I am F0 for 3 days, my body is very tired. Please ask the doctor, should I supplement by eating bird’s nest and cordyceps? (Yen Nhi, Hai Duong)
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From the point of view of traditional medicine, bird’s nest, bird’s nest or cordyceps are all tonics, which have the effect of nourishing the right qi and improving the body. During the period of Covid-19 or illness, when health is weakened, evil spirits and weather will enter the human body and cause disease. At this time, the body needs to eliminate evil spirits and detoxify, so it does not need to be replenished because the supplement makes the evil gas and the gas stay in the body longer. Patients only need to provide enough nutrients to help the body fight off evil spirits.
Therefore, patients should not take supplements at the time of Covid-19 treatment, just eat normally, can use more herbs such as ginger, lemongrass, garlic, perilla, onion, etc. wormwood… If the body is tired, anorexia, F0 should divide meals with sufficient content, choose your favorite dishes; Limit fried, greasy, high-protein dishes such as red meat, shrimp, crab, offal… to avoid bloating and indigestion.
After recovering from Covid-19, eating bird’s nest or cordyceps will promote better effects, helping the body recover quickly. According to traditional medicine, bird’s nest has a sweet taste, calculates the average, enters the waste channels, taste and kidney, has the effect of nourishing yin, laxative, tonic for central gas, tonic for kidney, and nourishing for blood. Children 1 to 3 years old should only use 1-2 grams of bird’s nest each time, use 2-3 times a week, should not be used too much, making the child’s digestive system indigestible. Children from 3 to 12 years old, can use 3-4 grams of refined bird’s nest each time, 3 times a week. Adults should eat daily with a dose of 3-4 grams of bird’s nest per day if possible because bird’s nest is good for the skin and recovery after Covid-19.
Cordyceps has a sweet taste, is mild in the two meridians and kidneys, has the effect of nourishing the body for the sick, useful for waste, for the kidney, tonic for the marrow, hemostasis, sputum, and for the treatment of cough and loss of life. , coughing up blood, impotence, back pain, knee pain, spermatorrhea, heart attack. The use of cordyceps will depend on the age, physical condition … of each person.
Doctor, Doctor Ngo Quang Hai
Former Deputy Director of Training and Directing Center
Central Acupuncture Hospital