Christina's Blog

Tips for a Smooth Embryo Transfer Day

Oct 02, 2018 | Christina Cecconi R.TCM.P, FABORM, B.Des
For anyone undergoing IVF, embryo transfer day can be an anxious one - especially if you have never done it before and don’t quite know what to expect. I have had the honour of being part of hundreds of embryo transfers, performing acupuncture onsite at the fertility clinic around this procedure.

2 Ingredient Skin Tonic

Aug 27, 2018 | Christina Cecconi R.TCM.P, FABORM, B.Des
To support my skin from the inside out I consume this simple tonic almost every day.
Collagen is the most abundant protein in our body and makes up at least 70% of the protein in our skin. Type 1 collagen is the main form here providing integrity, firmness, and elasticity. As we age, our collagen production slows down (typically starting in our mid-twenties). 

WHAT IS FACIAL ACUPUNCTURE AND HOW DOES IT WORK?

Jul 30, 2018 | Christina Cecconi R.TCM.P, FABORM, B.Des
...select points in order to trigger a healing cascade and increase the cellular function of the skin and muscles of the face. There are several mechanisms that come into play...

Between Meghan Markle & The Grandmothers of Instagram: Welcome to the Changing Face of Health, Beauty, and Aging

Jul 16, 2018 | Christina Cecconi R.TCM.P, FABORM, B.Des
Two media stories caught my attention recently that brought me hope we might be seeing a shift towards healthier attitudes regarding aging, beauty, and the value we see in ourselves and each other. 

Acne and Mental Health

May 20, 2018 | Christina Cecconi R.TCM.P, FABORM, B.Des
This February, the British Journal of Dermatology published a massive population-based cohort study showing that those suffering from acne are at an increased risk of depression. 

Why I Don't Like The Term “Anti-Aging”

Mar 21, 2018 | Christina Cecconi R.TCM.P, FABORM, B.Des
The term “anti-aging” pops up everywhere. You’ll find it in the skincare isle, across media platforms, in the bookstore; even lingering here on the Acubalance website for various reasons I’d love to see change. 

Send Your Face Some Love This February: Facial Fridays Have Begun!

Feb 12, 2018 | Christina Cecconi R.TCM.P, FABORM, B.Des
Acubalance is pleased to announce the addition of Facial Fridays! Christina Ceconni has opened her schedule to offer 90 minute facial acupuncture and low level light therapy (LLLT) treatments. What better way to end your week or start your weekend than with a truly restorative treatment that is relaxing, safe, natural, and effective?

Get Your Glow On Quite Literally with Acupuncture for Facial Renewal and LED Technology

Feb 12, 2018 | Christina Cecconi R.TCM.P, FABORM, B.Des
What is the ancient art of acupuncture doing in the same room as photobiomodulation (aka Low Level Laser Therapy - LLLT) science? Working harmoniously to boost collagen, reduce inflammation, and promote healthy functioning of skin cells to help you look and feel your best!

How Blue (and Red) Light Can Help Treat Acne

Feb 12, 2018 | Christina Cecconi R.TCM.P, FABORM, B.Des
Though it has been around for decades, Low Level Light Therapy (LLLT) has been attracting a lot of attention lately. Its safety and lack of side effects makes this modality very alluring. Couple that with recently accessible technology (hello creepy home-use Neutrogena mask), and you have peaked our collective interest.

Healthy Guts Healthy Skin 10 Factors That Influence Skin: 5. Elimination

Jan 20, 2018 | Christina Cecconi R.TCM.P, FABORM, B.Des

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