Traditional Chinese Medicine vs Raw Method
It’s no wonder encapsulation is the most common preparation for the placenta. Capsules are simple to take, store well, and can be ready fairly quickly after birth. These qualities make them perfect for several weeks of postpartum.
There are two primary methods of preparation for encapsulating placenta: the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) method and the Raw method.
Each method is appropriate for its benefits.
Traditional Chinese Medicine Method
This is the preparation method developed by Raven Lang, a midwife and TCM practitioner, in accordance with TCM principles and the specific needs of the postpartum period.
It is the oldest-known and most commonly-used recipe for postpartum placenta preparation. The hallmark of this method is the steaming step. In TCM theory, the process of labor and birth leaves a lot of open, empty space, which is considered very yin, or cold.
Therefore, one major way we can promote healing during the postpartum period is to add yang energy via heat. We therefore incorporate steam and warming herbs into the preparation of the remedy, and dehydrated (put in capsules). The final result is warming, toning, and nourishing for the postpartum.
The Raw method is often used for clients who adhere to a Raw diet, which is based around the idea that heat destroys vital enzymes in food. All food preparation is restricted to temperatures less than 118 degrees F. In the case of placenta, some argue that the Raw method also yields a medicine with more hormones and nutrients than the TCM method.
Before the encapsulation beautifully created on watercolor paper with the fresh placenta. A very unique and artistic keepsake of your pregnancy.
Small piece of placenta is placed in grain alcohol to create a tincture.
Umbilical Cord Keepsakes
Our gift to you this keepsake is a small piece of the umbilical cord dehydrated into either a spiral or heart shape.
- Traditional Chinese Method or Raw Encapsulation 80-125 vegetarian capsules.
- The umbilical cord dried as a keepsake in a sweet little box / bag.
(80-125 vegetarian capsules, depending on the size of your placenta)
Include Art Print for $55.00
Include Placenta Tincture $60.00
Include Broth/Smoothie Cubes $200.00
CONTACT US to arrange encapsulation and the details to pick-up your placenta.
Ready to start? 3 Easy Steps!
1) Email or call to complete the intake contract for “encapsulation”.
2) You will receive an invoice for retainer fee and instruction sheet
3) After your birth, call us to pick up the placenta!
Your Safety Is Always First, Our Top Consideration In Preparing the Placenta Using Sterilized Equipment
Disclaimer: The information on this page has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The services we offer are not clinical, pharmaceutical, or intended to diagnose or treat any condition. Families who choose to utilize the services on this page take full responsibility for using the remedies at their own risk.
Certified Independent Placenta Encapsulation Specialist (FCP)
Certified in OSHA Blood Pathogens & Infection Control for Placenta Encapsulators by Biologix Solutions.
The training adheres to OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910.1030 for blood borne pathogens training.