About Us

Holly Christy ND, LAc (LEAMP)

Dr. Holly Christy is the Medical Director and founder of Element 7 Wellness and Integrative Medical Services. She is passionate about working with each patient on a highly individualized plan to reach their optimal wellness. Although her focus is mostly on the physical aspects of wellness, she recognizes that true wellness is established by addressing all elements of wellness: physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, social, environmental and financial.

Dr. Christy is a graduate and instructor for the Counterstrain Academy. To read more about this service, please check out the link above.

“Of all the modalities I’ve been exposed to in my career, Counterstrain is the most evolved and astoundingly powerful. Counterstrain is based in science and applied anatomy, and through it, we are able to reach inside the body and restore function with very little effort. One patient described it as ‘invisible surgery’ - an apt description for this outstanding technique.”

Dr. Richard Tan’s Balance Method acupuncture is the primary system of acupuncture Dr. Christy uses. This is an advanced system of acupuncture based on Dr. Tan’s 20+ years of research and study based on the ancient Chinese texts, including the I Ching. When combined with Counterstrain, impaired function is restored exponentially faster.

Through Integrative Medical Services (located at Element 7 Wellness), Dr. Christy offers intravenous therapy (chelation, nutrient therapy, high dose Vitamin C for oncology and chronic disease), BEMER therapy, and Prolotherapy.

A lifelong Washingtonian, Dr. Christy earned her Bachelor of Science from the University of Washington, a Master of Acupuncture from Northwest Institute of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, and her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University. She has been in practice since 2000.

Holly lives on Bainbridge Island with her family and thoroughly enjoys the myriad of outdoor activities available in the Pacific Northwest. Her favorite thing to do is play with her kids, and she cannot wait until they get old enough to share in her love of mountain biking and skiing.

Before medical school, Holly was a professional soccer player in Sweden, and played Division I soccer in college. She coached soccer throughout college, medical school and for the first few years of her practice. She earned a black belt in Tao-Zen Ryu Shindo in 2007.