Our Doctors

windhorse staffHosting two naturopaths, an acupuncturist and specialist in Ayurvedic medicine, and a massage therapist, Windhorse Naturopathic Clinic offers a variety of practitioners for your health needs


Dr. Emily Maiella

Dr. Maiella is a Naturopathic Physician and the medical director of Windhorse Naturopathic Clinic (formerly Valley Natural Health), a naturopathic medical facility in Brattleboro, Vermont, with a satellite office in Greenfield, Massachusetts.

Trained as a primary care physician, Dr. Maiella enjoys visits with the entire family, including infants, children, adults of all ages and pregnant/postpartum mothers.

Specialties include Lyme disease, care for women and children, and autoimmune diseases. She has completed an additional two years of interning in Seattle with one of our nations leading experts in naturopathic oncology and hepatitis C. She is also an adjunct faculty member at Hampshire College, in Amherst Massachusetts. She teaches “Student Heal Thyself” and “Complementary and Alternative Health”.  She has been a member of the International Lyme and Associated Disease Society since 2006.

At Dr. Maiella’s Vermont office, she is able to accept insurance and provides insurance covered primary care for VHAP, Blue Cross Blue Shield (VT) and Cigna.  Unfortunately, this is restricted to Vermont insurance only.

Dr. Maiella’s goal is to educate and empower patients, and become a health care ally during difficult medical decisions. In order to practice safe and effective medicine, she encourages all of the practitioners and doctors in your health care team to work together.

As a local of the Pioneer valley for many years, she is passionate about this special area of Massachusetts and aspires to build community through health care education.  When she is not working, you can find her in her garden, or with her two young children, or probably a combination of both of them!


Licensed Naturopathic Physicians have graduated from an accredited 4-year medical program, which meets national standards for physician status, through a national licensing board exam. After successful completion, a Naturopath is licensed as a primary care physician. Currently, there are 15 states, which license Naturopaths as primary care physicians. Unfortunately, Massachusetts is the only state in New England that does not allow a naturopathic doctor to practice as a primary care physician.

One of the greatest challenges of being a naturopathic doctor in an unlicensed state is that anybody can claim to be a naturopathic doctor after taking correspondence courses over the internet. This lack of standardization in Massachusetts may create serious health care problems and incongruity of naturopathic medicine.


• Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, Bastyr University, Seattle WA www.bastyr.edu
• Bachelor of Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst MA


• American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, AANP.org, member
• Massachusetts Society of Naturopathic physicians, MSND.org, member
• International Lyme and Associated Disease Society, ILADS.org, member


Dr. Nitya Eisenheim

Dr. Nitya Jess Eisenheim is a trained and VT state licensed naturopathic doctor, who is passionate about herbal medicine, cooking, healthy food and community building. She can work with you to address Lyme disease, autoimmune diseases, chronic pain and digestive issues, as well as serve as your primary care physician in Vermont. She also sees patients in Greenfield, Massachusetts.

dr nitya jess eisenheimDr. Nitya uses lifestyle and dietary counseling, along with herbal medicine, homeopathy, physical medicine and hydrotherapy as modalities to come up with a unique treatment plan for patients.

Specifically, she uses cranio sacral therapy and visceral manipulation to address chronic stress, chronic pain and digestive concerns.

Dr. Eisenheim graduated from Bastyr University in 2015 as a naturopathic doctor. Her vision for her naturopathic practice is to work teens and families in a community clinic, with a focus on education, the healing power of nature, prevention and wellness. “It is important to help others to simply remember the healing power of nature as the innate intelligence of our bodies to heal and restore balance and harmony.”

Seeing patients in Brattleboro office Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Seeing patients in Greenfield on Wednesdays at the Blue Dragon Apothecary.


Jerry Landau

Jerry Landau has worked as a complementary and collaborative health care provider for over 20 years, integrating Yoga Therapy with Chinese and Ayurvedic Medicine, including Japanese-style acupuncture, massage, nutrition, herbs, yoga postures, breathwork, meditation, and bodywork.

Whether you see Jerry for a health issue or preventative care, he works to educate you and increase your self awareness so that you do not need to keep returning for treatments.He will work with you to uncover the lifestyle issues that might be getting in your way, and help you to develop habit patterns that will move you in the direction of your goals. He prefers to collaborate with you and your other providers as a team and resource for you.

Jerry LandauJerry specializes in helping those with chronic and complex conditions, especially in treating pain, respiratory problems, autonomic nervous system dysfunction, autoimmune issues, and structural imbalance. 

 He has taught to the public and colleagues, from small groups to professional conferences, and received the Most Outstanding Research Award for the poster session he coauthored for the 2011 IAYT Symposium on Yoga Research.

Jerry has over 5000 hours of training in various modalities. He graduated from the New England School of Acupuncture, and is nationally certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and licensed in both Wisconsin and Vermont.

A graduate of the Kripalu School of Ayurveda, he is certified as an Ayurvedic Practitioner by the National Ayurvedic Medical Association.

He is certified as a Kripalu Yoga Teacher, and as a Yoga Therapist by the American Viniyoga Institute one of the first schools to be certified as meeting the newly implemented standards for Yoga Therapists by the International Association for Yoga Therapy.

Prior to his healthcare work, Jerry received a BS in Chemical Engineering from MIT, and worked in all facets of engineering for 15 years. He brings this engineering, problem-solving mindset to his health care work.


Sabrina Daigh Smith    Certified and Licensed Massage Therapist*

Providing Client-Centered Therapeutic Massage for all populations, addressing and treating the individual needs and conditions of each client, from stress and anxiety to chronic pain and injury.

Swedish Massage  Relaxing and Restoring, graduating layers of gentle touch to ease away stress and anxiety.

Deep Tissue Massage  Working deeply into muscle tissue, gently affecting and increasing functionality of tired, weakened and sore, overworked muscles.

Trigger Point Therapy and Chronic Pain Relief  Locating and working deeply into pinpointed areas of tissue dysfunction, this technique facilitates increased blood flow, affecting areas of chronic referred pain.

Prenatal and Postpartum Massage  Pain relief and relaxation at all stages of pregnancy.

Myofascial Release  Slow and Gentle, this deeply relaxing technique facilitates the release and rehydration of the delicate layer between muscle and skin, releasing bound energy.

Posture Analysis and Structural Realignment  for pain relief and greater ease of movement.

*fully insured