Post COVID-19 Recovery Treatment
Most people who have COVID-19 recover completely within a few weeks. COVID-19 symptoms normally go away when they are no longer testing positive. However, some people continue to experience symptoms weeks or months after their initial recovery. Even if the illness was mild or if they had no initial symptoms. These conditions have been called “Post-Covid-19 Syndromes” or “Long Covid-19”. Common signs and symptoms that linger over time includes:
- Sleeping problems
- Fatigue or Tiredness
- Difficulty breathing or Shortness of breath
- Memory or Concentration problems
- Depression or anxiety, mood swings
- Chest pain or heart palpitations (fast-beating, fluttering or pounding heart)
- Stomachache, heartburn, GERD (acid reflux)
- Diarrhea, Indigestion, nausea, loss of appetite
- Joints or muscle pain
- Change in smell or taste
- Change in menstrual period cycles
Practiced in China for thousands of years, Acupuncture traditionally involves inserting thin-as-hair stainless steel needles into specific points in the ears or other parts of the body to relieve pain and restore energy (Qi) flow. Nowadays, an increasing number of studies show that acupuncture is adjusting the immune system and in addition that it has an anti-inflammatory action, particularly useful in cases of patients suffering from symptoms caused by the Coronavirus.
For people who are suffering from Long Covid-19, Acupuncture improves Lung function, helps patients to get rid of breathlessness, exhaustion and the tightness of the chest. Besides, Acupuncture releases muscle aches and calms the nervous system which is quite helpful to reduce anxiety, depression and insomnia. Other conditions such as nausea, loss of appetite, bloating, stomach ache, irritable bowel etc. relate to Spleen, Stomach and Liver. Acupuncture promotes gastric peristalsis in patients with low-intensity gastric motility and suppresses peristalsis in those with acute initial motility.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) doesn’t just treat symptoms but uses its own differential diagnoses including the Tongue, Abdominal and Pulse diagnosis to tailor individual treatment to support the body to bring itself back to health. Almost 80% of Long Covid-19 patients showed improvement in their symptoms with Acupuncture. Without any side effects, Acupuncture is one of the most effective and safest treatments for people who are struggling with Long Covid-19 lingering symptoms.