El Paso’s local National Public Radio station featured Crossroads’ Barefoot Acupuncture Movement’s disaster response efforts in August, 2019, at the first responder site outside of the Wal Mart where the shooting occurred.
In their story airing on KRWG Friday August 16th entitled El Paso Community, Volunteers Come Together To Mourn And Try To Heal, Reporter Anthony Moreno interviewed people receiving care at our Barefoot Clinics, with treatments like NADA ear acupuncture (Acudetox) groups.
Crossroads Acupuncture (DBA Barefoot Acupuncture Movement) celebrated its newly renovated clinic space in Oct 2018 inside Families and Youth, INC with an Open House, a ribbon-cutting ceremony provided by the Green Chamber of Commerce of Las Cruces, and a book reading and book signing by Joshua Wheeler. Refreshments will also be provided.
Are psychiatric treatments, experts, and medications the best way for traumatized communities to heal their mental health problems? Could indigenous practices, including traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture, offer a different way forward — through grassroots community development?
Madness Radio’s Will Hall explores these questions in his podcast “Borderlands Acupuncture” airing December 8, 2016. Hall joined the Barefoot Acupuncture Movement during our 2016 Immersion in Mexico, where we trained local health workers in the NADA ear acupuncture (acudetox) protocol.
By Belen Chacon and Molly Molloy
East meets (South)west
Crossroads Acupuncture looks forward to New Year as a nonprofit
By Zak Hansen
Originally published in the Las Cruces Bulletin, December 2013
In March 2012, Crossroads Community Acupuncture opened its doors in a small closet space within a building undergoing construction at 125 N. Main St., becoming the first low-cost community acupuncture clinic in the Las Cruces/El Paso region. After raising enough money to move to a large, refurbished space just down the street, CCA moved to its current location, inside one of the oldest buildings in Las Cruces, at 130 S. Main St. (EDIT: Crossroads has since moved to 1320 S. Solano inside Families and Youth, INC.)
By Ryan Bemis, Director of Crossroads Community Acupuncture (Originally published on AcuTake, November 2012. Reprinted with permission.)
Acupuncture is becoming more accessible—one ear at a time.
Ear acupuncture, also known as auricular acupuncture, is the most widely used form of acupuncture within Western health settings in the United States and Europe.