Translating "顴髎", acupuncture point SI-18

The reasoning for translating "顴髎" as "Cheekbone Notch" from Chinese into English. This is the original name of acupuncture point SI-18 (Small Intestine 18).

Cheekbone Notch  (SI-18)
顴: Cheekbone
髎: Bone notch

Explanation of the point name

This point is located underneath the corner of the cheekbone, in the notch that is formed with the chewing muscle.

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.

SI-15 肩中兪 Between the Shoulders Increase
SI-16 天窗 Window to Heaven
SI-17 天容 Heaven's Container
SI-18 顴髎 Cheekbone Notch
SI-19 聽宮 Hearing Palace
BL-1 睛明 Brightening the Eyes
BL-2 攢竹 Gathered Bamboo