Antonia (“Toni”) Balfour 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. Antonia 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).
In 2012 she earned a Diploma of Herbal Dermatology at Regent’s College in London, England with world renowned expert Mazin Al-Khafaji. Additional Post-graduate work includes a certification in Acupuncture and Cancer Care from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. She is a member of the Society for Integrative Oncology. Antonia has additionally completed post-graduate studies in women’s health and fertility treatment for both men and women.
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 practice at Oasis Palisades, Toni’s experience in alternative medicine includes working as editor-in-chief 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.