One key method of placenta encapsulation is by the Traditional Chinese Method of processing. Here is some interesting information for you to consider as you investigate the amazing world of placenta encapsulation.
There are many ways to prepare the placenta for medicinal purposes, but every preparation listed by the Materia Medica, the Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine, have the same main elements:
• Washed in filtered water
• Blood vessels lanced, to thoroughly remove all blood
• Steamed (cooked)
Never is the placenta allowed to be dried without being cooked in some fashion first. The cooking is a part of what makes the placenta the most powerful tonifying medicine in the TCM arsenal. Cooking makes is Zi he che. Drying a placenta from a raw state will not give the resulting capsules the properties they need to be as potent as possible.
Cooked foods affect qi differently than raw foods. In order to have the tonigying, or warming, properties we want to utilize (as in Zi he che) it must be cooked first. Tonifiers draw the qi up through the body, starting at the feet and out through the top of the head. Raw foods have a cooling effect on the qi, pulling it down the body from the head toward the feet.
The Traditional Chinese Medicine method of placentophagy augments the qi and nourishes the blood: for emaciation, pallor, and/or insufficient lactation due to exhaustion of qi and blood, especially in the aftermath of a major illness. It also tonifies the liver and kidneys and augments the essence: for infertility, decreased libido, low back pain and lightheadedness from insufficiency of kidney qi and debility of the essence and blood.
Known healing ingredients found in your placenta:
• Gonadotrophin: The precursor to estrogen, progesterone and testosterone
• Prolactin: Promotes lactation
• Oxytocin: For pain and bonding; produced during breastfeeding to facilitate bonding of mother and infant.
In pharmaceutical form this is a very addictive drug because it promotes a feeling of connectedness
• Thyroid stimulating hormone: (TSH) Boosts energy and helps recovery from stressful events.
• Cortisone: Combats stress and unlocks energy stores
• Interferon: Stimulates the immune system to protect against infections
• Prostaglandins: Anti-inflammatory
• Hemoglobin: Replenishes iron deficiency and anemia, a common postpartum condition
• Urokinase inhibiting factor and factor XIII: Stops bleeding and enhances wound healing
• Gammaglobulin: immune booster that helps protect against postpartum infections.