Si Miao Wan - Four Marvels Powder

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Si Miao Wan Herbal Formula Classifications and Usages

The herbal formula "si miao wan" , 四妙丸, which in english is "four marvels powder", is categorized within the "expel dampness" functional grouping and within the "clear damp-heat" sub-category.

Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:

  • Damp-Heat Bi-Syndromes in Chinese Medicine terms - arthritis with hot swollen joints. With the right underlying diagnosis both osteo-arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis would respond.
  • Gout.
  • Weakness and/or atrophy in the lower body with swelling.
  • Leukorrhea and other heat related discharge.

Si Miao Wan has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).

  • Avoid in pregnancy.
  • Avoid in deficiency cases.
  • Generally not suitable for arthritis with cold/deficient signs.

Our shop contains si miao wan from the following manufacturer:

($18.00) Add To Cart View Si Miao San - Sun Ten

For many reasons such as availability, ecological choices, and/or price, each manufacturer or herbalist may well adjust the exact composition of a specific formula. Si Miao Wan is generally comprised of the following herbs:

ViewCang Zhu (Atractylodes)

Strongly dries dampness, strengthens spleen - low appetite, diarrhea, epigastric distention, fatigue, vomiting, greasy tongue coat. Expels wind-damp-cold (bi-syndrome) in extremities. Clears damp-h…

ViewHuai Niu Xi (Achyranthes Root)

Invigorates blood, expels blood stasis - dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, lochioschesis. Strengthens the sinews, bones, and joints - lower back and knee issues due to deficiency (tonifies the liver and kid…

ViewHuang Bai (Amur Cork Tree Bark, Phellodendron)

Drains damp heat from the lower jiao - thick-yellow leukorrhea, foul-smelling diarrhea, dysentery; damp-heat pouring downward or hot leg qi - red, swollen, painful knees, legs, and/or feet; damp-heat…

ViewYi Yi Ren (Seeds of Job's Tears)

Promotes urination, drains dampness - edema, difficult urination, damp leg qi. Strengthens the spleen, stops diarrhea. Clears heat and expels pus - carbuncles, lung or intestinal abscesses. Expels w…

A single formula, alone, may not be sufficient to fully address a particular TCM diagnostic pattern. Formulas may be used alone, in combinations, and/or in stages. Si Miao Wan is a candidate for consideration when needing to influence bladder damp heat, liver and gallbladder damp heat and/or spleen and stomach damp heat.

Si Miao Wan may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored overall approach, to influence the following conditions: arthritis (bi syndromes), gonorrhea, gout, leukorrhea, osteoarthritis (oa) and/or rheumatoid arthritis (ra)

As noted above, si miao wan is within the expel dampness functional group. And it appears within the sub-category "clear damp-heat", which contains the following formulas:

ViewBa Wei Dai Xia Fang (Eight Herb Powder for Vaginal Discharge)

Clearing damp heat in the lower warmer, particularly with underlying blood deficiency - vaginal disharge, vaginal itching, vaginal inflammation along with constipation, possibly anemia, low back pain…

ViewBa Zheng Wan (Eight Herb Powder for Rectification)

Painful urination when it arises from damp heat syndrome - urinary tract infections, leukorrhea, cystitis. Prostatitis when from damp heat.

ViewChen Xiang Hua Qi Wan (Aquilaria Qi Transforming Pills)

For spleen qi deficiency with damp heat accumulation in the lower.  The spleen system is effectively the western version of the digestive system.  The spleen is responsible for extracting the energy …

ViewJiang Dan Gu Chun Wan (Contribute To Youthfulness Pills)

For high cholesterol, generally focuses on strengthening metabolism, transforming dampness, tonifying spleen qi, and mildly moving blood stasis in Chinese Medicine terms.

ViewLi Dan Wan (Benefit The Gallbladder Pills)

A range of gallbladder, liver and related digestive/obstructive issues - clears damp heat from the liver and gall bladder in TCM terms.  Symptoms may include gallstones and/or a range of digestive is…

ViewMu Xiang Shun Qi Wan (Saussurea Qi Promoting Pills)

Bloating, lower abdominal pain, sluggish bowels. Acid reflux/heartburn, nausea with possible vomitting after meals.

ViewSan Jin Wan (Triple Gold Pills)

Painful/burning or diffulty urination possibly with increased urgency due to damp heat accumulation. Dark or scanty urine. Urinary stones. Urinary tract infection.

ViewWu Lin San Wan (Gardenia & Hoelen Formula)

Painful urination with cloudy or dark urine due to heat. Possibly blood in the urine -bright red blood not occult.

ViewXiang Lian Wan (Aucklandia and Coptis Pills)

Diarrhea expecially with bright blood or mucus and foul smelling resuling from damp heat. Nausea, abdominal cramps or bloating, with possible loss of appetite from damp accumulation. Vomitting, hic…

ViewYin Chen Hao Wan (Artemisiae Scopariae Decoction)

Used for a range of liver, gallbladder and pancreatic disorders arising from damp heat.  Symptoms such as jaundice, urinary difficulty, nausea, bloating and more. Western conditions could be cirrhos…

ViewYu Dai Wan (Cure Discharge Leucorrhea Pill)

Abnormal vaginal discharge - yellow or green colour, cottage-cheese like texture and foul smelling. Painful urination, burning, increased urgency/frequency.  Yeast infection.

All formulas in the primary category of "expel dampness" are listed below.

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