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). 

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. 

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?

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

2 Ingredient Coconut Yogurt

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

10 Factors That Influence Skin: 4. Diet

Nov 23, 2017 | Christina Cecconi R.TCM.P, FABORM, B.Des

What to Eat When You Aren't Eating Grains

Nov 01, 2017 | Christina Cecconi R.TCM.P, FABORM, B.Des

Summer Recipe: Watermelon Shiso Salad

Aug 16, 2017 | Christina Cecconi R.TCM.P, FABORM, B.Des
This delicious, hydrating salad is perfect for summer!
Shiso is a aromatic leaf common to Japanese cuisine that has a minty/spicy/anise hybrid flavour. It also an herb used in Chinese Medicine for calming the fetus, reducing nausea in pregnancy and preventing seafood poisoning!

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