In the midst of the current outbreak of Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), it is important to know the facts and be aware of what to do. COVID-19 may start out like a cold or the flu with fever and cough, but also presents with shortness of breath. It spreads very efficiently -- one person can give it to 2 or 3 people at a time. Even more challenging is the fact that a person doesn't have to have symptoms to be contagious, so someone could have the virus, and just not know it yet.
Being informed is critical in an outbreak like this and truly prevention is the best medicine. From a Chinese medicine perspective, there are definitely acupuncture and herbal treatments that can help support your immune system; reduce the severity of symptoms; or shorten the duration of illness.
If you don't already have this information, here are two fact sheets from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Let's be smart and safe out there.