My name is Mike (Mihaly Rosta).
I am the founder and owner of Harmony Within Acupuncture practice based in London.
I have achieved my degree of ‘Chinese Medicine Acupuncture BSc (Honors)’ from the University of Westminster.
I am a qualified Tuina practitioner -Chinese manual therapy-.
As I have been awarded a ‘Licentiate Diploma in Tuina’ by the City College of Acupuncture which was run by Sarah Pritchard, Julia Oji and Alex Brazciewicz.
Currently I am undertaking a short course run by Alex Brazciewicz focused on treating musculoskeletal conditions.
I am also a full member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC), which is the largest governing body of Chinese Medicine practitioners in the UK.
BAcC is also accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA) which is a government endorsed, independent organisation overseeing regulations, therefore upholding high standards of health- and social-care for the public.
I believe that -simply taken- life is a learning curve, therefore I am always looking for new ways of extending my knowledge. I am especially interested in treating psycho-emotional disorders (e.g. stress, anxiety, depression, addiction), as well as including Tuina massage, dietary advice, Qigong -and soon meditations- in my practice.
My practice – based in Finchley Central, North London – is highly influenced by my experience of practicing martial arts -Taiji fist and sword forms- and Qigong for 7 years. It allows me to work in a flow state which inevitably helps to restore the natural flow in the patient which is essential to achieve abundant health.
My practice have also granted me tools to help to correct postural alignments, as well as passing on simple Qigong/stretching exercises to use as part of your self-care routine.
I understand that due to our metropolitan lifestyle we all tend to “forget” about the aches and pains until they scream too loud to be ignored anymore. And that is usually the point when most people look for us health care professionals.
But is that the right attitude towards our health?
I believe that people are responsible for their own health.
According to Daoist philosophy health is a fairly complex concept. It is influenced by:
- Heaven (e.g. your spirit, genetics and birth)
- Man (your lifestyle: e.g. diet, exercise, meditation, sleep patterns) and
- Earth (which I may describe as external factors like weather, viruses or abuse).
In my practice I take into account all three influencing aspects described above.
However it is your habits and attitude towards life (Man) which has the biggest impact on your health in my experience.
And that is why at Harmony Within we are always ready to make recommendation in regards to your lifestyle. Don’t worry, we believe in that change happens slowly, in small steps.
But don’t forget, looking for and accepting help is often the first step towards a healthier self.
My mission is to help you prevent lasting pains and illnesses on both mental and physical levels. To guide you on the path of self-nourishment (yangsheng) before any disharmony reaches unbearable levels.