OUR PRACTITIONERS

Kari Napoli, L.Ac.

Pain is a force I know all too well. From dancing six hours a day to practicing the art of archery, I understand the price of pursuing your passion. But I can honestly tell you I am nothing but thankful for every injury, every broken bone and every scar because they each made me the practitioner that I am today.

My love for Orthopedics began so far back I cannot pinpoint it. I have always been fascinated with movement, performance and rehabilitating injuries. While I no longer train in the sport and art of dance, I continue my movement studies through Iyengar yoga – a yoga devoted to precision. In my experience, postural correction is not only the key to reaching our physical potential, but also an often overlooked component in so many other ailments: digestive, gynecological, psycho-emotional. Helping my patients connect the dots (“How did that back problem all start with an ankle injury?”) and igniting an interest in the power of our musculoskeletal presence in the world gets me out of bed each morning with a fire in my belly.

Exploring pain relief, pain transformation, and the source of pain is just the beginning. Improving quality of life is my number one interest! Understanding your goals and helping you achieve them is my work. Helping to empower you through health and awareness is my mission.

 “We too are part of Nature, therefore constantly changing, so we are always looking at Nature from a different viewpoint. We are a little piece of continual change looking at an infinite quantity of continual change. Small wonder that it gets quite exciting.”

~B.K.S. Iyengar, Light on Life

 

SPECIALIZATION
& PRIMARY POSITIONS

Sports Medicine, Orthopedics,
Orthopedic Bodywork,
Stretch for Life Lead Teacher

 

 LICENSE & EDUCATION

California Acupuncture License #13127
M.S. Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine, 2009
Yo San University
B.A. in Photography, 2000
University of Iowa

 

 HOURS

Tuesdays 2:00 – 6:00 PM
Wednesdays 2:30 – 6:30 PM
Fridays 2:00 – 6:00 PM
Saturdays 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

 

Articles & Blog Posts by Kari

 

Change Is Around The Curve

The spine typically has four distinct curves: two primary and two secondary. Our primary curves are our kyphotic curves, those that coil away from our organs and were developed in utero. The secondary curves are our lordotic curves, they are … Continued

A Still Spring in Perpetual Motion

I’ve written before about Chinese Medicine’s approach to emotions, how each organ system holds both virtue and vice, and how it is all connected to different seasons. Here I’m going to discuss the wonderful dichotomy of Spring and its partner … Continued

The Drop Tower

winter2016_kari_blogI remember sneaking into the living room late at night when the rest of my family was tucked away in their bedrooms. I would turn on the tv and search for scary movies as an act of both curiosity and … Continued

Why BLM

22490468978_f544731ac4_z“We all have inherent biases.”

That was Hilary Clinton’s response to Lester Holt’s question regarding biases in law enforcement. Personally, I agree with her. We all have inherent biases and admitting it is the first step.

We all bear the … Continued

Shout Outs

FOR KARI

 

 

Kari is a miracle worker! Not only does she clearly have a mastery of acupuncture techniques and orthopedic bodywork, she also has an unfailing intuition about what to tackle about my physical ailments, and how. Not to mention her sense … Continued

As someone who is quite active and generally pretty certain that she’s indestructable [sic], I was devastated when what at first seemed to be a few muscle twinges turned out to be a serious vertebral disc injury.  I was in … Continued

I had a long standing difficulty with plantar facscitis [sic] that was beginning to impact my ability to participate in dance aerobics and walking. I anticipated a problem as I had a planned hiking trip to the Utah National Parks … Continued

Kari is wonderful! She has a wealth of knowledge and experience. I’ve been going to Kari for a number of months and what I appreciate the most is how she listens and works with you to develop the best plan Continued

I highly recommend Kari for sport or accident related injuries. Or any other pain management.  She is smart, friendly and  highly knowledgeable of the body and how it functions. I have been seeing her on a weekly, if not, bi Continued

I have been to going to Energy Matters for over a year, and have the highest possible rating for both of the people I work with: Prajna and Kari.  

Prajna is a healer in all senses of the word. I Continued

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