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.

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.

Meghan Keysboe


Considerate, devoted, and eager to assist in enhancing one’s health, Meghan Keysboe is a Licensed and Board Certified Acupuncturist and Herbalist in New York State, as well as certified through the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Having a mother that also practices acupuncture, Meghan is a legacy at Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, the #1 ranked school in the United States for Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. Meghan has been certified in facial acupuncture, teaching Qigong- Thousand Hands Buddha technique, trained in NADA protocol from the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association, and continues educational classes on various techniques of Acupuncture such as Five Element and other TCM based practices. She has advanced knowledge in Chinese herbal medicine, nutrition, Qigong, cupping, moxibustion, gua sha and therapeutic massage, as well as a focus on the collaboration between Western biomedicine and Chinese medicine.

Having a background in Exercise and Sports Science at Oregon State University, Meghan has a passion for concentrating on the study of human movement in relation to developmental, mechanical, historical, pathological and physiological perspectives. She has extensive training in Tui na, a form of Chinese manipulative massage therapy, as well as advanced needling techniques to assist with various kinds of musculoskeletal pain. While doing nonprofit work in Nepal, Meghan has also gained a wide range of experience in working with various ailments such as stroke rehabilitation through using electro-acupuncture, digestive symptoms, managing hypertension, and other physiological pathologies. She believes your health is your greatest possession and enjoys enhancing all areas of this, including an emphasis on women’s health, stress management, and everything in between.

Alexia Komninos


Intuitive, warm hearted and devoted to mastery, Alexia is a licensed and board certified physician of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine in New York and California. She completed her graduate and clinical education at Yo San University in Los Angeles, CA and undergraduate studies in Philosophy and Literature at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY. Her specialties includes Women’s Reproductive Health
and Fertility, and Mental-Emotional Health.

With a background as a yoga, dance and meditation instructor, Alexia serves as a guide in harnessing the body, mind and emotions to the quest for self-knowledge and manifesting our dreams, by expressing the power of our own unique embodied
wisdom. An initiate in the Sri Vidya lineage, she also performs and teaches traditional rituals and energy cultivation. Alexia is wholeheartedly dedicated to bringing the full depth of her experience in supporting her patients live their most honest, empowered lives with a clear mind, wild heart, and vibrant body.

Alyssa Hyer


Alyssa has a master’s degree in Applied Clinical Nutrition from the New York Chiropractic College and a culinary degree from the Natural Gourmet Institute. Her passion is to heal from the inside out. Alyssa reviews current eating patterns, helps you set nutrition goals and advises you on foods that will help to heal and support you. She is available for meal plan customization and will help you reach your personal health goals, all starting with your fork!  Call us today (646-609-4250) to learn more about scheduling your initial nutrition consultation and follow up appointments with Alyssa.

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