Translating "肩髃", acupuncture point LI-15

The reasoning for translating "肩髃" as "Shoulder Bone" from Chinese into English. This is the original name of acupuncture point LI-15 (Large Intestine 15).

Shoulder Bone  (LI-15)
肩: Shoulder
髃: Shoulder bone

Explanation of the point name

This point is located next to the shoulder bone.

1st character

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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-15 肩髃 Shoulder Bone
SI-9 肩貞 Persistent Shouldering
SI-14 肩外兪 Side of the Shoulder Increase
SI-15 肩中兪 Between the Shoulders Increase
TB-14 肩髎 Shoulder Bones Notch
GB-21 肩井 Shoulder Well

2nd character

Shoulder bone
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No other point names with this character.

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-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
LI-16 巨骨 Big Bones
LI-17 天鼎 Heaven's Tripod
LI-18 扶突 Aiding the Chimney