“I have two words for Long Covid – the worst,” shares Eric T. of Myrtle Beach.
While the initial alarm of the Covid-19 outbreak has subsided, the pandemic is ongoing. The spread may have slowed but we continue to feel the long term impacts. Nearly 23 million Americans (100 million people globally) have learned that regardless of the severity of their initial infection, they may continue to experience debilitating symptoms for weeks, months or even years. In a number of cases these symptoms worsen with time, even turning deadly.
“I got Covid early last year and it was pretty bad,” shares Eric. “I was hospitalized for 9 days and there was a point where I wasn’t sure I was going to make it. I’m still here so I guess God had other plans but months passed and I was still gasping for air. I couldn’t do everyday tasks like cut the grass or work in the yard, much less enjoy a quick bike ride. And then there was what my doctor called ‘brain fog’. I’d lose my train of thought mid-sentence or forget words for stupid things like plates and toilet paper. It felt like I’d had a stroke more than it did a virus.”
Officially dubbed Long Covid, the aftermath of the original virus has taken on a life of its own. Dozens of symptoms have been reported and include everything from shortness of breath and cognitive issues to a sudden onset of diabetes and cardiothoracic conditions. These symptoms are so well-documented and common that those suffering now qualify for disability assistance.
Unfortunately for Eric and so many others, the treatment options thus far have been limited.
“I started with my primary care doctor and saw specialist after specialist. A pulmonologist finally told me ‘this is the best we can do for you, it’s time you start thinking about how you’re going to live with Long Covid.’ Apparently, their best was letting me live what felt like half a life.”
Eric wasn’t satisfied with that and resigned to doing his own research, which is how he ended up here at AIM Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine. “I fully believe the human body has the ability to heal itself, but sometimes it needs a little push. I’ve used acupuncture in the past to help me through a bout of sciatica and just knew if anyone could help me with this Long Covid business it was going to be Dr. Weber.”
You might think that a novel virus needs a novel solution but you’d only be half right. While we are using innovative solutions like ATP Resonance BioTherapy™ to combat Long Covid because it aids in the healing and repair of specific cells and tissues, it’s a much more time-tested science that’s getting our patients back to living their lives.
“Our O3 ReBoot Therapy™ has all encompassing and powerful healing capabilities,” shares Clinical Director, Rebecca Rinn. “Ozone therapy has been used since the 1800’s and was actually a popular tool for Doctors during the first world war because of its antibacterial, antiviral and antiinflammatory properties. We use it today to inactivate residual Covid virus, stimulate oxygen metabolism and activate the immune system. And the whole treatment takes about 15 minutes and is completely noninvasive.”
As with our other services, O3 ReBoot Therapy™ requires consistent and repeated treatment to achieve measurable and long-lasting results. “I’m in my second month of treatment and back to riding my bike and maybe breathing better than before I even had Covid. Everyone [at AIM] has been amazing! I really feel taken care of every time I walk in the door.”
Dr. Weber has been successfully treating chronic pain and complicated conditions for over two decades. She has pioneered effective protocols to treat seemingly hopeless conditions like peripheral neuropathy, fibromyalgia and postherpetic neuralgia. When Covid-19 emerged three years ago, we got right to work researching and developing therapies that would effectively address the complex virus. Based on the testimony of patients like Eric, it seems our efforts have been a smashing success.