Is there such a thing as post COVID syndrome? Thousands of people are reporting they are not completely recovered. Once the infection is gone, western medicine discharges you, but many have lingering symptoms and can’t return to their normal way of life.
According to the CDC, the most common lasting symptoms are fatigue, shortness of breath, cough, joint pain and chest pain. Other issues include cognitive problems, difficulty concentrating, depression, muscle pain, headache, rapid heartbeat and intermittent fever.
Please don’t think you have to live with these symptoms.This is where Chinese medicine and western medicine are different. Western medicine does not have an approved drug or protocol, but Chinese medicine follows up to see if there are any lingering concerns, and herbal medicine and acupuncture may be of great help.
Herbal medicine is the most highly developed medicine in the world that is time tested for thousands of years. There are also many anti-viral foods and herbs, and clinical evidence demonstrates the effectiveness of particular herbs that block the entrance of virus into the lung cell, block the replication of the virus and protect people from getting ill.
Hippocrates said, “Let medicine be thy food and food be they medicine. A more modern saying is, food can either be the most amazing medicine or the slowest poison. Early last year, I told my patients what foods they could add to their diet to protect them from the virus from the inside. I feel this inside armor, a healthy diet, exercise, sun exposure and a positive attitude are the best way to have a strong immune system.
If you had COVID and have not fully recovered, there may be help. Look for an NCCAOM certified herbalist or acupuncturist or a naturopathic physician to help you find your healthy place.