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Stomach 06 (ST 6)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Jiache, Jaw Chariot (Bone)

Location
One finger-breadth 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.

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

Traditional Action
Expels wind, removes obstructions from the channel.

Contraindications


References:

Maciocia, Giovanni.  The Foundations of Chinese Medicine. London: Churchill Livingstone, 1989

O’Connor, John and Bensky, Dan, trans. Acupuncture, A Comprehensive Text. Seattle: Eastland Press, 1981

Xinnong, Cheng, et al. Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion.  Beijing: Foreign Languages Press, 1987.