Coronavirus explained

Stages of Covid-19

What are the stages of the Covid-19 infection?

Based on information from countries first affected with the outbreak, we are being informed of the following:

There are 4 stages: Prevention, Initial stage, Pneumonia stage and Recovery.

Prevention: Eat healthy, reduce sugar and dairy, don’t smoke, light exercise, sleep well, avoid alcohol, take vitamin C and preventative herbal medicine and most importantly avoid contact with others. Please stay home and avoid contact with anyone outside your home. If you must go out, consider everything you touch to be infected.  Wear disposable gloves and cautiously dispose of gloves being mindful not touch the exterior as you remove. Remember that anything you touch with the gloves are suspect, such as door handles, gas pumps, carts, baskets, keys, wallet, credit cards, groceries and bags. The virus can live on hard surfaces for 3 days or more.  It can attach to respiratory droplets in the air and hang in the air for 3 hours. Be overly cautious. Masks cannot stop a tiny virus, but they can catch droplets, to which the virus is attached. Please wear masks.

Initial stage:  This will initially feel like a cold.  Fever, sore throat, cough, joint pain, severe fatigue.  At the very first sign of this stage, is the time to act. Herbal medicine can help. For most, this will be a bad cold and they will recover from this stage. If conditions start to get severe, temperature gets high, or you are particularly concerned, contact your medical doctor.

Pneumonia stage: We want to avoid this stage, especially for those with compromised lung function or immuno-compromised systems. The virus specifically attacks the lung tissue and the inflammation caused by the virus interrupts the lung’s ability to infuse the blood with oxygen. When the inflammation causes the lung tissue to burst, bacteria can enter the blood stream causing a septic condition that can be very dangerous. Contact your medical doctor if you haven’t already by this stage.  If there is nothing they can do, herbal medicine may be able to help, but this is a serious stage.

Recovery stage:  This is where herbal medicine can help restore lung function and repair damage. It can also help strengthen and rebuild.


How can Herbal Medicine help you?

How can Herbal Medicine help you?

Herbal Medicine can be extremely useful and should be specifically prescribed based on a person's symptoms and condition by a Licensed Acupuncturist.  Therefore, an herbal consultation is recommended. The herbal medicine we use has been time-test and is combined with today's pharmaceutical and scientific knowledge. It is made in the USA.

If you have any of the following symptoms, contact us for a virtual consultation.

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Insomnia
  • Indigestion
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Pain

Boost your immune system:

To help boost the immune system, a basic formula can be used. However when cold symptoms appear, a more specific formula is required and the immune-boosting formula should be stopped immediately.  If you have any of the following new symptoms, contact us immediately, the faster we respond, the better the herbal medicine can help:

  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue
  • Joint pain
  • low-grade fever

If the cold has progressed into a high fever or you are having difficulty breathing, please consult your physician to determine additional treatment.

Some additional studies and information Herbal Medicine:

  1. U.S. experts say traditional Chinese medicine shows promise in treating COVID-19
  2. Can Chinese Medicine Be Used for Prevention of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)? A Review of Historical Classics, Research Evidence and Current Prevention Programs
  3. Presentation: Specific applications of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in the prevention and treatment of COVID-19 & integration of TCM into educational curriculum.
  4. Prevention and treatment of viral respiratory infections by traditional Chinese herbs
  5. Presentation: John Chen: How COVID-19 is currently treated in China
  6. The Use of an Herbal Formula by Hospital Care Workers During the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Epidemic in Hong Kong to Prevent Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Transmission, Relieve Influenza-Related Symptoms, and Improve Quality of Life: A Prospective Cohort Study
  7. Coronavirus: do herbal remedies work and could they help in the stricken epicenter of Hubei?