Translating "內關", acupuncture point P-6

The reasoning for translating "內關" as "Barrier Gate to the Inside" from Chinese into English. This is the original name of acupuncture point P-6 (Pericardium 6).

內關
Barrier Gate to the Inside  (P-6)
內: Inner / inside
關: Barrier gate

Explanation of the point name

This point enhances the ability to be open and allow others in to ones feelings, and be closed when necessary. It opens a person's barrier gate to the inside, as it were, in a way that feels safe. (Compare with TB-5 外關 Barrier Gate to the Outside.)

1st character

Inner / inside
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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.

ST-44 內庭 Inner Courtyard
P-6 內關 Barrier Gate to the Inside

Point names with (opposite of )

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

ST-26 外陵 Outside the High Mound
SI-14 肩外兪 Side of the Shoulder Increase
TB-5 外關 Barrier Gate to the Outside
GB-36 外丘 Outside of the Mound


2nd character

Barrier gate
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Meaning

This is a barrier gate, one that has a bar that hinges at one point at the side, blocks when the bar is horizontal, and opens with the bar moving diagonally to the side, until vertical.
When the point name is about a psychological function that is made more accessible or less, a translation with 'barrier gate' makes sense. When the name is about a bone resembling a bar, that has a joint at one side where the point is located near to, a translation with 'joint' makes more sense.

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.

ST-7 下關 Underneath the Joint
ST-22 關門 Barrier Gate
ST-31 髀關 Thigh Joint
BL-26 關元兪 Bar's Beginning Increase
BL-46 膈關 Diaphragm Barrier
KI-18 石關 Stone Barrier
P-6 內關 Barrier Gate to the Inside
TB-1 關衝 Through the Barrier Gate
TB-5 外關 Barrier Gate to the Outside
GB-3 上關 Above the Joint
GB-33 膝陽關 Knee Yang Joint
LIV-7 膝關 Knee Joint
REN-4 關原 Primary Barrier Gate
DU-3 腰陽關 Waist's Yang Bar


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.

P-3 曲澤 Marsh at the Bend
P-4 郄門 Gate Ajar
P-5 間使 Using the Space
P-6 內關 Barrier Gate to the Inside
P-7 大陵 Much Abuse
P-8 勞宮 Housework
P-9 中衝 Thoroughfare in the Middle