Living with Long Haul Covid

Long Haul Covid-19 Recovery

Long Haul Covid-19 Recovery, which has the same symptoms as ME and CFS, is not wholly solved by breathwork alone contrary to common and popular notions at this time.

Breathwork is based on the idea that shallow breathing, to the chest and not the belly, and various patterns of breath, are at the source of relieving stress and fatigue and this has a “degree” of truth to it; but it’s only one aspect of the solution. It’s not the primary reason people are suffering from long-haul covid. and it’s not a complete solution either.

That said, most people need to learn how to breathe better for sure.

Here at RegenUs Center, which was founded on the idea that we are “regenerating us;” we understand that nearly 10% or more of people who had COVID 19 are suffering from a long-haul covid recovery. We also know that many of these people (not all) were likely people suffering from some degree of ME/CFS Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) which are disabling and complex illnesses, or other pre-existing conditions.

That said, according. RWJBarnabas explained on post covid care, that while people who are suffering from Long Haul Covid, are “non-contagious”, and they (you) need to get the vaccine;  there is no real definition for what accounts for this condition.

Symptoms:

  • Shortness of breadth – pulmonary
  • Complaining of sleep difficulty – excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Insomnia
  • “Cope”
  • Oxygen exertional

But like most experts facing this new condition, the hospital does not know what’s driving symptoms of long-haul covid and is researching and experimenting.

And understandably they are taking a traditional approach to the topic like assessing when symptoms appeared, taking a historical assessment, physical exam, testing, and treatment, X-ray – cat scan, review cardiology parameters, etc. They are also often prescribing (not all patients the same, individualized), walk testing to test oxygen capacity, inhalers, steroids, pulmonary testing, breathing exercises, etc.

And one of the most important points they made, considering that they have the muscle to wrap their head around long-haul covid, is that there is no correlation between the severity of the illness and the post covid impact. Some people had mild symptoms and experience long-haul covid recovery, and some had intense symptoms and still have a long-haul covid recovery.

But what we’re saying is that while traditional approaches may help, they are not getting to the actual roots of long-haul covid.

As sleep doctors for years stated “we don’t actually know why we sleep,” which was simply not true; the idea that we don’t know what causes ME/CFS, or fatigue is also not true. We do! Combine someone suffering from the causes that lead to ME/CFS (a big preexisting condition) with Covid 19 and it’s of no surprise why we are now dealing with “long hauler” cases that are poised to double in the coming year.

It’s called “post-exertional malaise.” It is a common symptom among patients who have not recovered from covid. It is also consistent with a standard feature of another chronic illness: myalgic encephalomyelitis, also known as chronic fatigue syndrome, or ME/CFS.

Note the use of the term exertional – meaning “Persistent shortness of breath—not being able to climb up a few flights of stairs, for example, or being unable to complete usual exertional activities without getting winded—are complaints repeatedly seen on long-COVID forum sites.”

They are worn down.

The percentage of covid patients who become long haulers is hard to pin down — in part because many early covid patients were not tested in time to detect the virus. But “long covid” is potentially an enormous problem. A recent study of 1,733 covid patients in Wuhan, China, found three-quarters of them still had symptoms six months after being released from the hospital.

So what do you do about Long Haul Covid?

First, you need to start managing your energy to accelerate recovery and that means begin sourcing and enhancing the production of energy in your body. Long Haul Covid can be dealt with very much in the same way you deal with the symptoms of ME/CFS and that is learning about what energy is, how to manage your energy through performance lifestyle, and as a big part of that process, you want to begin using technologies like PEMF, Photobiomodulation or “whole body light red and near-infrared light therapy), and far-infrared sauna.

Ok, a little science.

Breathing is one aspect of the respiratory chain or electron transport chain The electron transport chain in the mitochondrion is the site of oxidative phosphorylation in eukaryotes. The NADH and succinate generated in the citric acid cycle are oxidized, providing energy to power ATP synthase, which produces ATP.

Adenosine triphosphate (ATP), an energy-carrying molecule found in the cells of all living things. ATP captures chemical energy obtained from the breakdown of food molecules and releases it to fuel other cellular processes.

What’s likely happening, is that overexertion, an overstimulated nervous system due to excess stress is a “preexisting condition” in most long-haul covid sufferers. When you add the impact of COVID 19 on top of this condition, combined with a pandemic mindset and lack of understanding around energy, how to proactively source energy, and enhance the production of energy, and you can find yourself in what feels like an endless malaise.

It’s time to change your mindset, not because “it’s all in your head.” It’s not. It’s in your body/brain; you need to get energy educated and accelerate your recovery, or “recharge your body battery” and ultimately change, improve and optimize the way you live.

We can help you with that!

Here at RegenUs Center (regenerating us), we can help you with your long-haul covid recovery.

Give us a call at 862-295-1620 for a consultation, and to learn the regeneration energy protocol, that can help you with your current condition.
Learn more here.

 

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