Acupuncture and Long Haul Covid
Acupuncture is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that has been used for thousands of years to treat a variety of health conditions. With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there has been growing interest in how acupuncture can help those experiencing long-haul COVID symptoms.
Long-haul COVID refers to the symptoms that persist after the initial infection has subsided. These symptoms can include fatigue, difficulty concentrating, brain fog, headaches, and muscle aches. While the exact cause of long-haul COVID is not yet fully understood, some researchers believe it may be due to lingering inflammation and oxidative stress in the body.
Acupuncture has been shown to be effective in reducing inflammation and oxidative stress, making it a promising option for treating long-haul COVID symptoms. In addition, acupuncture can also help to boost the immune system, which is important for combating the virus.
One of the key benefits of acupuncture is that it is a non-invasive and drug-free form of therapy. This is especially important for individuals who are dealing with long-haul COVID symptoms and may already be taking medications to manage their symptoms. Acupuncture is also relatively low risk and has few side effects.
During an acupuncture session, fine needles are inserted into specific points on the body to stimulate blood flow and promote healing. The needles are left in place for about 20-30 minutes, during which time the patient may experience a feeling of deep relaxation. Some people may feel a slight tingling or aching sensation at the needle site, but this is typically minimal and temporary.
While acupuncture is not a cure for long-haul COVID, it can be a valuable complement to other treatments. Many people who have undergone acupuncture report a significant reduction in their symptoms, including improved energy levels, reduced pain and improved sleep.
In conclusion, acupuncture is a promising option for individuals who are experiencing long-haul COVID symptoms. Its ability to reduce inflammation, oxidative stress and boost the immune system, make it a valuable tool in the fight against the virus. If you are considering acupuncture, it is important to seek out a licensed practitioner who has experience in treating COVID-19 related symptoms. Dr. Graziano has extensive experience treating over 200 patients throughout the pandemic. She has had incredible, lasting results and is considered an expert in this field.