On my quest to the Olympic Games, I am trying to do everything I can to ensure I am the best version of myself. Over the last few months I have had the pleasure to work with many of the health providers on League – who have all helped fine-tune my preparation for the games. Follow this blog series as I share how I’m working with each professional in my League! First up: Amrit Singh – Acupuncturist. Acupuncture can sound frightening because it involves “needles”; however I am here to vouch that these “needles” are nothing to be afraid of. I often fail to recognize when the needle has gone in, yet I get to reap the benefits and power of this remarkable practice. In the few months Amrit and I have worked together she has managed to stimulate muscular healing, bone health, immune health and recovery from minor injury trauma. For example, last month a bad cold was circulating around my team and training facility. When I started to feel the effects of the cold, I went to see Amrit immediately. On the table she focused on triggering a big immune response while also helping to clear my congestion. Moments after she placed a needle near my sinuses, I felt the pressure clear. In the following days, while some of my teammates took 2 or more weeks to recover, I was on the track and feeling better within the week. Amrit’s acupuncture technique has also aided in a speedy recovery from a minor hamstring pull. When I left training that day, I was very worried this injury would prevent me from training and I couldn’t even body-weight squat without pain. Within hours of a treatment with Amrit I could squat and engage my hamstring with little to no pain. Week after week, the work I do with Amrit continues to amaze me. While it seems almost too good to be true I encourage everyone to give acupuncture, and specifically Amrit, a shot. The use of this treatment is so vast and is seriously magical! About Amrit, R.Ac. Amrit Singh completed her Diploma in Acupuncture at the Institute of Traditional Medicine in Toronto, after which she extended her studies in both Beijing and Tokyo. Amrit further expanded her education by apprenticing with Takamasa Tsurusaki R.Ac, an internationally recognized Acupuncturist & Educator of Japanese Style Acupuncture here in Toronto. In addition to treatments for digestive problems, pain, allergies, stress, fertility/gynecological issues and more, Amrit also practices Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture. Recently she studied Sports Acupuncture abroad with Whitfield Reeves and has joined the teaching faculty at Eight Branches Academy. Amrit is a fully insured, Registered Acupuncturist with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario (CTCMPAO) and is certified in Clean Needle Technique.