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To make an acupuncture appointment, call 575-312-6569 or you can book online very easily.

Ryan Bemis, DOM, RT 

Born and raised in Wyoming, Ryan works as a registered NADA ear acupuncture trainer and an acupuncturist in the US/Mexico border region, and serves as the Director of Crossroads Acupuncture.  Bilingual English and Spanish, he uses a variety of techniques in the clinic including scalp, auricular, “Tan” style, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Japanese.  He is licensed by the state of New Mexico as a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, and is certified in NM as a supervisor for behavioral health programs that utilize ear acupuncture.   He received his education in acupuncture at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in Portland, OR and Lincoln Hospital in the Bronx, NY.  His experience includes working at acupuncture-based clinics such as Hooper Detox Center, Project Quest, and Outside In in Portland, OR, as well as training and working with health promoters in Mexico to set up and establish free acu clinics.  He is a contributing writer for acupuncture publications including Guidepoints and AcuTake, and has worked as a consultant for the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association.  He enjoys his free time hiking and traveling in the desert here in the southwest.

Tracy Thorne, LAc

Tracy Thorne works as a licensed acupuncturist in Portland, Oregon and is a former teacher of Japanese acupuncture and moxibustion at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine and the National College of Naturopathic Medicine.  Tracy offers Japanese direct moxa training for Crossroads in the border region.

Massage therapists

We also offer massage at Crossroads through our member providers. Call us at 575-312-6569 to get in touch with the current practitioners working at Crossroads, and learn when they’re available for appointments and walk-ins.

Wanita Thompson, RN, LMT has been a licensed massage therapist for 36 years. She owned her own massage therapy school for 23 years. Since she closed her Las Cruces school in 2010, she has been teaching a certification course in Medical Massage Therapy in 7 states.  She currently offers various types of massage courses for Continuing Education in the border region.  Massage will be given through comfortable cotton clothing with a focus on relaxation and chronic pain relief.

She is offering 30 minute, 60 minute or 90 minute sessions @ $25.00 per 30 minute segments.

Wanita’s Hours at Crossroads:  

Tuesday 11-3pm

Thursday 1- 5pm

Saturday 1-5pm

Call her for an appointment @ 575-520-6952, or e-mail her at wanitathompsonlmt@gmail.com

Yoga instructors

Crossroads offers gentle/restorative yoga classes for people of all ages and all levels.  You don’t need any experience doing yoga to participate in these classes.  If you’d like to bring a matt and practice on a mat, that is great! Learn more

Niki Harings teaches Gentle Chair Yoga is a Certified Yoga Instructor with Yoga Alliance. She is a Wellness Advocate with Doterra CPTG essential oils (4 years).  She has a PhD in Biology and teachers at New Mexico State University. She is also a certified Reiki Master.

Niki’s Gentle Chair Yoga class: Monday: 6-7pm (arrive by 5:45pm to sign up!)

Nia Rucker teaches hatha yoga and slow vinyasa yoga at Crossroads.  She offers instruction in both Spanish and English on a full range of sitting and standing poses.  She has been practicing yoga since 2000.  She earned her 200 hrs yoga certification from Yoga Alliance in 2014.  Nia is a native Spanish speaker and is eager to share her yoga practice with the Spanish speaking community.  Her classes are appropriate for beginners.

Nia’s Bilingual Spanish/English Yoga class: Wednesdays from 6-7pm (arrive by 5:45pm to sign up!)

Join our team!

Crossroads is looking for other practitioners to join our team!

Acupuncturists, massage therapists, counselors, and teachers of all types are needed to join our team and support our mission.  If you’d like to offer a course or health services at Crossroads, email a cover letter and resume to crossroadsacu@gmail.com.  Rates per hour start at $2.50!



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