Chronic Post Covid-19 Syndrome (CPCS) - The Gupta Program

Discover How The Gupta Program Can Support Your Recovery From Chronic Post-COVID-19 Syndrome

It's Not In Your Head. You Are Experiencing Real Physical Symptoms From A Real Physical Condition.

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I had the first symptoms of Covid on March 9, 2020. The first week I had a sore throat and a dry cough without fever.  After 7 days, I started to have very strong body aches as well as pain in my lungs and more difficult breathing, still without fever.  I then saw my doctor who diagnosed me with Covid… Normally the symptoms should have disappeared after the second week but they persisted and others appeared ...

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Information found on the internet puts me on the trail of CFS… As I continue my research, I find links between CFS and neuroplasticity and I find a reference to the Gupta Program. 

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I started amygdala training on July 15th.

July 15 to 31: I got out of bed and walked around my apartment.  I ate my meals at the table and spent more time sitting.

From July 31 to August 10: I tackled the ascent and descent of my stairs (4 floors) and I could walk 1 km in my neighborhood.

Disappearance of the violent post exertional malaise after efforts which drained me of all energy.  They are replaced by great fatigue but which still allows me to do my daily activities.

August 10 to today: I can walk 4 to 6 km.  I spend normal days like on vacation.  I avoid trying too hard and take breaks when I feel tired.  I feel like I'm starting to recover… 

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The amygdala retraining technique was really the lever that changed everything and allowed my body to start recovery.  I am convinced of it.

There Is Growing Evidence That ‘Long Haul’ COVID-19 Patients Are Developing Neuro-Immune Conditions Such As ME/CFS And Fibromyalgia

Throughout the pandemic, government policy, briefings and the media have overwhelmingly focused on patients in the severe category and those who are tragically passing away from the virus. However, there are many millions of people that have contracted the virus and unless their symptoms were classified as "serious", they are left to manage their debilitating and often frightening symptoms at home, often alone without a support network. Their suffering has become invisible.

The reality is that 10% of people are suffering from post-viral symptoms for at least three weeks and 5% can be debilitated for months.

-The Zoe Covid Symptom Study

Guidelines released by health organizations such as NHS, WHO and CDC state that "mild" COVID-19 symptoms typically resolve within 2 weeks, with more severe cases resolving in 6 weeks. However, emerging accounts from those who are classified in the so-called “mild” category are facing on-going debilitating post-viral symptoms, such as fatigue, brain fog, concentration problems and heightened emotions, for 3 or more weeks.

While some medical professionals are aware of this emerging news, others are not and as a result, patients are being disbelieved and dismissed. This leaves these Covid-19 sufferers vulnerable from a medical, social and employment perspective

Greater awareness is urgently needed as the number of cases continues to climb globally.

We Are Dedicated To Helping To Support The Unseen & Invisible Patients Of This Emerging Health Crisis

An Urgent Message From Chronic Illness Expert Ashok Gupta

Medical professionals, the media and society need to urgently take this seriously. We are on the brink of a devastating secondary pandemic of what we are terming "Chronic Post-Covid-19 Syndrome" or "CPCS", even in patients who may have been formally classified in the "mild" category.

This syndrome clearly has a profound effect on the brain and the body. It clearly is offering certain post-viral symptoms in many people. These patients require urgent assistance as they are not receiving the care, medical attention or treatment that is needed. A path myself and my clinic are unfortunately all too familiar with in our expertise in treating other parallel conditions such as ME/CFS, Fibromyalgia and MCS.

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What Causes Chronic Post COVID-19 Syndrome?

To find out more, please watch this clip taken from Ashok's recent Facebook LIVE entitled Coronavirus & Chronic Conditions: What You Need To Know

If You Think You May Have Post COVID-19 Syndrome, Please Make Sure you are Checked by Your Doctor. In Addition, Here Are 3 Steps You Can Take Right Now To Support Your Health

Take as much rest as possible

Please rest as much as is needed and only to go back to work once you feel ready to do so. 

Develop a Meditation Practise 

Meditation and other deep relaxation practises have been shown to moderate and lower the overactive immune system response by triggering the parasympathetic nervous system. In fact, in studies, it has been shown that meditation switches off about 30 or 40 genes that are involved in those immune responses. 

Eat A Healthy, Balanced Diet 

It's important to nourish your body with healthy, vitamins enriched foods to support its healing. 

The Gupta Program Has Over 20 Years Supporting The Healing of Patients with Chronic Conditions Including ME/CFS and Post Viral Fatigue

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For over two decades our professional clinic has been supporting patients with chronic conditions to rebalance their nervous systems and immune system using the principles of Neuroplasticity and Holistic Health practises. 

Now with the increasing prevalence of patients worldwide that are experiencing an unexpected extended recovery, we knew it was our mission to step up and make our research and knowledge that has supported the healing of thousands of our patients, accessible to those who are suffering from what we term "Chronic Post-COVID-19 Syndrome (CPCS)".

It is imperative that we reach as many sufferers as we can to avoid another wave of ME/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia cases. These patients need specialist treatment to help guide them through their debilitating symptoms and guidance with brain retraining tools & techniques that can help to deeply rejuvenate their mind and body.

If you think you are suffering from Chronic Post Covid-19 Syndrome we invite you to sign up for our Free, 28-Day trial in consultation with your doctor to see if this treatment is right for you. 

The Gupta Program Is A Powerful Add-On Treatment Alongside Any Physiotherapy and Pharmaceuticals You May Be Taking

The Gupta Program can be implemented alongside any physiotherapy, pharmaceutical therapy or other medical treatment you may be taking for Post Covid-19 Syndrome.

In fact, our revolutionary tools and techniques calm the body's overactive nervous system and immune system symptoms and put the body in an optimal healing state in a way that other treatments are unable to.

Be supported every step of the way through this expertly designed neuroplasticity and holistic health course that is backed by science and encourages pacing, relaxation & self-care as its top priorities!

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Further Information On Our Clinic's Perspective On Chronic Post-Covid-19 Syndrome:

It Is A Common Misconception That People Are Passing From The Actual Virus Itself. In fact, It's Our Own Immune System Over-Responding To The Virus Which Is The Ultimate Cause

In the beginning, COVID-19 generally affects the nose. If our epithelial cells, our immune cells in our nose and the back of the nose, are able to defend against the virus, then it can be fought off then and there. If not, it travels down the back of our nasal cavity into our throat area. Once again, we have our immune system to fight it off at that location. However, if our immune system isn't strong enough and we don't manage to fight it off, it then continues into our lungs, and that's when people experience more severe illness.

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Within the Gupta Program Amygdala and Insula hypothesis, our whole body- including our whole nervous system and brain - is designed for survival. So, when our bodies and our brains experience a threat, the number one priority is to defend against that virus or pathogen to ensure survival.

So when it starts invading the lungs, the immune system goes into this hyper response. It believes that, "Because I haven't been able to fight off this virus as it's transported down this respiratory tract, it's becoming more and more serious. Therefore, I need to unleash the best possible immune response that I can. I need to garner all the forces that I can to defend against it because my priority is ensuring survival."

The body enters into a cytokine storm, which is a severe immune reaction where an excessive amount of cytokines enter the bloodstream too rapidly. While cytokines play an important role in normal immune response, if they are released too rapidly it can be life-threatening.

As a result, the body develops pneumonia, which is a severe inflammation of the lungs. As a result, patients find it increasingly difficult to breathe. This is seen especially in more vulnerable types of patients that have a weakened immune system, people who are obese and those who smoke.

Research has shown that there may also be excessive inflammation in the other organs of the body including the kidneys and even the brain. It is at this point that the patients life is in danger.

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If someone recovers from the acute phase of Covid-19, there are a percentage of patients who go on to experience chronic symptoms, even if they experienced a mild version of Covid-19:

The Typical Timeline of Observed Symptom Patterns

Even among the previously fit, healthy and often young

Severe Cases

For those who develop a severe pattern of COVID-19, a typical symptom pattern is often observed. In the first two days, patients experience a cough, fever and anosmia. This then develops into severe respiratory symptoms that require hospitalization at approximately the one week mark.

Recovery from Covid-19 may take a number of weeks.

Cases That Have Been Typically Classified As "Mild"

People who develop a milder case of COVID-19 are often experiencing a host of symptoms that come and go over an extended period of time. These patients are experiencing continued illness and are unable to return to work or their previous lives. Sufferers are reporting debilitating fatigue, brain fog, concentration problems, muscle weakness and pain, as well as vascular, cardiac and neurological symptoms.

Symptoms generally fall into 2 broad categories, whether previously severe or mild:

  1. Those who suffered from acute respiratory distress syndrome when the cytokine storm occurred and caused inflammation of the lungs. At some point in time, those particular responses may have caused some scarring in the lungs, or other parts of the body, which can then cause ongoing debilitating symptoms.
  2. Those who don't necessarily have any scarring in the lungs or any scarring in other parts of the body, but people are still experiencing post-viral symptoms.

The Evolutionary Basis for Why Covid-19 May Become Chronic

 

Over millions of years of evolution, our bodies have evolved so we can survive in our environment. Our body’s number one priority is survival! And there are threats that we face that can compromise our survival, and these can be of many different types.

In biology it is called the sympathetic nervous system response. And the opposite of the stress or sympathetic system is called the parasympathetic nervous system, often mediated by the vagus nerve. This is when the body calms down and heals, rests, and repairs itself.

However in the event of COVID-19, even once the virus has been fought off, the immune system and nervous system may have become traumatized, still stuck in hyper-response mode because it still believes it is in danger.

The body creates a unique pattern of defense response. The nervous system and the immune system stay in a traumatized state, a conditioned state. Therefore any mild triggers, for instance, opportunistic infections in the body, related or unrelated anxious experiences that patient is going through or even the symptoms of an overstimulated immune system themselves, become triggers for their own own immune system to keep overspending, to keep still defending against potential pathogens, just in case.

And it is this hyper-responsive and hyper-primed state of the nervous system and immune system, that creates the on-going symptoms themselves. The immune system always errs on the side of caution. Because its first priority is survival, it prioritizes that over feeling healthy and strong.

CPCS May Be What We Term A Neuro-Immune Conditioned Syndrome (NICS)

We call this collective group of conditions such as ME/CFS, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Post-Viral Fatigue and Associated Conditions, "Neuro-Immune Conditioned Syndromes” or “NICS”.

Neuro because they involve the nervous system and the brain
Immune because we have an over-triggering of the immune system
Conditioned because the brain learns to over-react in this way,
Syndrome because the resulting effect is a collection of symptoms that is unique to each person.

These defence responses are all over the body, but I believe that they start off in the brain.

You Have A Real Condition With Real Physical Symptoms, That May Be Caused By A Traumatic Event On The Brain as a Result of Covid-19

The Amygdala and Insula Hypothesis

The Amygdala & Insula Hypothesis a ‘vicious cycle’ that, once triggered by severe stressors in people with certain risk factors, can perpetuate neurological and immune over-stimulation, physiological dysfunction, and many physical symptoms.

These conditions are real physical illnesses in the body, and they are caused by the effects of a traumatic event on the brain. This causes the brain to go into an extreme survival mode. The brain becomes hypersensitive and hyper-reactive.

It is the brain which is over-triggering the sympathetic nervous system and the immune system. And this is due to something calledconditioning– It is when our brains learn to do something new, again and again as a protective response. In the brain, the conditioning may specifically occur in parts of the brain called the insula and the amygdala, as shown in animal studies.

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This hypothesis serves as a potential unifying model for the various observations in patients.

The Reason Why Traditional Medicine Finds It Hard To Treat These Conditions...

Traditional Medicine

The reason why traditional medicine finds it hard to treat these conditions, is because traditional medicine separates these two branches of medicine. We have a separate immunology department, and a separate neurology department, and in fact a separate psychology department. But the brain makes no difference between all of these different aspects of the body. The brain simply says, “What do I have to do to survive?” and then the body triggers a unique pattern of defense responses to ensure survival.

For instance, when we have flu, our immune system is triggered but this also has an effect on our emotions and how we feel. We feel like we just want to take a rest. And biologically this is to ensure that healing occurs so that we survive.

Pharmaceuticals

Currently, I do not believe there are any pharmaceuticals which could target such a specific reaction in the brain. Most pharmaceuticals or supplements target the symptoms rather than the underlying cause. If conditioning is mild, successful treatment of symptoms may bring recovery, but in the majority of cases, this may not occur. However, it is still important that you are guided by your Doctor.

How The Symptoms of These Conditions Are Created

Learn more the range of physical, cognitive and emotional symptoms that those with ME/CFS, Post-Viral Fatigue, and associated illnesses may experience – explaining how they may be products of amygdala and insula hyper-sensitization.

 

Amygdala & Insula Retraining (AIR) Within the Gupta Program Breaks This Vicious Cycle By Applying Techniques That Encourage The Brain To Discontinue This Over-Stimulation.

Luckily the amygdala and insula constantly communicates with other parts of the brain, and that’s where retraining can take place. Amygdala & Insula Retraining is designed to strengthen the prefrontal cortex and restore inhibitory mechanisms in the insula, anterior cingulate and other associated structures.

The unconscious brain reaction involved in amygdala and insula dysfunction is not normally under a patient’s control, but I believe that my highly specialized “brain retraining” techniques derived from NLP, Timeline Therapy, self-coaching, parts therapy, visualization, breathing, meditation techniques, and others, can target the reaction and control the amygdala and insula, and bring the brain and body back to homeostasis. These are not psychological techniques, but powerful proven neuroplasticity tools to support people's recovery from chronic conditions.

To read a collection of journalistic articles on Post Covid-19 Fatigue, click here.

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