Crawford Wellness provides effective solutions for chronic conditions using Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine in McMinnville, Oregon

Long Haul Stage One

In today’s health landscape, post-viral conditions and their long-term implications have emerged as pressing concerns. Guided by traditional wisdom and modern insights, we unpack a stage one protocol tailored for those grappling with lingering symptoms often linked to viruses like Epstein-Barr. These methods are foundational elements of the protocol I use, bearing parallels with how we address fibromyalgia. Both conditions can be set off by persistent or reactivating viruses like Epstein-Barr, which is known to disrupt the immune system’s function.

The primary objective

The primary objective of the stage one protocol is to restore and strengthen the immune response.

A noticeable clinical observation in these patients is the pronounced presence of mucus and biofilm. In traditional medical contexts, such conditions are categorized under “dampness.” Persistent fatigue is a hallmark for those with these ailments.

The protocol consists of 3 products and 2 exercises.

The exercises in the protocol


1. Nasal Humming: This technique boosts nitric oxide production. Nitric oxide plays a pivotal role in the immune response by dilating blood vessels, enhancing blood flow, and has antimicrobial effects. By increasing its levels, it can potentially eradicate lingering infectious agents. I’ve made comprehensive videos detailing this method, and I recommend viewing them for clarity.

2. Sweating: Sweating is a natural detoxification process. However, many chronically ill patients struggle with exercise-induced sweating due to symptom exacerbation or lack of sauna access. The “Wind Tea” and foot soaks in our protocol can help induce this detoxifying sweat. Consistency and using hot water are vital for effective outcomes.

The products in the protocol

1. Wind Tea: A meticulously crafted herbal blend of 13 ingredients with three primary therapeutic effects. Buplorum, a central ingredient, has been traditionally used for its antiviral properties. It stimulates interferon production—a protein that plays a key role in immune response against viral infections. Moreover, autoimmune conditions, where the immune system mistakenly attacks the body, can be modulated with Buplorum. The tea also serves as an expectorant, reducing mucus that can be a reservoir for certain viruses. Lastly, it promotes lymphatic drainage, crucial for toxin removal and optimal immune system function.

2. Chorus : The gut plays a vital role in overall health, with a significant portion of the immune system located there. Individuals with long-term COVID symptoms frequently exhibit gastrointestinal disturbances. Viruses, especially enteric ones, find the gut a conducive environment. This product not only aids in digestive regularity but also combats bloating and brain fog—a manifestation of the gut-brain axis dysfunction. It contains Angelica dahurica, renowned for its antiviral properties. The compound imperatorin within it can intracellularly counter viruses, acting as a natural antiviral agent.

3. Tibetan Foot Soak: Chronic illnesses often take a toll on peripheral circulation. The foot soak focuses on rejuvenating peripheral vasculature. Increased blood circulation to the extremities can alleviate symptoms like neuropathic pain. Additionally, the soak aids in nerve regeneration and promotes sweating a key detoxification method.

For an in-depth understanding of these products and their mechanisms, I invite you to explore the extensive resources on my website. 

About the Author

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Brehan Crawford, based in McMinnville, Oregon, is a distinguished clinician specializing in the treatment of chronic conditions, particularly Lyme Disease and its coinfections. After earning his Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2009, he deepened his expertise with a 5-year residency under the mentorship of the renowned Dr. Heiner Fruehauf at the Hai Shan Clinic. A Diplomate of Oriental Medicine from the NCCAOM, Brehan has pioneered innovative methods using Traditional Chinese Medicine for chronic infections. Known for mentoring other professionals, he regularly imparts knowledge on advanced Chinese herbal medicine applications. Beyond his clinical pursuits, Brehan enjoys singing, cooking, and hiking.

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