Monday, February 25, 2019

Calming Solutions for Pets



Quan Yin is a rescue and has PTSD during storms, fireworks and loud BOOMS! We use a combination of things to help calm her down. 

Bach Flower Rescue Remedy - which can be used for people too. A combo of 5 flower essences that relieve stress, anxiety and trauma. You can add a few drops to your pet's water, a cookie or spray them. I do not use the pet version of this product- the human version is less expensive and works just as well.
http://www.bachflower.com/rescue-remedy-pets-bach-flower/

Hyland's Calms Forte: A homeopathic remedy to help calm the mind. Does not interfere with medication. It is a small pill that can be crushed up into your pet's food, a cookie or put under their tongue. I take this myself on nights that my mind is whirling!
http://www.hylands.com/products/hylands-calms-forté®



ThunderShirt - Quan Yin loves wearing her Thundershirt during stressful times. www.thundershirt.com

We also play calming music, run the dishwasher, washer or dryer for background noise during storms or fireworks. 

More information about Animal Acupuncture & Holistic Pet Care in Salem MA, Peabody MA and Beverly MA at http://www.fourpawsacupuncture.com

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Tao of Dog Class, Salem MA Info


I just created a Youtube for all those folks interested in our Tao of Dog Class held at The Witchery on Pickering Wharf, Salem MA in April. Hopefully this will answer any questions you may have about the content of the class. 

So many topics will be covered. It is a 2 hour class and I will be able to answer questions you may have on any topic. 



Topics will include natural remedies such as herbs, homeopathic medicine, nutrition, aromatherapy, Bach Flower remedies and crystals. We will also talk about various holistic therapies such as acupuncture, acupressure, Reiki, laser and more. This class will help you be more informed about the various therapies you can discuss with your veterinarian.

I will also cover the side effects of common medications given to dogs for pain and ailments.

Please note that we will be talking about acupuncture for dogs and not learning how to actually do acupuncture on them! 

Due to space limitation only Guide Dogs are allowed to attend. (So sorry!)

Tickets at:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-tao-of-dog-class-k9-holistic-therapies-more-tickets-55865411951

Thursday, February 21, 2019

K9 Laser Therapy


This is Boris, a Divine K9 from the infamous Monks of New Skete getting a laser treatment. When we lived in Salem many years ago, my husband and I drove up to visit the Monks of New Skete and their magnificent German Shepherds several times a year. An amazing place to visit. And it is definitely GSD heaven. Most of the times were were there we were able to play with the puppies too. Ahhhhh! Puppy breath! https://newskete.org/our-dogs



Laser Therapy

Laser therapy also known as laser acupuncture is a noninvasive procedure that uses light to stimulate cell regeneration, reduce inflammation and increase blood circulation.


During this session, a laser will be used to stimulate acupuncture points on the body that are specific for reducing pain, promoting circulation and boosting the immune system. It does not require the animal to be still. Most dogs love it. (Sometimes cats want to chase it!)
http://www.fourpawsacupuncture.com/services.html

To schedule a K9 Acupuncture House please fill out the Contact Us form first. We will call or email you within 24 hours of receiving it during normal business hours. Please note Jeanie Mossa makes house calls only in Salem, Beverly and Peabody MA.

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

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Nubi juan Kenobi gets acupuncture!


This is our cat, Nubi juan Kenobi getting acupuncture several years ago. He was in pain due to a urinary tract complication and we were waiting for the veterinary hospital to open. He allowed me to needle him and it did not fix the urinary blockage, but it did relieve some of his pain. We brought him to the vet as soon as they opened. He ended up needing surgery. 

Nubi is 17 and is alive and well! He is happy being back in Salem MA. He loves laying in a nice warm sunny spot. During the winter I use heating pad that can be microwaved, cover it with a towel and put it in his bed near the window where he can also watch the birds. Such luxury!



People ask me if I treat cats. I treat mostly dogs with acupuncture - they are much easier than cats! Cats are more suspicious and sometimes will hide when a stranger comes into their home. Some cooperate and will allow me to needle them. Others I have to use the laser instead - which of course they like to chase. I decide whether to take on a cat patient depending on their diagnosis.

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Monday, February 18, 2019

Walking in a winter wonderland!


Salem is covered in white today! We had about 5 inches of snow so far... maybe more. So peaceful and magical to walk through. 


This is the bike path that leads to Collins Cove Beach. The city actually plowed it today so we were able to walk the dog.


Frozen waves at Collins Cove beach. Amazing sight and sooooooo cold! Loved it. Captured a video but not sure if i can post it on this blog. 



Unicorns love snow!
Quan Yin Kali Wu is our pawsitive relations pup at Four Paws Acupuncture, Salem MA!

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Healing Crystals & Gemstones for Pets



Healing Crystals & Gemstones for Pets


Crystal healing for animals is a new healing modality for animal caregivers. It’s well known that crystals have been used for many years. It has been used since ancient times for healing, medicinal purposes and spiritual practices as well as adornment. Healing crystals and stones are wonderful way to benefit your pet's health and overall life. Animals instinctively recognize healing crystal as being beneficial. Crystal amulets for pets are not only a beautiful piece of pet jewelry, they bring powerful healing properties that influences and balance your pet. The crystal amulets add a touch of artistic beauty and natural healing to any ordinary pet collar with the handcrafted clip on pet. 

The semiprecious stones and crystal amulets are used not only for pet amazing beauty but mainly for their mystical healing and protection. The crystal energy of these natural stones helps in your pet's behavioral issues and overall well being. Semiprecious crystal stones can help heal your pets on a physical, mental, or emotional level such as: respiratory, circulatory, and digestive conditions, anxiety, fear, and aggression, wounds, inflammation, and arthritis.

The semiprecious crystal amulets for pets are a great and non-chemical way to ensure your pet's emotional and physical well-being. Pets play a huge role in a family's life and keeping them safe, healthy and happy is a great responsibility. Looking for the best supplements, treatments, and cure for them is a big part of responsibility. Semiprecious crystal stone amulets help supports your pets physical and psychological Healing. It is considered the perfect stone for dog healing and can respond very quickly to the healing energy of crystals and stones.  

When attaching the crystal stone, tie it to your pet's collar and make sure it's not hanging too loose so your pet can reach and chew on it. To protect your pet's jewelry from wear and tear, when not in use, store or save properly for usage. Not a substitute for veterinary care!

Our line of Healing Pet Amulets was created by licensed acupuncturist Jeanie Mossa, owner of Four Paws Acupuncture. Each amulet is handcrafted in the Practical Magic Salem studio and all crystals and gemstones are charged with Reiki.



Sunday, February 17, 2019

Carrot Time!


Quan Yin loves having a big organic carrot as a treat! Great for her stinky dog breath too!

Visit the Four Paws Acupuncture site for more information on animal acupuncture & holistic pet care in the North Shore MA area.
http://www.fourpawsacupuncture.com 

You are invited to Like our Four Paws Acupuncture Facebook page for daily tips for pets, holistic information, pet food recalls and puppy breath! www/.facebook.com/4PawsAcupuncture

Friday, February 15, 2019

Animal Reiki


Animal Reiki by Jeanie Mossa

I like to combine several modalities during your dog's acupuncture session. I do not believe there is one magic bullet that cures everything. (Or as one of my professors from acupuncture college would say "Only ham is cured!") In my experience it takes a few different therapies, perhaps some herbs, a change in diet and supplements for lasting positive results. 


Acupuncture is a form of energy work, even though needles are placed into the patient which is physical. It moves energy aka qi (chi). Combined with Reiki it has an even more powerful effect. I usually do a bit of Reiki during every session. Whenever I do Reiki on myself, all our animals come into the room with me and become very relaxed. 


Animal Reiki

Reiki has been used on primarily on humans. Because it is a gentle and non-invasive therapy animals find it stress free. Reiki is said to heal on many levels of the patient's being, physical, mental and emotional. It is safe and is one of the few therapies that brings no harm to the recipient.

During a Reiki session your animal does not need to be confined or restrained as it is a vibrational modality. Most animals will make it known where they prefer to be during the session.

Jeanie Mossa is now making animal acupuncture house-calls in Salem, Peabody and Beverly MA by appointment only. Please use our contact us form to schedule a session. We will need a referral from your veterinarian. A PDF will be sent to you via email for your vet. 

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Valentines Day Passive Resistance!


Happy Valentines Day from Collins Cove in Salem MA. Quan Yin Kali Wu is demonstrating passive resistance and refuses to budge. She has found a nice patch of snow to roll in and make snow angels!


Here is hoping for at least once decent snowfall that lasts more than a day! It has been 7 years since we have all been able to romp in the snow. A girl can dream!

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Animal Acupressure


Quan Yin loves receiving massages and acupressure. 
Who doesn't? 

Animal Acupressure


Acupressure is a Traditional Chinese Therapy used in at least 5,000 years ago. It began in ancient China where it was imperative to care for not only people, but their farm animals for survival. This form of massage was used on horses, cattle and other small animals.

Traditional Chinese medicine works on the theory of promoting energy through the body. This energy is often referred to as "qi" or "chi". When the flow of qi becomes blocked, the body and mind may experience physical or emotional pain and illness.


This form of massage is based on the acupuncture meridians and theory.

Learn more about our holistic services for pets in the North Shore MA area at: https://www.fourpawsacupuncture.com/services.html

To schedule a house call with licensed acupuncturist Jeanie Mossa, please fill out our contact us form first so we can best serve you. https://www.fourpawsacupuncture.com/contact.html

Monday, February 11, 2019

What does animal acupuncture treat?

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Boris of New Skete getting Laser Therapy


Many folks ask what dog ailments acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine can help. Acupuncture is most effective for pain. Many of my dog patients' owners will go get acupuncture for themselves after seeing how it has helped their dogs!

Please note that acupuncture is not a magic bullet. It takes more than one session to see lasting results. Combined with proper nutrition, herbs or supplements you will see results much faster. All acupuncture sessions include a combination of several other modalities such as Laser therapy, acupressure aka Tui Na, Reiki, Chinese herbal therapy and liniments, nutritional consultations and lifestyle recommendations. 

For more info on our services: https://www.fourpawsacupuncture.com/services.html

Some Conditions Treated:

  • Hip and Elbow Dysplasia
  • Stress/Anxiety
  • Movement Disorders
  • Pain Management
  • Low Back Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Low Energy
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Shoulder & Elbow 
  • Injuries
  • Ligament & Tendon 
  • Injuries
  • Recovery from 
  • Fractures
  • Degenerative Myelopathy
  • Muscle Strains
  • Off Season Agility Conditioning
  • And so much more!
Jeanie Mossa MS., L.Ac. is now accepting new animal acupuncture patients in the North Shore MA areas of Salem, Beverly and Peabody. House-calls only.

To schedule an appointment please fill out our contact us form and we will respond within 24 hours during normal business hours. https://www.fourpawsacupuncture.com/contact.html

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Valentines Day Gifts for Your Fur Kids


Healing Pet AmuletsSemiprecious Stones & Crystal Amulets for Pets Who have been abuses, abandoned, injured and in pain.


Crystals have been used since ancient times for healing, medicinal purposes and spiritual practices as well as adornment. Gemstones and crystals are said to help heal emotions, calm the mind and reduce stress. In my holistic animal practice, I treat so many Rescues who have been abandoned, abused and traumatized. It is these dear beings who have inspired these amulets.

These healing pet amulets may be attached to your pet’s collar, crate, cage or placed well hidden in its bed. (Please make sure it is in a place your pet is not able to eat or swallow!

Each crystal and gemstone are chosen for their healing properties to calm the mind, body and spirit. This is not a substitute for veterinary care.

All stones have been cleared and charged with Reiki. 

Handcrafted with love and a touch of magic by jeanie mossa.
Salem MA

Magical gifts for humans: https://whispersoftheofae.com

Our healing pet amulets may also be found at:

Monday, February 4, 2019

Tao of Dog Class: K9 Holistic Therapies & More in Salem MA


The Tao of Dog Class: K9 Holistic Therapies & More

In this 2-hour class, learn about holistic therapies to help ease dog pain and stress. We will cover alternative therapies such as acupuncture, Reiki, laser, acupressure along with Traditional Chinese Medicine, herbs, homeopathic remedies, nutrition & crystals for common ailments such as K9 allergies, intestinal upsets, arthritis, hip & elbow dysplasia and more.

• Traditional Chinese Medicine
• Acupressure, Acupuncture & Tui Na
• Laser Therapy
• Animal Reiki
• Herbal Medicine & Homeopathic Remedies
• Bach Flower Remedies
• K9 Nutrition with Recipes
• Aromatherapy
• Crystal Therapy
• Western medication used for common K9 ailments and their side effects.

Thursday 4/11/19
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Witchery

$35 Advance $40 At Door
Do to the space limitations of this class only guide dogs are permitted.

Jeanie Mossa MS, L.Ac., is a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist and Reiki master. Owner of Four Paws Acupuncture in Salem MA. She has written four books on holistic medicine and also taught veterinary acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine for dogs to acupuncturists and veterinarians.


Friday, February 1, 2019

Happy Birthday Merlin Bird Mossa!


Nina Ballerina and her son Merlin Bird Mossa

Today is the birthday of Merlin Bird Mossa, who was the inspiration to start Four Paws Acupuncture. Merlin had hip dysplasia, arthritis and a few other problems when he turned 12. The vet wanted to "put him down" when Merlin was having trouble walking. This was NOT an option!

So instead, while I was in acupuncture school in San Diego - I learned how to treat Merlin with acupuncture, herbs and changed his diet. It did not cure his hip dysplasia, however he was able to walk better, out of pain and much happier. He loved going to Dog Beach, in Ocean Beach San Diego every Sunday until he passed 9/23/97.

He lived to be almost 15 which is amazing for a German Shepherd. Because of Merlin, i pursued more education geared towards animal acupuncture and other holistic therapies for dogs and cats. 

Every year i light a candle in honor of Merlin's birthday and thank him. His spirit lives on. He was my doggie soulmate and anyone who has a dog will understand that bond of love.

Give your pets an extra treat today in honor of Merlin! 

Visit the Four Paws Acupuncture page for more information on animal acupuncture on the North Shore of MA. 

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