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Our Acupuncturists

Janet Vialpando, DOM

Originally from El Paso, Texas, Janet completed her Master’s degree in Acupuncture at the Southwest Acupuncture College in Albuquerque, NM.  She was a 2011 student recipient of the Golden Flower Scholarship for Excellence in Herbal Studies, and has a background in herbal medicine and Japanese Hari diagnosis.  Her experience includes treating patients with a variety of conditions at the Health South Rehabilitation Hospital and the Chinese Acupuncture Institute of New Mexico.  Janet is Bilingual English/Spanish, is nationally certified in acupuncture and Chinese herbs, and licensed by the state of New Mexico as a Doctor of Oriental Medicine.

Ryan Bemis, DOM

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.

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

Wanita 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 is happy to announce her new massage therapy practice at Crossroads. 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

Tue/Thu 10-2

Sat 12-4

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



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