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Traditional Chinese Medicine has been using placenta medicinally for thousands of years. One of the well-known TCM uses for placenta, or Zî hé che, is to help with insufficient lactation as well as postpartum-recovery and the prevention of postpartum depression. In fact, in many traditional cultures, the placenta is revered for its great restorative capacities. According to TCM, placenta is considered to be a very powerful medicine as it is life giving and is a storehouse of Vital Essence for the baby. Placenta is often included in traditional medicinal combinations with restorative functions. As placenta is a completely natural substance, created by a woman's own body, the therapeutic use of the placenta is definitely worth considering as part of a holistic postpartum recovery for every expectant woman.

This 2-part series covers the use of Placenta, including the processing, preparation, and administration of it, along with various therapeutic uses both for the post-partum patient and other conditions.

Price: $108.00
Standard Certificate, IVAS, NCCAOM, Florida
ABORM, California [Upon Request]*
Length: 4 Hrs
Access Period: Lifetime


1. Placenta - Course 1

Title: Overview and History + Placenta Preparation

Approved: Standard Certificate, IVAS, NCCAOM, Florida
Length: 2 Hrs
Access Period: Lifetime


Traditional Chinese Medicine encompasses numerous centuries of empirical and clinical herbal formulae and formulations, both within the context of TCM as a professional medicine as well as a folk medicine. In this short recording, we will explore the uses of placenta; the processing, preparation and administration of placenta and its uses and contraindications clinically. We will explore cross-cultural attitudes and lore of the placenta as well as current scientific research of the potential benefits of placentophagy (consumption of placenta), which on many levels is very much in its initial stages of research.


  • Review of placenta as a TCM medicinal; including TCM perception of category, flavour, channel affiliations, dosage, contraindications, etc.
  • Explore the clinical application of placenta within different areas of medicine such as dermatology, neurology, gynecology, respirology, immunology, gynecology, etc.
  • Traditional processing of placenta as a medicinal- methodology & techniques.


0 hrs - 30 minHistory of using Placenta – origins.

30 min - 45 minBenefits of using the placenta in practice.

45 min - 1 hrsPreparation, processing, and administration of placenta.

1 hrs - 1.5 hrsHow to incorporate the use of placenta in practice

1.5 hrs - 1.75 hrsVarious cross-cultural attitudes and lore surrounding placenta and scientific research on the topic.

1.75 hrs - 2 hrsQ&A (recorded).

2. Placenta - Course 2

Title: TCM Formulae + Formulations with Placenta

Approved: Florida, IVAS, NCCAOM, Standard Certificate
Length: 2 Hrs
Access Period: Lifetime


Traditional Chinese Medicine encompasses numerous centuries of empirical and clinical herbal formulae and formulations, both within the context of TCM as a professional medicine as well as a folk medicine. Building upon the knowledge base covered in Part 1 of this course, we will continue to survey the application of Placenta Hominis (Zi He Che) within different therapeutic divisions of TCM including dermatology, neurology, respirology, gynecology, etc. The role of this medicinal within the context of a formula will be discussed and explored in terms of its synergism within the formula. Employing the model(s) of classical formulae we will then explore the feasibility of using Placenta Hominis (Zi He Che) as a medicinal to be included in modified as well as custom formulae. Chinese patent medicines employing the use of this medicinal will also be included, explored and discussed.


  • Explore classical formulae and formulations containing Placenta Hominis (Zi He Che) within different therapeutic divisions of clinical Chinese medicine.
  • Understand how to employ Placenta Hominis (Zi He Che) within the context of a modified or personalized formulae.
  • Survey established Chinese patent medicines containing Placenta Hominis (Zi He Che).


0 hrs - 15 minReview of the history of using the Placenta and applications.

15 min - 30 minSurvey the application of Placenta Hominis within different therapeutic divisions of TCM.

30 min - 1 hrsHow to use Placenta as a medicinal to be included in various formulae.

1 hrs - 1.5 hrsChinese patent medicines using this medicinal will be explored.

1.5 hrs - 2 hrsRecorded Q&A; case histories.



A specialist in TCM Gynecology, David Bray, R.Ac., R.TCMP, Dipl C.H. (NCCAOM), graduated from Guangzhou University of TCM and has been in practice for over 35 years. Read More »


Thank you David! I found this engaging, straight forward and clinically useful. I'm interested in checking out more of your courses.Corrine W.Canada

David Bray always brings interesting insights into the practice of Chinese medicine gynaecology.Anthony M.Canada


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