Not all pets come to holistic care through their humans; sometimes it works the other way.
After seeing the reviving effects of acupuncture and massage on Brinks, Kelley and Falstad are considering trying it themselves. Kelley has multiple sclerosis and uses a wheelchair to get around. (Brinks is her service dog.)
Meanwhile, they'll continue to give their pets every option they can to live comfortably, from mainstream veterinary medicine to the hands-on healing that practitioners such as Hesse offer.
"People might think this is frivolous, but they're a part of our family," Kelley said. "They've given us so much. We can give something back."
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