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Long Covid Symptoms and What Can Be Done for Healing

What is Long Covid? Long Covid is a term used to describe the persistent symptoms experienced by individuals after a COVID infection. It's important to note that not all symptoms manifest in every case, and the duration varies from person to person. The symptoms span a spectrum, affecting various organ systems.

Fatigue, brain fog, chest pain, and gastrointestinal problems are common complaints. The unpredictable nature of these symptoms makes Long Covid a challenging and often misunderstood condition.

Persistent fatigue and brain fog are among the most prevalent symptoms, impacting daily activities and cognitive function of individuals. Respiratory and cardiovascular issues add an extra layer of complexity, requiring careful monitoring and specialized care. Symptoms can also take a toll on mental and emotional well-being. The uncertainty and lack of understanding can lead to anxiety and depression. Addressing symptoms as soon as possible help the healing time.

Holistic medicine approaches for Long Covid symptoms aim to address the physical, mental, and emotional aspects and here are my suggestions:

  • Acupuncture: explore acupuncture as a therapy to address symptoms like pain, fatigue, and stress.

  • Fire cupping: a traditional therapy, involves placing heated cups on the skin and allowing them to "pull" stagnation, alleviating congestion.

  • Herbal medicine: nature provides tools for various conditions including Long Covid symptoms. Chinese herbal medicine includes thousands of herbs to support and nourish the body.

  • Nutrition: it is very important to maintain a healthy lifestyle, especially when it comes to nutrition. Adopt a well-balanced diet with a focus on whole foods, rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

  • Hydration: stay well-hydrated to support bodily functions, especially if experiencing respiratory symptoms.

  • Mind-Body Practices: engage in mindfulness, meditation, or yoga to manage stress, improve mental clarity, and enhance emotional well-being.

  • Breathing Exercises: practice deep breathing exercises or pursed-lip breathing to strengthen the lungs, help with respiratory symptoms and manage anxiety.

  • Sleep: establish a consistent sleep routine, create a relaxing and comfortable sleep environment, and prioritize quality sleep.

  • Integrative approach: primary care physician and holistic medical provider can work together to support the needs of the patient.

  • Specialty referrals: respiratory, cardiovascular, occupational, physical or mental specialties may be needed to provide the most comprehensive approach.

In navigating the challenges of Long Covid, a holistic approach offers a spectrum of practices aimed at addressing the physical, mental, and emotional dimensions of this lingering condition. Importantly, a collaborative effort between individuals, various healthcare professionals, and holistic practitioners can pave the way for a more comprehensive and personalized approach to managing the diverse and persistent manifestations of Long Covid.

Disclaimer: This information is not meant to provide medical or health advice.

It is not a medical recommendation, diagnosis or treatment.

Information provided is for general knowledge only and should not be interpreted as a medical advice.

Visit Roots and Branches Healing Center where Dr. Nott provides individualized therapies like Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine

and many other Holistic Therapies.

Dr. Nott earned her doctorate degree in acupuncture and herbal medicine, and promotes preventative care as the most important approach to health.

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