Trigger point acupuncture is a Western evolved form of acupuncture where the muscle is palpated to find active trigger points. Trigger points are areas of spasm within the muscle that come about as a response to pain but can be self perpetuating and pain evocative. Acupuncture helps to ‘switch off‘ the Trigger points and help to break the cycle of pain and muscle spasm. We often use a combination of Traditional Chinese Medicine points and Active Trigger Points to help relieve pain and muscle spasm.

At Excel Physiotherapy we use acupuncture in conjunction with other physiotherapy techniques to provide an integrated treatment to best aid your recovery. Our physiotherapists have undergone post graduate training and are members of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists. They have high standards which must be met to ensure that your treatment is safe and effective.  We use single use individually wrapped sterilised needles. If you are a blood donor we will be happy to provide you with a certificate.