ST-06 (Jia Che) Jawbone
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ST-06 (Jia Che) Jawbone

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.

Pont Location:

  • A Manual of Acupuncture: Approximately 1 fingerbreadth anterior and superior to the angle of the jaw at the prominence of the masseter muscle.
  • Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion: 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.

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.