Entries by Szenan Phua, Acupuncturist Hamilton

Lifestyle for PCOS

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder that affects a significant number of women. Symptoms range from irregular menstrual cycles to excessive hair growth and acne. While there is currently no cure for PCOS, various lifestyle changes can help you manage its symptoms.  Weight management, diet, and physical activity are all ways you can […]

Crow’s Feet Treatment

Having wrinkles like crow’s feet can be a real nuisance, especially as you age.  But don’t worry, there are many treatment options to reduce the severity of crow’s feet, and even remove them altogether.  In this article we’ll explore a range of different treatment options for crow’s feet, and we’ll take a quick look at […]

Retinitis Pigmentosa Treatment

Retinitis pigmentosa (or RP for short), is when your retina becomes damaged over time, causing vision problems. RP is a group of rare diseases that negatively affect your retina. Your retina is the layer of cells at the back of your eye that allows light to be transferred into signals for your brain. In this article we’ll […]

Acupuncture for Hypertension

Acupuncture is a healing technique rooted in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). It has been used for thousands of years to address various health concerns, including hypertension (high blood pressure). In recent years, studies have shown that acupuncture can be effective in reducing blood pressure levels. For instance, a 2018 review found that acupuncture treatments helped […]

Acupuncture for Itchiness

Acupuncture, a complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapy based on Traditional Chinese Medicine theory, has been used to treat itchiness for over 2,500 years. Itchiness, or pruritus, is an unpleasant sensation that provokes the desire to scratch and can be a symptom of skin diseases or systemic diseases. It can be classified into acute and […]

Chinese Medicine for PCOS

Polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS for short, is a syndrome that affects women’s hormones.  Women with PCOS commonly have irregular menstrual periods, higher levels of male hormones, and cysts in their ovaries.  If you have PCOS, you may also experience excess facial hair, obesity, insulin resistance, or hair loss.  Up to about 26 percent of […]

Acupressure for Acid Reflux

In this video Daisy shares acupressure points for relieving acid reflux. If you have any health issues that require attention, Centre of Balance is open from Tuesday to Saturday. We have clinics in Hamilton and Auckland and we can do online consultations for international patients. Call 07 846 7956 to book an appointment or email […]

Retinitis Pigmentosa

Retinitis pigmentosa, or RP for short, is a category of conditions that affect your retina. Your retina is a thin layer of tissue at the back of your eye, that converts light from the outside world into signals that get sent to your brain, allowing you to see. When the cells that make up your retina […]

Tips for Runny Nose

In this video Szenan shares tips for runny nose. If you have any health issues that require attention, Centre of Balance is open from Tuesday to Saturday. We have clinics in Hamilton and Auckland and we can do online consultations for international patients. Call 07 846 7956 to book an appointment or email us at info@balancetcm.co.nz. […]

Tips for Reducing Fever

In this video Szenan shares a scraping technique called GuaSha and how it can be used to reduce fever. If you have any health issues that require attention, Centre of Balance is open from Tuesday to Saturday. We have clinics in Hamilton and Auckland and we can do online consultations for international patients. Call 07 […]

Tips for Loss of Taste

In this video Szenan shares acupressure points for when you have a loss of taste. If you have any health issues that require attention, Centre of Balance is open from Tuesday to Saturday. We have clinics in Hamilton and Auckland and we can do online consultations for international patients. Call 07 846 7956 to book […]

Acupressure for No Appetite

In this video Szenan shares acupressure points for loss of appetite. If you have any health issues that require attention, Centre of Balance is open from Tuesday to Saturday. We have clinics in Hamilton and Auckland and we can do online consultations for international patients. Call 07 846 7956 to book an appointment or email […]

How to Get Rid of Phlegm

In this video Szenan shares acupressure points for getting rid of phlegm. If you have any health issues that require attention, Centre of Balance is open from Tuesday to Saturday. We have clinics in Hamilton and Auckland and we can do online consultations for international patients. Call 07 846 7956 to book an appointment or […]

Tips for Loss of Smell

In this video Szenan shares tips for getting your sense of smell back if you have been suffering from loss of smell due to covid, or any other reason. If you have any health issues that require attention, Centre of Balance is open from Tuesday to Saturday. We have clinics in Hamilton and Auckland and […]

Tips for Losing Weight

In this video Szenan talks about how intermittent can help with weight loss. If you have any health issues that require attention, Centre of Balance is open from Tuesday to Saturday. We have clinics in Hamilton and Auckland and we can do online consultations for international patients. Call 07 846 7956 to book an appointment […]

Dizziness Tips

In this video Szenan shares a tip to help with dizziness and vertigo. If you have any health issues that require attention, Centre of Balance is open from Tuesday to Saturday. We have clinics in Hamilton and Auckland and we can do online consultations for international patients. Call 07 846 7956 to book an appointment […]

Acupoints for Headaches

In this video Szenan shares acupressure points for relieving headaches. If you have any health issues that require attention, Centre of Balance is open from Tuesday to Saturday. We have clinics in Hamilton and Auckland and we can do online consultations for international patients. Call 07 846 7956 to book an appointment or email us […]

Tips for Fatigue & Low Energy

In this video Szenan shares an acupressure point for fatigue and low energy. If you have any health issues that require attention, Centre of Balance is open from Tuesday to Saturday. We have clinics in Hamilton and Auckland and we can do online consultations for international patients. Call 07 846 7956 to book an appointment […]

Tips for Bursitis & Arthritis in Hip

In this video Szenan shares acupressure points to help alleviate bursitis and arthritis in the hips. If you have any health issues that require attention, Centre of Balance is open from Tuesday to Saturday. We have clinics in Hamilton and Auckland and we can do online consultations for international patients. Call 07 846 7956 to […]

Tips for Coughing

In this video Szenan shares a tapping technique to help with coughing. If you have any health issues that require attention, Centre of Balance is open from Tuesday to Saturday. We have clinics in Hamilton and Auckland and we can do online consultations for international patients. Call 07 846 7956 to book an appointment or […]

Acupressure for Shrinking Fibroids

In this video Szenan shares acupressure points for shrinking fibroids naturally. If you have any health issues that require attention, Centre of Balance is open from Tuesday to Saturday. We have clinics in Hamilton and Auckland and we can do online consultations for international patients. Call 07 846 7956 to book an appointment or email […]

Acupressure for Weak Bladder

In this video Szenan shares acupressure points for weak bladder. If you have any health issues that require attention, Centre of Balance is open from Tuesday to Saturday. We have clinics in Hamilton and Auckland and we can do online consultations for international patients. Call 07 846 7956 to book an appointment or email us […]

Acupoints for Hip Pain

In this video Szenan shares acupressure points for relieving hip pain. If you have any health issues that require attention, Centre of Balance is open from Tuesday to Saturday. We have clinics in Hamilton and Auckland and we can do online consultations for international patients. Call 07 846 7956 to book an appointment or email […]

Tips for Hoarse Voice

In this video Szenan shows a helpful tip to relieve and help heal a hoarse voice. If you have any health issues that require attention, Centre of Balance is open from Tuesday to Saturday. We have clinics in Hamilton and Auckland and we can do online consultations for international patients. Call 07 846 7956 to […]

Acupoint for Muscle Pain

In this video Szenan demonstrates an acupressure point that can be used to relieve muscle pain. If you have any health issues that require attention, Centre of Balance is open from Tuesday to Saturday. We have clinics in Hamilton and Auckland and we can do online consultations for international patients. Call 07 846 7956 to […]

Acupoint for Sore Tongue

In this video Szenan demonstrates a Chinese Medicine acupressure point that you can use to relieve tongue pain. If you have any health issues that require attention, Centre of Balance is open from Tuesday to Saturday. We have clinics in Hamilton and Auckland and we can do online consultations for international patients. Call 07 846 […]

Chest Pain

Chest pain may differ from one individual to another. The most common symptoms are dull aches or sharp pain in the chest region. However, it is also common to feel burning or crushing pain. Some chest pains can travel to other parts of the body, such as radiating up the neck and into the jaws, […]

Tips for Asthma

In this video Szenan demonstrates a Chinese Medicine tapping strategy for relieving asthma. If you have any health issues that require attention, Centre of Balance is open from Tuesday to Saturday. We have clinics in Hamilton and Auckland and we can do online consultations for international patients. Call 07 846 7956 to book an appointment […]

Acupoints for Itchy Ears

In this video Szenan demonstrates acupressure points for relieving itchy ears. If you have any health issues that require attention, Centre of Balance is open from Tuesday to Saturday. We have clinics in Hamilton and Auckland and we can do online consultations for international patients. Call 07 846 7956 to book an appointment or email […]

Acupoint for Itchy Eyes

In this video Kevin demonstrates an acupressure point for relieving itchy eyes. If you have any health issues that require attention, Centre of Balance is open from Tuesday to Saturday. We have clinics in Hamilton and Auckland and we can do online consultations for international patients. Call 07 846 7956 to book an appointment or […]

Instant Relief for Itchy Skin

In this video Szenan talks about a Chinese Medicine cream that has worked very well for many of his patients for instant relief for itchy skin, including for rashes and hives. If you have any health issues that require attention, Centre of Balance is open from Tuesday to Saturday. We have clinics in Hamilton and […]

Acupressure for Itchy Throat

In this video Szenan shows how to do acupressure for itchy throat. If you have any health issues that require attention, Centre of Balance is open from Tuesday to Saturday. We have clinics in Hamilton and Auckland and we can do online consultations for international patients. Call 07 846 7956 to book an appointment or […]

HPT for Hemorrhoids

In this video Daisy shows how to do hand patch therapy for hemorrhoids. If you have any health issues that require attention, Centre of Balance is open from Tuesday to Saturday. We have clinics in Hamilton and Auckland and we can do online consultations for international patients. Call 07 846 7956 to book an appointment […]

HPT for Neck Sprain

In this video Daisy shows how to do hand patch therapy for neck sprain. If you have any health issues that require attention, Centre of Balance is open from Tuesday to Saturday. We have clinics in Hamilton and Auckland and we can do online consultations for international patients. Call 07 846 7956 to book an […]

PID Diagnosis and Treatment

PID (pelvic inflammatory disease) occurs when the female reproductive organs become infected by bacteria.  The female pelvic organs include the uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries, and cervix.  PID is a condition that can cause fertility problems like ectopic pregnancies and infertility and may even be life-threatening if the infection spreads to your blood. This article will explain […]

Calf Muscle Pain

What is Calf Muscle Pain? The calf is made up of the gastrocnemius and soleus muscles which connect with the Achilles tendon at the heel. Calf pain can differ from one individual to another depending on what causes the pain. It can manifest as either a dull ache or a sharp pain in the back […]

HPT for Depression

In this video Daisy shows how to do hand patch therapy for depression. If you have any health issues that require attention, Centre of Balance is open from Tuesday to Saturday. We have clinics in Hamilton and Auckland and we can do online consultations for international patients. Call 07 846 7956 to book an appointment […]

HPT for Constipation

In this video Daisy shows how to do hand patch therapy for constipation. If you have any health issues that require attention, Centre of Balance is open from Tuesday to Saturday. We have clinics in Hamilton and Auckland and we can do online consultations for international patients. Call 07 846 7956 to book an appointment […]

HPT for Unhappiness

In this video Daisy shows how to do hand patch therapy for unhappiness. If you have any health issues that require attention, Centre of Balance is open from Tuesday to Saturday. We have clinics in Hamilton and Auckland and we can do online consultations for international patients. Call 07 846 7956 to book an appointment […]

Acupressure for Sore Throat

In this video Szenan shows how to do acupressure for sore throat. If you have any health issues that require attention, Centre of Balance is open from Tuesday to Saturday. We have clinics in Hamilton and Auckland and we can do online consultations for international patients. Call 07 846 7956 to book an appointment or […]

Hand Patch Therapy for Allergy

In this video Daisy shows how to do hand patch therapy for allergy. If you have any health issues that require attention, Centre of Balance is open from Tuesday to Saturday. We have clinics in Hamilton and Auckland and we can do online consultations for international patients. Call 07 846 7956 to book an appointment […]

Upper Back Pain

What is upper back pain? The upper back starts at the base of your neck and goes to the bottom of your rib cage, also known as the thoracic spine. This area of the body is made of the vertebrae, the ribs, and the sternum forming a cage-like structure to protect the inner organs. Between […]

HPT for Heel Pain

In this video Daisy shows how to do hand patch therapy for heel pain. If you have any health issues that require attention, Centre of Balance is open from Tuesday to Saturday. We have clinics in Hamilton and Auckland and we can do online consultations for international patients. Call 07 846 7956 to book an […]

HPT for Eye Twitch

In this video Daisy shows how to do hand patch therapy for when the corner of your eye (the outer canthus muscle) is twitching. If you have any health issues that require attention, Centre of Balance is open from Tuesday to Saturday. We have clinics in Hamilton and Auckland and we can do online consultations […]

Hand Patch Therapy for Insomnia

In this video Daisy shows how to do hand patch therapy for if you have trouble falling asleep at night. If you have any health issues that require attention, Centre of Balance is open from Tuesday to Saturday. We have clinics in Hamilton and Auckland and we can do online consultations for international patients. Call […]

Shoulder Pain

The shoulder joint is the most mobile joint in the body. The humerus (long arm bone), the clavicle (collarbone), and the scapula (shoulder blade) together form a ball and socket joint covered by a layer of cartilage. Due to its highly mobile nature, the shoulder joint is also prone to becoming injured through manual labour, […]

Knee Pain

What is Knee Pain? The knee is a complex joint that consists of many moving parts, which makes it more prone to injury. There are many causes of knee pain. The most common causes are overuse, injuries, and arthritis. Knee pain can develop at any age, however elderly people are more prone to developing knee […]