Coronavirus: Doctors try 3,000-year-old Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) to treat virus
While trying everything from stem cell therapy to HIV drugs, China has used a 3,000-year-old traditional remedy to treat patients.
The new head of the Hubei health commission, Wang Hesheng, said their efforts have yielded good results and traditional Chinese medicine experts have been sent to Hubei for research and treatment.
Treatment at Wuhan Hospital combines traditional Chinese medicine, commonly known as TCM, and Western medicines. This combination is given to more than half of the confirmed cases in Hubei.
Reports of treatments and vaccines from people infected with the virus have caused waves of excitement among people who see it as a sign of hope!
What is Traditional Chinese Medicine?
Traditional Chinese medicine dates back thousands of years. TCM practitioners use a variety of bodily and mental practices (acupuncture, tai chi, Chinese herbal products) to treat several health problems.
Coronavirus in India
So far, there are three positive cases of the novel coronavirus in Kerela, India. The good news is that of those three, two patients have already been released after showing negative results for the virus.
Common symptoms of the novel coronavirus
The initial symptoms of the new coronavirus are very similar to those of normal colds and flu. Common symptoms include:
– shortness of breath
– Runny nose
– Sore throat
These symptoms range from mild to severe. In more severe cases, the infection can cause pneumonia, kidney failure, severe acute respiratory syndrome, and even death. Symptoms can be severe in the elderly and in people with an existing health problem, including diabetes and heart problems.