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TCM & Long Term Covid

Over the course of the last few years, the vast majority of people have contracted, or know someone who has contracted Covid or one of its contagious variants. While some people recover from the illness without difficulty, others continue to experience persistent symptoms. At Michigan Acupuncture Studio, we've observed that the most common long-term effects include fatigue, brain fog, difficulty concentrating, joint and bone pain, loss of taste and small, and emotional imbalances like heightened depression and anxiety.

After an illness, the body's natural equilibrium can be disrupted, and it can take some time to restore it. Traditional Chinese Medicine addresses long-term Covid symptoms. At Michigan Acupuncture Studio we personalize and tailor our treatments to match an individual's specific needs. If you are currently suffering from any long-term Covid symptoms, schedule an appointment today and we will help you on your path to healing.

Person receiving acupuncture

Acupuncture & Long-Term Effects of Covid

One of the most common long-term effects is the loss of taste and smell. If left untreated these symptoms can last for weeks or even years. Acupuncture is an effective treatment for restoring the loss of taste and smell, and will help restore balance back in the body.

How Acupuncture helps:

  • Acupuncture helps reduce inflammation in the nose–By reducing inflammation in the nasal passages and restoring the tissue to a healthy state, patients may see the return of their sense of smell.

  • Acupuncture deals with the complete sensory system–Acupuncture adopts a comprehensive approach towards the senses, rather than just concentrating on specific body parts like the nose or tongue. Every sense organ in Chinese medicine is believed to be linked to an organ system that governs its functionality. Focusing on overall organ system health can restore sense functionality quickly. Flavors correspond to specific organ systems - bitter to Heart, acrid (flavor of Metal) to Lungs, sweet to Spleen, sour to Liver, and salty to Kidneys. Addressing the related organ system can reestablish equilibrium and restore complete sense of smell, if the loss is specific to certain flavors.

  • Acupuncture is great for the immune system–Restoring your sense of taste and smell is merely the starting point. To maintain good health post-Covid-19, it's vital to enhance your immune system and promote overall bodily balance. Consistent acupuncture sessions and Chinese medicine therapies are the most effective means of naturally safeguarding yourself against seasonal illnesses, the flu, and other viral infections.

Herbal blend for drinking

Herbal Medicine for Post-Covid Symptoms

Among several botanicals that can alleviate fatigue, Astragalus stands out. It has a history of traditional use in boosting and sustaining immunity, mitigating post-disease fatigue, enhancing digestion, and addressing various other concerns. Other herbs that can help combat fatigue include Rhodiola, Ginseng, and the mushrooms Cordyceps and Reishi. Furthermore, all adaptogenic herbs are incredibly beneficial in safeguarding the body against stressors and supporting rejuvenating pathways in the endocrine system.

A customized approach to healing

At Michigan Acupuncture Studio, we create customized treatment plans for each of our patients. If you, or someone you know, suffers from long-term Covid Symptoms, schedule an appointment with us today.


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