Translating "然谷", acupuncture point KI-2

The reasoning for translating "然谷" as "Burning Valley" from Chinese into English. This is the original name of acupuncture point KI-2 (Kidney 2).

Burning Valley  (KI-2)
然: Burn / blaze
谷: Valley / valley stream

Explanation of the point name

Most of the Kidney meridian point names in the neighbourhood of this point are about waters in nature (Bubbling Spring, Largest Valley Stream, Water Spring, Shining Sea, Restoring the Trickle). 谷 can be translated as either 'valley stream' or 'valley', and within this context of names about waters, 'valley stream' seems right. However, in other point names, 谿 already means 'valley stream', and for 谷, 'valley' makes more sense.

然 can hardly be translated other than 'burning' or 'blazing'. So, the bushes and trees in this valley are on fire.

The feelings this is about, that the point treats, are about a dangerous place one needs to go through. The point can elicit the courage to do that.

Also, the depression where this point is located is like a valley.

1st character

Burn / blaze
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No other point names with this character.

2nd character

Valley / valley stream
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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.

LI-4 合谷 Closed Valley
ST-43 陷谷 Trapped in the Valley
SP-7 漏谷 Leaking Valley
SI-2 前谷 In Front of the Valley
SI-5 陽谷 Yang Valley
BL-66 足通谷 Walking Through the Valley
KI-2 然谷 Burning Valley
KI-10 陰谷 Yin Valley
KI-20 腹通谷 On the Belly Through the Valley
GB-8 率谷 Follow the Valley

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-66 足通谷 Walking Through the Valley
BL-67 至陰 Most Yin
KI-1 涌泉 Bubbling Spring
KI-2 然谷 Burning Valley
KI-3 太谿 Largest Valley Stream
KI-4 大鐘 Big Bell
KI-5 水泉 Water Spring