At Vital Ways, we believe that health care is a right, not a privilidge. 


And holistic healthcare is so often out of reach to most people.  So, we established the Community Free Clinic, in 2012 to offer 100% Free Holistic Health Consultations with our  with our 3rd and 4th year Holistic Herbalism Student Practitioners at our Free Community Clinic.

At our Free Clinic we offer comprehensive holistic consultations that include a a health history, nutrition analysis, lifestyle evaluation, and more.

Our approach to health optimization is holistic, and combines traditional approaches and the cutting edge of modern herbal healing.  It includes herbalism, nutrition, mind-body healing, and much more to ensure we are addressing the whole person, root cause and all contributing aspects to health.

At Vital Ways, we believe that healthcare is an essential human right and should be accessible and affordable to all.

Our Free Community Clinic, staffed by our highly competent and well trained 3rd year Student Practitioners, and supervised by our experienced clinic faculty, is our contribution to achieving this goal. Our Free Clinic offers complete holistic health consultations at no charge to those who are attempting to improve their health and/or are dealing with a chronic, complex condition. Our Student Practitioners meet their clients wherever they are on their journey to health, with empathy, compassion, and integrity. To learn more, click here.

Our Vitality Clinic is staffed by our professional clinical herbalists. The Vitality Clinic is proud to have served the community for the past 5 years offering cutting edge holistic health care for chronic conditions and health optimization.


Christopher Smaka

Christopher Smaka, the director of Vital Ways, is a highly experienced professional clinical herbalist, educator and researcher who provides comprehensive optimized wellness consultations to educate and empower clients on their path to becoming healthier, happier and more vital. Christopher is currently welcoming clients who have autoimmune issues, and/or chronic GI complaints including SIBO, IBS, Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn’s Disease and neurological imbalances.  If your concern is different than these, please reach out and if we can’t provide effective services, we’ll be happy to offer you referrals to our trusted specialists better suited to your needs.

Hanna Jordan

Hanna Jordan is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been working with clients to assist them with emotional concerns, stress management, and improved health using therapy, biofeedback, nutrition, and holistic herbalism for over 10 years. Hanna is welcoming clients with mental-emotional concerns, chronic inflammatory conditions, and those who aren’t currently manifesting illness but are wishing to optimize their health. If your concern is different than these, and you’d like to discuss them with our staff, we encourage you to send us an email or give us a call and we’ll be happy to offer you referrals to specialists better suited to your needs.

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