As scientists race to find a cure and vaccine, China is increasingly turning to its traditional remedies. As of late last month, more than 85% of all coronavirus patients in China — about 60,000 people — had received herbal remedies alongside mainstream antiviral drugs and there was improvement.
Chinese government’s push to use Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in the fight against the novel coronavirus outbreak
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) helps stimulate the patients’ abilities to resist and recover from the disease, which is an effective way of therapy.
Traditional medicine was used by Chine fight viruses in the past, such as the SARS pandemic in 2002 and 2003 that killed hundreds in China.
The spokesperson for Beijing Health Gao Xiaojun said, “In Beijing 87% of patient that received Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), 92% had shown improvement”
He added that Traditional Chinese medicine has played an active role in improving the recovery rate and lowering the fatality rate among patients
More than 50,000 novel coronavirus patients have been discharged from hospital, and the majority of them used TCM