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Examines in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Fu’s Subcutaneous Needling Immediately Improved Covid-19- Associated Cough: A Case Report

  • Open or CloseYiping Huang1, Huiyi Huang2, Feng Zhiwen1 and Zhonghua Fu2,3*

    1Shenzhen Bao’an Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital Group, Shenzhen 518000, Guangdong, China

    2Clinical Medical College of Acupuncture & Moxibustion and Rehabilitation, Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, Guangzhou 510405, Guangdong, China

    3The Institute of Fu’s Subcutaneous Needling, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing 100029, China

    *Corresponding author:Zhonghua Fu, Clinical Medical College of Acupuncture & Moxibustion and Rehabilitation, Guangzhou 510405, China and the Institute of Fu’s Subcutaneous Needling, No. 11 Bei San Huan Dong Lu, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100029, China

Submission: February 18, 2023; Published: March 15, 2023

DOI: 10.31031/EPMR.2023.04.000580

ISSN: 2637-7934
Volume 4 Issue 1


Rationale: COVID-19-associated cough refers to cough that persists after SARS-CoV-2 infection and cannot be explained by other causes and diagnoses. FSN had been effective for chronic cough based on previous study. Therefore, we reported a case of COVID-19-associated cough effectively treated by Fu’s Subcutaneous Needling (FSN).
Patient concerns: A 23-year-old male patient developed fever and cough after infection of SARS-CoV-2. Although Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) brought down the fever, cough still continued.
Treatments and outcome: The patient was treated with FSN for three times continuously, and the patient’s cough and pharyngeal itch were significantly improved. Cough Evaluation Test (CET) score was decreased from 16 point to 6 point and cough Visual Analog Scale (VAS) score was decreased from 70mm to 5mm. And the patient had no obvious cough or pharyngeal itch during follow-up 3 days later.

Keywords:Fu’s subcutaneous needling; COVID-19-associated cough; Swaying movement; Reperfusion approach; Tightened muscle

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