Welcome to Movement Within, a site dedicated to holistic, educational and musical works.
Hello, my name is David Scott. I created the Movement Within site in February of 2005 to create holistic, educational, and musical works which serve to feed the inner spirit. The vision is to help discover and solve the root causes for health problems, to manage education with joy so that the process of learning becomes easier, and to create musical works that feed the spirit.
In 1976 the art of tai chi chuan taught me to walk up a hill and be as rested at the top of the hill as I was on the bottom. It opened up new vistas in life and taught me many principles of good health. This art addressed the root of health. It is my life long quest to find practical solutions to health problems. I continue to acquire and refine skills in a Holistic Health practice.
Article written for Riordan Clinic in The Health Hunter:  My Journey with Tai Chi
Healing through movement and finding non-drug choices has been the best part of practicing oriental medicine. I know I could mention many more people but this list will grow over time as I have time to reflect. Some of my heros over time have been:
The 16 exercise series drawn from Hatha Yoga gives to a patient the ability to remove pain through passive resistance. It transforms the mind and spirit in the process.
Pete's famous three exercise to remove pain are legend. His ability to correct each postural dysfunction gives the patient the ability to address the root cause of many disorders using the body.
Matt's work on orthopedic problems blends so well with my tui na background. It is almost like having a twin brother who guided me through a greater understanding of the art.
All of us who work with Lynda know of her dynamic spirit that reaches out to all patients in the most human, caring way. Her mind captures the essence of the moment and carries in through to completion. Her work with Western doctors amazes all of us. She is able to blend the best of both worlds as needed.
Brian studies the classical five element model. Even the way of taking pulse is different. It give perspective on the nature of the problem much like looking outside and seeing how the weather is doing.
I like to call Effie Chow's Qi Qong a spinal Qi Qong. Her work is nothing short of a miracle. In her presence you sense a mission of such importance to all of us as healers. Qi comes alive and the we are the benefactors.
I can't mention all of their names. There have been so many. Martial arts is a wonderful platform of good health with great control of error. I find oriental medicine has the same control of error -- do they get better or not?
In 1977 I read my first Montessori book written by Maria Montessori's son Mario. It opened my eyes to an understanding of the component nature of learning. Breaking down the pieces in such a way that they can be discovered reflects Maria Montessori's philosphy. The child's "absorbent mind" was captured by a specific educational method. The discovery process was captivating. Education can be a discovery process. It is the joy of discovery that helps the student take home a lesson that will be remembered. I continue to teach various subjects and am now expanding into holistic topics.
My mother and father taught me to play musical instruments. I grew up around a family that loved music. Musical works have the ability to create a meditative atmosphere which ennobles the spirit. Songs can capture the universal themes that echo across all cultures and all peoples. I write music every day and am working to share some of this wonderful music in my life.