Jia, cheek; che, vehicle.
Che refers to the mandible.
The point is on the cheek, close to the angle of the mandible.
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.
- Main point for facial paralysis or spasm, often used with Dicang.
- To treat neuralgia in the lower branch of trigeminal nerves.
- Main point for trismus or toothache in the inferior part of the mouth.
- To treat parotitis, often uesed with Yifeng.
Puncture obliquely in the direction of Dicang 0.5-1.2 cun.