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Welcome to Naturna Institute

Where the best of Eastern medicine and Western science converge to form a comprehensive, cross-discipline approach. Listening, instead of dictating, allowing a deeper dialogue to manifest a more complete diagnosis. Revealing the true root causes behind symptoms and conditions and crafting unique health plans that empower you through education and inspiration to conquer bad habits and create better ones.

Mon-Thurs 11am-8pm, Friday 9am-6pm, Saturday 10am-3pm

(646) 609-4250

129 E 90th Street #1W, New York, NY, 10128

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About Us

Our Dedicated Team Of Licensed Healthcare Practitioners

Naturna's team of talented health care practitioners collaborate with patients to understand and address their overall health; body, mind, and spirit. With the vision of Integrative health expert Christina Burns, Naturna combines Eastern and Western expertise in Acupuncture, functional nutrition, and mind-body modalities to inspire lifestyles that thrive on balance, wholeness, and self-care.

Christina Burns

Founder and Doctor of Chinese Medicine, L.Ac, FABORM

Committed, compassionate, and highly skilled in multiple disciplines, Christina Burns is the pioneer founder of Naturna, an Integrative health center dedicated to the comprehensive fusion of Eastern medicine and Western science. With 12 years of clinical practice, Christina seeks to empower both women and men to achieve their optimal life and health goals through natural medicine practices, informed Integrative nutrition, lifestyle management, and personalized mind-body programs.

She is a licensed doctor of Chinese medicine with board certification in Oriental reproductive medicine and 9 years of postsecondary education. Christina has advanced certifications in Acupuncture, herbs, nutrition, life coaching and yoga therapy. She has trained and worked overseas in China, India, Nepal and Canada before honing her skills in New York City to become a leading figure in the field of Integrative health.

Today, a frequent speaker at fertility clinics and guest lecturer at leading educational institutions, she is well known for her innovative views on the topics of Integrative Medicine. Her international studies and work alongside esteemed practitioners have given Christina a global perspective on health and healing that has contributed immensely to her impressive success rate.

Designations

  • ABORM (American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine)
  • NCCAOM (National Board of Certification for Acupunture & Oriental Medicine)
  • CTCMA (College of Traditional Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture)
  • CPC (Certified Professional Coach – Health, Nutrition, Yoga Therapy)
  • TCMD & L.Ac (Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine & Licensed acupuncturist)

Annie Caton-Wong

MSAc., L.Ac.

Dedicated, nurturing, and highly skilled in multiple disciplines, Annie Caton-Wong is a Licensed and Board Certified Acupuncturist in New York State where she graduated as valedictorian from the preeminent Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. Annie has an undergraduate degree from Harvard University and is currently completing a Doctorate in Acupuncture.

A diagnosis of stomach cancer at age 25 completely changed the course of Annie’s life. Struggling with cancer turned out to be a blessing in disguise. It set her on a path of discovery and healing. This journey took her through training as a Health Coach, meditation retreats, multiple Yoga teacher trainings, and ultimately Chinese medical school.

With over 10 years of experience in the wellness field, Annie has made it her passion and mission to educate and empower women and men on how to improve their health, prevent disease, and live a vibrant life, offering personalized nutritional counseling, lifestyle advice, and mind-body techniques.

As a Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga Instructor (and a mom herself), Annie is deeply compassionate towards women and men on the journey through fertility and parenthood.

Her clinical experience includes providing acupuncture services at the Initiative for Women with Disabilities, Hospital for Joint Diseases; the Institute for Family Health, Sidney Hillman/Phillips Family Practice; and the Columbia University Health Services.

Annie has apprenticed with Moshe Heller in Pediatric Acupuncture, Mingxia Li in Abdominal Acupuncture, Andrew Huey in Esoteric Acupuncture, Nicholas Isabella III and Kimberlie Wilson in Classical Chinese Acupuncture, Jeremy Pulsifer in Electrical Stimulation with Acupuncture, Thea McCallion in Acupuncture for Pain Relief, and Cynthia Siu in Acupuncture for Weight Management.

Alison Unterreiner

MSTOM, L.Ac.

Compassionate, intuitive and engaged, Alison is a born healer with a passion for Eastern Medicine.

Her clinical experience ranges from assisting women through childbirth in the labor and delivery ward at NYU Lutheran Medical Center, NYU Langone in Brooklyn, New York, to working with Veterans to provide pain relief and pain management at the VA Hospital in Manhattan.

She is a licensed acupuncturist (L.Ac.) and herbalist in the State of New York and has board certifications through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Alison is also certified in clean-needle technique by the Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (CCAOM) and is a certified facial rejuvenation specialist. She completed her Masters of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, the largest school of Eastern Medicine in the country.

Alison is able to support her patients and work with them to achieve their healthcare goals. She specializes in treating a wide variety of health conditions, including but not limited to:

  • Orthopedic Disorders
  • Chronic Pain
  • Fertility Support
  • Stress and Anxiety Disorders
  • Endocrinology Disorders
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Facial Rejuvenation

Alison’s primary focus is disease prevention and supporting the health and wellness of her patients.

Helaine Schonfeld

Nutritionist, MSc., CLC

Dedicated and skilled Nutritionist Helaine Schonfeld has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Nutrition from the College of Saint Elizabeth. She is also a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC), providing nutrition and lactation guidance during the prenatal and postnatal periods. Her goal is to empower and educate her clients, so that they can feel better and achieve their personal health and nutrition goals.

Her nutrition philosophy is one that looks at the total person, not only on dietary intakes and supplements; but lifestyle, prevention and the use of natural therapies. She takes an individualized approach with each client to create an eating lifestyle that is tailored to his or her specific needs.

Helaine specializes in nutrition for women’s health, prenatal and postnatal care, hormone balance, as well as weight loss and digestive issues. She has worked as Nutritionist for a Pediatric Gastroenterologist and for an Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Physician, with a vast diversity of clientele seeking her guidance.

Helaine’s passion and mission is to help women be successful with nutrition and breastfeeding, during the prenatal through motherhood phases.

Description of services offered:

  • Nutrition counseling
  • Lactation counseling
  • Nutrition focused grocery shopping
  • Clean your pantry service
  • Nutrition focused cooking lesson
  • Food demos