Traditional Chinese Method (TCM)
This is the preparation method done accordance with TCM principles and the specific needs of the postpartum period. It is the oldest-known and most commonly-used recipe for postpartum placenta preparation. This method includes steaming in herbs, dehydrating, and breaking it down into a powder before placing it into vegetarian capsules.The hallmark of this method is the steaming step.
The Raw method is often used for clients who adhere to a Raw diet, which is based around the idea that heat destroys vital enzymes in food. All food preparation is restricted to temperatures less than 118 degrees F. In the case of placenta, some argue that the Raw method also yields a medicine with more hormones and nutrients than the TCM method.
Each placenta is prepared in an individual process with tools and equipment that is for the use of encapsulation only. Tools and equipment are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected after each use.