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    Recently met a lady who does placenta encapsulation for my general area. I know I want to get it done, but she asked if I want traditional chinese medicine inspired method or raw food method (she does both). She gave me the info on how both is done, but the decision of which one is up to me. Does it make a difference either way? Any recommendations or further info?

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    I would definitely choose Traditional Chinese Medicine method. It's been used successfully for thousands of years. TCM is a slow, steady building up your energy while the newer raw method provides a higher initial burst of energy, which might lead some new mom to overdo things, instead of resting & healing. Also, the steaming process helps kill any bacteria that the placenta has been exposed to during or after birth. Think meconium.

    If you have a problem with bleeding in the immediate postpartum period, then a bite or two of raw placenta is great to control that bleeding; after that, I think TCM is the way to go. Maybe save a small piece in case you need it while the rest is being encapsulated?
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    Thanks!

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    I am a placenta encapsulist in Illinois. I only do TCM - personally I don't see how you can philosophically believe in both. If you understand and respect TCM then raw would not be an option past the 24 hour mark and on-goin raw capsulaes make absolutely no sense and is contrary to the beliefs of TCM.

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