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ST-06 (Jia Che) Jawbone

Previous PointNext Point  Acupuncture Points on the Stomach Channel of Foot Yang Ming
  • Sun Si-miao Ghost Point

Actions:

  • Eliminates wind and benefits the jaw and teeth
  • Activates the channel and alleviates pain

Indications:

  • Facial paralysis, toothache, swelling of the cheek and face, mumps, trismus.

Location

CAM:
  • One finger-breadth (middle finger) anterior and superior to the lower angle of the mandible where m. masseter is prominence when the teeth are clenched, and depressive when it is pressed.
AMOA:
  • Approximately 1 fingerbreadth anterior and superior to the angle of the jaw at the prominence of the masseter muscle.

Needling Method:

  • Puncture perpendicularly 0.3-0.5 inch, or subcutaneously with the tip of the needle directed towards Dicang (ST 4). Moxibustion is applicable.

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