Unable to stand unassisted and clearly disoriented, my 13-year-old Aussie had suffered a stroke. Following 24 hours of sedation at the vet’s office, Miss Osa was able to return home but was very wobbly and unsure of herself. I brought her to Krista Cantrell for qigong.
After just one session Miss Osa was walking steadily and independently. With a second session she was able to move at a more natural dog gait. Follow-up appointments kept Miss Osa healthy and happy for another fifteen wonderful months. . . time we would not have enjoyed without Krista’s help.
Molly, our 10-year old Portuguese Water Dog, who holds titles in obedience, agility and water work developed a limp in one of her front legs. For 3 months, we tried literally everything we could think of to help her including traditional allopathic veterinary care, holistic veterinary care with osteopathic manipulation and acupuncture, and physical therapy with a physical therapist who specializes in canine rehabilitation. The limp persisted.
Not only was she not getting any better, we feared that Molly, who shakes like crazy at the vets and fights having needles inserted, was actually getting worse. Her demeanor changed. She seemed sad. The bright sparkle in her eyes diminished. Now, not only did she have a limp, her spirit seemed broken. Finally, we scheduled a Qigong session with Krista. Not only did Molly not shake or fight Krista off, she actually relaxed in her first session.
It was so apparent that Molly had complete trust in Krista. Within 2 sessions the limp was gone. These days, Molly is not only back to where she was prior to the injury, she is even better. She obviously feels great, given the virtually non-stop wagging tail, and her lively gait!! The words “Thank you, Krista” insufficiently express how grateful we are to have our girl back.
The veterinarian said my Belgian Tervuren agility dog had probably torn the meniscus in his back leg and required surgery. Before opting for surgery, I brought him to Krista. With three weekly Qigong sessions and some pain medication, Bizbee did not need surgery! The best part is four years later we are still running agility – he runs as strong, and as sound, and as fast as ever!
Debby brought her show dog, Stutz, to veterinarians and chiropractors for over a year and no one could help her Saint Bernard’s severely roached back. After one month of two Qigong sessions a week, Debby sent Krista Stutz’s Winner’s Dog photo at a major conformation show. Debby said the photo said it all – Stutz’s top line was straight!!!
Shadow, a black cat, was diagnosed with cancer in the fall of 2002. In December 2011, Shadow was still strong, healthy, and happy. Sandy said, “When Shadow was diagnosed with cancer I took him to Krista Cantrell. As soon as he realized the Qigong made him feel better, he laid down and stretched out while she did Qigong.
I was amazed because often Shadow growled at me, but he never growled at Krista – he purred. We started with weekly sessions. Because he kept improving, we increased the time between our visits. She made a believer out of me and I have the healthy cat to prove it.
Stormy, a mustang, was sent home from the vet clinic to die, because his esophagus had narrowed to the size of a finger – the hay he ate could not reach his stomach. The x-ray showed a melon-sized bulge full of undigested hay. After Qigong sessions for Stormy, Sue reported to me, “They took another x-ray. It’s shrunk to the size of a potato!!!
Stormy’s doing fantastically well. You are a miracle worker. He’s eating all of his food. He’s happy. He’s being ridden. He’s going on short trail rides. Thank you, thank you, from the bottom of my heart.