The sudden outbreak of an infectious disease caused by SARS-CoV-2 virus in December 2021 has caught many off-guard, with many who suffered severe respiratory and resulting in deadly causalities numbers before the introduction of vaccines to combat COVID-19. By July 21, we are expected to live with COVID-19 as it has evolved into an endemic disease. Even though Singapore has achieved an 88% full vaccination rate as of 29 August 22[1], many of us have caught this virus in momentum. Many who have recovered eventually have complained of feeling not totally well, a term known as long COVID or post-COVID conditions.

Symptoms of post-COVID / long COVID

  •  Fatigue
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chronic chesty cough with phlegm
  • Brain fog
  • Cognitive disturbances
  • Headache
  • Vertigo
  • Alternation to olfactory function: Loss of the sense of smell and taste
  • Chest tightness
  • Reduced appetite
  • Sore throat
  • Dry cough
  • Muscular and joint pain
  • Changes to bowel movement: Diarrhea/constipation
  • Irregularity in the menstrual cycle

How EMW support post COVID syndrome recovery

We recommend that affected patients receive TCM treatments to restore optimal body function and resolve lingering post-COVID symptoms. Our treatment plan will focus on the followings:

  • To boost Yang energy on Du and Bladder meridians for better energy (Qi) circulation and immunity
  • To improve on Lung, Spleen and Kidney function as they are responsible for a well-regulated respiratory system and immunity building
  • To build up your gut health for better digestion and nutrients absorption
  • To establish an enhanced colonic microflora (gut bacteria) in your gut for immunity building and strengthening
  • To clear stagnated energy for your pain and aches

What to expect on your treatment sessions with us:

1. 50mins acupressure massage with indirect moxibustion which involves the burning of Mugwort leaves and deeper heat penetration into the tissue layers. (Done by our experienced in-house therapists)

2. 20mins acupuncture session with our physicians to work on specific acupoints and meridians catered to your constitution

3. Chinese herbs customized to your constitution after a classical TCM diagnosis with our physicians.

Our recommendation: once-a-week treatment for 4 sessions before a review. Therapeutic benefits and treatment duration can vary based on individual constitution and progression.

Our TCM Physicians

Principal Physician
Edmund Pang

Senior TCM Physician
Jasmine Xie

TCM Physician
Lau Ee Wen


  1. Hannah Ritchie, Edouard Mathieu, Lucas Rodés-Guirao, Cameron Appel, Charlie Giattino, Esteban Ortiz-Ospina, Joe Hasell, Bobbie Macdonald, Diana Beltekian and Max Roser (2020) – “Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19)”. Published online at Retrieved from: ‘’ [Online Resource]