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.