Daniel OoiClinic DirectorRegistered Acupuncturist & Chinese Medicine Practitioner
For many years, Daniel has shaped his unique approach to health in practices around Melbourne. He sees health as a holistic process, which means that he sees the individual as a whole, and doesn't just treat problems when they arise.In his practice at Komyuniti, he works with people to unravel the acute pain and issues at the surface, while also addressing deep-seated chronic conditions that affect the mind and body. He’s not cold or boring or clinical. Rather, he’s warm and nurturing, and always tries to empower people to be free from their ailments, to help them better understand the complex interactions that occur in the body, and change the way people see themselves and approach their health and wellbeing.Combining traditional East Asian medicine with current evidence-based medical research, Daniel treats patients holistically, using acupuncture, dry needling, moxibustion, herbal medicines, massage, neuro emotional technique and the Emmett technique. He adapts and adjusts his approach to administering treatments designed for individuals, and always tailors his approach to the needs of an individual.In needling, Daniel has expertise in a broad range of Acupuncture styles such as Master Tung, Dr. Tan, dry needling, motor-point, laser and electro acupuncture. He also specialises in the Japanese approach, a soft and subtle technique that is perfectly suited to patients who are afraid of needles or sensitive to pain. The Japanese approach uses needling methods that vary from pain-free to non-insertive to superficial insertion techniques. Whatever reservations you might have about acupuncture, Daniel has a solution, providing an effective, relaxing and therapeutic experience.If you’d like to start your health journey with Daniel, send him through an email or submit a booking enquiry, and he’ll get back to you as soon as possible.Qualifications Bachelor of Health Science - AcupunctureMasters of Applied Science - Chinese Herbal Medicine
Professional AssociationsAustralian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)Australian Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA)
Shiro AkiyamaRegistered Acupuncturist & Musculoskeletal Therapist
Through his practice, Shiro Akiyama soothes and restores his patients by incorporating gentle Japanese traditional medicine and acupuncture techniques, like Japanese-style Moxibustion and Japanese fine needling. He brings experience and poise to the practice, and depending on your condition, offers a variety of massages including relaxation massage (Swedish), Shiatsu (Japanese traditional massage), Tui Na (Chinese traditional massage), reflexology, and remedial massage. Outside of Komyuniti, he’s an avid soccer player and a member of Judo Victoria, with a second black belt.
If you’d like to start your health journey with Shiro, send him through an email or submit a booking enquiry, and he’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture)Bachelor of Health Science (Musculoskeletal Therapy)
Nicole ZurzoloRemedial Massage Therapist
Over the past 12 years, Nicole Zurzolo has been practicing remedial massage. She grounds her practice in holistic principles, combining specific structural technique with a nurturing mindset, which is enhanced with breath work and aromatherapy.
When she’s not at Komyuniti, she practices yoga and boxing regularly to maintain a healthy and centred mind and body connection.
If you’d like to start your health journey with Nichole, send her through an email or submit a booking enquiry, and she’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
Diploma of Remedial Massage
Diploma of Aromatherapy
Rhiannon Silveston-JohnstonNaturopathy & Nutrition
Rhiannon is a qualified Naturopath and holds a Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy). While she practices as a general practitioner, treating a range of conditions she has a particular interest in gut health, detoxification, depression, anxiety, adrenal and thyroid conditions.
As part of the consultation process Rhiannon will do functional testing with you including gut indicans testing, heavy metal testing, PH analysis, body composition analysis, iridology and sclera analysis. If required then functional pathology testing may be outsourced such as stool analysis, hormonal profile testing, full thyroid analysis.
You will receive a tailored treatment plan with appropriate interventions including either herbal, nutrition and lifestyle advice. Rhiannon is a professional member of NHAA and is currently completing her Masters in Acupuncture at RMIT.
If you’d like to start your health journey with Rhiannon, send her through an email or submit a booking enquiry, and she’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
Qualifications Bachelor of Health Science - ( Naturopathy )
Professional AssociationsMember Naturopaths & Herbalists Association of Australia (NHAA)
Ikuko HosoyaRemedial Massage & Shiatsu Therapist
Ikuko Hosoya has been practising massage since 2005, originally from Kyoto. She has been based in Melbourne, Australia for past 8 years. She has been trained in the massage lineages of Traditional Thai Yoga, Hawaiian Lomi Lomi, Hot Stone, Chi Nei Tsang (Abdominal massage) , Pregnancy, Ayurveda, Shiatsu and is a registered remedial massage therapist.
Ikuko has a passion for yoga and is also certified yoga instructor and infuses the knowledge into her treatment by providing functional ashna poses to empower her clients.
If you’d like to start your health journey with Ikuko, send her through an email or submit a booking enquiry, and she'll get back to you as soon as possible.