MMedSci TCM Consultant, Visiting Professor,
Fellow of BAcC, Fellow of Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ATCM)
Hallam Institute of TCM
Tianjun WANG, Haier FU, Lingyu LEE, Shengbing ZHU, Diansheng YU, Yan WANG, Feng WANG, Shulan TANG
UK Voluntary team on TCM practitioners against COVID-19
COVID-19, TCM, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Seniors
Incidence and prevalence of infected Covid-19 are still rampant in the West and most countries throughout the world from 2020 to 2022. Although the incidence of infected Covid-19 in developed countries has decreased by the popular vaccination, it is still anxiety and worries to make more serious widespread from the varied coronavirus. It is a rigorous fact that there still is higher mortality among seniors, special seniors who are resided in nursing homes. For seniors, the infected Coronavirus may product them a disastrous attack according to their pre-existing diseases, complications accompanied by Covid-19, and post-syndromes caused by Covid-19. Their Covid-19 may be more complex, more serious, harder to find fast and effective therapies and easier to become the post-syndromes which will make a bad influence on their quality of life for the rest of their life.
TCM focuses on the individual case, and can pay attention more to their pre-existing diseases, complications with Covid-19, and the possibility of post-syndromes production while some anti-coronavirus herbs are prescribed, so a more fixed prescription is made. In the UK, a voluntary team of TCM practitioners has been treating plenty of patients. In this clinical trial, we collect 156 cases and classify them into two groups: over 45 years old as the observing group and under 44 years old as the contrasted group, incidences of pre-existing diseases, complications and post-syndromes are observed separately; their results after treated by Chinese medical herbs are also observed. We recognize from these observations and analysis that TCM treatment can significantly stabilize pre-existing diseases, treat complications together and prevent post-syndromes occurrence while treating Coronavirus.
Conclusion: TCM is a suitable treatment choice for people with Covid-19, even better for the seniors with a clinical complex state.
WHO Coronavirus (Covid-19) Dashboard Global Situation, 4th Aug 2022
http: coronavirus.data.gov.uk Daily summary Coronavirus in the UK in 3rd Aug 2022
Conflict of Interests:
The author reports no conflicts of interest related to this study.
Ms Dan Jiang TCM consultant ( awarded by WFCMF) , Fellow of British Acupuncture Council, Fellow & Mentor of ATCM who was graduated from Beijing University of Chinese medicine as bachelor medical course of TCM in 1978, master medical courses in 1882 & 1987 with master medical degree. She has been practicing acupuncture & TCM since 1991 in Sheffield & Harley street of London UK. As the editor in chief for book of "Principle & practice TCM in the West" and "TCM in Management of Long Covid-19 Syndrome"; as the author for
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