‘Long Covid’, or ongoing severe symptoms following an acute Covid infection, remains a distressing problem and one that Western Medicine struggles to understand and treat. Recent research suggests that it may be due to an over-reaction of our immune system, which produces persistent antibodies that attack our own body systems rather than the virus . These ‘autoantibodies’ are a feature of other diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, so their effects are something that I am used to treating. Chinese medicine views these problems as being due to a blockage in the flow of Qi (or energy) and I use particular acupuncture treatments to clear blockages and help the body systems to strengthen and rebalance themselves.
See my previous blog for more details of Long Covid symptoms and your acupuncture treatment.