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Eastern and Western medicine join hands to treat Covid-19


At 3B field hospital, Phu Nhuan, besides western medicine regimen, F0 is used oriental medicine such as radial interstitial, poisoned ginseng… to improve treatment efficiency.

The hospital is treating 30 F0 with moderate and severe severity, including 10 cases of high-dose oxygen breathing. “Depending on the severity of the patient’s severity, we combine appropriate Eastern and Western medicine. In addition to anti-inflammatory, anticoagulant, and antiviral drugs, the patient will be given traditional Chinese medicine such as radial interstitium, chlorophyll Chau, honeysuckle, anti-poison ginseng, traditional medicine for cough and tonic ..”, specialist doctor 2 Le Ngoc Thanh (Institute of Ethnic Medicine and Pharmacy in Ho Chi Minh City) said.

According to Dr. Thanh, the clinical trial results of the ancient remedy “poisonous ginseng” conducted by the institute on 66 patients at Field Hospital No. 3 showed that all patients had no symptoms after 5 days of taking the drug. . In particular, hospital discharge time of the group taking traditional medicine was on average 3 days earlier than that of the placebo group.

In the second phase of the trial, studied over 1,000 patients, of which 700 were taking traditional medicine and 300 were not taking traditional medicine. As a result, in 700 patients taking the drug, no patient got worse, while in 300 people who didn’t take traditional medicine, 14% of patients got worse.

The remedy for palsy and toxic ginseng has been effectively applied in the treatment of Covid-19 patients. Photo. Ho Chi Minh City Institute of Ethnic Medicine and Pharmacy

In addition to oral drugs, psychological factors, food (nutrition), exercise plays an important role in the 4T method that the Ho Chi Minh City Institute of Ethnic Medicine and Pharmacy applies to treat F0. Twice a day, at 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., patients gather in the corridors and yards to practice nourishing and breathing exercises. Patients can practice 4-stroke breathing to enhance breathing, practice abdominal breathing in a smooth, light, regular, slow, deep, long rhythm; Breathe in the chest in a smooth, light, even, slow, deep, long rhythm and inhale the chest expands, the abdomen is flat, exhales the chest is flat, the abdomen is slightly inflated.

“The exercise not only helps patients recover physically, but also supports the patient’s psychology,” said Dr. Thanh. Depending on the space and patient’s health, the hospital also organizes suitable sports activities such as badminton, volleyball….

Compared to the time of the epidemic a few months ago, the mental health of the patients is better. For patients with signs of anxiety disorder, the doctor will share with the patient, remove anxiety, encourage, depending on the level, he will prescribe more oriental medicine with sedative effect. The Institute also has its own nutrition department to design a diet suitable for the needs of Covid-19 patients in the ICU and other patients.

“The diet is calculated to suit the needs of the patient, soft and easy-to-digest foods such as soup, stewed chicken… Depending on the patient’s condition, cold or heat, the doctor also adds medicinal herbs. in stews such as goji berries, ginseng, etc., help strengthen the body and support the immune system,” said Dr. Thanh.

Specialist 2 Tran Quang Minh, Institute of Ethnic Medicine and Pharmacy in Ho Chi Minh City, said sauna therapy is also applied to Covid-19 patients being treated at 3B Field Hospital. “Using herbs with antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties such as lemongrass, ginger, lavender … to help fight bacteria in the oropharynx, increasing the effectiveness of treatment,” said Dr. Minh.

Doctors and staff at the Ho Chi Minh City Institute of Ethnic Medicine and Pharmacy are taking care of Covid-19 patients, combining Eastern and Western medicine methods.  Photo.  Ho Chi Minh City Institute of Ethnic Medicine and Pharmacy

Doctors and staff at the Ho Chi Minh City Institute of Ethnic Medicine and Pharmacy are taking care of Covid-19 patients, combining Eastern and Western medicine methods. Photo. Ho Chi Minh City Institute of Ethnic Medicine and Pharmacy

At the end of September, the Ministry of Health issued Temporary guidance on the use of traditional medicine to prevent and control the Covid-19 epidemic Applicable to all medical examination and treatment establishments nationwide. Specifically, according to traditional medicine, pathogens enter the body through the upper respiratory tract, the first stage is mainly concentrated in the nasopharynx. Therefore, the use of some traditional medicine methods in combination with other disease prevention methods will limit infection and prevent disease.

According to the guidelines of the Ministry of Health, the remedies are designed for each group of patients, used under the prescription and supervision of doctors. Remedy for jade feng shui, ginseng defeats poison, ginseng moistens, achieves moisture, supports the treatment of asymptomatic Covid-19 patients. For patients with mild symptoms of Covid-19 disease, they will use remedies such as moist ginseng, patchouli, anti-toxic and anti-toxic ginseng, silver qiao, moist chrysanthemum, damp heat, poison …

F0 home treatment Doctors and doctors at the Institute of Ethnic Medicine and Pharmacy in Ho Chi Minh City, the Hospital of Traditional Medicine in Ho Chi Minh City, the University Hospital of Medicine and Pharmacy at the 3rd base, etc., were guided on oriental medicine methods through mobile medical stations and organized groups. Support F0 remote.

In addition to treating Covid-19 patients according to Eastern – Western medicine methods at the hospital, Ho Chi Minh City Hospital of Traditional Medicine has about 36 medical staff participating in 12 mobile medical stations of the city to support. F0. “Currently, the mobile medical station model is very convenient for F0 treatment at home. Through the process of supporting examination and examination depending on the patient’s health situation, the medical staff guides the patient to practice breathing and thinking. Advise on using more traditional medicine to improve physical condition, reduce symptoms and speed up recovery,” said Doctor Luu Quoc Hai, Hospital of Traditional Medicine in Ho Chi Minh City, adding that the use of Oriental medicine is mild. – Western medicine combined will usually recover quickly, negative after about 7 days, rarely severe cases.

At Ho Chi Minh City University of Medicine and Pharmacy Hospital, campus 3, through a remote consultation model, medical staff instruct F0 to self-monitor health, monitor SpO2 breathing, diet, and drug use. Oriental medicine in addition to Western medicine to treat Covid-19. Master, Doctor Kieu Xuan Thy, University of Medicine and Pharmacy Hospital 3, said that the drug is made from medicinal herbs to help reduce fever. Ingredients such as ginseng, Korean qi, and white truffle help strengthen the right qi and nourish the body. Herbs to help warm, reduce diarrhea such as herbs, ginger, sand wings.

“Using traditional medicine to treat Covid-19 helps patients reduce fatigue, insomnia, reduce symptoms of nervousness, palpitations, cough, diarrhea, and recover quickly. Currently, the drug is prepared in many forms of oral tablets, Syrup and decoction are available, patients can warm up to drink quite conveniently,” said Dr. Thy.

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