Sunday, March 31, 2019

Peaceful Easy Feeling


Quan Yin loves her daily dose of Vitamin Sea at Winter Island, Salem MA!




Tickets are still available for our 2 hour class on holistic therapies and remedies for common dog ailments. Learn safe and natural solutions for pain, arthritis, hip and elbow dysplasia, intestinal disorders, dog allergies and more. 

Thursday April 11, 2019 7:00 - 9:00 pm at The Witchery on Pickering Wharf, Salem MA

More info at:

Friday, March 22, 2019

It's a Thundershirt kind of day....


Quan Yin posing  in her Thundershirt 
on Long Beach in Gloucester MA October 2017

It is raining here in the Witch City of Salem MA. Our pup, Quan Yin Kali Wu was abandoned in the floods of TN in 2019. Since then she has had PTSD about rainy weather. 

Depending on the severity of the storm she will hide, pout or mope. Today it is pouring, no thunder so she is curled on the couch under a blanket. She likes to wear her Thundershirt during raining days and storms. It gives her a sense of security and safety. And she said it makes her look thin!


Learn more about natural solutions for stress and anxiety for dogs at our 2 hour class The Holistic Dog held at the Witchery in Salem MA. 


More info & tickets at:

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

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Now Accepting Patients at Our Family Veterinary Services!


Jeanie Mossa MS, L.Ac., licensed acupuncturist and herbalist is now accepting new dog and cat patients at Our Family Veterinary Services in Peabody MA starting April 2019. 

Our Family Veterinary Services is owned by Dr. Leslie Siewko, DVM
Located at 640 Lowell Street #F
Peabody MA 01960
Plenty of parking!

To learn more about our holistic services and acupuncture for your pets please visit the Four Paws Acupuncture website. http://www.fourpawsacupuncture.com

To schedule your first appointment please contact Four Paws Acupuncture directly by filling out our Contact Us form. We will be in touch within 24 hours after receiving your form. http://www.fourpawsacupuncture.com/contact.html



Services and Additional Information

Treatment Techniques

  • Acupressure, Tui Na 
    Massage
  • Laser Therapy
  • Magnet Therapy
  • Qi Gong
  • Chinese Herbology
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Animal Reiki
  • Moxabustion

Areas of Expertise

  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Internal Medicine
  • Movement Disorders
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Pain Management
  • Stress/Anxiety
Other Services

  • Nutritional Consultation
  • Bach Flower Remedies
  • Herbal Consultation

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Treating Canine Arthritis Naturally Part One



This article was written several years ago and published on the Acufinder.com website.  As this is a longer article it will take a few blog posts to cover this entire topic. Here are a few snippets:

Treating Canine Arthritis Naturally Part One

jeanie mossa kraft M.S., L.Ac.


Just like humans, many dogs suffer from arthritis pain and inflammation as they age. Joints and bones naturally degenerate over time. Fortunately, arthritis can often be managed with the help of acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine, supplements and nutrition. Natural and alternative therapies are generally safe, effective and can be used in conjunction with western medicine.

A good place to start is with a few natural supplements. If your dog suffers from arthritis, these are a few natural remedies that are helpful:

* Supplements containing glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate with MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) will help protect and lubricate joints. Research has shown that MSM has an strong anti-inflammatory effect. Glucosamine has been studied for over 20 years in humans, and has been proven effective to relieve arthritic joint pain in animals and humans. Please note that it may take four to six weeks before your dog show significant results from these supplements.

* An Omega 3 essential fatty acid supplement from fish, krill oil or flaxseed oil also works as an anti-inflammatory. These help to lubricate the joints and help with inflammation. Omega 3 oils will also improve the health and appearance of your dog's coat. Omega 3 oils have been proven to help reduce excess weight in dogs, a very helpful effect as a heavy dog puts more stress on arthritic joints.

Our dog loves these Krill Oil soft chews. They help with itchy skin and mobility. 

* Nutritional supplements containing enzymes and antioxidants have been shown to reduce inflammation, promote healthy joints, increase circulation and support immune function. One product of this type in Wobenzym(r), a nutritional product for humans. I've received good reports from people using this supplement with arthritic dogs. (I recommend the human version of Wobenzym, not the dog supplement as it was banned in Germany!)

Jeanie MossaL.Ac. is the owner of Four Paws Acupuncture in Salem, Massachusetts. For more info on canine acupuncture please visit the FourPawsAcupuncture.com website. 




More of this article to be posted soon.

If you would like to learn more about holistic therapies for dog arthritis, pain, hip dysplasia and other common K9 ailments please join me at our 2 hour live class held at The Witchery in Salem MA. 

Thursday 4/11/19
$35 in advance $40 at door





Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Blast from the Past


This photo is at least 10 years old! Our original Four Paws Acupuncture Bark Mobile VW bug with white paws all over it. 

This wonderful wookie looking dog is Zach, who belonged to a good friend here in Salem MA. Zach passed a few years ago. He was so much fun to be around. Our cat Nubi juan Kenobi love him too.

When we lived here 7 years ago, Four Paws Acupuncture was making house calls all over the North Shore. It wore down the car. Then during our move to VA, I had to drive the car from MA to VA all the while praying it would make it.

The VW Bark Mobile literally died during a horrid rain storm when we were living in Virginia. It was donated to the SPCA and auctioned off for $900. Pawsome!


The new 4 Paws Acupuncture Bark Mobile will get some more paws on it as soon as it stops snowing here in Salem MA. Not as cute as the bug, but much more efficient and reliable.

Now that we are back in the North Shore area, I will limit making animal acupuncture house calls to Salem, Beverly and Peabody MA area. Please do note that I am a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist, not a veterinarian. 

Before treating any animal I must have a consent form filled out by your vet. And to quell any odd rumors, in the state of MA, it is legal for licensed acupuncturists to treat animals. Every state has their own laws concerning this.

Please note that during the session the owner must be in the room at all times. For a more peaceful session I ask that all phones, TVs, radio and any music or noise must be turned off. Schedule a time that the home is quiet so the dog or cat will be relaxed during the session. All forms must be filled out before the house call. 

Information about forms, fees & services: http://www.fourpawsacupuncture.com/infofees.html

To schedule a session please fill out the Contact Us page: http://www.fourpawsacupuncture.com/contact.html

For updates on pet food recalls, holistic tips for pets, puppy breath and more visit the Four Paws Acupuncture Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/4PawsAcupuncture/

Monday, March 11, 2019

Acupuncture House Call Guidlines





Four Paws Acupuncture House Call Guidelines

Thank you for helping me make each session for your pet the best that it can possibly be. Please note everyone receives this email before their first session.

During my years of making house calls I have discovered a few guidelines that make your pet’s session more relaxing and 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, both your pet and I need to stay calm and focused.

1.    Pick a room or area that your dog/cat is most comfortable. If they have a favorite blanket or toy keep it handy.

2.    Please take your dog out to pee before I arrive.

3.    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 and this helps keep them relaxed. I also ask the owner to participate to help keep the dog/cat still during the session as needed. 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 guideline is also for liability reasons.

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

5.    Please no cell phone or texting during the session unless it is an emergency. Stay focused on your pet.

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

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

8.    No Smoking in the room.

9.    Please refrain from 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. It’s fun for the neighbors, but very distracting for your pet.

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


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

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Bark Magazine


Quan Yin loves to stay informed. We love The Bark magazine! Great articles, groovy dog art, and odd bits of useful information. Not like those crappy dog and cat magazines you see at the vet's office! https://thebark.com

(We do not receive  compensation for the supplements, books or magazines recommended on this blog or our facebook page.) https://www.facebook.com/4PawsAcupuncture/




Jeanie Mossa, licensed acupuncturist and herbalist is now accepting new dog and cat patients in the Salem MA, Beverly MA and Peabody MA area for house-calls. 

To schedule a session please visit our website and fill out the contact us page first. http://www.fourpawsacupuncture.com/contact.html

Friday, March 8, 2019

Calming Aid for Dogs


I found this wonderful calming aid for dogs and cats by accident while shopping on Vitacost. Our dog Quan Yin has been having some anxiety issues about her hot spot that she cannot stop licking. We have had to keep a boo boo collar on her most of the day since the hot spot is on her foot. These Quiet Moment treats have definitely helped at night keep her calm and peaceful. I also use these for my 17 year old cat who sometimes gets anxious at night. These are not something to use everyday. I do not want my animals to be dependent on them. 

Quan Yin had to go to the vet a few weeks ago as it was getting worse due to her licking. (We had a different boo boo collar that was not big enough and she was able to get to the paw.) Antibiotic shot and another injection to stop the itching seemed to help. 


Since then, she now has a bigger elizabethan collar which she hates. I have been using some Chinese Herbs along with colloidal silver and a soothing herbal balm 
Furry Friend Skin Smoother  made by an acupuncturist in Ipswich MA. http://www.emilyskinsoothers.com



I have also been doing some laser on her paw. It is finally starting to heal! If we can just keep the collar on for a few more days i think the hot spot will finally disappear and we will all be much happier!

Visit our website http://www.fourpawsacupuncture.com for more information on animal acupuncture, laser therapy, herbal medicine for pets, classes and books by licensed acupuncturist Jeanie Mossa. 

We are now accepting new dog and cat patients in the Beverly MA, Peabody MA and Salem MA area. 








Wednesday, March 6, 2019

And now some Pawsome News for Dog Lovers on the North Shore of MA



Having  fun with the My Talking Pet app! 

Tickets are still available for our 2 hour live class on holistic dog therapies and remedies for common K9 ailments such as hip & elbow dysplasia, arthritis, pain, intestinal upsets, back problems, autoimmune disorders and more.

We will cover safe herbs, homeopathic remedies, Chinese liniments, nutrition with recipes. You will learn about acupressure, Reiki, animal acupuncture, laser therapy and other modalities that can help your dog. Learn about common medications used for dog pain and their side effects.

Tao of Dog Class: K9 Holistic Remedies & Therapies
April 11, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
at The Witchery
Pickering Wharf Salem MA
 Tickets and more info at:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-tao-of-dog-class-k9-holistic-therapies-more-tickets-55865411951

Quan Yin loves having fun on Winter Island, Salem MA!




Visit the Four Paws Acupuncture website to learn more about our animal acupuncture and holistic pet services. 

Licensed acupuncturist & herbalist Jeanie Mossa is now accepting new patients in the Salem MA, Beverly MA and Peabody MA area. 


Monday, March 4, 2019

Tao of Dog Class in Salem MA





With Jeanie Mossa MS, L.Ac
licensed acupuncturist and herbalist 

Thursday 4/11/19 7:00- 9:00 pm 
at The Witchery located at Pickering Wharf in Salem MA

Watch our Youtube for more details:


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 and crystals for common ailments such as K9 allergies, intestinal upsets, arthritis, hip and elbow dysplasia and more.

Topics include:

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

$35 Advance $40 At Door

Do to the space limitations of this class only guide dogs are permitted.

Saturday, March 2, 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 the...