From WHO information, news, TV interviews and medical publishing, it is clear that in the COVID-19 pandemic the aged people and people with a medical history are mostly affected by the disease and its consequences.
Lately some studies and reports spread in media and via medical publishing indicated that the remaining problems of patients after a COVID-19 infection need to be addressed.
Continuous monitoring and good aftercare should be provided.
The reported symptoms after a COVID-19 infection are respiratory distress, cough and remains of phlegm and fluid in the lungs, fatigue, poor digestion, weakness of muscles and pain, loss of smell and taste, parosmia, headache, dizziness, tinnitus, palpitations, hair loss, high temperature, sore throat as well as cognitive and emotional disorders such as insomnia, anxiety and poor concentration.
Although the experience to deal with the aftermath of a COVID-19 infection needs to build up, the disturbance in the body may share the same pathology as some other types of infections such as respiratory tract infection, pneumonia, Infectious Mononucleosis (Pfeiffer disease), hepatitis and Lyme disease.
The complaints after a COVID-19 infection are similar to the disorders such as chronic fatigue syndrome, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), fibromyalgia, insomnia and anxiety.
Even in the severe and complicated cases, where COVID-19 has caused damages of heart, lung, liver, kidney and brain, the integrated therapies of traditional Chinese medicine may moderate the development and reduce the suffering of the patients. So those therapies have special value for COVID-19 aftercare, can bring inspiration and possibilities for practitioners and therapies in this profession, and eventually bring benefit to the patients after a COVID-19 infection.
Dr. Yifan Yang will firstly discuss the main symptoms after a COVID-19 infection, explain the cause and the pathology in TCM.
Secondly, she will present 7 common syndromes and give the analysis. Furthermore, she will introduce the integrated therapies in the treatment parts:
– Herbs and acupuncture as the main therapies.
– Proper food selection and special exercise as daily support.
– Tui Na massage is suitable for a specific group of patients and conditions.
In the seminar Dr. Yang will give useful tips in selection of the right therapies in the right moment; but will also talk about precautions and ways for safe practicing. All of them are from her own rich clinical experience.
The seminar will be beneficial for the work of acupuncturists, herbalists, dieticians, massage therapists, exercise trainers and lifestyle consultants.
The therapies can be carried out completely by an individual or by a team of practitioners and therapists. Moreover, the information can also be used as a reference for the aftercare of other infectious diseases, or the care of chronic diseases which share the same symptoms and pathology in traditional Chinese medicine.
Dr. Yang is an experienced practitioner and lecturer. She hopes the information of this seminar makes the management after COVID-19 more effective and efficient in practice.