Possible mechanism of acupuncture and moxibustion in prevention and treatment of COVID-19
LI Xiangshu1,2, LU Hai1,2, HU Heqi1,2, LIU Xiaoyu1,2, KANG Yuwei1,2, GAO Xuan1,2, ZHANG Chunhong1,2,3
1First Teaching Hospital, Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 2Tianjin
University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 3National Clinical Research Center of Traditional Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Tianjin 300193, China
【Abstract】Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is fully and deeply participating in the whole process of curbing the current corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19) epidemic, and has made some achievements in the practice. Acupuncture and moxibustion, as TCM external treatment methods, have the benign effects of regulating and protecting weiqi, anti-inflammatory, sterilization and bacteriostasis, improving immunity and so on. Aiming at the prevention and treatment of COVID-19, this paper mainly analyzes the possible mechanism of acupuncture and moxibustion in the aspects of improving immunity, sterilization and anti-inflammatory. We hope toraise the utilization rate of acupuncture and moxibustion in the future and give full play to their core role in the early and recovery period of COVID-19 by intervention in the early stage and also the whole process.
【Keywords】corona virus disease 2019; acupuncture and moxibustion; weiqi;immune; sterilization and bacteriostasis