COVID-19 Spikes Demand for Chinese Herbs and Acupuncture


New York City is now an epicenter of COVID-19, since the beginning of March acupuncturist and herbalist Clayton Shui has seen a spike in demand for Chinese remedies.


Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) dates back more than 2,500 years and is widely used in China.


Last year, the World Health Organization formally recognized traditional medical therapies such as acupuncture and herbal supplementation medicine, conferring more mainstream recognition of the practices, which date back more than 2,500 years.


At Kamwo, prescription orders for herb formulas used to treat flu-like symptoms and boost the immune system almost doubled since late February as confirmed cases of coronavirus started spreading across the US. {courtesy New York Post}


Acupuncture and Chinses herbs can help to boost your immunity. More and more research has revealed that acupuncture can regulate immunity, for example, to enhance anticancer and antistress immune function and exert anti-inflammation effects. This may be the basis of acupuncture in preventing and treating later diseases. This special issue was developed to stimulate the continuing efforts in promoting the research on acupuncture and immunity. [courtesy Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2015; 2015: 260620.]


We are open and seeing patients, we are also offering telemedicine appointments. If you are interested in learning more about how acupuncture or TCM can help you, call us today. 520-881-0827


Demand for Chinese herbs, acupuncture spikes amid coronavirus outbreak

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