Dr. Nitya Eisenheim, ND

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Dr. Nitya Jessica Eisenheim, ND is a Naturopathic physician, who is passionate about herbal medicine, cooking, healthy food and community building. Nitya suffered for years with chronic back and hip pain, and unhealthy digestion and wore a back brace for scoliosis as an adolescent and into her teens until she found chiropractic care, yoga, massage, somatic based counseling and simple transformational dietary changes for a pain free, active life.  She is an expert at creating individualized health plans for clients who suffer from chronic pain and digestive issues. As many of her family members have suffered from incorrect treatment of Lyme disease, she also is passionate about preventing Lyme disease from being a chronic illness and specializes in caring for you in the early stages of Lyme.

She incorporates multiple modalities such as customized herbal medicine, homeopathy, visceral manipulation and cranio sacral therapy into client’s care. Dr. Nitya Eisenheim graduated from Bastyr University, considered a top research and academic institution.

Nitya enjoys working with both teens and adolescents, men and women who have tried everything and feel maxed out by conventional options. She excels at being your ally on your journey to health! Nitya also teaches seasonal herbal medicine classes and facilitates dietary support groups, as she believes in the power of healing within a community.

Craniosacral therapy and visceral manipulation are both powerful and gentle forms of bodywork that can complement any other type of healing modality or medicine. Craniosacral is especially useful for chronic pain, nervous system issues and sleep issues by working with the nervous system, the fascia, the joints and the bones. Visceral manipulation is particularly helpful with digestive issues and working on the endocrine and reproductive systems by mobilizing the organs. Often, these modalities are combined to achieve the best results. Dr. Eisenheim also uses these modalities to assist in deciding the best course of action for you.

Fluent in conventional medicine and standards of medical care, the strength of naturopathic medicine and the naturopathic philosophy of thinking outside the box and treating the whole person, offers safe and natural strategies to treat the cause of illness. Naturopathic medicine is a separate and distinct medical tradition from conventional allopathic medicine.

My Journey

I grew up in NYC. I went to conventional doctors. I did not know a dandelion from a tomato plant, nonetheless know that plants can actually heal you. I grew up in a terrorized family of Holocaust survivors and lox and bagel Jews. I definitely did not learn that there are ways to listen to the body and be in harmony with it, instead of feeling confused by the body’s signals or feeling like I was in a constant battle with it. When I was age 11, I injured my sacrum just by sitting the wrong way on a couch. I was in pain for ONE YEAR. It was scary to be so young and in such physical pain. I did not know what was happening in my body and it felt like it was failing me. In 7th grade, my mom finally took me to a chiropractor for the back pain. This was my first time seeing a holistic doctor. I was scared, I thought she would be a quack, but she turned out to be nice and helped me. I was pain free after that, but continued to have back and hip pain throughout my 20’s that I was able to manage through yoga, nutrition and bodywork.

My next experience with holistic medicine was in my early 20’s. I had been an environmental activist, but growing up in a city, I felt no connection at all to the earth, to any piece of land or river, to any part of nature. So I started working on small scale, family organic farms. The best part was getting my hands in the dirt, and being outside observing the night sky and the moon. I had my first foray into herbal medicine. I started doing yoga as well. My menstrual cycle had been completely erratic for 8 years. I would get my cycle one month, then not again for another 6 months .I was told what too many young women are told when they have similar symptoms, to take birth control pills. Birth control pills do not treat the cause of the problem and often have undesirable side effects, such as breast tenderness and mood swings. I declined the medications. After 1-2 months of farming(which involves a lot of squatting), eating fresh, organic foods, and basking in the moonlight, my menstrual cycle reset and I started bleeding monthly. In naturopathic medicine, we call this the foundations of health-good nutrition, movement, clean air, and healthy relationships with people and our environment.

When I found naturopathic medicine, specifically herbalism, nature cure-hydrotherapy, forest walking, cranio sacral therapy and myofascial release, I found a way to listen to the body and I found a home. I found a practice, a place where I could be open hearted, loving, wild and connected to nature, and a system which integrates all the modalities I had been studying before, a structure for all these different tools of healing through learning to listen and observe the vis-the vital inherent healing energy within all of us.

Most times with chronic pain and unresolved digestive issues, we need some guidance and support. Most of us know we should exercise or eat better., but we don’t know how, why, or what exactly. My 5 step protocol, involving identifying the cause of your most pressing health concern, visceral manipulation and craniosacral therapy, as well as a program for instituting the foundations of health will help get you on your way to being pain free.

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Looking back on where my health was 2 years ago, I cannot believe how far I have come in my healing from Chronic Lyme disease. At that time, I felt helpless and I felt like giving up. My body and mind were over ridden with pathogens, and other doctors just didn’t seem to listen to me or “get it”. I knew that there was something that these other doctors were missing, and I sought out a less traditional healing modality- naturopathic medicine. Upon visiting Dr. Eisenheim for my first appointment, I felt like crying with such relief to know that I was being heard and understood. Unlike the other doctors I had seen, she took a thorough examination of all aspects of my health through labs, life style, emotional stability, spirituality, and my physical body. It has become clear to me how much Dr. Eisenheim cares about my well-being and is well versed in Chronic Lyme by how much healing has taken place with me being in her care.

I cannot believe how much I have changed over time and how I can actually feel like a vital person now. At one point in time, I was debilitated and wasn’t able to go on walks, work, or go on social outings, and now I am able to have a better quality of life. I owe this transformation to healing with plants, homeopathy, energy healing, and other methods that were recommended to me by Dr. Eisenheim. I can honestly say that I enjoy working with her, and I have learned so much about how to heal myself with diet, life style, and herbal medicine. I am overwhelmingly grateful to her for her patience, depth of knowledge, care, and intuition when it comes to healing me from Chronic Lyme as well as other health issues that I have had including adrenal fatigue, Epstein Barr virus, SIBO, Candida, insomnia, hormonal imbalances, and recovery from long term antibiotic usage.

I know that having chronic neurological lyme disease has been and probably will be the hardest thing that I will ever have gone through in my entire life. However, I am grateful for the changes and the healing that has taken place to get me to where I am now. I feel such joy at times that I never before have felt, and the illness has taught me how to take care of myself and have a healthy life style. I believe in naturopathic medicine, energy healing, and the power that healing the whole entire being has on overcoming chronic illness.

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After nearly completely recovering from late-stage Lyme disease, I came to Nitya for help with SIBO(small intestinal bacterial overgrowth), upper right quadrant pain, and air hunger (I kept running out of breath). After receiving her bodywork for the first time, I had relief from my daily upper right quadrant pain for more than two weeks, the longest period of relief I’d felt in a year of having the pain. And, it continued to improve. She educated me on the different options to treat the SIBO and helped me design a diet and herbal protocol that worked for me. After years of seeing practitioners who claimed to have the answer, Nitya’s support to help ME choose my healing path was a breath of fresh air. Additionally, she made up a mycoplasma formula for me that has almost completely cleared up my lung issues. I’m so grateful for her support and highly recommend her services.

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I’ve been dealing with Lyme Disease since June of 2017 and still suffer intermittent symptoms. I attended Dr Eisenheim’s workshop on Lyme Disease in April 2018. I was impressed with her easy to understand information and willingness to share her knowledge as well as her kind and professional demeanor so I scheduled a consult and bodywork session. She had scheduled the bodywork session after the initial consult. I had never had one done before. It was an interesting experience that surprised me when it was mostly hands off. When she came to my upper right stomach I felt slight fluttering pangs that I took to be a reoccurrence of inflammation from diverticulitis. Dr. Eisenheim informed me that my liver was distressed. I had indeed tested with a fatty liver in October with a negative follow up test later on. Armed with a lovely digestive blend I was now aware that there was something I was doing that was causing my liver to be angry. Looking back critically I realized that although I’m not an alcohol user, I had used Acetaminophen to treat mild migraines quite often a few weeks before being seen as well as snacking on a pint of ice cream the week prior.

I had been scheduled for a few sessions with the frequency machine. My first treatment was a very new experience. At certain cycles I could feel a sense of clarity slowly move through my head as if a layer of cobwebs were being lifted. 3 days before my second session I was bit on my arm by a tick that did not latch on since I felt it bite and immediately removed it. I developed a red angry bump where the bite was. The same sense of clarity with a sense of lifting off of cobwebs occurred. After the frequency session, during the detox session I felt itching at the bite site. I had removed my glasses before the treatment and, being near-sighted, was unable to see clearly what was going on. What I could make out was the bite looked like a flap of dry skin was coming off at the center. Later I looked with my glasses on and noticed that flap of dry skin was actually a clear bead of fluid that was seeping out of the bite bump. This seeping continued about 1 hour after the treatment. There was no discoloration that you get with an infection nor was there any blood. It was as if the detox program from was expelling the toxins from the tick bite. I took home the Tick Kit as a preventative. 3 1/2 weeks post tick bite I have thankfully not had a reoccurrence of Lyme symptoms. I have gladly added Dr. Eisenheim to my Lyme treatment regime.

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I highly recommend Dr. Nitya Eisenheim. She is the one to have on your team. Before seeing Nitya I had searched for relief from chronic pain for seven years. Seven years with chronic pain stemming from a marginally successful nerve graft after haven broken my arm. I was desperate. Then I found Nitya. Firstly we transformed the lexicon. Pain became surmountable discomfort. Our investigations found that the discomfort manifested itself in multiple ways and that fighting it had actually overcompensated and compounded the problem. Next we circled in on and identified the root causes. At that point – one evening the discomfort was gone.

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I contacted Nitya to ease some of my digestive problems. I have suffered from them most of my life, so I was skeptical about any success. For a year –meeting at first weekly and then monthly — she used visceral manipulation and craniosacral therapies, as well as herbal supplements, to bring heath back to my body. The results amazed me. She also helped me combat my Lyme disease effectively. Nitya was gentle, supportive and encouraging, and I feel I a much healthier person through her intervention.

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Slowly, I was able to heal. You were able to recommend supplements and herbs to heal my stomach. Although it took awhile to get back to normal, I feel much better. No more vomiting or diarrhea. No acid reflux or back pain. Sleep is much better and my energy levels are better than before. My overall health has improved. My energy levels are better than before the stomach problems. I missed being able to work more and go out with friends. I can exercise more and have better stamina. I’m able to sleep better. My stools are always healthy. My other health conditions have improved as well.

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After having been on anti-biotics for 6 months, I continued to have recurring symptoms such as fatigue, chronic pain, vertigo and heart palpitations. I was relieved to have found natural support that actually resolved the remaining symptoms! I was feeling discouraged and scared that this would go on for the rest of my life. I now feel healthy and almost symptom free. I was depressed, and had insomnia. I could have had symptoms for the rest of my life.

I feel proud that I was able to get through this and feel healthy and I owe that in great part to Dr. Eisenheim’s sensitive, intelligent, well-informed help and support. I feel thankful for her warmth, genuine care, and connection. If you have Lyme disease, I suggest getting a team of practitioners with a variety of complementary approaches on board. After I healed from the Lyme disease, I was diagnosed with breast cancer, and again Dr. Eisenheim provided support and care during treatment and provided post-care to prevent re-occurrence.

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I decided to visit Cedar Rose after I exhausted all other medical options with my son who was chronically sick. After our first visit I saw a drastic improvement in his overall health within 2 weeks. She carefully listened to all of my concerns and gave me a plan of action for him which included diet changes and supplements. We as a family are so happy to have found Dr. Nitya. I also highly recommend Dr. Nitya for craniosacral body work.

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