Chris Marano

Cindy Kennedy, FNP, is joined by Chris Marano, a clinical and community herbalist of Western, Chinese, and First Nation healing traditions who has operated a healthcare practice in Western Massachusetts since 1995.

He is a registered herbalist with the American Herbalist Guild, teaches topics in herbalism at the University of Massachusetts, is the founder of Clearpath Herbals, providing health and wellness consultations and custom-blended herbal preparations, and founder-director-head instructor of Clearpath School of Herbal Medicine, dedicated to the teaching of herbalism, holistic health, and Earth-based wisdom and sustainability.

His new company, Chrysalis Botanicals, will be offering time-tested herbal formulas for many health conditions, starting with the popular remedy, Lyme Aid.

Chris has over 30 years experience as a teacher of Buddhist/Taoist-based meditation, psychology and philosophy. He holds bachelors and masters degrees in pre-medicine, Chinese philosophy-spirituality and science education from Columbia University, a graduate herbal degree from the Herbal Therapeutics School of Botanic Medicine, Chinese Buddhist and Taoist training from the Chan Center of NYC, Cherokee and Anishinaabe medicine training from First Nation elders and teachers, and training and experience in Somatic Experiencing trauma therapy; all of which he weaves into his consultations and teaching.

For more information regarding Chris and Clearpath Herbals (health services, education opportunities, and herbal preparations), visit, and/or email [email protected]

Tell us something about your life and experience that led to you being a fulltime herbalist and what it is that you do? You as a consultant and also owner of Clearpath Herbals and Chrysalis Botanicals companies.
How do you approach health and wellness in general as an herbalist? What traditions do you follow?
What experience have you had with Lyme Disease? How do you think herbalism can be helpful in addressing Lyme Disease?
Do you have special protocols for Lyme Disease in the different ways it can manifest? Namely, acute Lyme Disease and various stages of chronic.
Adrenals can really be affected by any chronic illness. How can you help?
Is there a way that people can contact you?