Some of you may remember Ancient Chinese Hoon treatment (AKA Moxibustion) from my Dragon Skin series. I received the treatment to help with some mangled ligaments in my shoulder before a big game. Watch the clip above and decide for yourself wether or not it was effective. But yes, it's true, Chinese media is now saying it can be used to remedy Covid 19 sympstons:
BEIJING, April 17 (Xinhua) -- The non-drug therapies used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) have proved to be effective in treating COVID-19 patients with mild or severe symptoms, a health expert said Friday.
Non-drug TCM therapies such as moxibustion, cupping and acupuncture have helped improve patients' symptoms such as cough, fatigue and insomnia, said Tong Xiaolin, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and head of the treatment group of the National Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine, at a press conference.
Acupuncture and moxibustion can also improve symptoms of dyspnea, diarrhea and cough for patients in severe conditions, he said.
(TELEGRAPH) To combat coronavirus, doctors at such institutions are doling out procedures – including acupuncture and moxibustion – plus pills and powders, mixed with water, that use ingredients such as bear bile, goat horn, licorice, lily bulb, dried orange peel, sweet wormwood, and honeysuckle.
Now I wouldn't recommend waving lit cigarettes over you back at home (nor drinking bear bile). However, it appears inhaling hoon smoke the old fashioned way may be just as effective in warding off Covid 19.
Now I would never tell you to start smoking cigarettes as the evidence isn't conclusive
but I will demand that you buy my new "Goons & Hoons" t-shirt. All proceeds will go towards making this restaurant a reality.