Monday, June 10, 2019


One of the most FAQ about animal acupuncture I get asked is how often should my dog or cat get treatments?

Depending on how acute or chronic its condition will determine how many treatments it takes to see positive results.

Acupuncture is not a one time miracle fix for people or animals! There are no instant cures for anything. 


Healing any condition takes time and a combination of several therapies. The patient may feel relief after the first session, in some cases it may experience some pain which will subside in a day. This is because acupuncture helps energy aka chi or qi to move. When there is stuck energy, there is pain.

It is recommend that the patient get treatments at least four weeks in a row for the maximum benefit. Usually by the third session you will notice a major improvement in yourself, your dog or cat.


Just like exercise, it is a cumulative process for the body to adjust and start to mend. It is like joining a gym, going once or twice and expecting to wake up thin and fit. 


Treating animals has made me think outside the box. My sessions includes more than acupuncture. I like to combine traditional Chinese Medicine, laser therapy, acupressure with herbal liniments and sometimes Reiki depending on the patient's needs.

More info:
http://www.fourpawsacupuncture.com/services.html


All owners receive an info packet with samples and recommended supplements, dietary changes or remedies and where to buy them. They also are shown acupressure points to massage in between sessions. I find that the dog or cat will recover much faster when their guardians follow this advice. 


Four Paws Acupuncture makes house calls on the North Shore of MA in Salem, Beverly and Peabody MA. Jeanie Mossa MS, L.Ac. also treats dog and cat patients at Our Family Veterinary Services in Peabody MA. 

To schedule a session: http://www.fourpawsacupuncture.com/contact.html


Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Can Acupuncture Treat Serious Dog Agility Injuries?


Can Acupuncture Treat Serious Dog Agility Injuries? 

Serious injuries such as fractures, dislocations, torn tendons, and serious internal injuries should be first treated by a veterinarian. 

Recovery from many of these injuries, however, can be augmented by acupuncture, herbs and nutrition. 

Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine can also help reduce the pain and symptoms of post-operative surgery, arthritis, neurological issues, hip and elbow dysplasia, knee and shoulder injuries and pain. 

Most dog patients have improved performance in their agility after a series of acupuncture sessions. 

Prevention of Sports & Agility Injuries 

Chinese medicine has many tools to help prevent injuries and the recurrence of injuries. Through acupuncture, nutrition, herbal support, and proper preparation and training, injuries can be minimized or avoided. Oriental medicine is also helpful in treating old injuries that sideline your dog’s play in later years. Regular treatment helps your dog’s body stay in balance. A body in balance is less susceptible to injury and illness. 

Oriental medicine approaches health in a holistic manner. In the Chinese medical framework, the body is seen as an energetic collection of functions, in contrast to the Western view of the body as a mechanical collection of parts.  

Jeanie Mossa MS, L.Ac. makes acupuncture house-calls in Salem, Beverly and Peabody MA. She is also accepting new patients at Our Family Veterinary Services in Peabody MA. To schedule a session: http://www.fourpawsacupuncture.com/contact.html

Please note before I can schedule an acupuncture session for your dog, I must receive a signed consent form from your veterinarian. Click here for the form: http://www.fourpawsacupuncture.com/infofees.html

Learn more about our services and holistic medicine for pets: http://www.fourpawsacupuncture.com



Tuesday, June 4, 2019

The Four Paws Acupuncture June e-letter

Happy June!


I hope everyone is enjoying the warmer weather. And of course warmer weather means FLEAS! This mini-edition includes a few natural solutions to those pesky bugs.

Please note that Four Paws Acupuncture will be closed fromWednesday June 12 through June 17, 2019.

I will not be making house-calls or seeing patients at Our Family Veterinary Services that week. Please make arrangements to schedule your pet's sessions before or after this week in advance. 

Wishing everyone a peaceful and flea-free June!

Thank you,
jeanie mossa MS, L.Ac.
http:www.fourpawsacupuncture.com




 

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When Fleas Invade
 

To rid your home of fleas, get a box of 20 Mule Team Borax (available in your grocery store laundry aisle), and spread it lightly over your carpet. Use a broom to sweep it deeply into the carpet. Wait a couple of hours then vacuum. The residual Borax that remains in the carpet will kill the fleas and their larvae simply by drying them out.

Make sure your pets do not walk on the floor while the Borax is there. It can be absorbed into their feet.

When washing dog or cat beds, towels and sheets sprinkle Borax on them before washing as a precaution to kill any eggs that might be hiding in the fibers.


Herbal Flea Spray

This is recommended after vacuuming the Borax off the carpets and washing all pet beds.

 In a large spray bottle mix:
  • 4 liters of apple cider vinegar
  • 2 liters of water
  • 500 ml of lemon juice
  • 250 ml of witch hazel

Spray the natural flea remedy to your home on carpets, furniture, pet bedding, window sills, and floors.
 
DO NOT SPRAY ON YOUR PETS!
Plants That Keep Fleas Away:
  • Penny Royal
  • Chrysanthemums
  • Lavender
  • Spearmint

Four Paws Acupuncture Hours
 
 
Mondays
Herbal & Nutritional Phone Consultations

Tuesdays & Wednesdays
Acupuncture/ Holistic Medicine House-calls 
Salem, Beverly, Peabody and Marblehead


Thursdays & Fridays
Acupuncture/ Holistic Medicine Office Visits
Our Family Veterinary Services in Peabody MA


Closed Weekends & Holidays
To schedule a session please contact me directly.

 
Please note we will be closed Wednesday June 12 through Monday June 17. 
 

New patients please fill out our Contact Us form first with as much information as possible. I will be in touch within 24 hours of receiving it during normal business hours.

 http://www.fourpawsacupuncture.com/contact.htm

Monday, June 3, 2019

Is your dog in pain? Acupuncture can help!


Acupuncture can help your dog!

Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine can help relieve symptoms & pain due to:

Hip & Elbow Dysplasia
Arthritis
Back Pain
Shoulder Pain
Knee Pain
Stress
Allergies

Jeanie Mossa MS, L.Ac. licensed acupuncturist, herbalist and author makes house-calls to Salem MA, Beverly MA, Peabody MA. 


Also accepting new dog and cat patients at Our Family Veterinary Services in Peabody MA.

Our services include acupuncture, traditional Chinese medicine and a combination of holistic therapies. Learn more:


Four Paws Acupuncture keeping tails wagging on the North Shore of MA!

Friday, May 31, 2019

Stop Horsing Around! Try Acupuncture



I love playing with the app My Talking Pet and making fun infomercials on animal acupuncture. 

Many people ask me if i work on horses. I do not - as I have not been around many in my life and do not speak equine properly. I love horses and think they are majestic beings. However my forte is dogs and cats. 

Learn more about Four Paws Acupuncture, animal acupuncture and holistic medicine for dogs and cats on our website. http://www.fourpawsacupuncture.com/

Making animal acupuncture house-calls in Salem MA, Peabody MA and Beverly MA or schedule a session at Our Family Veterinary Services in Peabody MA. 
http://www.fourpawsacupuncture.com/contact.html

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

The Holistic Dog On Line Class


The Holistic Dog On Line Class

Taught by licensed acupuncturist, herbalist & author Jeanie Mossa MS, L.Ac. owner of Four Paws Acupuncture on the North Shore of MA. 

Learn how holistic therapies and alternative medicine can help ease dog pain, stress, anxiety and common ailments such as K9 allergies, intestinal upsets, arthritis, hip and elbow dysplasia and more. 
This course will cover several different modalities of natural solutions to help you make the best decision on which is best for your dog. Here are some of the topics that will be covered:
  • Veterinary Acupuncture
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Acupressure
  • Laser Therapy
  • Animal Reiki
  • Herbal Medicine
  • Homeopathic Remedies
  • Bach Flower Remedies
  • K9 Nutrition with Recipes
  • Aromatherapy
  • Crystal Therapy
  • Creating a happy healthy home for you and your pets
  • Basic K9 anatomy.
  • Western medication used for common K9 ailments and their side effects.
This class is for dog owners, dog walkers, dog trainers, vet techs and those who work with dogs who want to learn more about holistic veterinary medicine. 

Please note: several therapies discussed such as acupuncture and chiropractic medicine must be performed by a licensed practitioner. 

In this class you will not learn how to do acupuncture or how to give your dog a chiropractic adjustment. However, I will give you information on how to find a licensed practitioner. 

Learn more or visit the class on Udemy:

www.udemy.com/holistic-dog-treating-k9-pain-stress-ailments-naturally

Animal Acupuncture & Holistic Medicine House-calls on the North Shore of MA. Accepting new dog and cat patients at Our Family Veterinary Services in Peabody MA.
To schedule a session:http://www.fourpawsacupuncture.com/contact.html

Monday, May 27, 2019

Happy Memorial Day!



Our Four Paws Acupuncture Memorial Day e-letter


Happy Memorial Day Weekend!


I hope everyone is having a lovely May. Before heading off to the beach or a BBQ on Monday, please take a moment on Memorial Day to give thanks to all those humans and animals who have passed on in wars and while doing heroic deeds. 

Our rescue pup, Quan Yin Kali Wu aka Wu, wanted to remind everyone that thunderstorm season has arrived. Below are our favorite things to keep our dear girl calm during the booms. All can be found online or in most pet stores. 


One of the most FAQ about animal acupuncture I get asked is how often should my dog or cat get treatments?

Depending on how acute or chronic its condition will determine how many treatments it takes to see positive results.

Acupuncture is not a one time miracle fix for people or animals. Healing any condition takes time and a combination of several therapies. The patient may feel relief after the first session, in some cases it may experience some pain which will subside in a day. This is because acupuncture helps energy aka chi or qi to move. When there is stuck energy, there is pain.

It is recommend that the patient get treatments at least four weeks in a row for the maximum benefit. Usually by the third session you will notice a major improvement in yourself, your dog or cat.


Just like exercise, it is a cumulative process for the body to adjust and start to mend. It is like joining a gym, going once or twice and expecting to wake up thin and fit. 

Treating animals has made me think outside the box. My sessions includes more than acupuncture. I like to combine traditional Chinese Medicine, laser therapy, acupressure with herbal liniments and sometimes Reiki depending on the patient's needs.

More info:
http://www.fourpawsacupuncture.com/services.html

All owners receive an info packet with samples and recommended supplements, dietary changes or remedies and where to buy them. They also are shown acupressure points to massage in between sessions. I find that the dog or cat will recover much faster when their guardians follow this advice. 

If you have any questions feel free to contact me.


Please note that Four Paws Acupuncture will be closed Saturday 5/25/19 through 5/27/19 for Memorial Day weekend.

Wishing you and your loved ones a peaceful holiday weekend.

jeanie mossa MS., L.Ac.

http://www.fourpawsacupuncture.com

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Happy Towel Day!


Don't Panic! It's Towel Day and we are celebrating the life of the late great author Douglas Adams today. 

On this day, fans of Douglas Adams carry a towel and their copy of Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy around with them. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Towel_Day

One of the nice things about living in Salem MA is that it is OK to be a tad wonky!

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Acupuncture helps me chase the cats!


Click on the image above to hear how acupuncture helped Joey start chasing the cats again!

If your dog is experiencing pain or discomfort, acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine can help! Using a combination of acupuncture, laser therapy, herbal & homeopathic remedies, acupressure, tui na and sometimes Reiki to help ease your dog's pain and symptoms. 

Four Paws Acupuncture is located on the North Shore of MA. Making house-calls in Salem MA, Peabody MA and Beverly MA. Jeanie Mossa MS, L.Ac. licensed acupuncturist, herbalist and author is now accepting new dog and cat patients at Our Family Veterinary Services in Peabody MA.

To schedule a session: http://www.fourpawsacupuncture.com/contact.html

One of the most FAQ about animal acupuncture I get asked is how often should my dog or cat get treatments? Depending on how acute or chro...