Lung COVID-19 and Acupuncture
Most people who contract Covid do not become seriously ill and get better relatively quickly. However, some have long-term problems after recovering from the initial infection - even if they were not very ill in the first place. According to the RIVM some people have long-term symptoms after a SARS-CoV-2 infection. This is called "Long COVID" or "PASC": Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS-C0V-2. These symptoms may persist for several weeks after COVID-19 but sometimes for several months.
What are Long Covid-19 symptoms?
Before discussing the effect of acupuncture on Long Covid-19, it is useful to know more about the symptoms that belong to Long Covid-19. The symptoms of Long Covid-19 vary greatly from person to person.
People with "Long COVID-19" may experience symptoms such as:
- Chronic fatigue
- Muscle pain
- Bad memory
- Fast heart rate
- Shortness of breath
- Reduced vision
- Wheezing or reduced lung capacity
- Prolonged loss of smell
- Chest pain
- Problems with memory and concentration ("brain fog")
Acupuncture and Lung Covid-19
An important goal of acupuncture in relation to Covid-19 is to increase people's resistance to future infections. There is also a need for immediate help for those struggling with long-term symptoms of the disease, or Long Covid-19.
The symptoms vary in type, intensity and duration. As a result, some experts suggest that there may be several syndromes involved, making it difficult to diagnose. Some people may not receive the recognition and treatment they need, in terms of mental and physical health.
Acupuncture based on traditional East Asian models is well placed to help people with Long Covid. It also treats patients with multiple, chronic symptoms using a holistic approach. Thus, it helps to support their own self-healing capacity to provide better overall improvement, rather than focusing on one symptom at a time. This approach also includes the effects on the immune system and inflammatory processes discussed above, which in turn may play a role in the treatment of Lung Covid-19, just as they may play in the prevention of infection.
Chinese herbs and lung Covid
There are many natural Traditional Chinese Herbs (medicinal plants) that you can easily buy from us. Take them every day to improve your immunity and prevent infection. In addition, the practitioner will make a specific herbal recipe for each person to suit them and their complaints. The Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) treatment strategy used to treat COVID-19 with Chinese medicines is similar to that used to treat the SARS outbreak.
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Although Long Covid-19 is relatively new, acupuncturist Li has had great success in treating it. Of course, we hope that we can help more people with it. Would you like to know more or make an appointment for professional support to get rid of your post-COVID symptoms? Click here for questions or to make an appointment. The TCG practitioners can treat people with "Long COVID" with different disciplines like Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine to get rid of their complaints.