Arthritis Relief

Arthritis Relief

  • Arthritis Relief (Si Miao Wan or Si Miao San)

    Herbal Creatures™ Arthritis Relief is a high potency formula containing herbs traditionally used to reduce pain and inflammation.

     A blend of herbs used for:

    • Aches and pains with redness, swelling of the joints and burning sensations
    • Weakness and atrophy of the hindquarters and leg muscles
    • Vaginal discharge
    • Dermatitis in the lower body
    • Sores or infections on the lower limbs
    • Scanty, yellow urine
    • How it works

      Arthritis Relief is based on a Chinese herbal formula called Si Miao San or Si Miao Wan, used to treat arthritis and other inflammatory conditions primarily affecting the lower body.

      Human clinical studies and research into Si Miao San or Si Miao Wan have demonstrated efficacy in cases of arthritis, gouty arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, dermatitis and fungal infections. The formula can be used both internally, and externally as a topical herbal wash. Veterinary clinical applications include osteoarthritis, polyarthritis, cellulitis, infectious or immune-mediated forms of arthritis (e.g. associated with Lyme disease), canine rheumatoid arthritis, feline military dermatitis, polymyositis, spondylosis, perianal and perivulvar dermatitis, chronic urinary tract infection, recurrent pyoderma and equine scratches. Due to its broad scope, this is one of the most commonly used formulas in veterinary medicine. 

      Traditional understanding

      Cortex Phellodendri Chinensis clears heat and dries dampness from the lower body. Rhizoma Atractylodis strengthens the digestive function to dry dampness and reduce the impact of dietary-associated inflammatory factors. Semen Coicis promotes urination and strongly drains dampness and Radix Achyranthis Bidentatae enhances the Liver and Kidney function to strengthen the tendons and bones.

      In Chinese Medicine inflammation in the lower body is often a result of damp-heat accumulation. Dampness refers to stagnant or thickened pathological fluids, and heat refers to the inflammatory process. Dampness, especially when chronic, tends to manifest in the lower body, as it is heavy and sinking in nature. Those affected tend to feel heavy, sore and inflamed. The urogenital region is also prone to damp-heat pathologies, resulting in scanty or cloudy yellow urine, vaginal discharge or dermatitis.


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    • Ingredients

      Pharmaceutical Name

      Pinyin Name

      Dosage (Gram)

      Rhizoma Atractylodis

      Cang Zhu


      Cortex Phellodendri

      Huang Bai


      Radix Achyranthis Bidentatae

      Niu Xi


      Semen Coicis

      Yi Yi Ren


    • Directions for use

      Take 3 spoons (9 grams) once daily in wet food.
      Acute symptoms: Take 3 spoons (9 grams), 3 times daily in wet food.

      • For all ages and weights, an extra dose may be taken to enhance results or as professionally advised.
      • Always consult with a qualified veterinary practitioner before taking herbal medicines and nutritional supplements.
      • Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist consult your veterinary practitioner.

      The formula can be used both internally, and as a topical herbal wash, by cooking up the herbs and soaking in the solution.


      Scheid, Volker et al (Chinese herbal Medicine Formulas and Strategies 2nd Ed), 2009; 961-964