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 & Remedial Massage 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
Holly Peyton-Smith Naturopath & Nutritionist
Holly believes in an integrative approach, incorporating the use of evidence-based clinical nutrition, dietary planning, herbal medicine, and lifestyle counselling that ultimately assist you in achieving your health and wellness goals.
She also works in conjunction with other health professionals in order to reach the best outcome. This includes requesting and analysing pathology testing to determine biochemical imbalances, allergies, food intolerances, inflammation, hormonal dysregulation and nutritional deficiencies.
Holly takes an individual case-by-case approach, working within the parameters of each client to create tailored meal and activity planners that are realistic and inspired with an aim to help you become the healthiest version of yourself.
Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy)
Masters of Applied Science (Acupuncture) *Currently undertaking
Melissa Colosimo Naturopath, Massage Therapist & Aromatherapist
Melissa has a special interest in stress, anxiety, sleep, fatigue and pain. Her primary focus is on your well-being, education and empowerment, giving you the confidence to make sustainable changes that will have a lasting impact on your quality of life. In a consultation, she will collaborate with you to explore, acknowledge and address any barriers to health that you may be experiencing.
She adopts an intuitive, traditional and evidence-based view of health and healing, and as your practitioner she will work to address not just your symptoms, but also the causative factors that are contributing to your current state of ill health and disharmony.
If you’d like to start your health journey with Melissa, send her through an email or submit a booking enquiry, and she’ll get back to you as soon as possibleQualifications Bachelor of Health Science - ( Naturopathy )
Professional AssociationsMember National Herbalist Association of Australia (MNHAA)