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Our Acupuncturist

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

Ryan Bemis, DOM, RT DSCF1231

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 Executive Director of Crossroads Acupuncture.  Ryan coordinates Crossroads’ training program for addictions and behavioral health providers as well as for health promoters.  Bilingual English and Spanish, he uses a variety of techniques in the clinic including scalp, auricular, “Tan” style, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Japanese.  His technique is extremely gentle, but he also offers Trigger Point therapy for appropriate clients.

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 the Warrior Resilience Center and the Interdisciplinary Pain Management Clinic at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, TX, as well as Hooper Detox Center, Project Quest, and Outside In in Portland, OR.  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.

Admin staff

Justin Karrenberg

Born and raised in Miami, FL Justin found his way to New Mexico over 10 years ago. Justin is currently enrolled at NMSU seeking a teaching degree in Secondary Education. He enjoys gardening, hiking and rugby.   Justin serves as our Office Manager and Volunteer Coordinator and is in training to become licensed as an acupuncture detoxification specialist.

Cynthia E. Garcia

Cynthia graduated from the University of New Mexico with a Bachelors of Business Administration, with Human Resource Management in 2012. She has over five years of experience working in different capacities of Human Resources within the federal government and the public sector. She is currently attending New Mexico State University in pursuance of a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling.  Cynthia works as a receptionist and administrative assistant at Crossroads.


Carli Romero

Carli is the Regional Director of Shakti Rising NM.  She holds a B.A in Economics and Political Science.   She is fluent in the ways of community organizing and civic engagement. Carli is has served as a Board Member of Comunidades en Accion y de Fe for three years, managed a civic engagement campaign in 2012 to register and turn out 1500 unlikely voters in Dona Ana County and is deeply committed to empowerment in the Paso del Norte region.  Carli practices different healing modalities and is trained in Health for Touch, Reiki 1 and Sensus somatic healing and integration.  Carli serves as our fundraising and grants coordinator.

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 $5!


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