Theoretical Discussion on the Application of Moxibustion in the Prophylaxis and Treatment in Corona Virus Disease 2019
ZHANG Yupeng1，QIAO Long1，FAN Chunbo2，GUAN Xuefeng2（1.Affiliated Hospital of Liaoning University of Traditional Chinese Medicine，Shenyang 110032，Liaoning， China；2.Liaoning University of Traditional Chinese Medicine，Shenyang 110847，Liaoning，China）
Abstract：Corona Virus Disease 2019（COVID-19）is an acute infectious disease with fever，fatigue， dry cough and developmental dyspnea as the main clinical manifestations. It belongs to the category of pestilence in traditional Chinese medicine，caused by epidemic pathogen invading the body，characterized by dampness，heat，poison and blood stasis. Quarantine and symptomatic treatment are primary，no effective antiviral drug exists at present. As a unique therapy in traditional Chinese medicine，moxibustion has been recorded in ancient literatures long before for the prophylaxis and treatment of pestilence. Indoor moxa- fuming can be used to prevent COVID-19，volatile oil produced by the burning moxa stick can relieve cough and asthma，moxa smoke produced by the burning moxa stick has a broad spectrum of antiviral effect， the longer the burning time，the stronger the effect. Moxibustion at acupoints can be used for the treatment of mild-case COVID-19 and the main acupoints are Zusanli（ST36），Shenque（RN8），Yinlingquan（SP9），Quchi（LI11）. Cold-dampness accumulating lungs syndrome adds acupoints：Guanyuan（RN4）， Gaohuang（BL43），Lieque（LU7）and hold-dampness accumulating lungs syndrome adds acupoints： Dazhui（DU14），Feishu（BL13），Taodao（DU13）. Modern researches have proved that moxibustion can correct the disorder of free radical metabolism，regulate the imbalance of neurotransmitter，improve local micro-circulation and lymphatic circulation，control and reduce the necrosis area of inflammation，promote the stability of internal environment and regulate the immune function bilaterally. In the face of pestilence， moxibustion with the characteristics of simplicity，convenience，cheapness and effectiveness will certainly play a positive role in the prophylaxis and treatment process.
Keywords：moxibustion；Corona Virus Disease 2019；pestilence；prophylaxis and treatment； immunologic function