From Chinese Medicine’s perspective, Zheng Qi can be understood as a body’s immune capacity, which is determined by genetics, lifestyle, and age, while Xie Qi can be understood as pathogens, such as the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). The consensus is that Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is considered a “dampness pestilence”（湿疫）caused by an exterior pathogenic factor of dampness. Because the external pathogen is too strong, even when the immunity is only slightly impaired, the infection rate and the mortality rate in certain populations are higher.
Prevention is better than cure. In addition to abiding by scientific epidemic prevention measures and maintaining safe distancing, people also have the habit of using Chinese Medicine as a means for prevention. It should be reminded that the “silver bullet” prescriptions circulating on the internet are not for general consumption but for treatment in confirmed cases. When used incorrectly, it may not target the pathogen properly, and may even weaken the immunity, making it self-defeating.
The weather in Singapore is hot and humid. To suit the general population’s constitution, the following medicinal meals and acupuncture points can be considered to restore one’s body to a balanced state for disease prevention.