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Please note, gift cards are non-transferable for acupuncture.
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Love Child is proud to partner with Naturna’s team of talented health care practitioners collaborate with patients to understand and address their overall health; body, mind, and spirit.
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.
At Naturna, our comprehensive, holistic regimen supports your physical and emotional health, creating an optimal environment for mom and baby. We begin our first session with an in-depth lifestyle intake, from which we create a custom health plan for you. Built into each appointment is our one-on-one nutrition and lifestyle counseling, acupuncture plus Q&A periods to help empower you with the tools to heal body and min.
As part of a women's wellness program, acupuncture can stimulate circulation in the reproductive system, reduce stress, boost fertility and support a healthy pregnancy. Specialized programs are designed for women at each stage of their hormonal lifespan to balance hormones, assist conception, nourish mom and baby during and after pregnancy.
We believe that we are partnering with you on an incredible journey. As such we make ourselves available between sessions to provide useful tips and information. Our team is here to assist you 7 days per week to further customize your plan and support your throughout the process.
Insurance: Oxford/United, BCBS, Cigna, Aetna and some other smaller providers.
ACUPUNCTURE FOR FERTILITY
Acupuncture improves circulatory function and hormonal balance. This is helpful is boosting the strength of your ovaries and helping the uterus to grow a thick lining for implantation.
Many women have hormone imbalances that make it more difficult to conceive. This includes high FSH (follicle stimulating hormone), LH (luteinizing hormone), or inappropriate levels of other hormones like estrogen, testosterone. Balancing your hormones is a key element for reproductive success, and acupuncture can help stimulate or relax the necessary parts of your body to produce a healthy hormonal ratio.
In addition to hormonal balance, acupuncture can help with fertility by managing autoimmune conditions. These conditions can create a poor environment for conception because they change the way the body reacts to “intruders” that may result in an attack on the pregnancy. After the age of 35, fertility in women decreases. Use diet, lifestyle and complementary methods such as acupuncture to create an antioxidant (anti-aging) effect on the reproductive system. In this way we improve egg quality and circulation.
In addition to helping with natural fertility, acupuncture is extremely beneficial for women using ART (assisted reproductive technology) and IVF for their fertility. Doctors will commonly recommend that patients going through IVF (in vitro fertilization) use acupuncture at and around the time of transfer to promote positive fertility outcomes. According to a systematic review done by the British Medical Journal (BMJ), when an acupuncture treatment is done immediately before and after an IVF transfer, the odds of a successful transfer go up by nearly 50%. There are several components to what acupuncture can do to improve IVF and ART outcomes. Acupuncture can increase blood flow to the ovaries and uterus, helping to grow healthy follicles (eggs) as well as the uterine lining. It can also help relax the uterus to prevent cramping or other instabilities that might disrupt any implantation. In addition to increasing blood flow, acupuncture immediately before and after a transfer can relax both the mind and the body, creating a healthy and balanced environment in which the transfer to take place. An added bonus is the management of side effects from fertility medications. Use of acupuncture during IUI or IVF cycles can reduce bloating, anxiety, digestive disturbances and mood problems.
During the first three months, Acupuncture treatments support your pregnancy and manage common discomforts like nausea, reflux, fatigue, backache, and dizziness. Acupuncture also promotes gentle circulation, stimulating optimal nutrition for the growing fetus, and helps to guard your immune system. We also use Acupuncture to calm your stress hormones so that your baby in utero is bathed in endorphins and protected from undue surges.
Acupuncture during the second trimester supports pregnancy and manages discomfort including: digestive symptoms, aches, pains, and dizziness. Care is also taken to guard immune function, reduce stress, and maintain optimal circulation and absorption of nutrients.
Acupuncture therapy in late stages helps support pregnancy, prepare for childbirth, and manage common third-trimester complaints such as back pain, sciatica, dizziness, reflux, constipation, breech presentation, and water retention. In preparation for birth we offer protocols to begin softening the cervix and opening the hips and pelvic girdle. When indicated, Acupuncture can be applied to induce birth.
CHRISTINA BURNS - Founder of Naturna 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, MSTOM, L.Ac., DACM - 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.
ANNIE CATON-WONG, MSAc., L.Ac. - 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.
ALISON UNTERREINER, MSTOM, L.Ac - 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; and Facial Rejuvenation. Alison’s primary focus is disease prevention and supporting the health and wellness of her patients.