Finding a quiet space

29 Feb

“The community setting allows the community to come together in a quiet space to take care of themselves. This collective stillness is so uncommon in our fast paced culture and I think within this stillness there is something very therapeutic.”

–Nina Hoffman, community acupuncturist in San Francisco

A great article just out on a community acupuncture clinic in San Francisco.   http://ecosalon.com/poking-for-the-people-community-acupuncture/

In the US, community acupuncture emerged out of the northwest, but there’s a growing number of clinics across the south, and we’re proud to be the first in the El Paso/Las Cruces region.

Why Community Acupuncture?

26 Feb

Why consider community acupuncture as a healthcare option?

One community acupuncturist in Berkeley, California, wrote about this specific question this week in a blog.  It´s a great introduction to what we’re doing at Crossroads Community Acupuncture.

Here are three reasons we´d like to share:

  1. It’s easy! Come when you can alone or with friends.
  2. It is affordable – a sliding payment scale can help you meet your budget.
  3. No ‘disrobing’ needed. Receive your treatment dressed casually wearing what you have on.
For more, read About Us or Contact us for more information.

Veterans Care Program

6 Dec

Our commitment to returning soldiers

Crossroads Acupuncture has long been committed to making healthcare affordable for veterans, with hundreds of soldiers who have benefitted from our Veteran’s Care Program.  We now are offering a few new programs available for military veterans to receive free care. Call us at 575-312-6569 to learn more!

How acupuncture can help veterans

Here are some of the common things that veterans come to Crossroads for care.

  •   Stress and sleep problems
  •   Pain from injuries & PTSD
  •   Nightmares, trauma, anxiety
  •   Migraines and Traumatic Brain Injury
  •   Addictions (pain meds, cigarettes)
  •   Depression

Did you know?

Acupuncture is recognized by the Department of Veterans Affairs  and Dept of Defense as Evidence Based Medicine for PTSD.

But does acupuncture really work?

At Crossroads, our acupuncturist, Ryan Bemis, has many years of experience serving veterans and soldiers, including working with soldiers with PTSD and combat injuries/pain management at William Beaumont Army Medical Center.  Our clinic in Las Cruces has made it possible for veteran’s to receive regular care outside of the VA system.

Here’s a testimony from one of the veterans we have worked with in our community:

I came to Crossroads in the hope of helping a headache I had suffered with since 1989 and problems with my back since 1977. I had tried all the regular ways to get pain relief but they all came up short.  Now I am 6-7 weeks into treatment and I can honestly say that most of my days now are pain free.  This has made all the difference in the world.”

Donate and help provide care for veterans

One of the best ways you can help our program is to make  tax-deductible contribution to our non-profit organization will go directly towards another returning veteran being able to receive free care.

Crossroads Acupuncture 901 E. University Ste 945 G. Main Las Cruces, NM 88001

Or you can donate online: crossroadsacupuncture.com

New Acupuncture clinic opens next to NMSU

18 Nov

Crossroads Acupuncture’s new clinic across the street from NCrossroadsAcupunture (1).pngMSU will offer a special for students and faculty as they finish up their semester.

Acupuncture can be helpful for stress, pain, and also other common problems students and teachers alike may struggle with such as insomnia, focus, concentration and more.

The clinic is located at 901 E. University Suite 945G  Upstairs from Jimmy Johns next to the Starbucks and Bosque.  The clinic takes people as a walk-in, or by appointment.

Cost

$35 for first time treatment

$20 for follow up sessions

10 treatments for $125

We accept Cigna and New Mexico Health Connections insurance.

Appointments: 575-312-6569

Book online: crossroadsacupuncture.com

Students and faculty can bring in their NMSU ID and get $5 off their treatment.  In addition, Crossroads will offer specials through the holidays, including a special on a treatment pass of 10 for $125.  On Black Friday a special will be offered of 10 treatment passes for only $100.

 

Grand Opening: New Clinic 10/31 with Donation only day 11/1

22 Oct

 

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Why move?

As many of your know, our clinic building, the oldest building in Downtown Las Cruces, has been falling apart and parking has been worsening over the past year, which has forced us to look for a new space.  This new spot, directly across from NMSU’s new theater, near the interstate for out of town patients, will make it easier for people of all backgrounds and neighborhoods in our city to access our affordable care.   In addition, increased handicap-accessible parking will be located near the entrance of the building.

Photo below, from Carli, Ashley, Justin and Ryan: “Here’s the stairs you can take up to our new clinic come Monday 10/31 on University. Elevators are right around the corner too!”

Improved clinic experience

The University clinic, in a brand new building, features  mostly solar lighting and views of nature for patients as they relax and receive treatments in our comfortable recliners in a down-to-earth, community setting.  It will also be easy for everyone to find:  Right above Jimmy Johns, next to Starbucks, on University near the exit ramps of Interstate 25 and I-10 as well.

Grand Opening

On Halloween, our first day, if you wear a costume to our clinic you’ll get $10 off!

As part of the grand opening, Crossroads will offer a donation only acupuncture day benefit for Flores de Juarez, their community health project in Mexico on Tuesday 11/1 10am-6pm.

Celebrating 5 years

As Crossroads approaches their 5 year anniversary, this is a big step towards making it easier to assist people in the borderlands for everyday pain and stress management, for aiding with chronic illness, as well as for helping people recover from injury and sickness. Crossroads will also continue to offer trainings for health promoters and counselors in techniques like acudetox at this new space, and support for heath workers at Community of Hope, FYI, NMSU Counseling Center, Alianza, the Catholic Dioceses of Juarez and Tarahumara and St Luke’s Health Clinic.

Job openings: Part time Bilingual Receptionist

7 Sep

Job Openings: Clinical Receptionist

Crossroads Acupuncture

130 S. Main

Downtown Las Cruces, NM 88001

Applicants must send a resume and cover letter to crossroadsacu@gmail.com

Minimal qualifications:

–Ability to work calmly and efficiently in a fast-paced high volume clinic

–Ability to interact with and assist a diverse range of clients with various health problems, personalities, and of all classes and ethnic backgrounds

–Ability to account for financial transactions and run a cash register

–Have basic familiarity with Mac and IPAD hardware and software

–Be familiar with basic word processing/database programs (Microsoft Office (excel, word) and/or IWork (Pages, Numbers))

–Possesses excellent verbal, telephone and written communication skills

–Willing to work as a team player among our different health practitioners and office staff

–Able to attend all staff meetings

–Willingness to receive  and seek out  supervision and recieve feedback from Crossroads staff, and an overall willingness to grow as a professional

–Has basic knowledge of acupuncture

Ideal applicant will:

–Have bilingual English/Spanish fluency

–Have prior experience as a receptioinst in a community health clinic

–Have prior experience in performing administrative assistance duties

–Have prior experience operating a cash register.

–Have prior experience operating a Square point of sales system

–Have a depth of knowledge about community acupuncture clinics and/or has volunteered/been a patient/worked at a community acupuncture clinic

–Have prior experience and interest in research, grant-writing, non profit management, fundraising, sustainable community development, acudetox, international humanitarian aid, addictions and psychiatric care

Pay: Depending on experience

Benefits:  Free acupuncture treatments and discounted acupuncture for family members;  discounted herbal products.

About Crossroads:

Crossroads Acupuncture is a non profit organization whose mission is to make acupuncture affordable and accessible through the support of local communities.  Located in Downtown Las Cruces, Crossroads operates a high volume, low cost community health center serving 170 patients weekly.  More information: crossroadsacupuncture.com

Back to school special: 5 acunaps for $75

17 Aug

Closed last week of August

Just a reminder! We are closed Aug 30-September 3rd. Below is our schedule for the next month.  We are only open on Saturday in September on the 17th.

Back to school special

For teachers and students, to help you ease into the school year ahead, we will offer this special for you!  5 treatments for $75!  (First time visits will be an additional $10 fee)

Poke passes are back

5 treatments for $90 for anyone!

2 for 1 Mondays

Bring in a friend on our new Monday hours 10am-6pm and share the price of a treatment ($30 if you come in with someone who is having their first treatment and $20 total for 2 follow up visits).

SEPT SCHEDULE

September 5-10th
MON/LUNES  CLOSED FOR LABOR DAY
TUE/MARTES 10-6
WED/MIER     CLOSED
THU/JUEVES 10-6
FRI/VIERNES 10-3
SAT/SABADO CLOSED

September 12-17
MON/LUNES   10-6 (2 for 1 treatments on this new day we are open!)
TUE/MARTES 10-6
WED/MIER     CLOSED
THU/JUEVES 10-6
FRI/VIERNES 10-3
SAT/SABADO 9-1

September 19-26
MON/LUNES   10-6 (2 for 1 treatments on this new day we are open!)
TUE/MARTES 10-6
WED/MIER     CLOSED
THU/JUEVES 10-6
FRI/VIERNES 10-3
SAT/SABADO CLOSED

Schedule Changes in the next month

17 Aug

Timechanges9_16.001SCHEDULE CHANGES

Please bear with us!  We will be gone one week soon and then we will be opening up on Mondays in September, and closing Saturdays as well (except for 9/17).

Here are our hours for the following weeks:

August 16-20
M CLOSED
Tu 10-6
W CLOSED
Th 10-6
F 10-3
Sat 10-3

August 23-27
M CLOSED
Tu 10-6
W CLOSED
Th 10-6
F 10-3
Sat 10-3 (Last Saturday open for a while!)

Aug 30-Sept 3
CLOSED ALL WEEK!  We apologize for this inconvenience.  However, we will be answering calls throughout the week, to schedule your appointments. The easiest way to book appointments though is always through our website where all of our hours are updated.

September 5-10th
MON/LUNES  CLOSED FOR LABOR DAY
TUE/MARTES 10-6
WED/MIER     CLOSED
THU/JUEVES 10-6
FRI/VIERNES 10-3
SAT/SABADO CLOSED

September 12-17
MON/LUNES   10-6 (2 for 1 treatments on this new day we are open!)
TUE/MARTES 10-6
WED/MIER     CLOSED
THU/JUEVES 10-6
FRI/VIERNES 10-3
SAT/SABADO 9-1 (We will only be open this Saturday in September! Be sure to come in this day!)

September 19-26
MON/LUNES   10-6 (2 for 1 treatments on this new day we are open!)
TUE/MARTES 10-6
WED/MIER     CLOSED
THU/JUEVES 10-6
FRI/VIERNES 10-3
SAT/SABADO CLOSED

Billing Specialist position

2 Jul

Crossroads Community Supported Healthcare is seeking a Billing Specialist and Clinical Receptionist to join our team and assist our mission in providing affordable and accessible healthcare to people of all income levels in the border region.

This Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to crossroadsacu@gmail.com

Minimal qualifications:
Prior experience in medical billing and clinic operations management
Prior experience in providing reception/clerical and improving customer service within health programs
Bachelor’s Degree or higher
Able to work with a variety of computer technology, hardware and software including ipads, tablets, laptops/computers PC and MAC, Microsoft Office, IWork

Preferred qualifications:
Prior experience in Human Resources and Volunteer Coordinating
Fluency in writing, speaking in both English and Spanish
Prior experience in billing for acupuncture and/or alternative health services
Prior experience in grant management and fundraising
Possesses Master’s Degree in Social Work, Public Health/Administration or related field

About Crossroads Acupuncture

As a non-profit social enterprise Crossroads Acupuncture makes healthcare accessible and affordable in three ways: Providing low-cost services, training health provides in cost-effective techniques, and helping underserved groups to establish and sustain their own community-supported projects. Learn more.

News Articles on Crossroads:
Acupuncture for healing in border communities, by Molly Molly on Latina Lista: http://latinalista.com/new-headline/acupuncture-for-healing-in-border-communities
Residents in violent border city use acupuncture to cope with trauma, Border News Bureau, by Angela Kocherga. http://www.kvia.com/news/Residents-in-violent-Juarez-Mexico-use-acupuncture-to-cope-with-trauma/16606400

Our clinic in Las Cruces, New Mexico

We have a large, growing clinic in Downtown Las Cruces, NM, started in March 2012, and since have provided over 25,000 treatments. We treat a diverse group of people for a variety of medical and mental health issues and see average of 150 patients per week, with visits costing as low as $5 per patient. Our clients travel from within a 100-mile radius to receive treatments, including Alamogordo, northern Mexico, El Paso, TX and Truth or Consequences, and we are the only Community Acupuncture clinic within 4 hours. Intern Acupuncturists will work within this clinic in all levels, including providing care, administration and outreach.

Our training and consultation program in the border region
Through training programs and consultation services, Crossroads and our partner groups have helped provide over 38,000 free treatments in the US/Mexico Border region since 2011. Through this we also have a network of established providers here in the region that offer treatments across a continuum of care, including homeless services, detoxification, domestic violence groups, pastoral care, as well as outpatient mental health, addictions, and veterans care. We offer training in simple, safe Oriental medicine techniques like acudetox and moxa. We work with groups and practitioners at NMSU, FYI, UNM, the St. Luke’s Health Clinic at Community of Hope’s homeless campus in Las Cruces. Intern Acupuncturists will gain experience and training working within this program, as well.

Learn more at crossroadsacupuncture.com

July News: $10 treatments for vets!

30 Jun

$10 treatments for Vets and Soldiers July 5-9

Crossroads will be offering $10 treatments for any veterans or military soldiers in active duty for the week after July 4th.   And if you are not a vet but would like to donate so another vet can access care, your tax-deductible contribution will go towards our Veterans Healing Fund.  It’s all part of giving back a little!

Spotlight on Crossroads in the Sun News!

“For some things, you need medications, but I think there needs to be affordable alternatives, besides medication.”  – Georgia Ecker, client of Crossroads in her interview with the Sun News

Read the story here.

Ear acupuncture training on Labor Day

Learn more here

Healing Together

A new film features experiences of patients receiving care at NE Community Acupuncture and Wellness Center.  Check it out!  Do you have something to share about your experience at Crossroads?  You can write a review on Yelpfacebook and/or google plus. 

Free Acupuncture Alert

We are looking for a few good volunteers in a lot of different programs within our project. Volunteers get free acupuncture!  Email crossroadsacu@gmail.com with a resume if you are interested.

Affordable Acu in New Mexico

28 Jun

Directory of Free or Low-Cost Acudetox and Acupuncture Services in New Mexico

Provider Phone No. Address Times
Albuquerque Healthcare for the Homeless 505.242.4644 1217 1st Street NW
Albuquerque NM 87107
Tues 9.30a-12.00p
Casa de Salud 505.907.8311 1608 Isleta Blvd SW
Albuquerque NM 87105
Tues 12 pm – 2 pm and 5 pm – 7 pm, Thurs 12 pm – 2 pm
Community Acupuncture Albuquerque 505.266.2606 2509 Vermont NE, Suite A2
Albuquerque NM 87110
Call for appt. Need to say acudetox when setting appt.
La Plazita Institute 505-508-1802 831 Isleta Blvd SW
Albuquerque, NM 87105
Wed 4.00-5.00pm
Nob Hill Community Acupuncture 505.232.2870 4118 Central Ave SE Suite A
Albuquerque, NM 87108
Call for appt. Need to say acudetox when setting appt.
Transgender Resource Center of NM 505.200.9086 149 Jackson St NE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
Wed 5.00-6.00pm
Desert Pride High School 575.882.0142
or
575.618.7153
Desert Pride High School
Gadsen School District
100 Shrode Rd
Anthony, NM 88021
Call to Schedule Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs   9.00am-4.00pm
SF Mountain Center 505-231-0652 510 N. Onate, Espanola, NM Wed 1.00-3.00pm
Gallup DWI Program     Tue, Wed and Thurs at 5:30 pm
Jemez Pueblo   Walatowa HS Wed
Provider Phone No. Address Times
Alianza – Las Cruces 575.915.1770 1615 N. Solano, Suite A   Las Cruces, NM 88001  
Crossroads Acupuncture 575.312.6569 130 S. MAIN
Las Cruces, NM 88001
Entrance off Water and Griggs parking lot # 10
NO ENTRANCE FROM MAIN STREET
Call for appt. Need to say acudetox when setting appt.
Families & Youth Inc 575.556.1622 Families & Youth Inc
1320 S. Solano Dr
Las Cruces, NM 88001
Friday 11 – 1 pm
St. Luke’s Health Clinic 575.527.5482 St. Luke’s Health Clinic
999 W. Amador Ave
Las Cruces, NM 88005
Tuesday 8:30 am – 10:30 am, Walk in basis or call to schedule appt
Valencia County DWI Program 505.352.7610 Wellness Center
3445 Lambros Loop
Los Lunas, NM 87031

 

 

 

 

 

Call to Schedule
Navajo Regional Behavioral Health Center
Sidney Brown, PsyD, BHD, NCC-MAC, CO LPC
505.368.1050 P.O. Box 1830
Shiprock NM 87420

HWY 491, Intersection of Pinon & Cottonwood Street

“located in old IHS Hospital, west side behind New IHS Hospital Highway

Call to schedule
Provider Phone No. Address Times
Alianza – Roswell 575.623.1995 1200 S. Richardson Roswell, NM 88203 Call to schedule
Santa Fe Community Services 505.310.3624 2801 Cerrillos Rd
Santa Fe NM
Mon-Fri 10:00-2:00
Casa Vida 915.867.5847 Casa Vida
3501 Hueco
El Paso, TX
Sat 2:00-3:00
Taos Inside Out 505.367.3500 108 Kit Carson, Unit C, Taos NM 12:00-1:00pm
Zuni Recovery Center 505.782.4717 505.782.4710 101 D ave. Zuni, NM (in front of Zuni Housing Authority) Mon 5:30-7 pm, Wed 1-3pm, Thurs 1:30-3 pm

Thanks to PHANM for putting this together! If you have  a clinic on here not listed, email crossroadsacu@gmail.com and we’ll put it on this directory.

Intern Acupuncturist Opening

23 May

Paid Acupuncture Internship Opening at Crossroads Acupuncture in Las Cruces, New Mexico

Applicants should submit a resume with a cover letter to:  crossroadsacu@gmail.com

About the Internship

Crossroads’ internship program is designed to offer comprehensive bilingual Spanish/English experience and training for working in border community healt

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Interns will work with a variety of different populations, of all ages.

h, addictions, mental health, health promotion and trauma care.   Intern Acupuncturists will work in both direct care and training within different settings including community acupuncture, homeless care, addictions, mental health, university programs, and projects serving marginalized and underserved areas in the US/Mexico Border Region.  Interns will be a part of our capacity building program for health promoters, counselors, psychologists, harm reduction workers, nurses and doctors.

Requirements
• Possesses an active New Mexico acupuncture license (Doctor of Oriental Medicine), or be in the process of applying for one.
• Strong commitment to community acupuncture and acudetox/NADA ear acupuncture
• Flexibility and the ability to think on your feet.
• Excellent communication skills.
• Willingness to participate and learn how to work within our team including administration, teaching, fundraising, marketing, outreach

Preferred experience

  • Be fluent in Spanish / has prior experience offering healthcare for Spanish-speaking populations
  • Have experience working in community acupuncture or other high-volume acupuncture/public health clinics
  • Has received specific training in community acupuncture
  • Has a strong background in grant-writing, research, evaluation, capacity building or teaching, sustainable development, humanitarian aid, fundraising and/or administrative work

Benefits 

  • Eligibility for student loan forgiveness programs through the federal government
  • Insurance coverage (PL, GL) for work within Crossroads
  • Gain experience and training in how to run and start your own non-profit  or for-profit community acupuncture clinic

About Crossroads Acupuncture

As a non-profit social enterprise Crossroads Acupuncture makes healthcare accessible and

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Volunteer of Crossroads offers ear acupuncture at a homeless shelter in the region

affordable in three ways: Providing low-cost services, training health provides in cost-effective techniques, and helping underserved groups to establish and sustain their own community-supported projects.  Learn more.

News Articles on Crossroads:

Our clinic in Las Cruces, New Mexico

We have a large, growing clinic in Downtown Las Cruces, NM, started in March 2012, and since have provided over 25,000 treatments.  We  treat a diverse group of people for a variety of medical and mental health issues and see average of 150 patients per week, with visits costing as low as $5 per patient.    Our clients travel from within a 100-mile radius to receive treatments, including Alamogordo, northern Mexico, El Paso, TX and Truth or Consequences, and we are the only Community Acupuncture clinic within 4 hours.    Intern Acupuncturists will work within this clinic in all levels, including providing care, administration and outreach.

Our training and consultation program in the border region

Through training programs and consultation services, Crossroads and our partner groups

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our community of providers offering free services in the border region

have helped provide over 38,000 free treatments in the US/Mexico Border region since 2011.   Through this we also have a network of established providers here in the region that offer treatments across a continuum of care, including homeless services, detoxification, domestic violence groups, pastoral care, as well as outpatient mental health, addictions, and veterans care.  We offer training in simple, safe Oriental medicine techniques like acudetox and moxa.  We work with groups  and practitioners at NMSU, FYI, UNM, the St. Luke’s Health Clinic at Community of Hope’s homeless campus in Las Cruces.  Intern Acupuncturists will gain experience and training working within this program, as well.

Learn more at crossroadsacupuncture.com