Ingrid, my patient, approached me on the 21st of March 2020 with symptoms of Covid-19 including aching, cough and fatigue. She also lost her sense of smell and had flu-like symptoms such as raised temperature.
I prescribed 4 weeks of herbs and within 11 days she felt much better, with her sense of taste and smell returning and her cough less severe. Gradually her cough improved further and only occurred in the evenings.
By the 30th of April Ingrid was fully cured and she avoided ‘long covid’, a condition in which many patients find themselves and experience long-term health problems. Below is her testimonial. Do not hesitate to contact me with any queries about treating Covid-19.
“I first found Hongwei Chinese Medical Centre in the early months of 2019. I couldn’t get over a persistent chest infection with a deep horrible cough despite 2 lots of antibodies. I felt so ill. I have used Chinese medicine with some success in the past, so was happy to find Olivia in the Hornchurch practice. Through treatment over several weeks with herbs, acupuncture and cupping I became well again.
In March 2020 I came down with what I am sure was Covid 19. I was not tested but had the classic symptoms, a fever, severe aches and pains with a dry cough. After 1 week, I began to feel better because the aches and pains and temperature had gone, however the cough got worse. A few days later however, I started to feel fatigue and exhausted and the cough settled deep into my lungs. I lost my sense of smell and taste completely. This then improved after 1 week, but after a day or two, what I call a 3rd wave came with returning of symptoms.
I contacted Olivia for treatment as I was unable to shift the illness and had to return to work. After conducting her consultation, she sent me herbs over several weeks, and I gradually got better and the cough went completely.
Without this treatment, I believe that my chances of going on to develop long Covid were high. In my twenties I had travelled to India, and found myself very ill with a virus of some kind. The after effects troubled me over the coming year, with the symptoms returning again and again, and I ultimately had post viral fatigue syndrome for some years.
I recovered from this eventually, but always had to be very careful not to overdo things or I would feel ill and drained of energy. I have been prone to getting unwell with any cold or flu virus since that time.
I am so grateful to have my health back, and believe that the Chinese herbs and treatment helped me to recover and avoid worse long-term illness.”