Aromatic TCM Covid Strategies 




The ancient techniques of Traditional Chinese Medicine combine very well with the anti-viral and soothing effects of essential oils in order to support our clients during this pandemic. The energising and calming effects of massaging acupoints and meridian connections can be felt immediately and can be done by clients themselves after a brief online consultation.  Ideally combined with essential oil blends or diluted single essential oils.



Acute Infection

Stomach 36 on the lateral side below the left and right knee

Supports healthy Qi and blood production and circulation gives energy.

Use with cypress, niaouli, Roman chamomile, lavender, lemongrass, peppermint, rose, rosemary, sandalwood.


Shu Points on the back, 1,5 finger width bilateral of the thoracic spine

Points on the Urinary bladder meridian connect to life-supporting organs like the heart, lungs, liver etc. Massaging these points in longer strokes will help to increase Qi and support the immune system on many levels.

Use with cypress, niaouli, cedarwood, eucalyptus, lavender, lemon, myrtle, pine, tea tree.

Governing Vessel 4 between lumbar 2 and 3

Ming Men is an energising, warming acupoint that supports the defence team of the immune system. It is a great source for warming yang energy.

Use with German and Roman Chamomile, geranium, lavender, lemon, rosemary, wintergreen. 




Liver 3 on the top of both feet between the big and the second toe

The liver as the main detoxing organ of the body is generally burdened with high toxicity during acute phases of the infection. This point supports the liver and repairs overloaded detox pathways, keeping the Qi flowing, blood and emotions moving. It also treats pain.

Use with German or Roman chamomile, helichrysum, grapefruit, frankincense, lavender, lemon, lime, mandarin, pepper, peppermint, spearmint.



Large Intestine 4 on the back of the hands between thumb and index finger

A general point to support the immune system and any pain that is going on in the head area, this point also treats symptoms of the infections and calms the spirit. It helps the immune system to produce virus-neutralising antibodies.

Use with clove, eucalyptus, fennel, ginger, palmarosa, pepper, tea tree.



Spleen 8, 3 fingers width below the medial side of both knees

Omicron has shown that it affects the pancreas more than the lungs, therefore this point to support the digestive enzyme - and endocrine hormonal production of the pancreas is included here. It also reboots the entire spleen meridian (connected to digestion and female menstrual cycle), clearing dampness and heat from the body.

Use with benzoin, frankincense, geranium, lavender, lemongrass, lime, orange, patchouli, rosemary, vetiver.



Long Lasting Symptoms

Large Intestine 11, lateral side of both elbows

Long Covid patients often suffer from high inflammation, aches and pains. This point clears heat and inflammation in the body and allows the body to calm down. It also balances the immune system in case there is an auto-immune reaction.

Use with clove, eucalyptus, fennel, ginger, neroli, may chang, palmarosa, tea tree.



Governing Vessel 14, just below C 7

Since the Covid virus can pass through the blood-brain barrier, many long Covid patients experience brain fog, cognitive and memory issues. This point clears the heat in the head, reduces any excess, balances the nervous system and activates the connection between body and brain.

Use with basil, German and Roman chamomile, frankincense, geranium, lavender, lemon, rosemary.



Tripple Warmer 8, one hand width above both wrists on the outside of the arm

Sensory input of hearing, taste and smell can be impaired or scrambled. The triple warmer meridian adjusts the heat production in three major energy centres of the body, clears phlegm and manages the impact of stress, supporting the recalibration of the senses. 

Use with angelica, bergamot, bay laurel, clary sage, eucalyptus, geranium, lavender, lemongrass, kanuka, manuka, sage, spruce.




Conception Vessel 12, halfway between the naval and the tip of the sternum

This point is great for rebalancing the digestive system after any infection. It also supports the repair of the immune supporting microbiome.

Use with basil, clary sage, eucalyptus, geranium, lemon, lemongrass, may chang, neroli, peppermint, petitgrain, spearmint, rosemary, sandalwood.




Vaccine Reset

Stomach 36, see above

For Qi - and blood production and circulation, WeiQi and lung support, optimising the immune response with the production of B and T cells


Large Intestine 11, see above

To dampen the emotional and allergic reaction to the vaccine, clearing over-production of immune cells and a possible auto-immune reaction, reseting hypersensitive target cells in the brain, adapting the cytokine response to the vaccine.


Urinary Bladder 13, at the level of T 3 1,5 fingers width from the spinal midline

This point connects directly to the lungs and supports the respiratory system and the thymus. It also calms allergic reactions.

Use with cedar wood, eucalyptus, kanuka, manuka, lemon, lemongrass, lavender, myrtle, pine, ravintsara, rosemary.













Liver 8, at the medial side of both knees

This point supports the detoxifying functions of the liver. It supports hydration and prevents congestion. It also helps that the body doesn’t over-react to the vax. Liver 8 keeps the Qi moving and support the synthesis of WeiQi, an energetic defence layer on the skin.

Use with German or Roman Chamomile, helichrysum, grapefruit, frankincense, lavender, lemon, lime, mandarin, patchouli, pepper, peppermint, spearmint, rosemary.



Please be reminded that these treatment suggestions are not meant to be used as a substitute for a GP visit when you or your clients are sick. These treatments don’t exhaust the spectrum of acupuncture points that can be used in conjunction with essential oils. There are many more points that are allegeable to be used in the case of an infection, I had to keep these suggestions brief and easy accessible.

@ 2022 Angelika Klotz

Article produced by New Zealand Register of Holistic Aromatherapists Professional Member Angelika Klotz