People with Long Covid (post Covid conditions) may experience many symptoms.They can have a wide
range of symptoms that can last more than four weeks or even months after infection. Sometimes the
symptoms can even go away or come back again.
Respiratory and heart symptoms
Acupuncture is a very natural way to help the body to heal by itself. With the help of healthy diet and
exercises, patients usually feel different levels of improvement after 6 weekly treatments.
(Please note, the terms of Lung, Kidney, Spleen, Liver and Heart used here are not anatomical organs.
They are TCM terminology and refer to functional summary of internal organs.
W.Z Female, 48 years old, first visit: 08/02/2022
Covid positive 2 months ago. Had insomnia since. Had been taking sleeping pills every day to fall asleep. She was going on a trip in two weeks, so we did biweekly treatment for 2 weeks. Sleep was improved by 60%. She used a couple of times of sleeping pills during her vacation. Had another two weekly treatments after she came back, and the sleep was much better, no need to use sleeping pills.
J.Y Male, 24 years old, first visit: 07/15/2022
Covid positive 7 months ago. Experiencing fatigue, brain fog and difficulty in concentration for around 6 months. He came to Calgary for a short stay. We did acupuncture once daily for 5 days. He felt better before he left Calgary. Had a phone follow up two weeks after, the patient reported 60% better.
G.C, Female, 80 years old, first visit: 07/26/2022
Covid positive 1 month ago. Had insomnia, brain fog, severe dry mouth making her wake up at night every day, dry cough and poor memory. We had weekly treatment for 6 weeks. The cough stopped
after 2 treatments. After the 3 rd treatment, brain fog and insomnia started to improve, dry mouth is 80% better. By the end of the 6 th , sleep is normal; brain fog is gone; dry mouth is 95% gone; memory went back to 70% of pre-covid level.
I.H Female 62 years old first visit: 03/16/2022
Covid positive 3 months ago. Loss of smell and taste since then. We did weekly treatment. By the 3 rd treatment, the smell and taste came back about 50%. At the last treatment: 04/27/2022, the smell and taste are back about 80 to 90% most of the time. Occasionally she feels different taste or something smells/tastes differently. Even though Long Covid is a very new disorder, with the guidance of TCM theories, we can still analyze and treat it with acupuncture. Dr. Yan’s master degree thesis is on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, which shares lots of similarities with Long Covid. Her past expertise helped her to set up protocols to give relief to Calgary Long Covid patients.