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:

  • Si Miao San - Sun Ten
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    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:

  • Cang Zhu (Atractylodes) - Strongly dries dampness, strengthens spleen - low appetite,…
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  • Huai Niu Xi (Achyranthes Root) - Invigorates blood, expels blood stasis - dysmenorrhea, amen…
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  • Huang Bai (Amur Cork Tree Bark, Phellodendron) - Drains damp heat from the lower jiao - thick-yellow leukorr…
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  • Yi Yi Ren (Seeds of Job's Tears) - Promotes urination, drains dampness - edema, difficult uri…
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    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:

  • Ba Wei Dai Xia Fang (Eight Herb Powder for Vaginal Discharge) - Clearing damp heat in the lower warmer, particularly with u…
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  • Ba Zheng Wan (Eight Herb Powder for Rectification) - Painful urination when it arises from damp heat syndrome - …
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  • Chen Xiang Hua Qi Wan (Aquilaria Qi Transforming Pills) - For spleen qi deficiency with damp heat accumulation in the…
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  • Jiang Dan Gu Chun Wan (Contribute To Youthfulness Pills) - For high cholesterol, generally focuses on strengthening me…
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  • Li Dan Wan (Benefit The Gallbladder Pills) - A range of gallbladder, liver and related digestive/obstruc…
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  • Mu Xiang Shun Qi Wan (Saussurea Qi Promoting Pills) - Bloating, lower abdominal pain, sluggish bowels. Acid refl…
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  • San Jin Wan (Triple Gold Pills) - Painful/burning or diffulty urination possibly with increas…
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  • Wu Lin San Wan (Gardenia & Hoelen Formula) - Painful urination with cloudy or dark urine due to heat. P…
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  • Xiang Lian Wan (Aucklandia and Coptis Pills) - Diarrhea expecially with bright blood or mucus and foul sme…
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  • Yin Chen Hao Wan (Artemisiae Scopariae Decoction) - Used for a range of liver, gallbladder and pancreatic disor…
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  • Yu Dai Wan (Cure Discharge Leucorrhea Pill) - Abnormal vaginal discharge - yellow or green colour, cottag…
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    All formulas in the primary category of "expel dampness" are listed below.

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