Dr. Kim DiStefano L.Ac.

For the Love of Herbs

Medicine has always been her passion. Initially, though her yoga practice and as an athlete growing up, she developed an understanding of the body-mind connection. This initial spark initiated a lifelong journey to delving deeper into studying methods to balance the body through movement, herbal remedies, and meditation. In her undergrad at Dickinson College she took a course that opened her eyes to eastern modalities of healing. This course on top of prior experiences, spearheaded a fire within herself treat her own personal anxiety and acne naturally. This opened her eyes to the power of food and herbs as medicine.

 Post undergrad, she worked at a physical therapist office which brought on a curiosity about the mind body connection. Here is when she decided Chinese Medicine school was the answer because of the understanding of the mind body connection.

She started her Chinese Medicine degree in New York City at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM), and her love of traveling and experiencing new cultures brought her to expand her knowledge base to study at PCOM San Diego.

While in New York, she learned cosmetic acupuncture while privately studying under her mentors at Eastgate Acupuncture in Columbus Circle, New York City.

While in San Diego, her experiences ranged from pediatric patients at Rady’s Children’s Hospital to treating geriatric patients at Lutheran Church clinic in Downtown, San Diego.


Areas of Specialty

  • GERD

  • Headaches

  • Scar treatments

  • Post-Op pain

  • Insomnia

  • Vertigo


  • Orthopedic disorders

  • Menstrual disorders

  • Contact dermatitis

  • Depression

  • Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)


While completing her Doctorate at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, she also studied cranio-sacral therapy, visceral, and neural manipulation with Adrien Bean. This technique closely works with the Vagal nerve of the body to aid stimulation the parasympathetic nervous system.


Her focus is on herbal medicine for gynecological disorders, post-op healing, respiratory diseases, and herbal treatments to maintain overall health and prevention of disease.


She also finds a true passion in creating herbal coffee alternatives specifically working on increasing focus, eliminating brain fog, and increasing overall productivity.


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Initial Acu Visit (1.5 hrs) $125

Herbal Consult (30 mins-1hr) $89

Follow-up Acupuncture (1 hr) $89

Acu pack of 4 treatments $300


Cranio-sacral, visceral and neural manipulation (30 min) $80

1 hr for $150



Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture (75 mins) $155

Facial Acupuncture package (75 mins)

6 visits $800

12 visits $1250

30 Min Facial Acu $75

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