Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has thousands years history. It has unique basic theories and diagnostic methods. It is a very effective therapy in treating many chronic diseases and some acute diseases. If you are interested in TCM, welcome to pop in to this TCM forum, let's discuss on any topic about Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture. If you have any health problem, you are welcome to visit my clinic Knowhow Acupuncture at 1 Harley street, London. If you are far away from London, you can pop in my online clinic to get some help. If you like this blog please share it to your friends.

Thursday, 23 January 2020

How to prevent coronavirus infection?

Tiejun Tang

We are all aware of the new Coronavirus spreading from Wuhan across China and beyond.. This disease is very similar to the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) epidemic of 2003 which originated in China and spread to 37 countries with 8098 cases and 774 fatalities. The pathogens are from a different subtype of coronavirus; Its incubation period is longer than SARS and its symptoms are slightly different.

SARS initially spread from Guangzhou in Southern China, and I was working in that city when SARS started to spread. Our hospital is one of the leading hospitals in Guangzhou, so we accepted and treated many patients. When patients were diagnosed with SARS they were isolated and treated with modern medicine. My PhD tutor, Professor Deng Tietao suggested to central government to use traditional Chinese medicine and after the Chinese herbal medicine was involved the mortality rate significantly reduced.
Chinese herbal medicine was widely used to prevent SARS infection. Many people took herbal decoction of Banlangen (Radix isatidis) which has proven to have an antiviral function.’[1] During the epidemic period of SARS in Hong Kong there were 2,601 medical staff administered with Kandu Bufei  DecoctionIt was confirmed that 1,063 people had taken it for a successive two weeks according to the request and had returned the questionnaire monitoring effectiveness They were regarded as the treatment groupThe control group consisted of 15,374 subjects who didn’t take Chinese herbal medicineResults: No one in the herbal treatment group contracted the SARS infection while in the control group, 64(0.4%) were infected.[2]
Extensive pharmacological research has shown that many Chinese herbal medicines have very good antiviral effects in their different ways.[3] Chinese herbal medicine could prevent the occurrence of coronavirus infection. It is possibly improving symptoms through enhancing the immunity of body. The ingredients of Kandu Bufei Decoction were based on the classical formula of Yupingfeng San, which is recorded from Yuan Dynasty in 1345 AD. Yupingfeng in Chinese means jade screen.  It means that like a jade screen this medicine can protect people from wind evils.  Modern research has shown that a modified Yupingfeng San formula can inhibit respiratory viral infections in vitro and in vivo.[4]
Coronavirus infection is preventable. Wearing a mask, washing hands and drinking plenty of water can help to prevent infection but the best way to prevent coronavirus infection is to take some Chinese herbal decoction. You can access your local Chinese herb clinic to get your jade screen. It will help you to stay safe from the risk of coronavirus.
1. Zhou W Research progress of Chinese herbal medicineRadix isatidis (banlangen).
      Am J Chin Med. 2013;41(4):743-64.
2. Liu Dehui. Clinical Observation on the Preventive Effect of KangduBufei Decoction on AcuteSevere Respiratory Syndrome. Chinese Journal of Integrated Traditional and Western Medicine. 2004; 24(8): 685-688.
3.  Jun Huang. Antiviral Herbs -Present and Future. Infectious Disorders – Drug Targets, 2014, 14, 61-73.


  1. This Is An Excellent Post I Seen. I Have To Thanks To You To Share It It Is Really What I Wanted To See Hope In Future You Will Continue For Sharing.
    Traditional Medicine Acupuncture

  2. Hi Wedad from Tunisia. My father suffers from spinal cerebral brain irritation. Is there a solution please, he is bedridden

  3. I am taking Dr. Deng's tea , the formula you gave us after treating a patient who was badly infected by Virus last Saturday. I felt feverish straight after finishing the session with her so i took the formula and then on Tuesday i saw her again . I told her to go for a scan on Tuesday (after a session to help her with headache and sinus) as the virus started to attack her right abdomen and she got back to me yesterday telling me that her blood test showed high level of infection and that she might need an operation. I then gave her this same formula as well with the dietary advice so I will see how she gets on. All in all , Dr Deng's formula is unbelievably effective. It cleared the bugs from my system and i am taking another dose today just to detox. Thank you so much Dr. Tang for such invaluable knowledge. Please keep them coming! 🙏

  4. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2448572095453890&set=p.2448572095453890&type=3&theater

    The patient just What's app me that the herbs work and now she doesn't need an operation as they were waiting to see if she would need an operation. Thank you Dr. Tang .

  5. Hi Tiejun...great info..where in NY can I obtain Dr.Dengs tea or a Chinese Taditional Medicine practitioner? I live on long Island although willing to travel..thank you for your time

    1. You can find Dr Shaobai Wang in Hanhattan. He might help you to get this herbal tea.
      New York Acupuncture & Chinese Herbs
      159 W 53rd St Suite 21B
      New York, NY 10019