Meet our

Amazing Team

at North Park Acupuncture


Gayle Kildebeck , L.Ac.,

Gayle Kildebeck, L.Ac. is the owner and founder of North Park Acupuncture.

Gayle has been studying and practicing Alternative Health Techniques for over 45 years. She has spent her life dealing with the consequences of an autoimmune illness, (Hashimoto's, an autoimmune Thyroid condition) that effects every aspect of her health. As Western medicine offers little understanding much less relief for this condition, she searched for solutions in ancient medical systems – Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda, Native American Shamanism, Ancient Mayan, Native Hawaiian Lāʻau lapaʻau and now circling back to Western Functional Medicine – including Functional Neurology. She realized that these techniques made great improvements to her health that it was important to share this with others. So, she left the corporate world and went back to school to formally study massage, Tai Qi, physical medicine and then Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture, and herbalism.

All these experiences in her own health journey have led to a deep understanding of the foundations of health and longevity. The majority of illness is based on our Western lifestyle where we are separated from the natural world. From the stress of work, family life balance. She draws on this wealth of life experiences and diverse healing modalities to get to the root cause of your illness pattern. Most patients are seeking relief from pain, all kinds of pain. Gayle can easily help you with this. Finding pain relief is just the beginning of your journey to greater health.

What is different about Gayle’s treatments?

Acupuncture is an energetic healing art. The art reflects the presence of the Artist. By continually developing my own health and well-being I am better able to guide my patients to their next step in wholeness.

Valeria Santana, L.Ac.

Valeria Santana is a Licensed Acupuncturist in California, an Herbalist, and a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM®). She earned her Masters of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine at the prestigious Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego.

Valeria provides a holistic and personalized approach to each patient’s experience through an initial in-depth consultation followed by treatments that include one or more modalities such as acupuncture, cupping, electroacupuncture, infrared heat, manual therapy, and herbal formulas.

She has a vast array of clinical experience, treating patients at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego, UCSD Cancer Research Institute–Encinitas, and the Seniors’ Clinic at the Lutheran Church in Downtown San Diego. Valeria strives to bring patients back into a state of mental, physical and spiritual harmony. It’s her mission in life to educate, guide, and empower patients to experience each day as their healthiest and happiest selves.

"Acupuncture is an energetic healing art. The art is a reflection of the beingness of the Artist. By continually developing my own health and well-being I am better able to guide my patients to their next step in wholeness."Gayle Kildebeck, L.Ac.,


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.

Angelina Keselburg

Office Manager

Angelina has been a valuable asset to our clinic since March of 2020. She is available to help you schedule your appointments and answer any of your health insurance questions.