Dr. Guo Xiaoyan, Medical PhD, Deputy Chief Physician of Respiratory Department from Shanghai Longhua Hospital, shared his valuable experience on how to treat and prevent COVID19 from working directly with infected population at the WuHan LeiShenShan Hospital. Here are some key takeaways from his lecture.
COVID-19 SYMPTOMS Common symptoms: Fever, tiredness, dry cough. Patients may experience body aches and pain, sore throat, headache, and diarrhea, etc.
COVID-19 IN TCM COVID19 is an epidemic pestilence mainly caused by damps, heat, stagnation, and toxins.
COMMONLY USED HERBS Early Stage: Xin ren, Huo Xiang, Fu Ling, Cang Zhu, Huo Pu, Jie Gen, Lian Qiao. Recovery Stage: Dang Shen, Tai Zi Shen, Huang Qi, Chen Pi, Mai Dong, Sha Shen
EFFECTIVE ACUPUNCTURE POINTS Lie Que (LU7), Tai Yuan (LU9), Tan Zhong (REN17), Zhong Wan (REN12), Zu San Li (ST36)
PREVENTION & IMMUNE BOOST Quarantine, wear a mask, wash your hands often, balanced diet, exercise, Ba Duan Jin, Tai Ji Quan
RECOMMENDED FORMULA FOR RECOVERY STAGE Lung & Spleen Qi Deficiency Fan Ban Xia, Chen Pi, Dang Shen, Huang Qi, Bai Zhu, Fun Lin, Huo Xiang, Sha Ren Gan Qi & Yin Deficiency Nan Sha Shen, Bei Sha Shen, Mai Dong, Xi Yang Shen, Wu Wei Zi, Sheng Shi Gao, Dan Zhu Ye, Sang Ye, Lu Gen, Dan Shen, Gan Cao