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ST-6 (Jia Che)


Chinese Name:

Jiache 颊车

English translation:

Jaw Bone


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.


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


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


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

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