Dr. Kevin Preston | The Emotional Roots of Disease: How Progressive Chinese Medicine Liberates Stuck Energy + Heals Generational Trauma

Wellness + Wisdom | Episode 597

What is the connection between emotions and illness?

Dr. Kevin Preston | The Emotional Roots of Disease: How Progressive Chinese Medicine Liberates Stuck Energy + Heals Generational TraumaDr. Kevin Preston, Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, joins Josh Trent on the Wellness + Wisdom podcast, episode 597, to discuss how each of our organs stores repressed emotions, why we need to listen to our pain before we try to get rid of it, and how emotions get passed on from generation to generation.

“Any emotion that's not been fully integrated creates an energetic blockage in the organs, whether it's fear, anger, or grief. If it's not dealt with, eventually it manifests physically. Any number of symptoms, mentally, emotionally, physically, it means something's blocked, which is why I've always loved acupuncture because it was designed to unblock meridian flow and blood circulation. So when you do treatment, all you're doing is giving the body a little bit of support to unblock the places it's stuck.”Dr. Kevin Preston


In This Episode, Dr. Kevin Preston Uncovers:

[01:30] Healing the Root Cause of Disease

[08:30] The Healing Spiral

  • How Josh's sinus issues were connected with the relationships in his life.
  • Kevin‘s health issues that he suffered from most of his life.
  • Antibiotics are a toxin according to Chinese medicine.
  • How restoring the gut microbiome can help strengthen immunity.
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[15:20] The Health Problems Related to Dairy

[21:50] Holistic Healing Methods

[27:55] Emotions Get Passed on to Next Generations

[33:20] Unlearn What You've Learned

[38:40] Individual + Intuitive Healing

  • Alan Watts
  • Our diagnosis doesn't define us but defines the symptoms of what's happening in our body.
  • Josh‘s experience getting medical care and why he trusts his intuition when it comes to his health.
  • How Kevin doesn't attach to the name of the diagnosis and treats each patient as an individual.
  • Why many people don‘t want to look deeper within themselves.

[46:40] The Contrast of Feeling Good VS Being in Pain

  • What brings people to get help from Kevin.
  • Why patients appreciate when their doctor actually listens.
  • Physicians need to trust their patients‘ intuition about their body.
  • How people can learn a lot about themselves in a Chinese medicine consultation.
  • Western medicine lacks a result-based system.

[55:10] Healing Generational Trauma = Honoring Your Ancestors

  • Why we need to change ourselves first to change the system.
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  • Why healing generational trauma is a gift.
  • We can hold several emotions at the same time.
  • How our healing honors the emotions of our ancestors.
  • Our ancestors didn't have the knowledge and opportunities to process and heal their emotions.
  • Why growing consciousness is challenging.

[01:02:55] Understand Your Pain Before You Get Rid of It

[01:08:45] The Liver Stores Your Anger

  • Stress affects the liver function which decreases the filtering of toxins.
  • We can heal the emotions stuck in our liver using milk thistle.
  • How healing a patient with liver issues brought her anger to the surface.
  • The importance of tapping into curiosity.
  • Unpacking the healing modalities Kevin uses and how he assesses patients.

[01:16:35] Taking Care of Stored Trauma

  • The body needs to be taken care of.
  • Why we should work with therapists that we feel resonance with.
  • Conscious Millionaire Show JV Crum III
  • How our unconscious mind keeps us safe from the most traumatic events.
  • We can remember our past trauma when the body is ready to process it.
  • How our children can become our mirror.

[01:25:25] What You Can Learn from Your Children

  • The moment Josh realized that the way he talks to his son is how he talks to himself internally.
  • Why we shouldn't feel guilt or shame if we do things wrong.
  • How Kevin breaks his own patterns with his children.
  • We don't need to be perfect parents.

[01:32:25] Classical Chinese Medicine

  • How the communist regime in China impacts Chinese medicine.
  • Why the West is leaning more towards Eastern practices and vice versa.
  • How Kevin learned about old Chinese medicine practices that were being kept secret.
  • Why elders in the modern culture are not given space to share their wisdom.
  • The Collective Hearts Retreats
  • Fish Fisher

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Power Quotes From The Show

Organs Store Emotions

“The 5 yin organs are lung, liver, spleen, kidneys, heart. Every one of those organs has a different emotion associated in the Chinese medicine theory. So spleen would be overthinking, excessive contemplation, which is modern phenomena. If you spend all day, all night ruminating in your mind, thinking and obsessing about things, that will damage your spleen because you're taxing that energy system too much.”Dr. Kevin Preston

Generational Fear

“Kindeys store fear. If your ancestors went through horrendous fear, that memory, that imprint, that epigenetic nuance could be imprinted in their body and passed forward to you. That baby may have kidney issues, actual physical kidney issues. They're carrying that lineage of that energy that is just looking to be into the light, it's looking to be resolved.”Dr. Kevin Preston

Healing Your Lineage

“A lot of people don't look deeper because they don't want to find what's there because they are going to need to change things in their life. Sometimes they think, how come I'm the one in my family that's having to heal all this generational trauma? And I think, what a gift, even though it's hard, that it's finding you. That is the seedling, the plant, the energy that's seeking its way as like, oh, this person can. This person holds enough energy, enough compassion, enough love in their heart to heal so many generational aspects.”Dr. Kevin Preston



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About Dr. Kevin Preston

Dr. Kevin Preston | The Emotional Roots of Disease: How Progressive Chinese Medicine Liberates Stuck Energy + Heals Generational TraumaKevin is a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Herbalist, and Acupuncturist, trained in biological medicine.

Known for his experience treating toxicity, chronic illness, and mystery syndromes, Kevin has served thousands of patients across North America, by combining extensive education and experience with intuition and heart connection, letting compassion rise to the forefront of all he does.

He’s passionate about activating the inherent medicine within each of us, unlocking the true potential of the DNA and cellular network.

Whether he is working in his clinic in Vernon, BC, in online workshops or hosting both large scale and intimate events, he works on all levels from the physical to the spiritual, and helps transform that into beautiful vitality.


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Josh Trent lives in Austin, Texas with his love Carrie Michelle, son Novah, and a cat named Cleo. He is the Founder of Wellness Force Media, host of the Wellness + Wisdom Podcast and the creator of the BREATHE: Breath & Wellness Program. Josh has spent the past 19+ years as a trainer, researcher, and facilitator discovering the physical and emotional intelligence for humans to thrive in our modern world. The Wellness Force Media Mission is to help humans heal mental, emotional, and physical health through podcasts, programs, and a global community that believes in optimizing our potential to live life well.

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