*Special announcement about the podcast*
Hi, I’m Caroline Dalia Kaliani, Functional Nutrition Practitioner, Herbal Medicine Mama & formulator of a botanical skincare line for rosacea.
A few years ago, I launched this free educational platform called Journey to Glow.
The goal? To explore natural, holistic and effective solutions for skin “issues”.
In my quest to share the effectiveness of natural medicine, I interviewed over 75+ holistic skin experts (Functional Medicine Practitioners, Naturopathic NDs, Holistic Nutritionists, Integrative Dermatologists, and Ayurvedic doctors…) as well as dozens of womxn who fully healed rosacea.
The Journey To Glow podcast reached over 100,000 listeners and received hundreds of 5 stars reviews in 30 different countries. But the best part? Were the weekly emails from listeners and readers who shared they have regained hope that they could heal their skin!
After years of making the episodes available for free on mainstream podcast platforms, we are now rethinking how we want this information to be accessed.
If you’d like to be notified of the next steps, sign up for the Glowletter at the bottom of this page.
Thank you for listening and for being on the journey with us!
JTG #24 Chinese Medicine To Heal Eczema, Psoriasis, Rosacea & Acne With Toni Balfour
In this episode of the journey To Glow podcast I have the pleasure of talking to Toni Balfour about how Chinese Medicine can heal difficult skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, rosacea & acne.
Antonia (“Toni”) Balfour is an herbalist and acupuncturist specializing in the holistic treatment of skin conditions. She is the founder of Yin Yang Dermatology and co-owner of its sister business, Oasis Palisades. Both health & wellness centers are in the Marquez area of Pacific Palisades.
Toni holds a Master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Yo San University, where she graduated with highest honors. She is a California-licensed acupuncturist and herbalist and a National Diplomate in acupuncture and Chinese herbology, board-certified through the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).
Toni first became interested in Chinese Medicine while living in Taiwan where she taught English as a second language. One of her students brought her to a traditional Chinese doctor for the treatment of chronic TMJ and neck pain. The results were so impressive that she began to study Chinese medicine soon after, ultimately deciding to make TCM her career. In addition to her clinical practice, Toni’s experience in alternative medicine includes working as editor for HealingPeople.com, an informative website dedicated to complementary and alternative medicine. She also hosted the “Healing People Radio Show” in Los Angeles which covered a wide range of alternative medicine topics.
Toni completed her bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida where she studied, enjoyed life, and became a licensed private pilot. She has traveled extensively throughout Europe, Asia and Southern Africa. She and husband Marc have a fun-loving young daughter, Scarlett.
In this episode, Toni Balfour and Journey To Glow host Caroline Frenette explore:
- The Chinese Medicine approach to healing eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, and acne
- Herbs and teas to cool the skin and purify the blood of toxins
- The role of the liver in skin dis-ease
- How Toni treats babies and kids
- Tinctures and herbs to clear your skin
- The power of insights in healing
- The difference between the power of the mind and opening up to healing
- How the plants’ intelligence affects our body and uplifts our consciousness
- Effortless change versus willpower
If you’ve enjoyed this episode of the Journey To Glow podcast you will love episode #11 with Tiffany Carole on Essential Oils For Rosacea.
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