What is Long Covid?
Why Long Covid treatment? For some people, coronavirus (COVID-19) can cause symptoms that last weeks or months after the infection has gone. These long term effects of coronavirus are sometimes called post-COVID-19 syndrome or “long COVID”.
What are the symptoms of Long Covid?
Similar to the initial COVID-19 infection, there are quite a wide variety of symptoms that can occur in long Covid. Fatigue is the most commonly reported symptom across all of the studies done so far.
Within 2 to 14 days, your immune system may respond with other symptoms including:
- extreme tiredness (fatigue)
- shortness of breath
- chest pain or tightness
- problems with memory and concentration (“brain fog”)
- difficulty sleeping (insomnia)
- heart palpitations
- pins and needles
- joint pain
- depression and anxiety
- tinnitus, earaches
- feeling sick, diarrhoea, stomach aches, loss of appetite
- a high temperature, cough, headaches, sore throat, changes to sense of smell or taste
Understanding Long Covid
The Covid-19 virus moves down your respiratory tract. Once inside, the coronavirus hijacks healthy cells and takes command. Eventually, it kills some of the healthy cells.
Inevitably this process can severely damage affect various major organs in your body. Not just your lungs, which are always the first place the coronavirus visits, but also your stomach, liver, kidney and brain.
Are people of a particular age more likely to get Long Covid?
People of all ages can be infected by the COVID-19 virus and that is also the case with Long Covid.
Is Long Covid Dangerous?
Long-term COVID affects a multitude of organ systems.
COVID-19 leaves behind multiple symptoms in a large proportion of patients who have recovered from COVID-19.
The most commonly reported symptom is patients experiencing “brain fog” or cognitive impairment, there are also people experiencing fatigue, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and headaches.
With regards to your lungs, patients have persistence of shortness of breath, or dyspnea, and require ongoing oxygen treatment even after recovery, for weeks to months because of permanent damage to their lungs
With regards to the cardiac system, there’s chest pain and shortness of breath.”
Additionally, patients can experience persistent kidney dysfunction as well as newly diagnosed diabetes or worsened control of diabetes.
Post Covid Syndrome (Long Covid) Treatment
Whilst many people will suffer with the same symptoms, the cause of this can vary from one person to another. In part this is due to any underlying health conditions. However, it will also depend on the organs that have been damaged by the coronavirus.
So, for example extreme fatigue may be caused by damage to a single organ, or a combination of that damage and the blockage of the capillaries with toxins remaining from Covid-19.
Happily, the majority of these symptoms have been treated with Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture for over 2000 years. This allows us to help each patient with a treatment plan designed specifically for them.
We do not offer a one pill treats all but a bespoke treatment based on your individual situation – what you are experiencing and your health.
My aim is to get you started on the best long Covid treatment plan so you can enjoy life, even during this trying period of Long Covid. That treatment may involve a mix of acupuncture and herbal medicine.
Bien Jn Long Covid Treatment Procedure
- I know that anyone suffering from long covid needs to get attention as soon as possible so they may continue with their life. Contact me to arrange an appointment as soon as possible.
- For any long covid treatment the sooner you start the quicker you can expect result. To help you here is my personal SMS text number (0753-819-4229)
- I do need to see and speak with you. All appointments are scheduled for an hour as in some cases treatment will start immediately.
Why Traditional Chinese Medicine for Long Covid Treatment?
A number of news articles exist that explain how long COVID is being treated in mainland China with Chinese herbal medicines. Traditional Chinese medicine has been used in 85-90% of COVID-19 cases and resulted in successful outcomes. This can be seen in the low death rate and virus infected rate when compared to other countries that don’t use Chinese herbal medicine, such as Italy.
Acupuncture treatment using points such as Taiyuan (LU9) and Yangxi (LI5) has also been used on patients in China with COVID-19.
The traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) treatment strategy used to treat COVID-19 with Chinese medicine is similar to that used to treat the SARS out-break.
Herbs that boost the person’s defensive immune system are combined with other herbs that are used to treat respiratory disorders. These have proved to be effective in treating covid-19 patients in Hubei province, China.
At Bien Jn I am not reinventing the wheel, just using tried and tested methods to help you manage your long Covid, and so allow your body to heal quicker.