Acupuncture In The Treatment Of Long Covid
Watch a recording of Dominique Joire and Kath Berry in a webinar discussing how acupuncture can help support patients preparing for the covid vaccine, vaccination aftercare and to rapidly speed up the recovery rate from post-viral exposure or "long covid". Long Covid is a term to describe the effects of Covid-19 that continue for weeks or months beyond the initial illness. In TCM terms: Lingering Pathogenic Factors (LPF).
Based on the clinical experience of the Gateway clinic (a TCM program in a NHS hospital) and the work of the Jade Screen Project* the UKs largest free charity of Chinese herbal Medicine for front line workers with Covid, this webinar will provide you with a clinical framework for understanding Long Covid as well as other major LPFs: Post-viral syndrome/ myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) / chronic fatigue syndrome / fibromyalgia etc. This in depth understanding of LPFs is critical for your future acupuncture practice as our western medicine colleagues have little to offer - paving the way for TCM to secure its role in primary healthcare and disease prevention.
* 10% of donations raised will go to fund the Jade Screen Project. You will also get free access to Will Mcleans webinar about Lingering Pathogenic Factors, recorded in 2012 pre-covid.
Dominique Joire is the former TCM clinical lead of the Gateway Clinic; the UK's only NHS funded TCM acupuncture clinic at Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital in London, a position he held for 21 years, from 1999 to 2020. The Gateway clinic became known for its pioneering work with HIV and Hepatitic C patients, as well as its TCM integrated approach to specialise in long term chronic pain, fibromyalgia and Chronic fatigue syndrome. Dominique is also a volunteer clinician on the Jade Screen Project which offers frontline medical professionals free Chinese Herbal Medicine (CHM) consultations and tailored prescriptions. This exploration into new frontiers of covid approach places Dominique in an authoritative role to understand Long Covid from a TCM perspective and translate CHM patterns into acupuncture point protocols. He shares his observations and clinical expertise with you in this vanguard presentation.
Kath Berry is an Acupuncturist who loves innovative technologies and their ability to offer support and professional development through the provision of high quality education, peer support and information sharing. Kath is passionate about ensuring that the acupuncture profession is well informed and has access to the latest evidence-based research to promote the use of acupuncture as a safe and effective treatment. This webinar forms part of a series of training Kath is providing in collaboration with the JCM on Demand.