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.
& PRIMARY POSITIONS
Sports Medicine, Orthopedics,
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
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
For centuries, the impetus behind discovery has been both necessity and competition. Making it to a destination is always deemed best when one gets there first. Controversy brews from questionable calls, tied points, and poorly kept records. We, as humans, … Continued
The harvest season is not only a time to stock for the winter, it is also an excellent time to shore up your energy reserves.
We pull our energy from different sources: food, water, sleep (of course), but also solitude, … Continued
There’s a question I’ve heard more times than I can count. What’s the point of learning something new when I might not be great at it? What’s the point of writing anything down if no one will read it? What’s … Continued
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
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
During my first yoga teacher training program, I was gifted a talented mentor who was generous with both her knowledge and her time. One pearl of wisdom I took from her then and continue to carry with me now is, … 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 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
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
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 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
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