jeanie marie mossa MS. L.Ac.
Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine

acupuncture for pets


acupuncture & holistic medicine for pets

Acupuncture in animals was first used on the horses of Chinese emperors over 2,000 years ago and has been widely used in the treatment of horses in America for decades. It is very effective for a wide range of ailments in animals. This treatment is often used for pain and chronic disease, movement disorders such as hip dysplasia, arthritis and other painful symptoms especially in older dogs and cats.

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. I combine the use of a laser during the session to enhance the effectiveness of the needles.

Though many people are a bit squeamish about needles, most dogs don't mind at all. However, I do not treat aggressive dogs and do not muzzle animals for their sessions. Muzzling the animal causes stress and defeats the purpose of the treatment.

Please note that I do treat cats, however they are not as cooperative as dogs.

Nutrition and herbal therapy play a crucial role in canine health as well. An herbal and nutritional consultation is part of the initial treatment package. It's an opportunity for us to discuss your pet's diet and try to find ways that food is either hurting or helping the healing process.s

I do not sell any herbal products. You will be given a list of recommendations specific to your pet's needs and information on how to use them and places to purchase them.

I treat dog patients at Our Family Veterinary Services in Peabody MA and make limited house calls in Salem MA.

Before scheduling a session I will need to receive a few forms filled out by the pet's guardian and veterinarian.

Information on rates:


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barking zoom consultations  

                                                      40 minutes: $111.00


Barking Zoom Consultations with a Long Distance Reiki Session for Your Pet

Combining the best of both worlds... Holistic Medicine with Energy Healing!




Traditional Chinese Medicine is not limited to acupuncture. It is a complex system of therapies that include herbal, nutritional and lifestyle changes. Treating animals has taught me to think outside the box and to use various forms of therapies along with Botanical Medicine, Sound and Energetic Therapy, and even Crystals to help treat illness and help the body, mind and soul heal. Your Barking Zoom Consultation will provide recommendations specific to your pet's needs and symptoms.

These consultations are an easy solution for pets who suffer from allergies, skin issues, intestinal problems and ailments that respond more quickly with herbs, supplements and a change of diet.

Barking Zoom Consultations : 40 minutes Zoom or Phone Sessions $111.00 Includes:

  • Herbal & Homeopathic Recommendations
  • Nutritional & Supplement Recommendations
  • Other recommendations may include lifestyle changes, essential oils, crystals, sound therapy and more (Please note: We do not sell any herbs, supplements, or essential oils. Information on where to find recommendations will be provided.)
  • Acupressure tips
  • Follow-up email with list of recommendations and YouTube links with information
  • Long Distance Energy Reiki Session for your dog or cat. This will take place after your Barking Zoom consultation. You and your pet do not need to be present for this. Please email a photograph of your pet beforehand so I may have a visual to focus upon during this distance healing.
  • This is not a substitute for veterinary care.

To schedule a Barking Zoom Consultation please use the "Contact Me" form to request a session.

I will give you a few options of days and times to choose from and send an invoice via PayPal, Venmo or Zelle.


herbs & homeopathic medicine

Chinese herbal medicine is a 2,000 year old tradition using naturally occurring substances — including herbs — to enhance one's health and vitality. As opposed to Western medicine, the foundation of this approach is to support the body's natural self-healing mechanisms and abilities.

I am a licensed herbalist with significant training in herbal  & homeopathic medicine with over 30 years experience. Since each patient has different needs, I carefully select herbal formulas, liniments or homeopathic remedies that are specific to your pet's needs.

After the first session for your pet, you will receive an email with a list of these recommendation along with informative videos that are available for free on the Four Paws Acupuncture YouTube Channel.



laser acupuncture

Laser Acupuncture is the latest innovation in the 2,500 year old medical tradition of acupuncture. It uses low-energy laser beams — instead of traditional acupuncture needles — on specific points of your body to unblock and restore the healthy flow of Qi (energy) through the body's meridians. This treatment is completely painless, and just as effective as a traditional acupuncture session.

I combine laser acupuncture with acupuncture in all of my sessions with animals and when needed with people. During the session a laser will be used on 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 and sometimes cats want to chase it!

Laser is included in all animal acupuncture sessions at no extra cost.

The many benefits of laser acupuncture include:

  • Relieves pain!
  • Moves energy
  • Stimulates the acu-points
  • Moves energy through the meridians
  • Improves circulation
  • Stress and tension relief
  • Increased energy levels
  • Aids digestion
  • Greater sense of overall health and well-being



Acupressure is based on one the most ancient principles of healing — that simply touching a specific point on the body will release stress and improve health in the body. In an acupressure session, I apply firm pressure directly to these "points" on your body or your pet's, which  muscle tension and improves circulation. This simple and powerful technique has been shown to very effective in treating pain, headaches, backaches, and even insomnia.

Acupressure is combined with every acupuncture session. Basic acupressure instructions are given to all pet owners so that they may continue to help speed along their pet's recovery process at home in between sessions.

I have created an Online Class for Pet Owners:     

Basic Canine Acupressure for Dog Owners: Acupressure techniques to ease your pet's pain and stress. May be used for cats too!

SALE LINK $22.22

An introductory online course on how to ease your dog’s pain, stress and common ailments with acupressure. This class is for dog owners and those who work with dogs who want to learn acupressure techniques and theories. (These techniques may be used for humans, cats & horses as well. The point locations are the same!)



nutritional recommendations

You are what you eat applies to your pet too!  Your pet's first session will include nutritional recommendations, recipes and snack ideas to help keep it happy and healthy!    



Reiki is a Japanese form of energy work that cleanses and balances the energy system in the body. As a result, the body's natural self-healing mechanisms strengthen, helping to establish optimum health. During a session, I work directly with your energy field to remove blockages, detoxify your system, and restore your vital life force energy. Reiki utilizes a gentle laying on of hands to conduct the necessary energy force between us. The benefits of Reiki range from the release of habitual mental/emotional stress to alleviating chronic pain.

I combine Reiki into all of my acupuncture sessions. There is no extra charge for this.



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