Raging temperature, soar throat and stuffy nose…Those who have tested positive know all about the discomforts that come with COVID-19. Although symptoms vary from person to person, those who have tested positive before are unwilling to retest positive.
With the arrival of the Spring Festival travel Rush, the flow of people across China has gradually increased. How can infected elderly people prevent re-infection?
As the saying goes, it takes a good blacksmith to make good steel. The elderly may as well improve their immunity from now on.
It is more necessary for those who have recovered after testing positive to boost their immune system.
At the World Immunization Week event in 2022 with the theme of “fighting the epidemic together and building an immune barrier together”, Zhong Nanshan, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, pointed out in a video speech, “Whether humans will get sick after being infected with pathogens and the severity of the disease are a result of the joint action of two aspects, i.e. the number and virulence of the pathogens and the immunity of the human body.”
The occurrence, development and prognosis of novel coronavirus pneumonia are closely related to the quality of the human immune system. The body needs to rely on its own immune system to truly clear the novel coronavirus.
In the words of traditional Chinese medicine, enhancing immunity means strengthening healthy qi. As the saying goes, when there is sufficient healthy qi inside, pathogenic factors have no way to invade the body. Traditional Chinese medicine focuses on protecting healthy qi and preventing pathogenic qi.
Many people still have coughs, nasal congestion, loss of taste, fatigue and other symptoms after recovery from COVID-19 precisely because of the pathogenic qi in the body.
Ganoderma is the only “top-grade medicine” that can enter the five meridians of the human body among thousands of Chinese herbal medicines. It is often applied clinically to some diseases caused by external pathogens and plays a role in resisting external pathogens.
Reishi mushroom greatly benefits the overall regulation of the original qi of the human body. It can help the body to detoxify and strengthen healthy qi at the same time. Traditional Chinese medicine achieves the purpose of curing diseases through the efficacy of Ganoderma lucidum to strengthen healthy qi and eliminate pathogens.
According to the latest scientific findings, Ganoderma lucidum water extract can significantly inhibit the infection of the novel coronavirus (SARS-Cov-2) both in vivo and in vitro. The active compounds (triterpenoids, polysaccharides and small molecular proteins) of Ganoderma lucidum play an important role in inhibiting human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) protease.
It provides a potential drug candidate for combating coronaviruses. It can be used to prevent and treat coronaviruses in the future, especially to prevent and treat novel coronavirus infections. Patients suffering from novel coronary pneumonia can eat Ganoderma lucidum, which can have a positive effect on the body and help strengthen immunity.
Those who have recovered from COVID-19 can take Ganoderma lucidum to speed up health restoration.
As far as traditional Chinese medicine is concerned, original qi is the most fundamental and important qi in the human body, and it is the driving force behind the life activities of the human body. If original qi is sufficient, the human body is healthy. If original qi is insufficient, the human body will get sick.
So if one wants to accelerate health restoration after recovery from COVID-19, what should he/she do? It is recommended that he/she take Ganoderma lucidum.
Shennong Materia Medica listed Ganoderma lucidum as a top-grade medicine and pointed out that Ganoderma lucidum can remove pathogenic factors congealing in the chest and benefits the heart qi. Top-grade medicines for long-term consumption are non-toxic. The evaluation in Shennong Materia Medica is that long-term consumption of Ganoderma lucidum promotes weight loss and extends the lifespan. In 2000, the Pharmacopoeia of the People’s Republic of China listed Ganoderma lucidum as a legal medicinal material.
Ganoderma lucidum contains Ganoderma lucidum polysaccharides and Ganoderma lucidum triterpenes, which can regulate blood pressure, regulate blood lipids, protect myocardium, resist oxidation, resist inflammation and regulate immunity.
Modern medical research has confirmed that these effects can prevent or improve diabetes, arteriosclerosis, cardiomyopathy, nephropathy and weak immunity.
Keep in mind three points to prevent re-infection.
1) Keep a balanced diet
After the recovery from COVID-19, the novel coronavirus in the human body may not have been eliminated, and the immune system also needs sufficient nutrition as a supplement.
People who recover from COVID-19 can choose to eat yogurt, custard, noodles with minced meat, fish and high-quality eggs. They need to increase protein intake because the human body is very dependent on protein, and increasing protein intake is conducive to recovery.
2) Avoid strenuous exercise
After the recovery from COVID-19, the heart load should be reduced as much as possible. During the full cycle of viral infection, the human body is still in the recovery stage. It’s necessary to avoid strenuous exercise, staying up late and drinking too much alcohol within two weeks of contracting the virus.
People who recover from COVID-19 should mainly eat a light diet, appropriately increase salt intake and fully supplement vitamins and electrolytes.
3) Keep warm
Some people who have recovered have symptoms even worse than those caused by the novel coronavirus when they catch a cold outside.
Keep the head warm – “The head is the gathering area of all the yangs and where the yang meridians of the whole body gather.” In addition to wearing a hat outdoors, pay more attention to preventing wind and cold after washing hair.
Keep the body warm – “Sufficient yang qi prevents all diseases from arising”. Sunbathing can dispel cold air, invigorate yang qi, dredge meridians and collaterals, and promote blood circulation.
Keep the feet warm – “A cold sensation arises from the soles of the feet”. Soak feet in hot water or traditional Chinese medicine before going to bed, mix the medicine juice into water, promote the circulation of qi and blood, warm the viscera, dredge the meridians and activate collaterals.
Zhang Boli, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, mentioned that the “main force” against the novel coronavirus is autoimmunity.
While paying attention to nutritional supplements and protection, using Ganoderma lucidum to regulate immunity and improve self-immunity is a good way to prevent re-infection.