Saturday, August 17, 2019

Acupuncturist of the Month – Jeanie Mossa MS, L.Ac



Jeanie & Quan Yin Kali Wu

Acupuncturist of the Month – Jeanie Mossa MS, L.Ac

"Each month, Acupuncture Continuing Education (also known as “ACE”) has decided to feature an acupuncturist to share his or her experiences, expertise, and knowledge of practicing Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine. Sometimes, the best way to grow within a profession is to learn from your fellow colleagues, and hear how they help to achieve results for their patients.  Stay tuned for additional interviews with acupuncturists across the United States & Canada."

Click here to read the entire interview


I am honored to be chosen the Acupuncturist of the month by ACE! The interview questions were well thought out and made me ponder on the past a bit. I had a great time answering them. I hope that my responses will help other acupuncturists who are starting a veterinary acupuncture practice.

For more information on acupuncture for dogs or cats, traditional Chinese medicine, holistic therapies for pets please visit the Four Paws Acupuncture website. I make house calls on the North Shore of MA and am accepting patients at Our Family Veterinary Services in Peabody MA.


Friday, August 16, 2019

Happy Feast Day of St Rocco, Patron Saint of Dogs!

St. Rocco also known as St. Roch (c. 1295-1327), was a nobleman from Montpellier, France, the only son of the wealthy governor of the city. He is the patron saint of dogs and those who are falsely accused. (Which most dogs are!)
His feast day is August 16th and is known as the Birthday of All Dogs in many countries. 



Four Paws Acupuncture in Salem & Peabody MA offers veterinary acupuncture, traditional Chinese medicine and holistic therapies for dogs & cats. More information about house-calls, office visits and services at our website.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

MSPCA warns pet owners of harmful blue-green algae in Massachusetts

Spots to watch out for cyanobacteria:
•    Billington Sea — Plymouth
•    Crystal Lake — Newton
•    Devol Pond — Westport
•    Long Pond Marstons Mills — Barnstable
•    Shubael Pond — Barnstable

Full article below:

https://www.boston25news.com/news/mscpa-warns-pet-owners-of-harmful-blue-green-algae-in-massachusetts/975814000?fbclid=IwAR2jcF3Bogd_7rDZmDxM6jpvdUqGJJmZDxYGLSy9waHV_Z0VCfS4k-fSPNE

Visit Four Paws Acupuncture for more information on veterinary acupuncture & traditional Chinese medicine for dogs on the North Shore of MA. 
http://www.fourpawsacupuncture.com

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Veterinary Acupuncture for Animals!



Acupuncture is not just for humans! 3,000 years ago, the Chinese used acupuncture and acupressure to keep their farm animals healthy.


This is an ancient drawing of acupuncture points on a goat. Although I would love to treat a few goats, my forte is working with dogs and sometimes cats.

Acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine can help alleviate pain, mobility issues and other common K9 ailments. Combined with a healthy diet, herbs or homeopathic remedies and sometimes a lifestyle change your pets can live a healthy happy life. 

Four Paws Acupuncture in Salem MA and Peabody MA Services:

Acupuncture for Dogs & Cats
Traditional Chinese Medicine
Herbal & Homeopathic Medicine
Laser Therapy
Acupressure
Reiki
Classes


To learn more about veterinary acupuncture & holistic medicine on the North Shore of MA please visit the Four Paws Acupuncture website. 

Jeanie Mossa MS. L.Ac.makes house-calls in Salem MA, Beverly MA and to existing patients in Marblehead MA. 

Jeanie is also accepting new dog and cat patients at Our Family Veterinary Services in Peabody MA. 

To schedule a house-call or session at our office please contact Four Paws Acupuncture directly: http://www.fourpawsacupuncture.com/contact.html

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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Cooking for Quan Yin


Our girl, Quan Yin Kali Wu has not been doing well digesting her food since the brutal heat wave a few weeks ago. We were feeding her a combination of Taste of the Wild wet & dry food with green beans, carrots and sometimes white basmati rice. She is allergic to chicken so we used the fish based foods.

After the whole drama with the FDA blasting most of the better pet foods around, we decided to start cooking for her instead. I use to cook for my German Shepherd Merlin in his later years and he loved it.

We bought a rice cooker and have been cooking organic white basmati rice. (White rice is better for dogs with loose stools.) We add about a half of cup of the cooked rice to a combo of cooked ground turkey with carrots, celery and parsley..... and she LOVES it. No loose stools or diarrhea since the change. 



Easy peasy and it is probably more cost effective in the long run. In between meals she gets a few gluten free treats and a big organic carrot.

Four Paws Acupuncture is located on the North Shore of MA. Licensed acupuncturist, herbalist & author Jeanie Mossa MS, L.Ac. makes house-calls to Salem MA, Beverly MA and to existing patients in Marblehead MA.

She also treats patients at Our Family Veterinary Services in Peabody MA.
To schedule a veterinary acupuncture session or to learn more about holistic medicine for pets please visit the Four Paws Acupuncture website. http://www.fourpawsacupuncture.com

Monday, August 5, 2019

Salem Martime Festival


Four Paws Acupuncture booth 

 I had a pawsome time at the 31st Salem Maritime Festival held over the weekend on Derby Wharf, Salem MA. It was so much fun meeting people and their dogs - and even a cat! 


Our booth had several Traditional Chinese Medicine herbal remedies, tinctures and info on display.


Arrrgh Me Hearties! Even pirates love acupuncture. Captain Jack Sparrow and his friends were at the festival too.




We handed out paw stickers and info packets with dog treats, K9 acupressure charts and info. Captain Jack looks pawsome with his sticker.


Guest appearance buy Uriel, the Little Mermaid on Sunday!

A big thanks to all those rangers and staff at the Salem Maritime National Historical Site for making the festival a wonderful event. I had a blast!



What does acupuncture have to do with tall ships?

More than 40,000 Chinese immigrants arrived in California during the 1850s…When work on the Transcontinental Railroad began, neither Union Pacific nor Central Pacific wanted to hire these immigrants…They proved themselves to be efficient laborers, and the generally balanced diets they followed made them healthier than their Irish coworkers. By the time the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads met in Utah in 1869, Central Pacific had recruited thousands of additional workers directly from China. When the Transcontinental Railroad was complete, Chinese laborers made up over 90 percent of Central Pacific's workforce. (from https://www.uscitizenship.info)
With these Chinese workers came acupuncturists and herbalists who joined the worker camps and helped to keep the railway workers healthy.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Cooling Your Fur Kids!


It is hot and muggy this week and our fur kids are not happy! So we bought everyone a cooling mat. These mats have a non-toxic gel in them that helps keep the body temperature down. They last a few hours then take about an hour to cool again.



Nubi loves to lay in the sun in my art studio. This mat is the perfect size for him. And he even lets me borrow the mat at night when i need to cool down!

These cooling mats can be found online and in most pet shops.

Stay cool! 

For more info on
Veterinary Acupuncture & Holistic Medicine 
on the North Shore of MA
Please visit the Four Paws Acupuncture website: http://www.fourpawsacupuncture.com

Monday, July 8, 2019

Acupuncture for K9 Sports & Agility Injuries


Can Acupuncture Treat Serious Dog Agility Injuries?

Agility injuries are common in dogs. Dogs are athletes! While acupuncture can’t reset a broken bone, it can work wonders to get your little agile athlete back to running and jumping.
Serious injuries such as fractures, dislocations, torn tendons, and internal injuries should be first treated by a veterinarian, of course.
Jeanie Mossa MS. L.Ac., licensed acupuncturist, herbalist and author is now accepting new dog patients at Our Family Veterinary Services in Peabody MA and makes house calls on the North Shore of MA to Salem, Beverly and Peabody. 
Services include:
  • Acupuncture
  • Laser Therapy
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Herbal & Homeopathic Medicine
  • Nutritional Recommendations
  • Acupressure
  • Reiki
  • and more
Learn more about Four Paws Acupuncture at:http://www.fourpawsacupuncture.com

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Acupuncture House-call Guidelines



Animal Acupuncture House Call Guidelines

During my many years of making house calls I have found that a few guidelines were needed to make your pet’s session relaxing and for it to receive the most benefits from the treatment. Working with animals takes a bit more focus and energy. As I incorporate many modalities of holistic therapies into this session, I also need to stay calm and focused.

Thank you for helping me make each session for your pet the best that it can possibly be. 

Pick a room or area that your dog/cat is most comfortable. If they have a favorite blanket or toy keep it handy. Please take your dog out to pee before I arrive if necessary.

The owner must be in the room with me and the dog/cat during the entire session. You are part of your dog/cat’s family. This is for liability reasons! I cannot be in your house alone with your pet or children. I cannot stress this enough. This is for your protection as well as mine. This keeps the dog/cat relaxed. I also ask the owner to participate to help keep the dog/cat still during the session. Keeping the owner involved makes the animal happy and usually better behaved. During the session, I will also be showing you how to massage, do basic acupressure and apply liniments.
Please note this is also for liability reasons.

Please turn off all TV, radio, video games or music unless it is classical soothing music.

Please no cell phone, texting during the session unless it is an emergency.

Please! No cooking, doing homework, or any other activities that will require you to get up and down and leave the room.

Children may watch but must be quiet and respect the dog/cat and me.

No Smoking in the room.


Please note I am allergic to peanuts. I ask that you do not feed your dog any peanut treats or have them in the room on the before or during the session.

Please refrain from bringing food or eating during the session. Usually most dogs will focus on the food which makes it difficult to keep them calm.

Thank you for not inviting neighbors and friends to watch this session.

Payment is due at the time of service. I accept cash, credit cards and checks.

I make house-calls to Salem MA, Beverly MA and Peabody MA. I also treat dog and cat patients at Our Family Veterinary Services in Peabody MA.
To schedule a session or to learn more about acupuncture for your dog or cat please visit the Four Paws Acupuncture website: http://www.fourpawsacupuncture.com


Acupuncturist of the Month – Jeanie Mossa MS, L.Ac

Jeanie & Quan Yin Kali Wu Acupuncturist of the Month – Jeanie Mossa MS, L.Ac "Each month,  Acupuncture Continuing Education...