Names Of Si Miao Wan


Si Miao Wan TCM Herbal Formula

  • English Name: Four Marvels Powder
  • Pinyin Name: Si Miao Wan
  • Chinese Character: 四妙丸
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How Is Si Miao Wan Categorized?

There Are 21 Formulas In Our Expel Dampness Category

How Is Si Miao Wan Used Clinically?

Si Miao Wan Usages and Indications

  • 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.

Cautions and Contraindications

  • Avoid in pregnancy.
  • Avoid in deficiency cases.
  • Generally not suitable for arthritis with cold/deficient signs.
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Conditions and Patterns Potentially Related With Si Miao Wan

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Amur Cork Tree Bark, Phellodendron

Appears in the Herbs That Clear Heat and Dry Dampness category


  • 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 jaundice.
  • Drains kidney fire with signs of yin deficiency - steaming bone disorder, night sweats, afternoon fever and sweating, nocturnal emissions, spermatorrhea.
  • Drains fire, relieves toxicity - sores and lesions of the skin.

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Seeds of Job's Tears

Appears in the Herbs That Drain Dampness category


  • 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 wind-damp, relieves joint and muscle pain.
  • Clears damp-heat - any damp-heat disorder at any level with greasy tongue coating and digestive problems.

Cang Zhu

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Appears in the Aromatic Herbs That Transform Dampness category


  • 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-heat from lower burner (combine with clear-heat herbs, however, as this has a warm nature (for example, Er Miao San) - vaginal discharge, swollen and sore joints.
  • Induces sweating, release the exterior.
  • Improves vision.

Huai Niu Xi

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Achyranthes Root

Appears in the Herbs That Invigorate Blood category


  • 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 kidneys).
  • Clears damp heat in the lower burner - damp-heat pouring downward manifesting as back and knee pain, w/lin.
  • Brings blood downward - yin deficiency with fire or hot blood in the upper warmer, vomiting blood, toothache, nosebleed, dizziness, headache, blurred vision (yang rising).

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