ST 6 Acupuncture Point

Stomach 6, Abbreviated as ST 6, Transliterated Jiache in Chinese, Jaw Bone in English.

ST 6 Acupuncture Point Location:

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

ST 6 Acupuncture Point Indications:

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

ST 6 Acupuncture Point Benefits:

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