As we discover pertinent information to the current pandemic we will share it with our blog members. I was a patient at the Stram Center when I contracted Lyme. Their recent blog post on TCM and the virus is excerpted below. We hope you stay healthy!
Social distancing, wearing protective gear and washing hands is prudent. But, if it happens to get inside the body you need to prevent the virus from attaching to a healthy cell where it can facilitate replicating, killing the healthy cell in the process. WE refer to the book Viral Immunity which discusses humic acid and its ability to coat the virus so it is unable to attached to another cell and thus makes it inert allowing the immune system to remove it. The book is available as a PDF download for $1 Click Here
If you want to try the humic… we recommend Daily Metrix a multi-nutrient liquid based on the humic/fulvic that you can get at www.LongLifeNews.com (click learn more, then packages.. scroll down to create your own package and then you will see the Daily Metrix information)
Traditional Chinese Herbs for the virus:
COVID-19 and SARS are mutations of the larger family of viruses called the coronavirus, and are 96% equivalent in structure. During the SARS epidemic in 2003, there were three studies conducted on medical staff treating infected patients which assessed the effectiveness of a preventative formula based on yu ping feng san and several other antiviral, lung protective herbs(4). In all three studies that included a few thousand participants, none of the subjects who had taken the preventative herbal formula contracted SARS. Whether these preventative formulas will have the same effect as they did on SARS, we do not know yet, but it is worth considering these to help strengthen the wei Qi and immune system as they have been used for thousands of years for this purpose.
From a Chinese medical perspective, the difficulty breathing from the Corona virus is coming from very thick and sticky mucus in the lungs that we refer to as dampness and phlegm. The herbs that are recommended currently are damp clearing herbs along with those that strengthen the body’s immunity. TCM formulas also include herbs that have been shown to be antiviral, antipyretic (fever reducing), antitussive (cough suppressing), bronchodilating & anti-asthmatic (opening airways), expectorating (resolving phlegm/dampness), antihistamine/anti-inflammatory, as well as nourishing in the recovery stage to further facilitate healing and improve energy .
According to Chinese medicine, the lungs are the body’s first line of defense and circulate what we refer to as ‘wei Qi’ (pronounced ‘way chee,’)or our protective energy. This acts like a shield, is located between the layers of the skin and muscles, and controls the opening and closing of the pores. In modern medicine, this is analogous to immunity. If this is strong, then we can ward off external pathogens like viruses more easily. The quality of the air we breathe, the food and drink we consume, and the sleep we get, as well as exercise, emotions & stress can strengthen or deplete the energy of the lungs. If the energy of the lungs is weak, this can lead to increased susceptibility to illness.
Herbs are prescribed in what we call formulas of anywhere from 2 to 20 single herbs that work together synergistically to support, potentiate and balance one another. One of the main formulas classically used for prevention is called “yu ping feng san” or jade windscreen powder. This includes the well-known immune supporting herb astragalus. Almost all herbal companies sold out of this when the coronavirus first began increasing in the US. We have an enhanced version of this at the Stram Center that also includes the medicinal mushrooms cordyceps and reishi that are known to strengthen immunity.
NOTE: The above excerpted from an article by the Stram Center for Integrative Medicine Click Here for the full article