Post 3 (This Post is from the series, 30 March 2020 “Practitioner Update from London”. For complete understanding begin with the 30 March Post and consult each Post in consecutive order)
When the surface response is inadequate or when the virus persists, the visible surface signs diminish. The patient complains of deeper discomfort, yet less is visible on the surface. There may be chest pains, laboured breathing, heart palpitations, coughing, and phlegm. The treatment principle is to create internal harmony.
This is a half-inside and half-outside illness stage. The fever causes the characteristic bitter taste and the white/dry tongue coat. Be careful to keep the body moist. Choose smooth and bitter foods, cherries, blueberries, liquorice, dark leafy greens. Avoid drying, astringent foods and herbs such as: lemon juice, garlic, turmeric, cloves, rosemary, sage. Do not cause sweating, or use purgatives. The treatment principle is to create internal harmony.