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Covid 19 resources Elotus TCM


Traditional Chinese Medicine and Covid 19

Dr Chen's Protocol notes ~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDp6g655LYU&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1_giOwH0e5d2tUgj9uYqx_hobIrKx9lu6LATlsYdZUGqV3ydGHDQajag8

Prevention -herbs that have anti viral effect and clear toxin

astragalus - contraindicated in autoimmune disease or taking immune depressants
nicer japonica
orange peel
pei lan herba eupatorii do not use for pre existing liver conditions.

ST 36, CV 6, CV12

Early phase
S -Wind cold invading exterior - onset of fever ( mostly low grade), aversion to cold, chills, headache, ticklish throat, soreness of muscles or limbs, eat or night sweats.

Exam -Lung CT negative. Tongue pale, coating white and thin, floating pulse

Treatment - Expel Wind, release the exterior, clear heat, detoxify

Ge Gen Tang -kudzu decoction or chai. Ge Jie Ji Tang - Bupleurum and kudzu decoction to release muscle layer. Help body help themself. Isatis root if heat present.

Toxic heat attacking lung -
S - Fever, aversion to cold, sore and dry throat, dry cough scanty sputum, sore and painful muscles in the limbs, weakness, headache

Exam- CT scan reveals both lungs have ground glass opacity (GGO). Tip and sides of tongue are red, thin white or yellow coating. Floating and rapid pulse.

Treatment: Expel Wind, Release the exterior, clear heat, detoxify.

Yin Qiao San - honeysuckle and forsythia powder (exterior) and Qing Wen Bai Du San (clear epidemics and overcome pathogenic influences powder, modified (as it moves interior)
Coptidis rhizome huang lian

Damp cold in lung
Early phase
S Aversion to co or absence of fever, dry cough, dry throat, fatigue, weakness, chest stuffiness, epigastric distention, nausea, diarrhea.

Exam Pale tongue, white greasy coating, slippery pulse.

Treatment: Expel Wind, Release the exterior, dispel damp cold.

Stregthen Spleen Dry Dampness - atractaloydes, orange peel, magnolia bark, ephedra, ginger, semen arecae - betel nut.. stimulates metabolism open up lungs..use as decoction but illegal in california.

LI 4, LR 3, ST36, CV8

Pneumonia phase

shaoyang syndrome with damp
damp heat afflicting lung
toxic stagnation obstructing lung
closed interior/abandoned exterior syndrome

Virus enters lung cell, multiply, affects function and hyperactivity damages organ.
lung damage yin - shaoyang affects exterior and interior..

S Fever more pronounced in afternoon, alternate chills with fever, cough, absence of wheezing, bitter taste in mouth, dry mouth, chest stuffiness, stifling sensation, chest and hypochondriac fullness and distention, irritability, nausea or vomiting, no appetite, weakness. Similar to beginning stages of pneumonia.
Exam - CT scan rev both lungs to have multiple scattered or large pieces of ground glass opacity (GGO).
Slightly red tongue, thick and greasy, white or yellow coating, slippery, rapid pulse.

Treatment - harmonize shaoyang syndrome, clear damp heat.
Minor Bupleurum -Xiao Chai Hu Tang with
San Ren Tang ( three nut decoction).
Or Gan Lu Xiao Du Dan (sweet dew special pill to eliminate toxins).
radix bupleuri, radix scuttellariae, pinelliae.
Semen armeniacea amarum, fructus amomi rotundus and semen coicis help expectorate lungs - loosens phlegm deep inside the lung that’s hard to cough out, get rid of phlegm and toxins.
smilacis glabrae - clears heat, eliminates toxin, has good anti viral affects.

Pneumonia phase - damp heat afflicting the lung

S - low grade fever or absence of fever, dry cough, scanty sputum, dry and sore throats fatigue, weakness, poor appetite,hest stuffiness, epigastric distention, nausea or vomiting, loose stool

Exam CT scan reveals both lungs to have multiple scattered or large pieces of glass opacity. Pale or pink, puffy tongue with teeth marks. White or greasy white coating. Soft or slippery pulse.

Treatment Transform dampness, detoxify, disperse the lungs and expel pathogens.
damp = plug in lung, heat = inflammation

Ephedra, apricot kernel, coicis and licorice decoction Ma Xing Yi Gan Tang - to get rid of damp and open up airways.

Xiao Xian Xiong Tang Minor sinking into the chest decoction
and Cao Guo Zhi Mu Tang (Tsaoko and Anemarrhena decoction)

huang lian - yu xing cao houttuyniae - detoxify opens lungs clears heat.

Pa phase - toxic stagnation obstructing the lung
S- cough, stifling sensation, stuffiness and distention in chest, asthma and wheezing that worsens with exertion, accelerated respiration, thirst, irritability, reddish, yellow urine.

Exam CT reveals both have multiple scattered GGO Fibrotic changes of lungs also visible. Dark purplish tongue yellow dry coating or thick greasy yellow coating rapid slippery pulse.

Treatment detoxify, arrest wheezing, transform blissing open collaterals

Bai Hu Jia Ren Shen Tang - white tiger plus ginseng decoction treat lung heat with underlying chi deficiency. Gypsum and anemarrhenae - cold to clear heat.
help clear heat and underlying chi deficiency

with Si Tu Tang four wild decoction. eliminate toxins

Pneumonia phase - Closed interior abandoned exterior syndrome - cytokine storm less o2 getting organ failure, losing consciousness.

Use herbs that Resucitate heart and lungs

Si Ni Jia Ren Shen Tang - frigid extremities plus ginseng taken with An Gong Niu Huang Wan Calm the palace pill with cattle gallstone) and Zi Xue San - purple snow powder.

Recovery Phase - discharge from hospital.. inflammation from virus, western drugs, anti viral and antibiotic tends to be v cold and bitter, chi deficiency, spleen stomach organ damage

S absence of fever dry cough chest stuffiness shortness of breath, esp on exertion, dry mouth weakness.

Exam CT inflammation begins to subside as well as pulmonary interstitial changes. Pale red tongue, thick or greasy coating, thread, rapid pulse.

Treatment - Tonify Qi, Nourish Yin, Tonify lung, open collaterals.

Sha Shen Mai Dong Tang - Glehnia and Ophiopogonis decoction)

GV 14, BL17, BL 13, ST 36, LU6 - 15 mins once a day.

Wuhan Union Hospital Protocol
Wind heat invading exterior syndrome
Damp warmth in early phase
Damp heat obstructing the lung syndrome
Epidemic Toxins blocking lung
Closed interior and abandoned exterior
Insufficiency of Qi and Yin, Deficiency of Lung and Spleen.