ST6 (Stomach 6) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Jiache
English Name: Jaw Vehicle

Location: One finger-breadth anterior and superior to the angle of the mandible at the prominence of the masseter muscle when teeth are clenched.

Nature: 7th of the 13 Ghost points.


Dispels Wind and opens the channels (for facial paralysis, benefits the teeth and jaws, clears Heat from Yangmind channels (on the face).

Primary Indications:

Facial paralysis (deviation of mouth), swelling of cheeks/mumps, toothache, trismus.

Tertiary Indications:

Neck pain/stiffness/spasm, loss of voice, trigeminal neuralgia.

Other Indications:

Hemiplegia or total paralysis, dribbling, temperomandibular arthritis, aversion to wind and cold.


This information is from the book Acupuncture Point Dynamics and has been used with permission from the author John McDonald.

View other points on the Stomach channel:

(ST1, ST2, ST3, ST4, ST5, ST6, ST7, ST8, ST9, ST10, ST11, ST12, ST13, ST14, ST15, ST16, ST17, ST18, ST19, ST20, ST21, ST22, ST23, ST24, ST25, ST26, ST27, ST28, ST29, ST30, ST31, ST32, ST33, ST34, ST35, ST36, ST37, ST38, ST39, ST40, ST41, ST42, ST43, ST44, ST45)

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