Translating "膈兪", acupuncture point BL-17

The reasoning for translating "膈兪" as "Diaphragm Increase" from Chinese into English. This is the original name of acupuncture point BL-17 (Bladder 17).

膈兪
Diaphragm Increase  (BL-17)
膈: Diaphragm
兪: Increase / answer

Explanation of the point name

This point can invigorate the diaphragm.

1st character

Diaphragm
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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.

BL-17 膈兪 Diaphragm Increase
BL-46 膈關 Diaphragm Barrier


2nd character

Increase / answer
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Meaning

The character 兪 has often been left untranslated, rendering it as 'Shu.' However, the CJKV-English Dictionary has a perfectly fitting translation for it: 'Increase.'

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-10 臑兪 Upper Arm Increase
SI-14 肩外兪 Side of the Shoulder Increase
SI-15 肩中兪 Between the Shoulders Increase
BL-13 肺兪 Lung Increase
BL-14 厥陰兪 Body Yin Increase
BL-15 心兪 Heart Increase
BL-16 督兪 Supervision Increase
BL-17 膈兪 Diaphragm Increase
BL-18 肝兪 Liver Increase
BL-19 膽兪 Gallbladder Increase
BL-20 脾兪 Spleen Increase
BL-21 胃兪 Stomach Increase
BL-22 三焦兪 Triple Burner Increase
BL-23 腎兪 Kidney Increase
BL-24 氣海兪 Sea of Qi Increase
BL-25 大腸兪 Large Intestine Increase
BL-26 關元兪 Bar's Beginning Increase
BL-27 小腸兪 Small Intestine Increase
BL-28 膀胱兪 Bladder Increase
BL-29 中膂兪 Middle Spine Muscles Increase
BL-30 白環兪 White Ring Increase
KI-16 肓兪 Breathing Increase
KI-27 兪府 Increase Department
DU-2 腰兪 Loins Increase


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-14 厥陰兪 Body Yin Increase
BL-15 心兪 Heart Increase
BL-16 督兪 Supervision Increase
BL-17 膈兪 Diaphragm Increase
BL-18 肝兪 Liver Increase
BL-19 膽兪 Gallbladder Increase
BL-20 脾兪 Spleen Increase