Centre of Balance:

Centre of Balance started in 2006 when Tracy Phua came back home to New Zealand.  She’d completed her Chinese Medicine studies in Shanghai where she met her husband, Szenan Phua. Tracy began treating fertility patients 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 and together they opened Centre of Balance, working from the converted basement of their first home. They  moved into premises in Boundary Road and then to the clinic in the Dinsdale Shopping Centre as we know it today. Centre of Balance now has 4 practitioners in Hamilton who treat many patients seeking relief from pain and medical conditions. We also now have a practitioner in Auckland, Daisy Wu, who treats fertility patients on a Friday evening, and in Cambridge, Paihuang Tsai, who treats patients for a variety of conditions on Tuesday and Friday evenings. 

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.  Szenan is the senior practitioner at Centre of Balance.

He undertook his studies in China at Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, completing a five year Bachelor 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 was Dr Songjing Bian who prescribes herbs according to the ancient classics. Dr Bian 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 Senior Practitioner Centre of Balance Hamilton
  • 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
Amy Wu Acupuncturist Centre of Balance 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 for 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 Centre of Balance in Hamilton in 2015. 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

Jing Zhang (Practitioner)

Jing is a Bachelor of Medicine graduate of Shanxi University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, member of Acupuncture NZ (NZRA) and ACC treatment provider.

Jing is from China and speaks English and Mandarin.

Seminars she has attended:

  • 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
  • Kirsten Karchmar Women’s Health and Fertility seminar in Auckland 2018.

Jing works part time at Centre of Balance in Hamilton, on Wednesday mornings and Saturday afternoons. 

Daisy

Daisy Wu (Practitioner)

Daisy is from China, speaks English and Mandarin, had been nursing for over 10 years before she changed to Chinese Medicine. She has attended New Zealand College of Chinese Medicine in 2012, and graduated in 2015 and awarded as Bachelor in Health Science, majoring in acupuncture.  She is specialises in women’s health and infertility. Member of NZASA(New Zealand Acupuncture Standard Authority), ACC treatment provider.

Seminars she has attended:

Kirsten Karchmar Women’s Health and Fertility seminar in Auckland 2018.

Kirsten Wolfe Fertile Life seminar in Auckland 2019.

Master Pan Xiaochuan Herbal Essence Seminar in Auckland 2019.

Dr David Legge Acupuncture Treatments for Musculoskeletal Pain – The Lower Body Workshop in Auckland-2017

Chinerchi Therapy by Angela Zang Foundation Seminar in Auckland 2017

Chinerchi Therapy by Angela Zang Fire Dragon Seminar in Auckland 2017

Master Miao Zhen/Miao Kai’s Royalty Fitness Muscle Strength Manipulation Therapy & Acupuncture Channel in –Auckland NZ-2017

Zhao Shixiao little little formula seminar in Auckland 2017.

Zhao Shixiao little little formula Advanced seminar in auckand 2018.

Navel Acupuncture workshop in Auckland 2015.

Prof Hao Wanshan, Modern use of Shanghanlun Jingfang in Auckland 2015.

Paihuang Tsai (Practitioner)

Paihuang Tsai comes from Taiwan and speaks  Mandarin,  Hokkien and English.

Paihuang works on Tuesday and Friday evenings in one of the rooms of the Cambridge Family Osteopaths (166 Shakespeare St, Cambridge).

He studied for 5 years at Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine,majoring in Herbal Medicine, graduating in 2004.

He then studied for 3 years for his masters at Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicinemajoring in Acupuncture and Tuina, graduating in 2007.

He then studied for 3 years for his doctorate at Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, majoring in Acupuncture and Tuina, graduating in 2010.

Paihuang Tsai has had the privilege of studying under some of the most distinguished practitioners in Asia.

Dr Haixia Ni

Dr Zhaozhang Wang

Dr Songjing Bian

Dr Chaolong Liu

Dr Yong Qi

Paihuang lives in Hamilton with his wife and sons. He is a vegetarian and animal rights activist.

Melanie Wilson (Manager)

Mel has been working at Centre of Balance in an administration role since 2013.  She is Tracy’s sister and is a passionate vegan and animal rights activist.  She plays roller derby in her spare time and has three amazing children who are also vegan animal rights activists. Mel manages the day to day running of the clinic. 

Sanjeeta Pal (Receptionist)

Sanjeeta is originally from Fiji. She moved to New Zealand in 2009. Sanjeeta has been working at Centre of Balance since November 2019. You will find her behind the reception desk and will get a bubbly warm welcome every time you open the clinic door. She loves cooking for her family on her days off and spending time with her two lovely boys.