Worried about how your dog will react? Dogs actually like acupuncture. Most dogs fall asleep or become very relaxed once the needles are placed.

Acupuncture is very effective for a wide range of canine ailments, but don't expect too much from a single treatment. Acupuncture in dogs (and humans) has a cumulative effect.

The treatment is often used for pain and chronic disease, and movement disorders such as hip dysplasia, especially in older dogs. Acupuncture works through helping to maintain the health of the body. The basic principles of acupuncture are the same in animals as in humans.

Chinese medical theory states that disease is the result of a blockage in energy flow (Qi or Chi) along pathways in the body. Inserting needles into these pathways unblocks the energy and restores health.

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  City Salem, MA
  Zip Code 01970
  Address North Shore
  Phone Number (978) 729-9593

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Jeanie Mossa, owner of Four Paws Acupuncture, is an acupuncturist, herbalist and nutritionist providing acupuncture house calls and office visits for dogs on the North Shore of Massachusetts. She is also a Reiki Master and an animal empath, with decades of experience treating animals with Chinese and holistic medicine. Acupuncture was used on animals as long as 3,500 years ago, when, legend has it, an elephant was treated for a stomach disorder similar to bloating. Since then, acupuncture and other forms of TCM have been used to treat a variety of problems, including pain, arthritis, heart, lung, kidney, digestive, hormonal, allergic, reproductive and mental illness." - Cheryl Schwartz, DVM in "Four Paws, Five Directions.


In this guide for the acupuncture practitioner, Jeanie Mossa provides a useful and entertaining text on the treatment of arthritis, pain and bi syndrome in dogs. Including tips on the practice of canine acupuncture, this book provides the practitioner with the tools needed to effectively treat these common canine disorders. From diagnosis to acupuncture point selection, Chinese herbs to canine nutrition, this book should be on every canine acupuncturist's shelf. Combining audio and written materials, this course presents strategies for treating pain and arthritis (Bi Syndrome) in dogs using acupuncture and Chinese medicine.


Jeanie has published articles on canine acupuncture and health on the Acufinder website. Acufinder is one of the premier sites in the United States for information about acupuncture and features the most comprehensive acupuncturist finder on the 'net to help you find a professional in your area. Barkopaedia contains everything your dog wants you to know. It's an encyclopedia of health and healing modalities for dog owners including treatments for common pain, ailments, and injuries. It includes an overview of Traditional Chinese Medicine as applied to common canine issues including veterinary acupuncture theory, basic acupressure instruction, herbal medicine and Chinese liniments to help dog owners better understand healthcare options for their dogs.


Thank you for choosing Four Paws Acupuncture to be part of your dog's healing process. I am confident that acupuncture and Oriental medicine will help restore your pet to a state of health and balance. As you may know, there is a considerable body of research supporting the effectiveness of acupuncture for the treatment of a wide range of canine health issues. If I can help you research your condition, please let me know. Pick the room where your dog is most comfortable. Perhaps a family room, or a sleeping place.


Jeanie Marie offers telephone/email consultations, applying the considerable breadth of Oriental medicine to your pet's health issues. Through these phone consultations, Jeanie Marie can work with pets and their owners across the country. Jeanie has studied traditional Chinese medicine extensively for more than 10 years. She holds a masters degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine, and has written three books and numerous articles on Chinese Medicine. She has been in professional practice for more than 25 years.


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. Medium to long term recovery from many of these injuries, however, can be effectively augmented by acupuncture, herbs and nutrition, shortening healing time and improving quality of life.


I do not bill pet insurance companies directly. However, I am happy to give you a detailed receipt (superbill) that you may submit to your insurance provider for reimbursement of your acupuncture fees, to the limits your policy provides. Contact your insurer for more information. A travel fee is applied for housecalls involving travel greater than 10 miles or 25 minutes from my location in Salem, MA. We will respond within 24 hours (on business days). Cancellation Policy: Any appointment missed or cancelled with less than 24 hours notice will be charged the full fee amount.