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Harnessing Yin and Yang in Immunity to Ameliorate Long-COVID Symptoms

With Dr. Ph.D. Hung-Rong Yen

People who have the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) usually recover completely within a few weeks. But some people, even those who had mild versions of the disease, continue to experience symptoms after their initial recovery. These post-COVID-19 symptoms (Long COVID) is a sequala of the imbalance of Ying and Yang, which includes loss of sense of smell, mental dullness, depression, anxiety, palpitations, fatigue, shortness of breath, vertigo, headaches, insomnia, musculoskeletal pain, or disorders of the nervous system. Studies have shown that Long COVID can involve multiple organs and systems. From the perspective of Traditional Chinese medicine, these symptoms resulted from the initial attack of exterior evil (pathogen), leading to the internal damage of viscera and bowels and imbalance of Yin and Yang. To ameliorate Long-COVID symptoms, it is therefore very important to harness Yin and Yang to resume the harmonious balance. In this lecture, we will discuss the followings:

1. Current studies about the long-term effects of COVID-19 (Long COVID).

2. Integrative viewpoint on Long COVID Syndrome from the perspectives of biomedicine and TCM.

3. Current evidence about TCM management of Long COVID.

4. Harnessing Yin and Yang in Immunity to achieve balance.

Video-Class with Online Examination

(unlimited access)

  • watch and rewind video as often as you like

  • learn at your own pace

  • two CEU credits (TCM-Fachverband and ASA)

  • Multiple-Choice Exam at the end of the course

  • ask your questions to your lecturer by e-mail

  • course fee: CHF 50.-

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Course curriculum

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    Harnessing Yin and Yang in Immunity to Ameliorate Long Covid

    • Intro

    • Outline and declaration

    • Long Covid

    • Symptoms

    • Risk Factors

    • Treatment & management

    • Research update

    • TCM Literature

    • TCM Research update

    • Harnessing Yin and Yang in Immunity

    • PDF Handout

    • Exam

About the lecturer


Hung-Rong Yen

Dr. Hung-Rong Yen is a physician in China Medical University Hospital, and serves as the Director of Research Center for Chinese Herbal Medicine and Dean of College of Chinese Medicine at China Medical University, Taiwan. He earned his M.D. degree with double major in Western and Chinese medicine in China Medical University, Taiwan. Afterward, he completed clinical training both in pediatrics and Chinese medicine in Chang Gung Children Hospital and Chang Gung Memorial Hospital. He also earned his Ph.D. degree in Chang Gung University, including a 3-year research fellowship in the Immunology Program, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Hung-Rong Yen’s research interests majorly involve traditional Chinese medicine and immunology. Dr. Yen’s academic training and research experience have provided him with a background in multiple biomedical aspects. As a physician with dual clinical training in western medicine and Chinese medicine plus scientific training, he has become a leading advocate of the integration of Chinese medicine into conventional care and builds bridges between doctors of all backgrounds. He has published more than 80 papers in SCI journal. It is his hope that his training in clinical and basic science could be translated to a better understanding, treatment, and prevention of immunological diseases through approaches such as Chinese medicine. Dr. Yen is also a pioneer in innovative pedagogical practice in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) education. He is the leading expert in establishing the TCM-OSCE in Taiwan. He was invited to deliver TCM lectures or speeches worldwide. His bilingual lecture "Chinese Medicine Health Promotion Wisdom in Daily Life" is the first TCM-MOOCs course in China Medical University, Taiwan.