Classical Chinese Medicine

Heiner Fruehauf generously offers a great deal of thoughtful resources on Chinese medicine and Covid-19 from various authors, including his translations from the writings of prominent doctors in China. The Classical Chinese Medicine website introduces their Covid-19 resource page: “Given the quickly changing situation with COVID-19 / Coronavirus, we feel a sense of duty to provide as much thoughtful and useful information as possible with regard to Chinese medicine. We’ll post new articles and translations of research and reports coming out of China as they become available.”

A Discussion of Traditional Chinese Medicine Diagnosis and Treatment Approaches to COVID-19 Based on the Experience of Chinese Medicine Expert Deng Tietao During the SARS Epidemic (Zhang Weilan,  Wang Xiangdong, Wang Yujin, Tan Cong’e)
Lessons for the treatment of COVID-19 from the late Dr. Deng Tietao, master herbalist from Guangzhou, who showed the world during the SARS outbreak in 2003 that viral epidemics can be successfully treated with Chinese medicine.

The Role of Chinese Medicine in the COVID-19 Epidemic (Liu Lihong, translated by Heiner Fruehauf and Bryan McMahon)
Transcript of a 2-hour video lecture from a COVID-19 hospital in Wuhan, by the prominent Chinese medicine scholar-physician Liu Lihong, describing the important role of Chinese medicine in the treatment of this epidemic, and the importance of the classical six-phase approach in diagnosis.

The Dampness Epidemic: Exploring the Clinical Characteristics of COVID-19 in Shanghai (Xue Yan, Zhang Wei, Xu Guihua, Chen Xiaorong, Lu Yunfei, Wang Zhenwei, Shi Kehua, Wu Huan, Yu Jian, redacted and translated by Heiner Fruehauf)
A recent report based on the clinical experience of front-line physicians in Shanghai. After treating more than 100 confirmed cases of COVID-19, they are of the opinion that this disease should be classified as belonging to the traditional rubric of “damp epidemic” (shiwen 濕瘟).

Expert Consensus Statement on the Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment of COVID-19 Infection in Children (Wang Yongyan, Wang Xuefeng, Ma Rong, Synthesized and translated by Heiner Fruehauf)
After observing an idiopathic outbreak of viral pneumonia in December 2019, later termed the COVID-19 infection, increased numbers of infected children have come to the attention of relevant medical agencies in China. This statement includes a detailed outline of the government’s official TCM treatment guidelines employed at Chinese hospitals since late January for both children and adults.

Initial Thoughts on Coronavirus Prevention and Treatment with Chinese Medicine (Heiner Fruehauf)
Insights on the Chinese medicine etiology and potential treatment approaches to the coronavirus epidemic using Chinese herbal medicine; based on medical treatment reports from China and Heiner Fruehauf’s own clinical experience during the recent flu season.

Report from the Front Line in Wuhan (Liu Lihong, translated by Heiner Fruehauf)
A report from one of the first Chinese medicine responders to the front lines of treating COVID-19 in Wuhan. Dr. Liu Lihong offers first-hand insights into the etiology of the disease and suggests possible treatment approaches using the modalities of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine.