How Sound Healing Links Ancient and Modern Medicine – Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary with Dave Asprey – #815

Sound medicine turns up the volume on new understandings of Siddha texts and the quantum fields of physics, mechanics and biology.

This episode of Bulletproof Radio is an interesting mix of sound healing knowledge pulled from Eastern traditions and Western medicine.

Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary, a neurologist and neuroscientist immersed in the field of Integrative Medicine, joins me to talk about the science of sound and just how much we’re learning from ancient teachings.

She’s participated in more than 20 clinical research studies in the areas of multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Her research also includes groundbreaking work in stem cell therapies for diabetic peripheral neuropathy and drug development for the treatment of ALS.

As the former Director of Wellspring Health in Scripps Memorial Hospital for a decade, she developed a system to manage chronic neurological disorders such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and migraine headaches. This system asks a lot of “whys” and goes way beyond standard treatments into diet, stress, lifestyle and more.

“As I started going into Ayurvedic medicine and started seeing the enormous benefit that it had on chronic neurological conditions that I couldn’t even treat, I just started going deeper and deeper into these ancient traditions,” Dr. Chaudhary says. “What we thought were metaphors, just poetic writings in these ancient texts, all of a sudden you realize that they were actually treatise on quantum biology, which is a field that has yet to really take root.”

She’s president and co-founder of Habit Change California and works with healthcare organizations on how to integrate allopathic, complementary, and alternative therapies.

Dr. Chaudhary branched out even further to lead an Ayurvedic center in India where she implements the use of sound medicine into the treatment of chronic disease and also studies ancient Siddha texts that have been hidden from public view for centuries.

Our conversation gets into the themes of her newest book, “Sound Medicine: How to Use the Ancient Science of Sound to Heal the Body and Mind.” We explore how much sound affects us, from our earliest memories to our dying breath, and even in our medical care.

 “We actually are already using sound medicine,” Dr. Chaudhary says. “People just aren’t recognizing it. Ultrasound is a form of sound medicine. Lithotripsy, which if anybody’s had kidney stones and they have broken them using sound waves, that is a form of sound medicine.” There’s even an FDA-approved cosmetic procedure using sound to reverse aging.

In her book, she explains, “The fundamental difference between the use of sound in Western medicine and alternative medicine is that the former relies on ultrasonic and infrasonic sound waves—inaudible frequencies—while the latter draws on vibrations that we can actually hear.”

Dr. Chaudhary shares what she’s learned through Siddha medicine, a traditional system of healing that originated in South India that’s existed for over 8,000 years.

We also talk about how the medical community has long recognized the power of sound to affect the body—both in diagnostics and treatment. And how we can use mantras, positive self-talk, Nãda Yoga and more to channel the power of sound for healing.

BONUS: Downloadable information and instructions about the mantra Dr. Chaudhary sings during the episode.


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How Sound Healing Links Ancient and Modern Medicine – Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary with Dave Asprey – #815

Book: “Sound Medicine: How to Use the Ancient Science of Sound to Heal the Body and Mind

Key Notes

    • I would consider neurologists as kind of the engineers of the medical world. We’re very black and white. – 2:55
    • My background was very much as a normal neurologist. I think the difference, though, between myself and many of my colleagues is, I always asked why questions. – 4:37
    • One of the core beliefs in Ayurvedic medicine was that the gut and the brain are intimately connected. – 5:30
    • The more I went into quantum physics, the more these ancient traditions, they finally made sense. – 6:30
    • Quantum biology, what does that mean? – 7:25
    • We actually are already using sound medicine. We’re using it. People just aren’t recognizing it. – 10:51
    • The emergence of Siddha medicine and how you’ve taken it as a foundation for your form of sound therapy. – 11:51
    • When they’re talking about subatomic particles and they’re talking about laws in quantum physics that we have only recently discovered. – 14:35
    • If somebody came to you and said, “I can take a piece of the sun and bring it inside of your house and give it to you in a way where it won’t burn you,” that would seem absolutely ridiculous and mystical. You’d go, “Okay, wizard.” You know? “Tell me about your magic sun.” – 17:01
    • This is the ultimate anti-aging, because they actually understood the process of aging from the inside out. – 18:38
    • They used sound in various forms, but one of the most potent forms was in the form of different mantras. – 20:31
    • If you don’t know about this, the yogic Siddhis, not the Siddhas, which we’re talking about, are a set of more than 40 well-documented capabilities that are rare but possible in humans. And yes, levitation is one of them. – 22:35
    • If humans are doing it, it’s not superhuman. It’s human, and we are actually functioning at a subhuman level. – 24:42
    • That’s why I was so drawn to medicine. It was a way of being able to reach out. – 30:08
    • When you look at it, there’s lots of different ways to actually generate energy. – 33:35
    • I study sound, and I write about it. He’s the one who uses sound in seemingly miraculous ways. – 36:54
    • Yantras are actually the three dimensional version of those sound vibrations. – 39:16
    • In the future we’re not going to treat tumors or diabetes and all of this, in the ways that we’re treating it now. We’re going to be way smarter because we’re going to understand vibrational medicine.  – 44:08
    • How does sound entrainment work? – 47:23
    • Kulreet shares a mantra with the listeners. – 50:48
    • Yoga actually means union. Asanas, which is actually the yoga that most people do, that’s just one aspect of the science of yoga. – 55:05
    • When we talk about N?da yoga, we’re talking about the different levels of sound. – 55:54
    • You’ve accumulated a bunch of knowledge around sound healing, sound medicine. Give me two things that would be most impactful, that I could start doing right now. – 1:01:49

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