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.
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.
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.
Amiable, determined, and passionate, Connie Qian is a Licensed and Board Certified acupuncturist and herbalist in New York State. She holds a Bachelors of Arts from Dartmouth College and is currently completing her Doctorate in Acupuncture.
Connie decided to pursue her passion for eastern medicine after a career in investment banking, though she has been immersed in acupuncture and herbal medicine since childhood. She grew up with her aunt who was a western medicine and eastern medicine doctor in China. Connie fondly recalls her aunt making her drink an abundance of herbal teas for her skin and doing acupuncture to rehabilitate her from a severe skating injury.
Her own professional career in acupuncture includes clinical experience working with stroke recovery patients at NYU Lutheran, treating students and faculty at Columbia University Medical Center, and working learning from master acupuncturists in the realm of hormone regulation and women’s health.
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.