Placenta - Course 1

Overview and History + Placenta Preparation

David Bray discusses about the origin of placenta, as well as the processing, preparation, administration and its usage.

David Bray
David Bray

Course Overview

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 min

    History of using Placenta – origins.

  • 30 min - 45 min

    Benefits of using the placenta in practice.

  • 45 min - 1 hrs

    Preparation, processing, and administration of placenta.

  • 1 hrs - 1.5 hrs

    How to incorporate the use of placenta in practice

  • 1.5 hrs - 1.75 hrs

    Various cross-cultural attitudes and lore surrounding placenta and scientific research on the topic.

  • 1.75 hrs - 2 hrs

    Q&A (recorded).


  • Anthony M. (Canada)

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

  • Michelle C. (Australia)

    I highly recommend this seminar, great information, well presented and clinically practical

  • Martin H. (United States of America)

    Lots of information!

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

Anthony M. (Canada)

I highly recommend this seminar, great information, well presented and clinically practical

Michelle C. (Australia)

Lots of information!

Martin H. (United States of America)

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

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.


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  • CEUs:

    Approved By: Standard Certificate (2), ABORM (2), IVAS (2), NCCAOM (2), Florida (2)

    Pending: California [Upon Request]*

  • Language: English

  • Course Type: Recorded Webinar

  • Course Length: 2 h

  • Course Notes: Notes are provided with this course.

  • Access Period: Lifetime


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