Placenta - Course 1

Overview and History + Placenta Preparation

by David Bray
Item #: C-DB003

Approved by: Standard Certificate, ABORM, IVAS, NCCAOM

Language: English

Course Type: Recorded Webinar

Course Length: 2 h

Course Notes: Notes are provided with this course.

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Placenta - Course 1

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.

Course Objectives

  • 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.

Course Outline

0 hrs - 30 minHistory of using Placenta – origins.

30 min - 1 hrsBenefits of using the placenta in practice.Preparation, processing, and administration of placenta.

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

1.5 hrs - 2 hrsVarious cross-cultural attitudes and lore surrounding placenta and scientific research on the topic.Q&A (recorded).


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.
Course Length 2h
Course Language English
Course Type Recorded Webinar
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