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Home > Education > Acupuncture Point Location > Stomach Meridian Index > Stomach 6

Stomach 6

Chinese Name: Jiache (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:

  • Swelling of the cheek, wry mouth (crooked jaw)
  • Toothache in the lower jaw
  • Acute trismus, difficulty in opening the mouth. Great TMJ point.

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.

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