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Izkušnje z zdravljenjem dolgotrajnega COVID-a z akupunkturo in kitajskimi zelišči

Dokazi kažejo, da lahko koronavirus pri nekaterih ljudeh povzroči kronični oslabljeni postvirusni sindrom. Številni ljudje se zdaj soočajo z dolgoročnimi posledicami COVID-19 in trpijo zaradi dolgotrajnih in izčrpavajočih simptomov pogosto še mesece po "ozdravitvi". Celostno zdravstveno varstvo in akupunktura lahko bolnikom pomagata premagati dolgotrajne simptome dolgotrajnega COVID-a. Od konca leta 2020 se srečujem z bolniki, ki trpijo zaradi dolgotrajnega COVID-a, in rezultat je zadovoljiv.


Simptomi dolgega COVID-19

Simptomi dolgotrajnega COVID-19 se od osebe do osebe zelo razlikujejo in lahko vključujejo:

Vzrok dolgega COVID z vidika TKM Mnogi ljudje menijo, da je vzrok za težave virus. Toda z vidika TKM verjamemo, da če je naša notranja moč močna, zunanji patogeni ne morejo škodovati. Z drugimi besedami, dokler je naša odpornost močna in deluje, bi se morali biti sposobni spopasti z okužbo. Nasprotno, če nas poškodujejo zunanji dejavniki, vedno obstaja ustrezen notranji dejavnik. To je koncept Jin/Jang, pri katerem vedno soobstajata dve plati zgodbe.

Boj proti zunanjim sovražnikom ob hkratni krepitvi notranje vojske Uporaba TKM pri zdravljenju nalezljivih bolezni sega več tisoč let nazaj. Kužne bolezni so podrobno opisane v literaturi TKM. V času dinastije Han (202 pr. n. št.-220 n. št.) je knjiga Treatise on Febrile Diseases Caused by Cold (Shanghan Lun) uglednega zdravnika ZHANG Zhongjinga (150-219 n. št.) najzgodnejša monografija o zdravljenju akutnih nalezljivih bolezni s TKM. [1] Na Kitajskem so TKM uporabljali pri zdravljenju in preprečevanju COVID-19, klinični dokazi pa so pokazali, da TKM uravnava odpornost in hkrati deluje protivirusno. [2]

Žal se v Sloveniji zaradi različnih politik pri akutnem COVID-u TKM ne uporablja tako kot na Kitajskem. Veliko ljudi v zahodnih državah ne ve skoraj ničesar o vlogi, ki jo ima lahko TKM pri zdravljenju COVID-19. Stranke, ki pridejo k nam zaradi zdravljenja dolgotrajnega COVID, so običajno naši stari bolniki ali njihovi prijatelji oziroma sorodniki. Nekaj novih bolnikov nas poišče na internetu v upanju, da bodo našli alternativno medicino, ko jim konvencionalna medicina nima kaj ponuditi.

Zdravljenje dolgotrajnega COVID-a se je začelo takoj po pozitivnem testu. Naši stari bolniki so nas poklicali na telefonski posvet, pripravili smo jim zeliščno mešanico za pospešitev okrevanja. Mnogi med njimi so poročali o simptomih gripe, izgubi vonja in okusa, večina pa je okrevala v nekaj dneh.

Tisti stari bolniki, ki trpijo zaradi bolj raznolikih in intenzivnih simptomov, pridejo k nam takoj, ko jih izpustijo iz karantene. S kombinacijo zeliščne mešanice, akupunkture in aromaterapije krepimo notranji sistem, jim nudimo hranljivo podporo za regeneracijo, hkrati pa čistimo toksine, ki bi lahko povzročili vnetje ali blokado krvnega obtoka. Ta skupina ljudi običajno popolnoma okreva v nekaj tednih.

Najzahtevnejša skupina bolnikov so novi bolniki, ki pridejo k nam, ko že trpijo zaradi dolgotrajne bolezni COVID-a, ali stari bolniki, ki imajo hude kronične bolezni. Ti imajo veliko že obstoječih slabosti in toksinov, zaradi česar je vodenje okrevanja zapleteno. Če naše nasvete jemljejo resno, tako da uvedejo potrebne prilagoditve življenjskega sloga in prehrane ter redno spremljajo zdravljenje, lahko še vedno okrevajo v nekaj mesecih.

Naravna sredstva za dolgotrajen COVID

Obstaja veliko naravnih zelišč (zdravilnih rastlin), ki jih uporabljamo za izboljšanje odpornosti in preprečevanje okužb. Med njimi so:

Eterična olja:

  • Poprova meta

  • Limonska trava

  • Evkaliptus

  • Sladka pomaranča

  • Sivka

  • He Gu (LI4)

  • Tai Chong (LV3)

  • Nei Guan (PC6)

  • Zhong Wan (CV12)

  • Ying Xiang (LI20)

Informacije o zeliščih in akupunkturi so zgolj informativne. Ne predpisujte jih sami, brez napotkov usposobljenega strokovnjaka.

[1] BMJ 2020; 368 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m606

[2] Wu XV, Dong Y, Chi Y, Yu M, Wang W. Tradicionalna kitajska medicina kot dopolnilno zdravljenje v boju s COVID-19 - pregled z dokazi podprtih raziskav in klinične prakse. J Adv Nurs. 2021 Apr;77(4):1635-1644. doi: 10.1111/jan.14673. Epub 2020 Nov 29. PMID: 33174654.

Prevod: Klara Mišljenović

 

Experience of managing long-COVID with Acupuncture and Chinese herbs

Evidence suggests coronavirus could cause a chronic debilitative post-viral syndrome in some people. Many people are now facing the long-term consequences of COVID-19, suffering from lingering and debilitating symptoms often for months after their ‘recovery’. Holistic healthcare and acupuncture can help patients overcome the lingering symptoms of long-COVID. Since late 2020, I have been seeing patients suffering from long-COVID and the result is satisfying.

Symptoms of long COVID-19

The symptoms of long COVID-19 vary greatly from person to person and can include:

  • Loss of smell and taste

  • Chronic fatigue

  • Headaches

  • Body aches

  • Tinnitus

  • Poor memory

  • Drowsy

  • Anxiety

  • Rapid heart rate

  • Shortness of breath

  • Reduced eyesight

  • Wheezing or reduced lung capacity

The cause of long COVID in the view of TCM Many people believe that it is the virus that causes the problem. But in the view of TCM, we believe that if our internal power is strong, the external pathogens cannot do harm. In other words, as long as our immunity is strong and functioning, we should be able to battle the infection. On the contrary, if we get hurt by external factors, there is always a corresponding internal factor. This is the concept of Yin/Yang, two sides of the story always coexist.

Fighting external enemies while strengthening internal army The application of TCM in management of infectious diseases dates back thousands of years. Pestilent diseases have been described in detail in TCM literature. During the Han dynasty (202 BC-220 AD), the book Treatise on Febrile Diseases Caused by Cold (Shanghan Lun) written by an eminent physician ZHANG Zhongjing (150-219 AD) is the earliest monograph on the treatment of acute infectious diseases with TCM. [1] TCM has been used in the treatment and prevention of COVID-19 in China, and the clinical evidences indicated that TCM regulates immunity and exerts anti-viral effect simultaneously. [2]

Unfortunately, due to the policy difference, TCM is not used in Slovenia for acute COVID as the way is in China. Many people in Western countries know virtually nothing about the role TCM can play in dealing with COVID-19. Our clients who come to us for the management of long COVID are usually our old patients or friends or relatives of them. A few new patients look for us on the internet hoping to find alternative medicine when the conventional medicine has too little to offer.

The management of long COVID started immediately after a positive test. Our old patients called us for a phone consultation, we made them a herbal mixture to speed up the recovery. Many of them report symptoms of flu, loss of smell and taste and a majority recover in a matter of days.

For those old patients who suffer more diverse and intense symptoms, they come to us as soon as they are released from the quarantine. We use a combination of herbal mixture, acupuncture and aromatherapy to strengthen the internal system, giving them a nourishing support for regeneration while cleaning out toxins that could lead to inflammation or blockage in circulation. This group of people usually fully recover in the matter of weeks.

The trickiest group of patients are the new patients who come to us when they already suffer from long COVID or old patients who have severe chronic illness. They have a lot of preexisting weaknesses and toxins making the management of recovery complicated. If they take our advice seriously by making necessary adjustments on lifestyle and diet, and follow up regularly for treatment, they can still recover in a matter of months.

Natural remedies for long COVID There are many natural herbs (medicinal plants) that we use to improve your immunity and prevent infection. They include:

  • Radix Glehniae (Bei Sha Shen)

  • Radix Paeoniae Alba (Bai Shao)

  • Chinese red dates (Jujube)

  • Ginger (Sheng Jiang)

  • Folium Isatidis (Da Qing Ye)

Essential oil:

  • Peppermint

  • Lemongrass

  • Eucalyptus

  • Sweet orange

  • Lavender

Acupoints:

  • He Gu (LI4)

  • Tai Chong (LV3)

  • Nei Guan (PC6)

  • Zhong Wan (CV12)

  • Ying Xiang (LI20)

The information of herbs and acupuncture is for reference only. Do not self prescribe without the guidance of a trained practitioner.

[1] BMJ 2020; 368 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m606 [2] Wu XV, Dong Y, Chi Y, Yu M, Wang W. Traditional Chinese Medicine as a complementary therapy in combat with COVID-19-A review of evidence-based research and clinical practice. J Adv Nurs. 2021 Apr;77(4):1635-1644. doi: 10.1111/jan.14673. Epub 2020 Nov 29. PMID: 33174654.






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