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Since December 2019 the World has suffered the consequences of Covid-19. Sadly, this virus has been the cause of many deaths worldwide. Alongside modern medicine, Chinese medicine can offer

highly beneficial treatment options to aid in a successful recovery.

 

Chinese Medicine views the accumulation of pathogenic factors in parts of the body as a deficiency in vital qi. If our immune system is weak, we are more likely to become infected. We can boost

our immune system with Chinese medicine treatments, including acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine.

 

If you have overcome Covid -19, it is possible that you may experience further health consequences as a result of the virus.

 

Firstly, you may get Pulmonary Fibrosis (Pulmonary fibrosis is a condition in which the lungs become scarred over time. Symptoms include shortness of breath, a dry cough, feeling tired & weight loss)  In Chinese medicine, this is considered to be caused by a deficiency of both vital energy (qi) and Yin. This deficiency in vital qi can result in phlegm or stasis.

 

Chinese herbal medicine which can help with this includes:

 

  • Adenophora Stricta

  • Ophiopogon Japonicus

  • Rehmannia Glutinosa

  • Poria

  • Artemisia Capillaris

  • Moutan  

  • Magnoliae Officinalis

 

Acupuncture can also be a highly effective treatment. We use points LU3, LU6, LU7, RN17, DU12 and BL13 to help reduce the symptoms from Pulmonary Fibrosis such as shortness of breath, cough and a chest stuffy.

 

Some people may feel a lack of energy following their recovery from covid-19. This is because the virus may have caused damage to their organic systems and influenced their metabolism. In Chinese medicine, this is

considered a qi deficiency, especially the qi of the Kidney and Spleen.

 

Chinese herbal medicine which can help with this includes:

 

  • Astragalus

  • Liquorice

  • Ginseng

  • Angelica Sinensis

  • Dried Tangerine

  • Cimicifuga Foetida

  • Bupleuri Radix

  • Atractylodes Macrocephala

 

Acupuncture can also be a highly effective treatment. We use points RN4, RN6, ST36, SP6, LI4 and LI11 to help increase, improve and boost energy in your body.

 

Following infection from covid-19, the virus could influence your autonomic nervous system meaning that you may suffer from disturbed sleep patterns or insomnia. You may find you are more prone to waking up at night or take

a long time to fall asleep. Chinese medicine considers this as asthenic Yin causing predominant Yang, Liver blood deficiency.

 

Chinese herbal medicine which can help with this includes:

 

  • Spine Date Seed

  • Anemarrhena asphodeloides

  • Ligusticum Striatum

  • Silktree Albizzia Bark  

  • Tuber Fleece flower Stem.

 

Treatment with acupuncture includes the points SP6, HT7, PC6 and DU29 to rebalance your autonomic nervous system and relieve your stress.

 

Some people may experience moments when lose their train of thought or ‘go blank’ occasionally following infection from Covid-19. This is similar to brain fog.

Chinese medicine considers this as an unease of consciousness or heart blood deficiency.

 

Chinese herbal medicine which can help with this includes:

 

  • Indian Bread with Pine

  • Alocasia Ternate

  • Arborvitae Seed

  • Schisandra Chinensis

  • Polygala Tenuifolia

  • Cinnamomum Cassia.

 

Treatment with acupuncture includes the points PC3, HT2, EX-HN1 to boost the function of the neurotransmitters in your brain.

If you think you may be experiencing any health related condition post Covid please get in touch. Chinese medicine is a natural, holistic & effective way to treat and manage your health.