Being an acupuncturist practicing Chinese medicine means learning something new everyday. In the Acupuncture is my Life app, which can be found in the Google Play Store to learn more about acupuncture, Chinese herbs, eastern nutrition as well as gain free access to telehealth, three individuals spoke about a rarely discussed symptom of the coronavirus. That symptom is NIGHTMARES. They had stated that they had been infected with this virus and had long since gotten over it. They have been finding themselves having frequent bizarre, vivid, and terrifying dreams ever since. Recently, some extended research has been done on a rarely discussed symptom of the coronavirus which are nightmares. There are psychologists who are relating frequent bizarre, vivid, and terrifying dreams to the present crisis. They do not necessarily follow reality and are highly metaphorical in nature. Listening to some of the dreams in which these individuals presented followed a particular pattern in Chinese medicine: Gallbladder and heart deficiency. Some therapists are relating these dreams to the fact that due to the pandemic, people are going to bed later and waking up later. With night progressing toward day, the brain’s cerebral cortex is ramping up activity making an individual’s dreams more vivid. When an individual awakens without the normal haste of having to rush into a routine, such as getting to work or making it to an appointment on time, thus allowing them to remember their dream experience once they’re awake.There are recommendations to treating this problem such as getting more exercise, meditation, massage, or reading a book before bedtime. A few acupuncture treatments are also good.
To learn how acupuncture treatments can help with COVID-19 nightmares, check this out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gj2LBY4ZyDQ
What You Need To Know About COVID-19 Brain Fog
A very concerning symptom of COVID-19 is brain fog. So many people on the Acupuncture is my Life app, which can be found in the Google Play Store to learn more about acupuncture, Chinese herbs, eastern nutrition as well as gain free access to telehealth, were concerned about brain fog and how it had become a persistent symptom for some after having been infected by the coronavirus. The definition of novel coronavirus means that this virus is a new strain of virus that has not been previously identified in humans. In short, there’s no history on the effects of this virus. There are several different angles that point to potential long-term non-pulmonary complications outside of what’s been listed as the basic symptoms of COVID-19. Some research has indicated that upwards of 40% of coronavirus patients experienced various neurological symptoms such as, conscious disturbance, confusion, and nerve damage, as well as strokes in young patients. One study had indicated that around 5% of hospitalized young patients experienced strokes as a result of having been infected with COVID-19. Several individuals have asked how a virus that for the most part attacks the lungs, causes neurological problems. The virus attaches to ACE-2 receptors once it has entered the body; these receptors can also be found in the nervous system as well as the skeletal muscles.
This is why many experience long-term neurological and muscular symptoms long after having purportedly recovered from the virus. The brain is also affected via the nose, blood circulation as well as a super aggressive immune response to this virus. The more severe the response to having been infected, the more likely one may develop some sort of neurological disorder as a result. Also, when immune cells are activated in the brain, inflammation usually follows possibly resulting in some form of brain damage. There have been individuals who have experienced memory loss, difficulty focusing, inability to concentrate, and of course brain fog. So, how is all of this interpreted from a Chinese medicine standpoint?
For the answer to that question, check out this episode on COVID-19 fog: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUoZdZON9DU
DizzinessAs A Hidden Symptom of COVID-19
Quite a few people on the Acupuncture is my Life app, which can be found in the Google Play Store to learn more about acupuncture, Chinese herbs, eastern nutrition as well as gain free access to telehealth, brought up a hidden symptom of the coronavirus. There are 7 – yes 7 – hidden symptoms of COVID-19, which was honestly quite surprising to see. This is on dizziness as one of the 7 hidden symptoms of COVID-19, and how dizziness can be a sign of something serious as a symptom. Most people are unaware as to how serious dizzy spells can be. Dizziness can be a warning sign of a neurological disorder, whereas even in Chinese medicine, dizziness can be a sign of qi and blood deficiency which at its extreme can be fatal.
Qi and blood in Chinese medicine are mutually dependent on each other whereas qi is the energy that circulates blood throughout the body and blood nourishes qi. One cannot exist without the other. If one were to ever experience dizziness, balance problems, or a sensation of the room spinning, that person should make an appointment to be evaluated by a health professional immediately. When it comes to COVID-19, this virus can attack the inner ear causing dizziness. When seeking medical attention on this matter, getting tested for COVID-19 is important to rule out the possibility of having been infected by this virus because this symptom can persist even after testing negative for the virus. Please be aware that dizziness can serve as an early warning sign of a severe or life-threatening situation.
There are different types of dizziness, and to find out what they are, check out this episode on COVID-19 dizziness: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mBB5AbFFDg. This is not a matter to be taken lightly.
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