SHOUT OUTS: Kari Napoli
What they’re saying…
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 of humor, which just adds to the overall experience! if you want to feel better right away and stay feeling better, I highly recommend Kari Napoli!
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 a considerable amount of discomfort and very worried about my condition, and I had to stop training entirely for several weeks because I was in such bad shape; this last was the hardest. Kari not only treated my painful and malfunctioning body while I healed but also became my cheerleader and voice of reason. She assured me that a neck injury wasn’t the end of the world — I had to be proactive about my health and sensible in what I chose to do, but I’d be fine. She was right.
Kari is not merely a stellar acupuncturist and bodyworker but an awesome person, to boot. It is strong testimony to her awesomeness that, even though I dislike needles, I always look forward to my appointments with her.
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 and had already run out of shoe options and orthotics to alleviate pain. A referral to Kari Napoli for acupuncture treatment particularly for help with joint and orthopedic pain was successful and a welcome relief. I had acupuncture treatment before but my practitioner moved out of state and other referrals were disappointing. I was desperate . I saw Kari for 5 consecutive weeks and she was able to help with bodywork and acupuncture treatments. I felt immediate relief and continued moving toward pain free activities that led to an enjoyable hiking trip. Her suggestions of stretching, soaking, taping between treatments have helped me continue to have less pain and monthly “tune – ups” keep chronic problem areas in check. My pains turned out to be mostly Achilles rather than arch problems and keeping hips stretched and balanced is also beneficial. She is efficient, clear in instructions and kind. All is appreciated. I have recommended her services to many others, particularly family and fellow dance aerobics participants.
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 for care. I’ve seen a few different acupuncturists over the years, and I really value the quality of care I receive from Kari.
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 first came to her for a twisted knee, which recovered quickly with acupuncture and herbs. I was so amazed by the results, and so trusted Prajna’s intuitive questions and sensitive touch that I opened up about the back problems I’d had for twenty years. I had been to four or five acupuncturists in the past and decided that acupuncture maybe just wasn’t the right thing for my back. However, I just hadn’t found the right acupuncturist! Prajna has found ways to help relieve my acute pain and has suggested things to try for longer-term improvement (herbs, stretches, a particular yoga teacher, etc.), all of which have made a world of difference. I truly believe that I am in the hands of someone special when Prajna is working with me. She directs her full attention and efforts toward you, and the results – physical and mental – are amazing. I have recommended her to everyone I know and continue to see her for everything from a common cold (with spectacular results!) to trouble sleeping. Could not recommend Prajna more.
And…how to describe Kari?! She’s phenomenal. I stumbled on her by accident (I had a bout of severe back and neck pain and got an appointment on a Saturday with her), and what a lucky accident it was. Kari has a breadth of experience and wisdom that combines formal education, self-study, and her own personal experience with pain as an artist/athlete. She treats me for back pain that has plagued me for two decades with a combination of acupuncture and orthopedic bodywork. I have walked into appointments in tears, and left feeling like the work she has done (bodywork and/or acupuncture) has allowed me to breathe for the first time since the pain hit. Kari describes the body in ways that help you envision it as an interconnected system, which is invaluable in figuring out ways to address pain. I have taken her “Stretch for Life” class twice and could not recommend it more for anyone — of any age or ability — who wants to explore stretching and movement as a way to combat pain and strengthen your body. Kari is a genuine healer who combines knowledge, wit and sensitivity. She has changed my life. Please check her out so she can change yours!
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 weekly basis for months now. She has helped me regain my mobility in my knees and shoulders. Her ability to pinpoint the pain and treat it is amazing. Every time I go I learn something new about my body and how to take care of it. I don’t know what I would do without her.