Essential Oil Therapy For Dogs by Jeanne Burton
Today’s spotlight will focus on Jeanne Burton, a friend of Thrive who began helping us by taking our adoptable dogs to do service work with seniors at an assisted living home in La Jolla. Not only was it beneficial for the people at the assisted living facility, but the attention garnered from the experience resulted in forever homes for the dogs.
Jeanne, affectionately known to her friends as Jeannie Kundalini, has focused her attention in the last two years on overall health and well being. After taking a break from the corporate world, Jeanne received her Kundalini Teacher Certification and continued to study Kundalini Yoga with many advanced yogis here in North County San Diego. While studying under various instructors she is continually learning more about healing within the yogic practices – and has begun to integrate that practice with the use of essential oils.
Jeanne began using Young Living Oils within her home when her son, now 19, was 5 years old. After over a decade of practical use of essential oils she began to experiment with the diffusing of oils in various new environments; yoga studios, car, office, and most notably in her mother's senior assisted living facility. So when Thrive's founder Cece Bloum told her about a new senior dog she had who was in very bad shape, Jeanne offered her help. What ensued, was nothing short of a miracle.
Wags, a 10 year old, 77 lb. Labradoodle Terrier mix came to us as an owner relinquish and was in very bad shape physically. Although only 10, she had lived a very rough life on cement, without a bed, and appeared much older than her 10 years. She had skin issues due to flea infestation in addition to some pretty severe arthritic and neuropathic pain. Mrs. Wags was walking “sideways” behind and with very little movement in her tail.
Jeanne began the treatment by introducing various oils from a tiny drop in her hand and offering it to Mrs. Wags. In doing so she was able to see what she liked or didn't like. The ones she liked she would lick and show interest, and the ones she didn’t like she literally shook her head, got up and went to the opposite side of the room. Not easy for an arthritic dog to do.
She chose Stress Away, Copaiba and Frankincense- three oils perfect for her neuropathy/arthritis. Jeanne took ½ drop of each of these and combined it with a teaspoon of coconut oil, rubbed it well into her hands and then placed them on her back haunches and let the energy sit for a minute. She continued to do this on several areas of her body while Mrs. Wags voluntarily stood perfectly still.
Lastly, she took some of the Young Living oils and coconut oil and rubbed it up into her hair along her spine, all the way to her ears and massaged it in. Within moments, and to everyone's delight, Mrs. Wags went outside, rolled in the grass and trotted back in like a different dog.
Wags is now moving around much better and her skin condition is bothering her much less. A big thank you to Jeannie Kundalini for all you do to help seniors of all species!
If you're interested in learning more, you may contact Jeanne Burton at firstname.lastname@example.org.