Komyuniti Wellness Fitzroy Komyuniti Wellness Fitzroy

Daniel Ooi

Clinic Director

Registered Acupuncturist & Chinese Medicine Herbalist

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 – Acupuncture
Masters of Applied Science – Chinese Herbal Medicine

Professional Associations

Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
Australian Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA)

Shiro Akiyama

Registered 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 therapeutic techniques to provide positive clinical outcomes. 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.

 

Qualifications

Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture)
Bachelor of Health Science (Musculoskeletal Therapy)

Professional Associations

Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
Australian Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA)

Nicole Zurzolo

(On Maternity Leave)

Remedial Massage Therapist

Over the past 15 years Nicole has practiced as a remedial massage therapist. She grounds her practice in holistic principles, combining specific structural technique with a nurturing mindset, which is enhanced with breath work and aromatherapy. Her approach is to calm the nervous system which in turn allows the body to let go and be responsive to working from the feet up through kinetic chains, trigger points and meridians.  Nicole is a trauma informed practitioner and continues ongoing training in the field.

When she’s not at Komyuniti, she practices yoga and meditation 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.

 

Qualifications

Diploma of Remedial Massage

Diploma of Aromatherapy

Reiki – Certificate

Somatic movement therapy – Certificate

Yoga therapy and teacher  – Certificate

Blue knot foundation & NICABM Trauma Practitioner

Professional Associations

Massage and Myotherapy Australia

Elissa Roy

Naturopathy & Nutrition

Elissa harnesses her knowledge base in traditional and research based Naturopathic medicine, alongside functional pathology testing to uncover the true driving factors in your bodies disharmony. She is passionate about educating and motivating her patients with the tools they need to bring their body back to equilibrium and utilizes research-based herbal and nutritional medicine to re-align your specific driving factors.

Elissa is experienced in treating acute and chronic skin disorders, encompassing internal drivers in hormonal imbalances, digestive issues, allergies and autoimmune conditions inclusive of thyroid disease and nervous system conditions such as anxiety, depression and chronic stress and adrenal dysfunction. As Naturopathy is a broad modality she is experienced in treating a wide range of conditions and functions as a general practitioner.

Elissa will provide a personalized tailor made treatment plan, this will draw on lifestyle, diet therapy, supplemental nutrition and herbal medicine interventions. Where further investigations are required you will be directed to the highest quality functional testing options.

If you’d like to start your health journey with Elissa, send her through an email or submit a booking enquiry, and she’ll get back to you as soon as possible.Elissa is also currently undertaking a Masters of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture at RMIT.

 

Qualifications

Bachelor of Health Science – ( Naturopathy )

Professional Associations

Australian Natural Therapists Association ANTA

Junko (Ikuko) Hosoya

Remedial 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.

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.

 

Qualifications

Diploma of Remedial Massage

Chloe Sobejko

Naturopathy & Nutrition

Chloe works with the innate intelligence of the body, working symbiotically to guide it back towards homeostasis. This is achieved through the use of dietary and lifestyle advice, nutritional supplementation and herbal medicine.

Using naturopathic principles derived from both evidence based and traditional knowledge, Chloe provides individualised treatment plans which account for predisposing and sustaining factors of the presenting complaint. As a practitioner, her goal is to achieve client’s health objectives and promote autonomy by empowering her clients through education and collaboration.

As a qualified nutritionist, Chloe works with food as a primary medicinal substance, with the potential to transform the body. When necessary, she works with isolated nutrients to correct deficiencies, inadequacies, or for their therapeutic application. Chloe utilises herbal medicine to create pharmacological activity within the body in order to facilitate symptom reduction and promote inherent healing mechanisms.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Health Science – ( Naturopathy )

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