Translating "中渚", acupuncture point TB-3

The reasoning for translating "中渚" as "Between the Sandbars" from Chinese into English. This is the original name of acupuncture point TB-3 (Triple Burner 3).

Between the Sandbars  (TB-3)
中: Middle / central / between / within / balance
渚: Islet / small sandbank

Explanation of the point name

The bones, palpable on the back of the hand, underneath the pinky and ring fingers, are like two sandbars. This point is located in between them.

1st character

Middle / central / between / within / balance
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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.

LU-1 中府 Central Storehouse
ST-17 乳中 Center of the Nipple
SI-15 肩中兪 Between the Shoulders Increase
BL-29 中膂兪 Middle Spine Muscles Increase
BL-33 中髎 Middle Bone Notch
BL-40 委中 Yield to Within
KI-15 中注 Pour into the Center
KI-26 彧中 Inner Refinement
P-9 中衝 Thoroughfare in the Middle
TB-3 中渚 Between the Sandbars
GB-32 中瀆 Middle of the Ditch
LIV-4 中封 Between the Dikes
LIV-6 中都 Between the Cities
REN-3 中極 Balanced Fully
REN-12 中脘 Middle Inside of the Stomach
REN-16 中庭 Middle of the Courtyard
REN-17 膻中 Center of the Chest
DU-6 脊中 Halfway the Spine
DU-7 中樞 Middle Pivot

2nd character

Islet / small sandbank
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A small sand bank in a river.

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.

P-9 中衝 Thoroughfare in the Middle
TB-1 關衝 Through the Barrier Gate
TB-2 液門 Juices Gate
TB-3 中渚 Between the Sandbars
TB-4 陽池 Yang Pond
TB-5 外關 Barrier Gate to the Outside
TB-6 支溝 Limb's Ditch