Master Mingtong Gu teaches us ways that the ancient Chinese reduce their chronic stress that impacts disease.

121- How Chronic Stress Contributes to Disease with Master Mingtong Gu

By Bryan Carroll CFMP, NTP, FAFS

August 6, 2020

I'm sure if you had a traumatic event in your life, then you probably have recognized how that has impacted to this very day. While it is obvious that major traumas will stay with us for a long time, we don't really realize that microtraumas do the same thing.

For microtraumas, this are instances that we tend to forget about. Like someone calling you a name in 5th grade, or someone who tells you to be quiet all the time whenever you talk. These memories might not come to the forefront of your brain unless you think hard about it.

The problem is, these different trauma types still impact us, and can lead to different types of stressors that are constantly placed on our shoulders. If you can recognize these stressors, then you are one step closer to working through them to help reduce susceptability to disease.

What To Expect From This Episode

  • How our bodies can store emotional stressors that can impact us for a long time
  • What our ultimate goal around happiness should be
  • How does movement practices help to release emotional patterns and improve energy
  • What can excessive stress do to the body and why should we work to remove it


  • [2:45] What got Master Mingtong Gu so interested in reducing stress in people
  • [7:15] Should we always be searching for pure happiness, or does our other emotions remind us to enjoy the happy moments
  • [11:00] We live in a time where we need external validation to make us feel good about ourselves
  • [13:00] How did Master Mingtong Gu get rid of his asthma and how did Qigong help him with it
  • [23:30] There is a difference between health care and sick care
  • [24:45] Qigong helps you to release energy and emotions you have gone through in life and start creating a healthy pattern out of that
  • [28:45] Does Qigong have a specific flow of movements to release emotions
  • [32:30] Is Qigong ever combined with Traditional Chinese Medicine or Acupuncture
  • [36:00] The beauty of Qigong is that you already have everything you need to get started
  • [41:30] What will be taught on the Healing Chronic Stress and Disease Summit and which talks will be the best to listen to

Resources From This Episode

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Transcript For Episode (Transcripts aren't even close to 100% Accurate)

Learn More About Master Mingtong Gu

Master Mingtong Gu teaches us ancient Chinese ways to reduce stress to help our bodies to heal.

Master Mingtong Gu teaches us ancient Chinese ways to reduce stress to help our bodies to heal.

About the author

Bryan Carroll CFMP, NTP, FAFS

Bryan Carroll is a certified Functional Medicine Practitioner and Movement Therapist who helps the outdoors community to reduce injuries and improve their health so they can get back to exploring nature. His big health crisis from mold exposure taught him the importance of finding the root causes to illnesses so you can take back control of your life. He is also the host of the Summit For Wellness Podcast.

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