Chinese Medicine and Coronavirus is a topic that has been subject of much debate recently. This is not surprising given the remarkable events we have all witnessed unfolding over the last few weeks.
It would be fair to say that we are currently living through some truly strange and scary times. The Covid-19 pandemic has taken over everyone’s daily life regardless of where they live or what they do.
It has unmistakably changed the way we live and go about our daily business. A huge part of the focus in the media and in peoples discussions revolves around treatment.
What can be done to treat Covid-19? Will there be a vaccine? Do existing treatments help with treating Coronavirus?
With so many questions flying around, it is easy to get lost in the debate about the possible ways to treat the Coronavirus pandemic and which treatments are best.
Chinese Medicine and Coronavirus
As the virus spread throughout China, hospitals and medical professionals turned to combining Traditional Chinese Medicine with Western medicine. The results so far have been encouraging, with reports of herbal medicine helping to relieve associated symptoms of Coronavirus, in particular the main symptoms of fever and cough. It is estimated that up to 85% of patients with symptoms have been treated with TCM.
Professor Song Ke, the Principal of Asante Academy has been working tirelessly during the crisis to support patients with symptoms of Covid-19. He has also been helping patients take advantage of one of Chinese Medicines’ strengths. Namely, the function of herbal medicine being used as a preventative solution to boost immune function. Professor Ke kindly produced the following brief video to share his thoughts on the crisis and TCM.
It is important to maintain balance and perspective, especially it should be stated that TCM is not claiming to cure Covid-19. Currently no such therapy exists and the approach of all medical professionals is geared towards alleviating symptoms and stabilising patients.