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.
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.
Warm, caring and knowledgeable, Caitlin holds a master’s degree in Acupuncture and is a Board Certified Acupuncturist licensed to practice in New York State. She grew up in Wisconsin and graduated from the University of Wisconsin–Madison with bachelor’s degrees in Art and Biology. Studying eastern medicine has offered her a unique perspective to see beauty in the human body and the natural world as well as combine the creative and scientific sides of her mind.
Her work as a doula led her to pursue the study of acupuncture and eastern medicine. Working with clients throughout their pregnancy and birth, she saw how powerful and effective this medicine is. She is passionate about caring for people. Her education also includes training under the renowned Master of Japanese Acupuncture, Kiiko Matsumoto, who emphasizes treating the root of imbalance in the body.