About Functional Skin Solutions
Everything we do at Functional Skin Solutions is centered around you, the patient – because you hold the keys to shaping your own health.
Did you know that it takes on average 17 years for clinical breakthroughs to make their way into the standard of care? At Functional Skin Solutions, we are deeply committed to shortening that lag.
Root Cause Resolution
Instead of suppressing symptoms, we always focus on root cause resolution – isolating the key imbalances that are responsible for virtually all symptoms you’re experiencing right now.
Functional medicine seeks to give you solutions instead of masking symptoms (or treating side effects of drugs with even more drugs) or providing a temporary band aid.
Your desired clear skin and vibrant health is the result of a collaboration between the resources that Functional Skin Solutions has to offer and you. You are the driving force behind your own health. We will do everything in our power to provide the proper testing and advice, coach, support, and cheer you on, but in the end it is up to you to implement the necessary changes and make the choice to make your own health journey.
About Dr. Holly Thompson
Dr. Holly Thompson originally began her journey into holistic and integrative health in the 1980s when, as the mother of three small children, she experienced crippling migraines. There were no satisfactory medical treatments available so, in desperation, she tried acupuncture. The acupuncture worked.
Holly originally trained via a 5,000 hour, 3-year apprenticeship with a licensed acupuncturist in Pennsylvania. Her training was extremely comprehensive and she qualified as Diplomate in Acupuncture by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) in 1996 and licensed by the State of Colorado the same year. After many years of practice in Colorado and Vermont, Holly attended Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in Portland Oregon, earning her Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM)in 2010. This degree combines the highest levels of clinical expertise in Chinese Medicine with a thorough background in Western biomedicine so that a productive integrative approach can be taken with your individual case.
She has also done post-doctoral study in Nanjing, Beijing, and Shanghai, China, has a master’s degree in counseling, and a certificate in health coaching from Duke University’s Integrative Health program.
Since 2014, Holly has been studying functional medicine, a patient-centered system that utilizes simple lab tests to determine the underlying causes of problems and then uses lifestyle changes, herbs, and professional grade supplements to correct imbalances. She has taken courses through Hawthorne University, Institute for Functional Medicine and has completed her certification through the Kalish Institute.
While functional medicine addresses the entire person, Holly’s particular areas of interest are chronic skin conditions, gastrointestinal health, and the skin-gut-brain connection. Her goal is to promote vibrant health and aging through optimal skin, brain and gut health.
Holly feels functional medicine is the medicine of the future because it creates a collaboration between doctor and patient as they address the root cause of health issues together.
“After Years Of Searching, My Stomach Problems Are Solved…”
For as long as I can remember, medical “experts” had told me I was lactose intolerant and that was what had been causing my stomach pain. Dr. Thompson looked beyond the initial diagnosis to figure out the REAL cause of my ailments. One year later, my stomach problems are finally solved.
“I am Able To Live Longer And Better”
I came to Dr. Thompson’s practice about eight years ago in desperate need of care for an allergy to mold. I had an aversion to taking over-the-counter medications as all they did was make me sleepy and they didn’t solve the problem. I did have to meet with her for a few weeks to give my immune system a super charge. I then saw her as I needed after that. During those years I had work-related injuries such as a separated shoulder, a medial collateral ligament injury of my left knee and other musculoskeletal issues. I cannot thank her enough for her intelligence, expertise, compassion and intuitiveness into my personhood. She is a holistic excellent practitioner and a lifelong learner. Because of her insights I have been able to live better and longer.
Priscilla Smith-Trudeau MSM RN BSN CRRN CCM HNB-BC
“Dr. Thompson Has Definitively Changed My Life For The Better…”
For those of you who have to opportunity to be a patient of Holly Thompson you are very lucky!! Holly and her gifts are sorely missed here in Pagosa Springs, CO!
Holly is very smart, kind, caring, gentle and dedicated to helping her patients in every way she can. She is a gifted practitioner with many years experience. Her approach is different than any other provider I had been too and I got the best results. Holly always made me feel like the most important person in the world during our sessions. I highly recommend Holly as a primary health care provider.
Take The First Step Today On Your Journey Back To Health
Maybe you have some questions you’d like to ask before you make a decision on becoming a patient. We are happy to answer any questions you have to see whether or not Functional Skin Solutions is right for you.