Post Covid Syndrome


Long-term effects of Covid are something that over of people who contract the virus experience. This phenomenon, known as Post Covid Syndrome, has become a worldwide health concern. So, many are looking for ways to treat symptoms of Post Covid Syndrome so they can get back to optimal health. Acupuncture is an effective treatment that can help people with managing symptoms of Post Covid Syndrome.

What is Post Covid Syndrome?

Covid-19 is a virus that can live in the body for a long period of time. While many people struggle with the most severe effects of a virus in the initial stages after contracting the virus, it’s common for people who have contracted the virus to also experience long-term effects as well. A long-term symptom of Covid, which is identified as a symptom of the virus lasting 60 days or longer, characterizes the presence of Post Covid Syndrome. Studies show that almost 90% of people who contract Covid-19 experience at least one long-term symptom of Covid 60 days or longer after contracting the virus.

What is the Cause of Post Covid Syndrome?

The reason for long-term symptoms of Covid-19 is still not specifically identified. But, one of the reasons is believed to be due to something called cytokines. Cytokines are substances that are released by immune cells which send signals to the immune system – letting it know that the body is sick. It’s believed that people who have contracted Covid-19 have raised cytokine levels for long periods of time, resulting in the body reacting to symptoms on a longer basis.

How Does Acupuncture Help With Post Covid Syndrome?

Acupuncture helps the body in many ways to help people who are dealing with symptoms of sickness. Specifically, acupuncture can help the body as it can stimulate the immune system. It’s believed that acupuncture actually reduced cytokine levels in people with Post Covid Syndrome, helping to relax the immune system’s response and reducing the symptoms of Post Covid Syndrome.

Getting Help for Post Covid Syndrome

Some people experience Post Covid Syndrome’s effects for 6 months or longer. The effects of Post Covid Syndrome are life-altering and can keep people from doing the things they enjoy and can even negatively impact work life. So, if you feel that you’re experiencing the effects of Post Covid Syndrome and traditional medicine isn’t helping, acupuncture therapy may be right for you.

Common Symptoms

Common Symptoms

Symptoms of Post Covid Syndrome can vary from person to person. And, can be more severe in some people than others. However, the most common symptoms seen in people who are still struggling with the effects of Covid 60 days after contraction or longer include:

  • fatigue
  • feeling tired even after sleeping
  • pain of the muscles and joints
  • nausea, constipation, and other digestive problems
  • headache
  • poor memory
  • difficulty concentrating
  • sensory sensitivities

Recent Studies

Acupuncture Produces Long COVID Relief

Acupuncture Produces Long COVID Relief

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Acupuncture in Multidisciplinary Treatment for Post-COVID-19 Syndrome

Acupuncture in Multidisciplinary Treatment for Post-COVID-19 Syndrome

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