In this episode we take on the question of can acupuncture treat long haul covid or post covid symptoms?
Today’s Everyday Acupuncture Podcast question is answered by Stacey Whitcomb, Bellingham, WA
Better than you can imagine my friends, better than you could imagine. AAM was built for this type of multisystem mayhem.
But before I get into the how, first I want to state that “Long Covid or “post COVID conditions” are considered western diagnosis. AAM cannot diagnose or treat CoVID or LONG Haul Covid, but we definitely can take someone who has been diagnosed or suspects they are suffering from the lasting effects of having had covid or strange symptoms from having a vaccine and treat them according to a chinese medical diagnoses.
What I am saying is yes, but we would call it something different.
According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
“Post-COVID conditions are a wide range of new, returning, or ongoing health problems that people experience after first being infected with the virus that causes COVID-19.
There is no test to diagnose post-COVID conditions, and people may have a wide variety of symptoms that could come from other health problems. This can make it difficult for healthcare providers to recognize post-COVID conditions.
This right here is why Chinese medicine shines. We treat the body holistically which means it’s all connected. We don’t view the body as machinery and only focus on the systems separately. We have no need to differentiate Long Haul Covid symptoms from existing health conditions. Like I said, as an AAMP we take a look at the whole picture of you. Ask a gazillion questions about what happened to get you here and prescribe a treatment to help you heal.
Again, according to the CDC
Some people, especially those who had severe COVID-19, experience multiorgan effects or autoimmune conditions. Multiorgan effects can involve many body systems, including the heart, lung, kidney, skin, and brain. As a result of these effects, people who have had COVID-19 may be more likely to develop new health conditions such as diabetes, heart conditions, or neurological conditions compared with people who have not had COVID-19.”
Multi organ effects and autoimmune conditions are extremely complicated for western medicine because there is a different provider for each system. Yet with AAM we are actually looking for patterns in the body that direct our diagnosis. We naturally expect that when we treat the root of the problem the symptoms will resolve. And yes, we want to clear everything up, and boost your health so that your condition does not develop into a more serious condition.
If you are experiencing strange or even not strange post covid symptoms that western medicine doesn’t have an answer for, give your local Acupuncturist a call. I think you will be pleasantly surprised.
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