School of Health Sciences


Health Promotion: Clinical Track


Alternative and Complementary Medicine | Maternal and Child Health | Public Health | Women's Health


This paper is a literature review of traditional Chinese medicine and its role in women’s health. A search was performed and a group of 208 articles were initially found using the Liberty Summons search engine. Out of those 208 articles, only 16 were included based on various criteria. The articles were then read and analyzed and compiled into two main themes: maternal health and an “other” category. The findings resulted in strong evidence for some herbal treatments and acupuncture in a select few areas, with inconclusive evidence for other acupuncture treatments and a mixed review of the traditional “Doing a month.” Future research is needed in all areas as there is a noticeable lack of rigorous research on the topic.