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TCM & Post Covid Vaccine Syndrome

COVID-19 vaccines are now available, and Canadians can now access the vaccine, which will help protect them from getting this virus. It is possible to experience some side effects, although this is very normal, so you don’t have to worry because it is a sign that your body is building the protection that it needs.

Side effects will vary from one person to another, and depending on their severity, you may not be able to complete your daily activities for a few days. These effects will disappear, so they are not concerning because they are common in relation to this vaccine, and it’s even possible for some people not to experience any side effects whatsoever.

Common side effects include pain, redness and swelling on the arm where you received the shot, and you may also experience headaches, tiredness, chills, fever or nausea throughout the rest of your body. It is not recommended that you take any medications before vaccination, as this will not prevent side effects, and the medications may interfere with the vaccine. You can, however, consider over-the-counter medication if you experience pain or discomfort after you are vaccinated, as these medications can relieve the side effects you may experience post-vaccination.

Some of the vaccines will require a second shot, and these side effects may be more intense, but this, too, is very normal because, once again, it’s a sign that your body is building protection. These side effects should disappear after a few days, similar to your first shot. While discomfort and mild pain are normal, they should disappear, so if that is not the case or you feel as though the pain is getting worse, contact your doctor or a healthcare provider right away. Another option you can consider is Traditional Chinese Medicine, as these treatments can help relieve you of your pain. Acupuncture and herbal medicine can help treat certain areas of your body, so you can turn to these practices for relief. These treatments are considered to be very safe and effective, and they can help you and your body adjust to this new vaccine.

Traditional Chinese medicine can help minimize both short and long-term reactions to the COVID-19 vaccine, so if you experience side effects, you can look into this treatment, as it will make a difference. Whether you are interested in acupuncture or Chinese herbs, these treatments can reduce your pain and discomfort and minimize your body’s reaction to the vaccine. Traditional Chinese Medicine can help you return to your daily routine and regular activities sooner because you will feel better, and your body will no longer be in pain.

The bottom line is that the COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective, and those who have access to it are fortunate. If you happen to experience side effects, the experts at Qi Herbs and Acupuncture can help, so if you’re considering Traditional Chinese Medicine, contact us for more information today!