Translating "肘髎", acupuncture point LI-12

The reasoning for translating "肘髎" as "Elbow Bone Notch" from Chinese into English. This is the original name of acupuncture point LI-12 (Large Intestine 12).

Elbow Bone Notch  (LI-12)
肘: Elbow
髎: Bone notch

Explanation of the point name

This point is located on the elbow, in a notch beside the bone.

1st character

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No other point names with this character.

2nd character

Bone notch
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The points with this in their name are all located in a depression in the underlying bone. Hence translating it as 'bone notch.'

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-12 肘髎 Elbow Bone Notch
LI-19 口禾髎 Taste's Grain-like Bone Notch
ST-3 巨髎 Large Bone Notch
SI-18 顴髎 Cheekbone Notch
BL-31 上髎 Upper Bone Notch
BL-32 次髎 Second Bone Notch
BL-33 中髎 Middle Bone Notch
BL-34 下髎 Lower Bone Notch
TB-14 肩髎 Shoulder Bones Notch
TB-15 天髎 Heavenly Bone Notch
TB-22 耳和髎 Attuned Listening Bone Notch
GB-1 瞳子髎 Pupil Bone Notch
GB-29 居髎 Squatting Bone Notch
DU-25 素髎 White Bone Notch

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.

LI-9 上廉 Upper One at the Angle
LI-10 手三里 Hand's Three Quarter Miles
LI-11 曲池 Pond at the Bend
LI-12 肘髎 Elbow Bone Notch
LI-13 手五里 Hand's Five Quarter Miles
LI-14 臂臑 Upper Arm
LI-15 肩髃 Shoulder Bone