TCM proposed to help recovered COVID-19 patients
Published : Monday, 24 February, 2020 at 3:54 PM Count : 169
Chinese health authorities have issued a trial guideline on the use of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) in the rehabilitation from COVID-19, the novel coronavirus pneumonia.
Formulated by an expert panel under the State Council's joint prevention and control mechanism for the epidemic, the guideline is applicable to convalescent individuals who meet the criteria to be released from quarantine or discharged from hospital after recovery.
The guideline includes clinical manifestations of recovery period syndromes and recommends corresponding TCM prescriptions and treatments.
It also proposes moxibustion, cupping, acupuncture and music therapies, as well as traditional exercises such as tai chi.