Translating "風門", acupuncture point BL-12

The reasoning for translating "風門" as "Wind Gate" from Chinese into English. This is the original name of acupuncture point BL-12 (Bladder 12).

風門
Wind Gate  (BL-12)
風: Wind / scatter / customs
門: Gate / entrance

Explanation of the point name

This point is particularly suitable to treat invasion of Wind.

1st character

Wind / scatter / customs
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Point names with

For consistency in the translations, it is necessary to be aware of how the character is translated elsewhere. These are the point names it is in.

SI-12 秉風 Handling Wind
BL-12 風門 Wind Gate
TB-17 翳風 Wind Screen
GB-20 風池 Windy Pond
GB-31 風市 Windy Market
DU-16 風府 Windy Storehouse


2nd character

Gate / entrance
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Point names with

For consistency in the translations, it is necessary to be aware of how the character is translated elsewhere. These are the point names it is in.

LU-2 雲門 Cloud Gate
ST-21 梁門 Gate Beam
ST-22 關門 Barrier Gate
ST-24 滑肉門 Supple Flesh Gate
SP-11 箕門 Winnowing Gate
SP-12 沖門 Rinsing the Gate
HT-7 神門 Gate to the Heart
BL-12 風門 Wind Gate
BL-37 殷門 Prosperity Gate
BL-47 魂門 Hun Gate
BL-51 肓門 Breathing Gate
BL-63 金門 Golden Gate
KI-21 幽門 Dark Gate
P-4 郄門 Gate Ajar
TB-2 液門 Juices Gate
TB-21 耳門 Ear Opening
GB-25 京門 Gate of Fear
LIV-13 章門 Chapter Gate
LIV-14 期門 Gate of Hope
REN-5 石門 Stone Gate
DU-4 命門 Gate of Destiny
DU-15 瘂門 Muteness Gate


Nearby points

Sometimes the names of consecutive points on a meridian are related. Being aware of nearby points can help to translate consistently in such a situation.

BL-9 玉枕 Jade Pillow
BL-10 天柱 Heaven's Pillar
BL-11 大杼 Many Shuttles
BL-12 風門 Wind Gate
BL-13 肺兪 Lung Increase
BL-14 厥陰兪 Body Yin Increase
BL-15 心兪 Heart Increase