Coronavirus: Doctors try 3,000-year-old Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) to treat the virus

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The novel coronavirus has claimed around 1,770 lives and affected almost 70,000 people with no possible cure in sight. Scientists all over the world are working hard to find treatment. More than 80 clinical trials have been launched to find the treatment for the deadly virus.

While trying everything from stem cell therapy to HIV drugs, China has resorted to giving a 3,000-year-old traditional remedy a trial, to treat the patients.

The new health commission head in Hubei, Wang Hesheng said that their efforts have shown some good results and the Traditional Chinese Medicine experts have been sent to Hubei for research and treatment.

The treatment in Wuhan hospital combines Traditional Chinese Medicine, commonly known as TCM and western medicines. This combination is given to more than half of the confirmed cases in Hubei.

The reports of treatments and vaccine of those infected with the virus have caused ripples of excitement in people who are looking at it as a sign of hope!

What is Traditional Chinese Medicine?
Traditional Chinese Medicine ranges back to thousands of years. TCM practitioners use various mind and body practices (acupuncture, tai chi, Chinese herbal products) to address several health issues.

Coronavirus in India
Till now there have three positive cases of novel Coronavirus in Kerela, India. The good news is that out of these three, two patients have already been discharged after showing negative results for the test of the virus.

Common symptoms of novel coronavirus
The initial symptoms of novel coronavirus are very similar to that of normal cold and flu. Common symptoms include:

– Fever

– Cough

– Shortness of breath

– Vomiting

– Running nose

– Sore throat

These symptoms range from mild to severe. In more severe cases, the infection can cause pneumonia, kidney failure, severe acute respiratory syndrome and even death. The symptoms can be severe in older people and in people with an existing medical condition, including diabetes and heart condition.

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