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Placentophagy, the act of eating one’s placenta, is an age-old practice in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).  The practice, dating back 2,000 years, is still common in China and is thought to have anti-aging qualities.
Qin Shihuang, the first emperor of a unified China, is said to have designated placenta as having health properties some 2200 [...]

Practitioners
Why bother paying money to get certified in placenta encapsulation services?
“After all, the process is not rocket science.” and “It’s all over the internet! Why should I pay you for it?”
While placenta encapsulation, and utilizing the placenta for postpartum recovery is a beautiful thing to be shared, the process itself is something that must [...]

Why pay more to have a PBi Placenta Encapsulation Specialist prepare your baby’s placenta for you when someone who is NOT certified can do it for $100 less? When deciding who to trust with your postpartum wellness, you have two choices:
a) A PBi-Trained Placenta Encapsulation Specialist
~or~
b) A self-taught placenta encapsulator
Why choose a PBi Placenta [...]

FDA Regulation

August 29th, 2007

In April, Sunrise Hospital reported me to the Southern Nevada Health District the same day that they told Anne Swanson she could not have her baby’s placenta without a court order. SNHD, in turn, reported me to the FDA.
I had been on the phone with various departments within the FDA back in January, trying to [...]

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