Our Team

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.

Connie Qian


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.

Jane Gibbons


Dedicated, driven, and perceptive, Jane is a Licensed and Board-Certified acupuncturist and herbalist. She holds a Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM) from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. Jane is certified in facial acupuncture for the goal of rejuvenation and healing. She grew up in New York City in a family of Western medical doctors and has used her background and collaboration with family to develop an integrative model of care. Her abundance of exposure to western medicine is an advantage in a world where her patients employ both. Jane is focused on providing her patients with thorough, individualized, and comprehensive care.

Jane has experience treating women of all ages to help regulate their menstrual cycle, relieve symptoms of PMS, balance moods, digestion and emotions, regulate and stabilize hormone levels, and support the fertility process as well as provide pregnancy support. Jane’s Traditional Chinese Medicine background has a strong focus on cultivating equilibrium in the body which is beneficial in the maintenance of good health despite the many demands and challenges of a busy lifestyle.

Andrea Vannelli

D.Ac., MSAC, L.Ac.

Curious, pragmatic and caring, Andrea is a Board certified acupuncturist with a Doctorate of Acupuncture from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. She is a native of New York State with a degree from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, and spent the earlier part of her career as a natural resource planner in the Pacific Northwest.

Andrea has a long-standing interest in wellness and integrated medicine, particularly as it relates to supporting constitutional balance and resiliency. She is certified in facial rejuvenation acupuncture and enjoys helping women look and feel their best, from the inside-out. Her experience in acupuncture is varied, including clinical work in the Labor & Delivery Department at NYU Lutheran, at Columbia University Health Medical Services, mentoring with specialists in female health, and observation of Chinese Medicine physicians at China Medical University teaching hospital in Taiwan. Andrea takes the time to understand her patients and partners with each to build an individualized plan for health.

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