ST-6 (Jia Che)

ST5-ST8

Chinese Name:

Jiache 颊车

English translation:

Jaw Bone

Location:

On the cheek, in the depression one finger-breadth (middle finger) anterior and superior to the lower angle of the mandible where m. masseter attaches, at the prominence of the muscle when the teeth are clenched.

Indications:

Facial paralysis (deviation of mouth), swelling of cheeks/mumps, toothache, trismus.
Neck pain/stiffness/spasm, loss of voice, trigeminal neuralgia.

Functions:

Dispels Wind, clears obstructions in the meridian, relives pain, benefits the jaw and teeth.

Needling:

Perpendicular insertion .3 - .5 cun or subcutaneous insertion .5 - 1.0 cun. Or insert towards ST 4.