Introduction and Comparison of TCM Treatment Guides on COVID-19

Wuhan in Hubei province, the city of the
outbreak started from, is located in central China
with many rivers and lakes and is the city with the
most water covered land in China. There were
excessive rainfalls in this area in the second half of
the year 2019 and the early cases of the infection
were from a fish market. In a word, the epidemic
broke out within a humid environment. Thus the
TCM department of the Tongji Hospital in Wuhan
set the guidelines according to the recognition of the
pathogenic dampness. In this guide, early-stage
patients are managed in two groups, with fever or
without fever. The fever group includes three types:
“cold-dampness blocking lungs”, “warmth
-dampness blocking lungs” and “pathogen confining