Recently, I have been seeing an increasing number of people who have been suffering from long Covid-19 or post-viral fatigue. This can happen when a pathogen (virus, bug etc) remains in the body, resulting in symptoms lingering for weeks, months or even years! Post-viral fatigue often arises when the body did not have an adequate amount of time to recover from the initial illness or if the immune system was already strained before the pathogen invaded the body.

Some common symptoms from Long Covid-19 are headaches, brain fog, aching joints and/or muscles, lack of appetite, low energy, insomnia, shortness of breath, to name a few. Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture is a holistic therapy and therefore the treatment strategy is unique to the individual.

Using a combination of acupuncture treatments, along with lifestyle advice, I have been able to offer relief from many of the lingering symptoms. The treatments can include other techniques, when suitable, such as cupping (cups applied with suction), guasha (“scraping”), or moxibustion (warming herbal therapy). The initial consultation involves a thorough discussion of the current symptoms along with a full medical history, which enables me to address the root of my clients health’s issues and to create a bespoke treatment plan for the individual.

Traditional Acupuncture has been in use for over 2000 years and is based on the philosophy that a blockage or imbalance in our energy or “Qi” can lead to illness. Acupuncture treatment involves the insertion of sterile, very fine needles (as fine as a hair!) into specific points in the body to regulate the flow of Qi in our body. By bringing our energy into balance, the treatment promotes natural healing.

I offer free 20 minute phone consultations to discuss how acupuncture can help you. If you would like to feel like yourself again, get in touch.

Emily Delahaye

Emily Delahaye, Acupuncturist