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).
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.
No other point names with this character.
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 髎
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|
|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|
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|
|BL-1||睛明||Brightening the Eyes|