
  • Master Miao Zhen/Miao Kai’s Advanced Clinical Assessment and Application of Royalty Fitness Muscle Strength Manipulation Therapy & Acupuncture Channel in Auckland NZ-2017

Polly Mitrakul (Practitioner):

Bachelor of Medicine graduate of Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, member of Acupuncture NZ (NZRA), ACC treatment provider.

Chinese physician Polly Mitrakul has been working in NZ for the past 3 years after spending more than three years working at Chandrakasem Rajabhat University in Thailand as an instructor and practitioner of Chinese medicine. During this time she also held a post as an advisor to the Chinese Medical Association of Thailand. Polly excels in the treatment of musculoskeletal complaints such as back pain, neck pain, sciatica etc.

Attended seminars in 2011-2017:

  • Dr Rona Wang represents Male Infertility
  • Dr Cui represents Prolapse of Lumbar Intervertebral Disc
  • Dr WenZhao Chen represents “Experience In Using Classical Formula (JingFang) To Treat Cardiac Disease”
  • Dr Albert Zhang represents “Western and Chinese Diagnosis and Treatment of Common Rheumatoid Diseases”
  • Dr Tan Wu Bian Balance Method Acupuncture Seminar
  • Dr Tan Wu Bian Balance Method Acupuncture Seminar – Advance Class – 2014
  • Master Miao Zhen/Miao Kai’s Royalty Fitness Muscle Strength Manipulation Therapy & Acupuncture Channel in –Auckland NZ-2017
  • Chinerchi Therapy by Angela Zang Foundation Seminar in Auckland 2017
  • Chinerchi Therapy by Angela Zang Fire Dragon Seminar in Auckland 2017
  • Dr David Legge Acupuncture Treatments for Musculoskeletal Pain – the Lower Body Workshop in Auckland 2017
Polly Mitrakul Acupuncturist Hamilton
Amy Wu Acupuncturist Hamilton

Amy Wu (Practitioner):

Bachelor of Health Science graduate majoring in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from the New Zealand College of Chinese Medicine, ACC treatment provider, member of NZASA and NZCMAS.

Amy comes from Taiwan and speaks fluent Mandarin and English. She studied 4 years at the New Zealand College of Chinese Medicine graduating in 2013. After her studies she spent 2 years in Auckland practising acupuncture before moving to Hamilton to practise at Centre of Balance. Amy specialises in fertility, reproductive health and other women’s issues.

· Dr Tan Wu Bian Balance Method Acupuncture Seminar in Wellington 2014

· Dr Tan Wu Bian Balance Method Advanced Acupuncture Seminar in Auckland 2014

· Dr Tan Wu Bian Qigong, Face Reading & Fengshui Workshop in Paris 2015

· Yuanshu Spine Related Disease Workshop in Auckland 2016

· Dr Zhu Scalp Acupuncture Seminar in Auckland 2016

· Chinerchi Therapy by Angela Zang Foundation Seminar in Auckland 2017

· Chinerchi Therapy by Angela Zang Fire Dragon Seminar in Auckland 2017

· Dr David Legge Acupuncture Treatments for Musculoskeletal Pain – the Lower Body Workshop in Auckland 2017