By: Keren Zelicha
In the previous article on Corona virus pneumonia- traditional Chinese medicine pathopysiolgy, I have discussed the characteristics and mechanism of damp toxicity as the major pathogenic factor for corona virus disease. This epidemic evil can block the qi axis, suppress yang, damage qi transformation & transportation and produce a toxic damp pathology. Damp Toxic evil qi attacks the lungs and the Mo yuan (source membrane) related to the San jiao triple warmer.
The characteristics of corona virus (COVID-19) disease
The nature of the disease is a composition of damp toxicity leading to heat and qi flow obstruction.
In the beginning, the disease will have mild symptoms of fever, dry cough, sometimes fatigue and muscle pain. This is regarded as a Wei qi level type of Wen Bing disease.
When the disease advance and enters the lung membranes (related to the Mo Yuan), the acute inflammation and the lack of oxygenation may lead to some mixed excess-deficient symptoms. We can see Qi level symptoms such as: high fever, dry cough, pneumonia, with Zheng qi deficiency symptoms such as: difficulty in inhalation, dark complexion, liver and kidney organ failure due to the hypoxia.