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Pet Acupuncture at Sundance Veterinary Wellness

Jan 26, 2017 12:14AM

Sundance Veterinary Wellness, the holistic veterinary practice of Dr. Jennifer Burroughs, provides traditional Chinese veterinary medical services to companion animals. Veterinary acupuncture has developed over thousands of years of careful documentation by ancient medical practitioners, and is safe to be combined with other alternative and conventional therapies. A treatment session varies in duration depending on the condition to be treated, with most sessions lasting between 15 and 45 minutes. 


Small needles are inserted into the superficial layer of skin at specific points. Related points are connected via meridians or channels which correlate to specific internal organs. Modern technological advances, such as MRI, have demonstrated that the points are located in areas with a dense concentration of nerves, blood vessels and lymphatic structures. Ohmmeter measurements have shown that the skin over the points has reduced electrical resistance and increased electrical conductivity. Stimulation of the points promotes the bodys natural ability for self-healing and restoration of balance and harmony with the release of endorphins, serotonin and other substances which alleviate pain, decrease inflammation and restore homeostasis. 


The insertion of the needles is virtually painless and most pets relax during the session. Similar to treatment in humans, the pet may experience different sensations during treatment, such as tingling, which may be uncomfortable for some. However, most pets are generally very accepting of acupuncture treatment. 


Burroughs obtained her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Florida and her Certification in Veterinary Acupuncture from the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine. She has also completed advanced training courses in veterinary acupuncture. 


Location: 14 Copperfield Cir., Lititz. For more information, call 717-917-0268 or visit 

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