The acupuncture point "ST 6" , 頰車, is represented by "Jiache" in pinyin and "Jawbone" in english and may be found:
One finger width anterior and superior to the angle of the mandible at the belly of the masseter muscle with teeth clenched.
Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:
St 6 has the following theoretical associations which serve as important guideposts in designing an effective treatment protocol:
A single acupuncture point is not commonly thought of as an empirical way to influence a TCM diagnostic pattern. ST6, however, is a strong candidate to be incorporated into an acupuncture protocol for patients who exhibit: Liver Wind
ST 6 may potentially be used, in coordination with a well designed acupuncture treatment protocol, to influence the following conditions: Bells Palsy, Facial Pain, Lockjaw, Stroke (CVA), Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ), Toothache and/or Vocal Problems
While not necessarily valid clinically, EX Yi Ming (Sleep issues - insomnia, dream-disturbed sleep.Ey…), GB 12 (Dispel exterior & interior wind from the head - t…), SI 16 (Both SI 16 & SI 17 are Window of the Sky Poin…) and SI 17 (Both SI 16 & SI 17 are Window of the Sky Poin…) are nearby.