Why Traditional Chinese Medicine can not be a new approach to alleviate the symptoms of COVID-19 ?

Chinese medicine for COVID-19


  • Geer Chen Macau University of Science and Technology
  • Yehao Luo Guangxi university of Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Donghan Xu Macau University of Science and Technology
  • Yuzhou Pang Guangxi university of Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Peiqi Ou Guangxi university of Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Gang Fang Guangxi Zhuang Yao Medicine Center of Engineering and Technology
  • Wei Chen The first Affiliated Hospital of Guangxi University of Chinese Medicine




Traditional Chinese Medicine, COVID-19, Chinese herbal injections, Proprietary Chinese medicines, Chinese herbal prescriptions


Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has a unique set of therapeutic methods for plagues. COVID-19 is a severe type of pneumonia caused by a new coronavirus, which manifests in fever, cough, headache, fatigue, difficulty breathing, and other symptoms. TCM has fully displayed its advantages of various approaches in this epidemic, including herbal decoction, patent herbs, aroma packets, acupuncture, massage, etc. These methods have played an essential role in the prevention, treatment, and nursing of COVID-19, not only in alleviating the early clinical symptoms of patients but reducing the progression from mild to severe symptoms. Thanks to the advantages of treating the pandemic, we should pay more attention to TCM modalities.


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How to Cite

Chen, Geer, Yehao Luo, Donghan Xu, Yuzhou Pang, Peiqi Ou, Gang Fang, and Wei Chen. 2021. “Why Traditional Chinese Medicine Can Not Be a New Approach to Alleviate the Symptoms of COVID-19 ? Chinese Medicine for COVID-19”. Annals of Chinese Medicine 2021 (1). https://doi.org/10.46949/acm.2021.1.1.



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