Jiache ST6 : Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication



Jia: Cheek        che: Vehicle
The term jia refers to mandible and the point is on the cheek close to the angle of mandible.

Point: ST-6
Chinese Name: 颊车
Name: Jiache
English Name/Meaning: Jaw Bone
Pinyin: jiá chē
Han Geul 한글: hyeop geo 협거
Romaji: kyō sha
Vietnamese: Giáp xa


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

Functions and Indications of Jiache:

  • Main point for facial paralysis or spasm, often used with Dicang.
  • To treat neuralgia in the lower branch of trigeminal nerves (facial pain).
  • Toothache, twitching of the facial muscle, swelling of cheeks.
  • Ghost point – during epilepsy attack, calm people with Shen disorder – with Du24.


  • Puncture perpendicularly 0.3-0.5cun.
  • Transverse insertion to join with such points as ST 4, ST 5, ST 7 etc.; Puncture transversely to Dicang(ST4) 0.5-0.8 cun.
  • Transverse insertion towards the upper or lower jaw for toothache.


  • Main point for treating facial paralysis and toothache.
  • Sun Si-miao Ghost point

Dr. Ishwar Gyawali

Dr. Ishwar Gyawali is Consultant Acupuncturist and Ayurveda Physician from Kathmandu, Nepal. He had completed BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery), a five and half year course on Ayurveda Medicine from Kirtipur Campus affiliated to Tribhuvan University ,Institute Of Medicine, Nepal under scholarship in 2011. He had completed his MD in TCM from Nanjing University Of Chinese Medicine in 2016 under scholarship of Ministry of Education, Nepal. With an experience of Serving for Government of Nepal for 2 years and private practise for more than 5 years, he has sound knowledge in Ayurveda as well as Chinese Medicine. He is a registered Doctor in NAMC (Nepal Ayurveda Medical Council ) both as a physician as well as TCM/Acupuncture Specialist.

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