Covid-19: Acupuncture Can Help Covid Long Haulers
By Sara Elijah
There are many people who are still suffering with lingering symptoms of Covid-19 long after they should have recovered.
There is positive evidence showing that acupuncture can give people the help they are seeking with the long-term effects of the Covid-19 virus.
Most people who have had Covid 19, recover completely within a few weeks. However, there are many people who are still suffering with symptoms for months after contracting the disease. Hence the term “long haulers” or “long Covid” has been created to describe this condition.
The most common symptoms that persist are:
- Extreme fatigue that does not go away and gets worse with routine activity.
- Anxiety, depression, insomnia
- Insomnia and unrefreshing sleep- waking up feeling exhausted.
- Muscle or joint pain
- Digestive symptoms-Nausea, diarrhea and /or constipation, abdominal pain
- Cognitive problems- poor concentration, memory, brain fog
- Racing heartbeat
- Shortness of breath
- Numbness or tingling
- Chest pain
- Cough and congestion
All of the symptoms of long haul Covid can be treated with acupuncture. In studies, 75-80 percent of patients had improvement in their symptoms, using acupuncture: the insertion filaments as thin as a human hair, which are nothing like western medicine hypodermic needles, into energy points on the body. It is a safe and effective treatment without side effects. It is unfortunate that conventional medicine does not have a lot to offer to people suffering with long haul Covid -19 by way of treatment or explanation of the condition.
Acupuncture promotes, regulates, and stimulates bringing the body back into balance in a natural way. The tradition of acupuncture, which goes back thousands of years, has always believed and stressed the importance of staying in balance. When you are in balance, disease can be prevented.
Some of what acupuncture does in relation to Covid -19:
Acupuncture calms inflammation. Many people with long term covid have higher levels of inflammatory markers in their body that stay elevated- your body thinks that it is still sick.
The lung energy channel as well as other points on the body, treat cough, phlegm, and open the chest, making it easier to breathe. The heart channel treats the racing heart.
Digestive symptoms such as diarrhea, constipation, nausea, abdominal pain, and bloating, have been treated with acupuncture for thousands of years, with points predominately on the spleen, stomach, and liver energy channels.
When there is chronic fatigue, energy or what we call “qi” has become depleted and /or blocked. Acupuncture treats blockages in the energy channels and helps to build the energy back up again.
Acupuncture is known for treating headaches and migraines. In general, each person’s headaches have different underlying causes. Acupuncture treats the root cause.
The emotions can benefit tremendously from the support and healing that acupuncture gives. It is easy to become depressed, anxious, or not sleep well when all you want is your life back, and you wonder if you will ever be the same again. People have been using acupuncture for years to treat anxiety, depression, and insomnia. Patients have always reported great results, as well as having the benefit of being treated in a more natural way.
A number of patients who have come for treatment for lingering symptoms for Covid-19 have kindly given testimonials to describe how the treatments have helped them:
“I felt terrible months after my doctor said I was over Covid. I was frightened, scared and deeply concerned that my life would never return to normal again. After several treatments, with Sara, my congestion began to clear. Everything began to improve: my breathing, my chest pain, and my fatigue. I felt better overall. My health is still continuing to improve, and I will continue to see Sara, even when all the symptoms disappear to maintain my health.” W.S.
“I have had symptoms of Covid going on for months. I suffered from muscle pains, loss of smell and taste, fatigue, sore throats, breathlessness, and chest pain. After four treatments my energy levels are starting to increase, the muscle pain is disappearing and the chest pain, breathlessness, sore throat, and loss of smell are all beginning to disappear. There has been steady improvement. What a relief. I am so thankful and grateful. I highly recommend Sara.” A.V.
“Sara is kind, understanding and knowledgeable. My health has improved greatly through our treatments. I am glad I found her and would recommend her.” B.G.
“I thought I would never have my life back. From the acupuncture treatments with Sara, I am finally starting to recover. All my symptoms are getting better! I couldn’t be happier.” C.R.
Acupuncture is a safe and effective treatment without side effects.
Contact me to start receiving the help that you or someone you love have been looking for, to start feeling better again. It is my pleasure to help you!