Traditional Chinese Medicine Capsules
These capsules, known as TCM capsules, are made by gently rinsing, preparing and steaming the placenta over an organic infusion of fresh organic chilli, lemon and ginger. These warming herbs familiar to Chinese medicine are intended to warm and energise you, destroy bacteria and preserve the placenta. After steaming over the herbs the placenta is sliced into strips, dehydrated, finely ground and put into vegetarian capsules.
In Chinese medicine the process of labour and birth is believed to leave open, empty space within the body that is considered to be very yin, or cold. The Chinese believe that after birth, the mother needs to be kept warm and should only eat warm foods and drink warm drinks. A way to promote healing during the postpartum period is to add yang, which is warmth. This effect is produced in placenta encapsulation by the use of steam and warming herbs, creating warming and nourishing capsules.
Mothers who have taken TCM capsules have reported a more balanced, healing and warming feeling and noticed a gradual increase in energy. They can be stored for up to six months.
The drawback to TCM capsules is that they should not be consumed at times of illness or fever. Their warming effect can draw the infection deeper, making it harder to tackle. The answer is to switch to your simple placenta capsules or Placenta Tincture (described below.) Once the "heat" subsides you can resume taking your TCM placenta capsules.
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Traditional Chinese Medicine Capsules May:
- Increase breast milk and maintain a healthy milk supply
- Reduce and prevent baby blues and post-natal depression
- Increase iron levels and prevent anaemia
- Reduce the risk of postpartum haemorrhage
- Reduce post-natal bleeding
- Rebuild essential vitamins, nutrients and hormones
- Help the uterus return to pre-pregnancy size
- Help with bonding by increasing oxytocin levels
- Give you more energy
What People Say
People say you will be anaemic, exhausted and feel really low following the birth of your baby. I had my placenta encapsulated and have had none of these symptoms. I am sure my placenta tablets have prevented me going through all of those things-and encapsulation is totally NOT gross! You just take a little tablet.
I am getting on really well with the placenta capsules. They have helped me physically heal and most definitely helped me emotional which was my biggest concern. God knows what state I would have been in if I haden’t taken the placenta capsules!
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Any advice or information provided by Placenta Practice regarding Placenta Encapsulation is based on experience, research, documentation and client testimonials from mothers who have used placenta capsules for their post-partum recovery. We are not a medical body and do not claim to treat, cure or relieve any symptoms in pregnancy, birth or post-birth. We recommend you seek advice from your GP or midwife if you have any problems with your pregnancy, birth or post-birth recovery. Families who choose to use our services take full responsibility for their own health and for researching and using the remedies we provide.