Welcome to Element 7 Wellness.
Here, we believe in creating a safe space for you to share your healing journey with us. We offer services that help you maintain wellness in the midst of your busy life, including Counterstrain, Naturopathic Medicine, Acupuncture and Intravenous Nutrient Therapy.
We are committed to helping you thrive!
Holly Christy, ND, LEAMP, CACI, JSCCI
Naturopathic Physician, Licensed East Asian Medicine Practitioner, Counterstrain Academy Certified Instructor, Jones Strain Counterstrain Certified Instructor.
Dr. Holly Christy is the Medical Director and founder of Element 7 Wellness and is the executive director and co-founder of the non-profit organization called the Bridge Back Project. 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 an instructor for the Counterstrain Academy and the Jones Institute. She travels to many parts of the country, as well as once to Costa Rica to train other practitioners in Counterstrain.
“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.” To read more about Counterstrain, please check out the link above.
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.
Dr. Christy offers intravenous therapy (vitamins, minerals and other nutrients, i.e. 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 in Poulsbo with her family and enjoys many outdoor activities available in the Pacific Northwest. 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.
Rachel Harmon, ND, LAEMP
Naturopathic Physician, Licensed Acupuncture and Eastern Medicine practitioner
Dr. Rachel Harmon is the Resident Physician at Element 7 Wellness, and serves as the Research Coordinator for the Bridge Back Project. Rachel is passionate about working with patients to achieve their optimal wellness by removing obstacles to cure and establishing “foundations of health” – structural integrity, environmental health, nourishment, movement, stress-management, sleep hygiene, and spiritual and emotional well-being . She relies heavily on the Principles of Naturopathic Medicine and the Therapeutic Order, while integrating Traditional Chinese Medicine, Fascial Counterstrain, IV therapy, Botanical Medicine, Homeopathy, Kinesio Taping, and Western Diagnostic modalities for a truly individualized treatment approach.
A native to Western Washington, Dr. Rachel earned her Bachelor of Science in Integrated Human Biology, Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University. Rachel has taken all of the offered Fascial Counterstrain classes through the Jones Institute, three mastery programs with Counterstrain Academy, and continues to practice counterstrain under the mentorship of Dr. Holly Christy. She has been practicing medicine since 2020.
Prior to pursuing her advanced degrees, Rachel spent time working as a Child and Maternal Health Intern for Kore Timoun in Léogâne, Haiti, and remains a lifelong advocate of global and community health. During medical school, Rachel sought out a variety of extra-curricular experiences to enrich her didactic and clinical education including volunteering as a student clinician with downtown Seattle’s Alternative Healthcare Access Campaign, serving with Nature Doctor’s International in Ometepe, Nicaragua, completing a botanical field study in Costa Rica, conducting a collaborative research study with Bastyr University, Sea Share, and the YWCA on dietary seafood intake with cooking classes and lipid levels in resource-poor households, working as a research assistant to Dr. Laurie Mischley on Parkinson’s Disease, immersive learning of Kneipp Hydrotherapy and Botanical Medicine in Germany, studying Crevasse and Mountain Rescue with the Mountaineers, and participating in Bastyr’s Ragnar Trail Running Relay Team.
Rachel lives on Bainbridge Island, Washington. Outside of the clinic, she enjoys mountain biking, splitboarding, cycling, trail running, rock climbing, mountaineering, foraging, painting, and cooking with her family and partner Gregory.
Nettie McHenry, Clinic Manager
Nettie came to work for us in August 2019. She comes to us with a background in accounting, billing, medical office experience, and many years working with the public.
With her many skills and experience she keeps the clinic running smoothly, always with a smile & eagerness to take on new tasks. She is friendly and compassionate and has been a great addition to our team.
When Nettie is not at the clinic, she and her husband love to take on outdoor projects in their yard, as well as camp, exploring Washington state and beyond. Her Daughter’s family live on Bainbridge Island, who she visits often. Her favorite (four-legged) friend is her Vizsla, Archer, whom she loves to explore with throughout our beautiful County trails.