Prevention and Treatment of COVID‑19: The Neglected Role of Complementary Medicine

Mohammad Saeed Kalantari Meybodi


Dear Editor, In December 2019, pneumonia caused by COVID‑19 (coronavirus) was reported in China, with a mortality rate of about 2.5%.[1] Patients with the COVID‑19 infection suffer from acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), acute heart failure, anemia, and secondary infections.[2] Many therapeutic and prophylactic protocols have been prescribed for COVID‑19. Although complementary medicine is widely used in China, its role in the prevention and treatment of COVID‑19 has been overlooked.


COVID‑19; Prevention and Treatment; Complementary Medicine; Pandemics

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