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
“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
Embedded in the ruby and golden hues of Fall is a deep seeded nostalgia. The changing leaves request our final admiration before they end, their successors to take their place the following Spring. It’s a time for harvest and reflection. … Continued
I find Californian summers surreal, at least the northern ones. Growing up in Chicago, I feared summer far more than the winter. Our Midwestern Summers are relentless. The scorching heat of the summer sun, the swamp like thickness of the … Continued
Spring: of the seasons, the very best hostess. Radiance and visual divinity bless our senses without detectable fault. But beneath the beauty and vibrant array of colors, transitions burst into being following the deeply ingrained hardwiring that begs, ‘Survive’!
The … Continued
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Whether you are brand new to exercise or a seasoned … Continued
The holiday season is upon us, and with it the subject of family and all of its layers flavored with the sweetness of love, the bitterness of unresolved conflicts, and acquired taste of acceptance.
I am of the belief that … 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
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
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
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