Meet our

Amazing Team

at North Park Acupuncture


We, the North Park Acupuncture family, would like to honor and pay tribute to Gayle Kildebeck(1957-2022). Gayle founded the North Park Acupuncture Clinic in 2001. She was committed to healing people and dedicated her life to this. She has left a wonderful legacy to the community, and we intend to carry that legacy forward and commit to healing patients.

Namrata Sakya, L.Ac., DACM, BAMS

Dr. Sakya, is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, California licensed acupuncturist, National Ayurvedic Medical Association certified Ayurveda Doctor, Panchakarma Specialist, and Therapeutic Yoga Instructor. She has over two decades of experience with research, practice, and education and has helped thousands of patients. She has expertise in the field of Ayurveda, Yoga, and the Traditional Chinese Medicine approach covering a wide range of health conditions, including but not limited to autoimmune, orthopedic, psycho emotional, Ob-Gyn, digestive, pain management, and immunity issues.

Dr. Sakya strongly believes that “prevention is better than cure.” She believes that maintaining and optimizing a person’s health by modifying diet & lifestyle with treatments offered by Acupuncture and Ayurveda is the best way to prevent most health issues.

She emphasizes a holistic and integrative approach. With her internships in western medicine at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Mental Hospital Lagankhel, and various other institutions, she better understands and appreciates the integrative approach.

Dr. Namrata Sakya is the owner of the North Park Acupuncture.

Dr. William Schlesinger DACM, L.Ac.

William Schlesinger is a licensed and California board-certified acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist. He graduated from Pacific College of Health and Science (formerly Pacific College of Oriental Medicine) as part of the first graduating class to receive a Doctorate of Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine. His training included a year of clinical internship at the Pacific College clinic, as well as internships at Rady Children’s Hospital, where he treated inpatients and outpatients in the chronic pain program, and at the UCSD sports complex, treating college athletes.

Dr. Schlesinger also holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from the University of New Mexico, with coursework in Botany, Human Evolution, Immunology, and Developmental Biology. He is also an instructor of traditional Okinawan karate and weapons arts, and has brought what he has learned about body mechanics, mindfulness, and the philosophy of martial arts to his practice of medicine.


Voted Best Place to get Acupuncture in San Diego

by the readers of City Beat Magazine. Thank you to all of our loyal patients who helped to make this happen.