Our Services

  • ACC Provider
  • Woman Health
  • Acupuncture
  • Dermatology
  • Chinese Medicine
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Energy Massage Therapy

Energy Massage Therapy

Do understand that, you really need to understand that everything in the world is made up of energy.

This has been proven by quantum physics when the atom was split it was found to be made up of particles of energy that are constantly vibrating. Modern science now describes the human organism not as a physical structure made of molecules but composed of energy fields. All physical disorders start first in our energy system. Beginning in the emotional or mental bodies, and then appearing on the physical level as symptoms of mental, emotional, or physical disease.

How would you like to dramatically reduce your stress and anxiety, feel more peaceful and relaxed, gain perceptual clarity, feel greater joy and confidence, increase your energy, and improve you physical health. With Energy Massage Therapy, an alternative medicine, the therapistdiscerns and clears blocks from your aura through a practiced focus and spiritual alignment. Energy blocks or imbalances can cause illness, depression, distort our perceptions, and dampen our feelings. Removing the blocks restores the natural energy flow resulting in feelings of peace and harmony.

This process occurs in a very supportive non-adversarial and non-coercive way. There are no imposed attitudes or beliefs. I am able to sense the subtle changes that occur in the aura and chakras to find the blocks and distortions and assist you to experience transformationand balance. When the distortions are gone, your aura resumes integrating you body, mind, and spirit and you regain your natural holistic health and wellness.

Frequently asked questions

Q: What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese form of medicine which has been used in China for the last 3000 years. Its effectiveness is now accepted in various countries including New Zealand, especially as more people in our society dislike taking medical drugs Acupuncture aims of treating the person along with the disease.

The practice of acupuncture began with the discovery that stimulation of specific areas on the skin affects the functioning of certain organs of the body.

The current practices have evolved into a system of medicine that restores and maintains health by the insertion of fine needles into points (called acupuncture points or acupoints) just below the surface of the skin.

These points are in very specific locations and lie on special channels of energy that are called meridians.

Q: How does acupuncture work?

Acupuncture is just one part of the broader system of treatment known as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) which is based on the concept of an energy flow through the body called Qi or Chi. This energy is circulated through the body via 14 main energy pathways called meridians. Each one of these pathways or channels is thought to be linked to an internal organ. It is believed that if this flow of energy is believed, imbalances occur which in turn lead to health problems.

This block in the energy flow can be cleared away with the insertion of acupuncture needles at special acupuncture points along the meridians. When the needles are applied to the points the organ function is stimulated. There are 1,000 acupuncture points within the meridian system.

Acupuncture and acupressure (the stimulation of the points with the fingers and hands) treatments are aimed at unblocking the meridians, easing muscle tension, and stimulating the energy and blood flow so the natural healing mechanisms of the body are adjusted, striking a balance in the body.

Q: Acupuncture treatment

When the patient is seen for the first time, the practitioner will take a complete history and then may take a strictly Chinese approach to medical examination or they may use a combination of Eastern and Western techniques. Palpation or testing of the meridians is often done prior to needle insertion.

When the acupuncture needle is inserted, a slight, dull pain, tingling or electrical-like sensation may be felt which is called the “De Qi” sensation and this indicates the Qi has been accessed. Once the needle is in place, no further discomfort should be felt. In fact, often the will be an occasional agreeable, tingling or warm feeling experienced along the meridians.

The needles are usually left in place for between 10 and 30 minutes. Depending on the conditions being treated. The removal of the needles usually causes no discomfort and only rarely is there any very minor bleeding from an insertion point. Some patients may require only 2 or 3 treatments, but others may require many sessions to achieve a successful outcome.


Q: What is acupuncture used for?

Traditionally, acupuncture practitioners have treated a large number of different illnesses; however the primary use is often to alleviate pain, but its therapeutic applications have been gradually expanding. Today, acupuncture is used in treating addictions, controlling weight and enhancing recuperation following surgery or the effects of a stroke.

Some common conditions that can be treated successfully or relieved by acupuncture include:

  • headache and migraine;
  • anxiety, depression, nervous tension, stress;
  • addictions such as smoking and alcoholism;
  • insomnia;
  • digestive problems such as indigestion, flatulence, diarrhoea, constipation;
  • bowel problems such as colitis and haemorrhoids;
  • live and gallbladder problems;
  • kidney and bladder problems;
  • respiratory problems such as asthmatic conditions, bronchitis, tonsillitis, sinusitis, sore throat, earache, cold and influenza;
  • skin conditions such as acne, eczema or psoriasis;
  • muscle problems including athletic injuries, cramps, strains and sprains;
  • arthritic conditions including the general pain of arthritis, sciatica, bursitis,tendonitis, gout
  • toothache, gum problems and mouth ulcers.

Q: Will it hurt?

Most new patients are amazed how painless acupuncture can be. However, when the correct stimulus of the needle has been obtained the patient may feel some heaviness, distention, tingling or electric sensation either around the meedle or travelling up or down the affected energy pathway or meridian.

Q: Is acupuncture safe?

Acupuncture is generally very safe. Serious side effects are very rare—less than one per 10,000 treatments.

Q: Does acupuncture have side effects?

You need to be aware that:

  • Drowsinesss occurs after treatment in a small number of patients, and, if affected, you are advised not to drive.
  • Minor bleeding or bruising occurs after acupuncture in about 3% of treatment.
  • Pain during treatment occurs in about 1% of treatments.
  • Symptoms can get worse after treatment ( less than 3% of patients ). You should tell your acupuncturist about this, but it is usually a good sign.
  • Fainting can occur in certain patients, particularly at the first treatment.
  • In addition, if there are particular risks that apply in your case, your practitioner will discuss these with you.

Q: Is there anything your practitioner needs to know?

If you have ever experienced a fit faint or funny turn.
If you have a placemaker or any other electrical implants.
If you have a bleeding disorder.
If you are taking anti-coagulants or any other medication.
If you have damaged heart valves or have any other particular risk of infection.

Q: What should one do after a treatment?

Acupuncture changes the state of energy of the body and affects nerve and blood vessels as well as the tone within the muscles. For this reason, it is best to avoid heavy physical labour following a treatment. Avoidance of alcohol is also recommended. Otherwise no special precautions are necessary. Occasionally patients may notice a brief worsening of the symptoms of the condition prior to an improvement. More commonly there is relief from the first or second treatment and this is consolidated with progressive treatments.

Q: What is our clinic Treatment Procedure?

Our treatment procedure will change slightly due to each individual patient's need, which we will provide professional advice accordingly.

1. Consutation
2. Acupuncture
3. Cupping
4. Tuina
5. Patches

Q: What is Cupping?

Cupping therapy is an ancient islamic form of alternative medicine in which a local suction is created on the skin; practitioners believe this mobilizes blood flow in order to promote healing.

Q: What is Tuina?

Tui Na uses rhythmic compression along energy channels of the body, as well as a variety of techniques that manipulate and lubricate the joints. Like acupressure, Tui Na directly affects the flow of energy by holding and pressing the body at acupressure points.

Q: What is Patches?

  • a piece of plaster with herbal ingredients put over a injured body area.
  • can promote the local blood circulation and help muscle relax and relieve pain.
  • Basically, it can be kept on local body area for 24 hours, then take it off ; otherwise you can take it off early with skin allergy e.g. reddish skin, itching …….etc.

About New Life Health Centre

Max Wang is a registered acupuncturist, he began his journey into the medical profession in 1975, followed by series of formal training to become a doctor.

Upon completing his studies in 1982, he obtained seventeen years of clinical experience, working in hospital and clinic in Taiwan. Max was a T.C.M (Traditional Chinese Medicine) doctor and E.N.T (Ear, Nose, Throat) specialist in Taiwan. He then moved to New Zealand and began working in a private clinic in Auckland in 1998.

In 2003, Max completed National Diploma in T.C.M, and became registered acupuncturist. He is also registered with A.C.C as a treatment provider.

Max is pleased to provide his service and experties for the community.

  • ACC Provider
  • Member of NZCMAS
  • Member of NZASA
  • N.Z National Dimploma Acupuncture & T.C.M
    (Traditional Chinese Medicine)
  • T.C.M Doctor in Taiwan
  • E.N.T Specialist in Taiwan
    (Ear nose, Throat)
  • Professional massage therapist (Since 2004, Cindy have been training in Energy Massage Therapy in Taiwan.)


  • Max and Cindy are always welcoming and friendly, the very professional treatment I am receiving is very beneficial. When my son needed help with hay fever, Max was the first person I thought of with great results. And Cindy’s massages are FANTASTIC! Also the fee structure is very generous. - Paula from Tuakau

  • I first visited Dr Max and Cindy to receive treatment for back and neck pain in 2010. I had several old injuries that had compounded and I soon found their treatment was very beneficial for relaxation and managing my pain.

    What struck me the most was the genuine authentic interaction and careful consideration Max and Cindy display in their practice, and with their support and advice I have made many positive changes and lifestyle adjustments.

    My treatment ended some time ago but the friendship has lasted, and for that I am very grateful. - Brody from Pokeno

  • (For a few weeks now) Dr. Wang has been dealing with several long term joint and muscular problems that I have had for years and which were worsening.

    After his ACUPUNCTURE AND MASSAGE treatment there has been a huge improvement with reduced pain and I would recommend anyone to try his therapies. - E Christie from Pukekohe

  • I have had the life changing pleasure to be attending the New Life Health Center with Max and Cindy.

    The treatments have always been appropriate for the current conditions I present with and the maintenance, once a month visits, ARE MY CHOICE, to keep attending whether I feel I need it or not.

    Both Max and Cindy are always more the just professional providers, they have become my friends and I highly regard their advice and methods of treatments for any type of aliment. Their clinic is appropriate for very young children thru to the frail elderly. - Lucy from pukekohe

  • In 2011 I became quite unwell because of nerve pain which was coming from my neck, the nerve pain was causing numbness and tingling in my hand and fingers, and this pain progressed to severe pain. Because I could not sleep I became unwell with an appendix abscess and was Hospitalised.

    The Amitriptyline prescribed by the Dr. for the nerve pain –did not appear to help and I had some unpleasant side effects from this drug.

    I therefore decided to try acupuncture which helped me a lot. With one treatment of acupuncture from Max the severe pain stopped and I started sleeping. My health has slowly improved since then.

    I would recommend Max Wang as an acupuncturist. - Liz from Pukekohe

Contact Us

  • Contact Details Email
    09 239 0886 | 021 0273 7133
  • Location 81 West Street,
    Pukekohe, New Zealand
  • Opening Hours Monday - Friday
    Saturday - Sunday
    Public Holiday
    9.30AM - 5.30PM