Our Process: A Deeper Look, The Whole You

Taking Pride in Our Work

The Naturna Method

At Naturna, we love to delve deep in the inner workings of the body and mind.  We lean on years of clinical experience while staying up to date on the most current research so that we can help make sense of the mysteries of the human body and mind.

Our methods involve a combination of Naturopathic and Traditional Eastern approaches to achieve optimal wellness.  Our bodies have the incredible ability to heal and when prescribed appropriately, natural medicine is incredibly effective.

We offer a very comprehensive approach to natural care, often working alongside your western medical practitioner to enhance results. We understand that seeking out alternative medicine might be new to you, so we’ve broken down our process below.

Phase One: Information Download

In advance of your initial appointment, we send you a welcome email with a detailed intake form. The form will ask about your current health concerns, habits, health history, family history, emotional wellness, daily nutrition and overall routine. You will also be given the option to send your doctor’s lab results and notes.

During your initial session we will deep dive into the details of your current health including all of the information included I the intake, as well as any additional fears or concerns.  

Phase Two: Understanding Why

We then guide you through the WHY of what you are experiencing.  What the underlying causes are, what is making the issues better or worse and how lifestyle, diet, emotional wellbeing, environmental toxins and other factors may be adversing affecting your health.

Phase Three: The Plan

Next up we help you formulate a plan.  We help to customize a plan involving nutritional, lifestyle and integrative medicine to help you reach your goals.  Suggested daily routines, acupuncture protocols, nutritional plans, vitamin and herbal regimes are combined to facilitate and accelerate healing.  

Want more? The nitty gritty:

You will be guided in what to eat and what not to eat as well as when and how to eat and cook your food to optimize wellbeing.

We will explain how and why acupuncture may assist you in the healing process and how often/what type of acupuncture will best help you get well fast.

Lifestyle tips such as type, frequency and intensity of exercise will be addressed.

Clean living techniques such as minimizing toxic exposures in our home. environment and foods will be covered. Detoxification protocols can be added when necessary.

Vitamin and/or herbal regimes often assist in the healing process and may help to accelerate the effectiveness of the program.  We will guide you in those items that have been proven to help with your health concern, how it works, dosage, frequency and duration of use.

In Conclusion:

We consider this a partnership in achieving wellness.  As we learn about you, the more we can help. The best way to learn is to communicative regularly throughout the process.  Each session will allow plenty of time to address questions before jumping into acupuncture. Between sessions we are here to assist you via email to address questions and concerns.

The Best of East and West

We embrace the discipline of Integrative Medicine. The fusion of conventional medical practices with a natural approach to healing, the Integrative Medicine model seeks to diminish the debilitating effects of disease by relieving stress in the body, wherever it appears. As a result, through our specialized natural medicine protocols, we are able to help your body trigger its own ability to heal and thereby regain balance, energy, and vitality.

Who We Treat

We welcome everyone into our space, providing evidence-based, holistic treatment to people of any gender, ethnicity, and age, including babies from just a few weeks old to great-grandparents. We are a LGBTQ+ friendly practice treating all types of patients and families. We provide safe and inclusive care without judgment and are open to working with your specific health concerns and needs.

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.

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.

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!

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