We are the Naturna Institute

Where the best of Eastern medicine and Western science converge to form a comprehensive, cross-discipline approach. Revealing the root cause of symptoms and conditions and crafting personalized health plans to improve your well-being. Our Expertise? Empowering balance and encouraging vitality with holistic methods such as acupuncture, cupping, nutrition and mind/body counseling.

Our Approach to Integrative Healthcare & Acupuncture

Our Services

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Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a gentle natural remedy that has been helping people heal for millenia.

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Nutrition

We take an individualized approach to nutritional counselling, providing tailored programs to suit your needs.

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Chinese Medicine

Ancient wisdom backed by modern research. Try our approach to Chinese herbs, cupping, moxibustion, and gua sha.

Empowering Balance Through Knowledge

At Naturna, we don’t just treat patients, we partner with you. We believe education is our biggest ally. From our very first session, through in-depth intake and lifestyle counseling, we impart knowledge that speaks directly to your needs. In between sessions, we continue to empower you through patient handouts, online resources, and email support to help you better navigate your own health journey. We encourage you to learn more about yourself through awareness and self-observation, as you evolve, so do the natural medicine treatments we can offer you.

Christina Burns

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

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What Our Patients Say

I came to Naturna at 37 after two miscarriages and a year and a half of trying to conceive again. I began treatment the first week of January and by the end of March we conceived naturally!

Christina is very, very knowledgeable about Eastern medicine and nutrition, and working in conjunction with my IVF cycles, she tried different methods including herbs and supplements along with acupuncture…  with her help and IVF, at the age of 45, I delivered a baby girl (using my own eggs)! I strongly recommend Naturna if you are struggling with infertility.

I had been suffering from full-body, itching psoriasis. Christina did a combination of acupuncture and ‘cupping’, and within a month my skin was returning to normal.

After just one month of working with Christina, I got my first period in years, and about a year later my cycle started to come regularly.

I am eight months pregnant. I attribute everything to the Naturna regimen of acupuncture, herbs, supplements, and lifestyle changes; they aligned my body and perspective on life.

After three visits, I became pregnant. I recommend this to anyone who is frustrated and looking for a natural fertility solution.

We highly recommend Naturna as a skilled healthcare provider to our patients.

Naturna is definitely a go-to when I need to recharge energy, balance my body, and generally destress.

I’ve been going to Naturna for six weeks and can’t believe the difference. For the last two years I’ve suffered from brutal migraines two to three times per week. Since coming to Naturna, only mild headaches. There are even weeks with no pain at all.

I highly recommend the Naturna regimen, which supported my ultimately successful pregnancy at 42.

When I look at my daughter, I can’t help but think of Christina and our incredible journey. Christina Burns was the sunshine brought to my angst-filled world of infertility!

I would strongly recommend Naturna to anyone who is looking to supplement their standard IVF treatment with alternative methods in an effort to maximize your chances for a positive outcome.

Naturna saved me during my pregnancy by assisting with my sleep, back pain, skin irritations; the list goes on. I was fortunate to have a very easy delivery and I strongly believe this was a result of the preparation.

At 44, and after over two years of fertility treatments, I am pregnant for the first time and I believe that my work with Naturna helped this happen.

I went through two IVF cycles. I did not receive acupuncture regularly during the first and did not complete that cycle. I came to Naturna every week during the second cycle and had a successful pregnancy.

Like many NYC women, I am type A and like to be prepared. Fertility can sometimes be maddening because you really don’t have all that much control. Seeing Christina provided me with some ‘X-ray’ glasses to see a bit more clearly and manage the anxiety which can come with the unknown.

Christina is a skilled practitioner who is both professional and compassionate. My patients have experienced great results at her clinic as well as a warm and supportive atmosphere. I feel confident sending my patients to her.

I came to Naturna after trying everything to treat my eczema. After just a few sessions, the patches began to lighten and itch less and within a few weeks completely disappeared! The effects were undeniable. I’ve been made a believer.

I had been suffering from terrible insomnia for 2 years and was self medicating. I was constantly exhausted, grumpy and really quite hung-over from the sedatives. The first night after the treatment I slept through the whole night!! I was immediately convinced. It only took 3 weeks and I was sorted. Now I only visit the clinic if I have any recurrence of the issue and she smacks it back down.

I had been suffering from hormonal acne for years before I came to Naturna. Nothing was seeming to work and I was miserable. Naturna helped me to understand what was happening in my body, and within a few sessions I started to notice the acne lessening. After a couple months I was only having a pimple here and there. I can’t believe that it could have been this easy all along. The results were truly amazing.

I was getting sick all the time. For months out of the year I would be on prednisone and antibiotics for a variety of respiratory issues from asthma to bronchitis and pneumonia. After about six months of treatment I was no longer getting sick. Acupuncture has been a great assist in boosting my immunity and getting my health on track.

My allergies have tormented me for years. After just a couple treatments I noticed that I could breathe better. After a few weeks I noticed a big difference in my energy and felt clearer. I went back to my ENT and he asked what I was doing because my nasal passages were so much more open! It was nice to see that all the efforts had tangible results. I now go for Acupuncture a month or so before allergy season and am so much better as a result.

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