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How a TCM Physician is Trying to Help a Woman Struggling With Long COVID Brain Fog

Hong Kong – WEBWIRE

According to reports, in the late stage of COVID-19, about 30-60% of people still have persistent symptoms, of which, about 20-30% of the symptoms are even more obvious than the early symptoms of the disease, and patients still have dizziness, fatigue, dyspnea, chest tightness, memory loss, insomnia and other troubles after recovering from COVID-19.

Ms. Liang, who lives in Kowloon City, Hong Kong, is a freight forwarding company employee. Due to their work, she and her colleagues often come into contact with overseas goods. Even though they have taken strict protective measures, Ms. Liang was still infected with COVID-19 in February 2022.

Her initial symptoms were fever, chills, and difficulty breathing, and then she started losing her sense of smell. Then she went to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Hong Kong for treatment. Since the symptoms were not very serious, the hospital asked her to go home and take antipyretics by herself. After returning, she took antipyretics every 4 hours and measured blood oxygen every 1-2 hours for three consecutive nights. On the third day, she began to cough with thick yellow phlegm. It was not until the eighth day that Ms. Liang’s symptoms were relieved, and the PCR test was also negative.

Ms. Liang thought she could return to everyday life and work after recovering from COVID-19. Still, about a week after her recovery, she began to experience symptoms such as mild dizziness, heavy head, and lack of concentration. After that, she also felt exhausted daily; even if she rested at home and did not participate in physical labor, she still felt fatigued.

Ms. Liang consulted a doctor, who believed this was a manifestation of long COVID symptoms, and the doctor advised her to undergo post-COVID treatment. Ms. Liang has some background knowledge of traditional Chinese medicine. She found a report by Dr. Lai Xiangjun from the Department of Internal Medicine of the Affiliated Hospital of China Medical University. The report said that the long COVID symptoms could be improved through traditional Chinese medicine conditioning, guided rehabilitation, physical education, and health tea, so she decided to improve her long-term COVID symptoms through Chinese medicine treatment.

How can Chinese medicine improve long COVID symptoms?

Infection by pathogenic substances such as viruses and bacteria is collectively referred to as “wind” in traditional Chinese medicine. Due to the cold, hot, and humid body constitution, the symptoms and syndromes will change after the illness. Chinese medicine gives corresponding drug treatment according to different constitutions and syndrome types, so-called different treatment methods for the same disease, and the same treatment method for various conditions.

Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners look, smell, ask, and feel to obtain more precise disease information about patients to support Chinese medicine practitioners in making the most accurate syndrome differentiation and treatment for patients’ conditions.

TCM doctors will classify and summarize the main symptoms, accompanying secondary symptoms, physical condition, and sick parts of the internal organs of the patients according to the most comprehensive disease information of the patients. First, the main symptoms are the most unbearable symptoms of patients at present, such as dizziness. Second, accompanying secondary symptoms are that suffered from the main symptoms, which means the patient is experiencing other uncomfortable symptoms, such as occasional chronic headache. Third, to find out the physical condition of the patient, which means the patient’s current physical health status, belongs to which category in the TCM constitution. For example, yang-deficiency constitution, phlegm-dampness constitution, qi-deficiency constitution, blood stasis constitution, etc.

Combining the patient’s condition with the physical examination report and inspection report of Western medicine, the TCM doctor comprehensively uses TCM theory and practical experience to prescribe TCM prescriptions for the patient.

Long covid care center’s TCM practitioners help long COVID patients improve brain fog

Suffering from long COVID, Ms. Liang sought help from Dr. Li, a traditional Chinese medicine practitioner at the long covid care center. Dr. Li, since the outbreak of COVID-19, has been devoting himself to preventing and controlling the epidemic. During this period, he has accumulated a lot of experience treating long COVID with integrated traditional Chinese and Western medicine. He has been actively researching better ways of integrating traditional Chinese and Western medicine to treat post-COVID Conditions.

Dr. Li inquired about Ms. Liang’s medical history and symptoms and took her pulse to understand her physical health. According to Dr. Li’s diagnosis, Ms. Liang’s constitution is the phlegm-dampness constitution, which is caused by exogenous pathogenic wind pathogens, relieving wind and dredging collaterals, resulting in dizziness and fatigue.

Dr. Li checked Ms. Liang’s western medical examination report: (1) PCR test for novel coronavirus showed positive results again. (2) Cardiac examination revealed irregular heartbeat. (3) Proinflammatory markers were high and there was slight systemic chronic inflammation. (4) Immune system examination items revealed abnormal lymphocyte subset determination, C-reactive protein, and immunoglobulin data.

Combining the diagnosis of traditional Chinese medicine and the inspection report of western medicine, Dr. Li prescribed a targeted Chinese medicine prescription for Ms. Li.

(1) Banxia Tianma Pills are used to invigorate the spleen and removing dampness, reducing phlegm and wind, and lessen dizziness symptoms.

(2) Mailuotong capsule is used to dredge meridian vascular congestion.

(3) Xifeng Tongluo Headache Tablets are used to clear away heat and toxic substances and reduce the symptoms of chronic headache.

Acupuncture program given by the TCM: apply electronic moxibustion at the following acupoints.

(1)Baihui, Ashi, Shenyu, and Guanyuan point to improve brain metabolism.

Dr. Li also recommends Daoyin rehabilitation, such as Baduanjin and Taijiquan are perfect methods. In terms of life and diet, people must maintain good work and rest and living habits, such as drinking plenty of water, maintaining adequate sleep, doing more gentle stretching exercises, and avoiding high-intensity strenuous exercise; avoiding grilled, fried, and spicy foods in your diet, and avoid intake of Excessive sweets, ice products, do not drink alcohol, etc.

After receiving TCM treatment for three weeks, Ms. Liang found Dr. Li for a follow-up visit. She said that her symptoms had improved, and she would continue to receive follow-up TCM treatment. She believed that her long COVID brain fog would be cured in the future, and she could also find herself again.

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