Interview with BAOI Herbal Heating Patch (@baoi.co)


Interview with BAOI Herbal Heating Patch (@baoi.co)

Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?

Menstrual or period cramps have always been a burden for women. Menstrual cramps not only affect our body but also our mental health. I still remember being laughed at by some boys at a school sports event when I lost the game because of period cramps. I was struggling, embarrassed, and ashamed. “Did your period friend come to see you again?” At that time, I was furious, angry that I lost, mad that it was unfair, frustrated about why my period came at the wrong time and that it brought me physical and mental pain. I’m sure many women have had similar experiences like this. Before and after the menstrual cycle, periods bring a lot of burden to the body, such as abdominal pain, low back pain, headaches, sore legs, weight gain, and even vomiting. The symptoms have greatly affected our everyday lives and hindered women’s average daily performance, especially for girls in school. They already have pressure from all the regular coursework and social struggles, and having to manage their periods too doesn’t help. The 5 minutes between classes doesn’t allow them time to go to the nurse’s office, and no one wants to run around with a heavy hot water bag on their belly. This leads some to frequently resort to taking painkillers to relieve the cramps, which can result in long-term damage to the body. There is a Chinese folk saying that “medicine has three points of poison,” cautioning all to be aware of the side effects accompanying much of modern medicine. With this in mind, over the past few years, I sought to make a healthy, convenient, fast, effective, cute, and personalized product specifically to help women relieve the burden of period cramps, and over time, the BAOI Herbal Heating Patch was born!

Can you share the most interesting and what exciting happened to you since you started doing this?

The most interesting thing is that since I started to create the BAOI brand, basically every day, I put a lot of time and energy into it. From the initial design to the factory production to the promotion of social networking sites, I didn’t think about anything else, focusing on this. Then I started to dream about my work when I was sleeping. My dreams have always been very real, and the colors are very vivid. One time, I worked on a sticker design for BAOI. I remember I was not satisfied with the design I had made for a long time, and I didn’t know how to make it better. I was so frustrated, so I dreamed about it at night. But all the people who appeared in my dream are in the form of stickers. I know it sounds crazy, but sometimes it adds a little fun to my life.

Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them thrive and not “burn out”?

My tip is to spend some money on handy tools that will bring you convenience and save a lot of precious time. For example, posting pictures on Instagram is what I need to do every day for my brand. However, making high-quality pictures and meaningful content with only limited resources is not easy. Before I started running the baoi.co Instagram account, I was amazed why other accounts could have so many beautiful and sophisticated posts while my picture content was monotonous. But then I discovered Canva. Canva is an Australian graphic design platform used to create social media graphics, presentations, posters, documents, and other visual content. Canva is straightforward and gives me a lot of inspiration and ideas, but most importantly, I can plan, edit and schedule my Instagram posts. This saves me a lot of time and improves my efficiency. So, using the right software to help us do our day-to-day work is an excellent tip, and I believe it’s worth it, even if it costs a little more.

None of us can succeed without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story? 

I am very thankful to my partner, who is my husband. Without his encouragement and support, I would not be where I am today. My husband is a high school physics teacher, and his work is difficult that requires many hours and efforts, but he kept saying to me, “Focus on your brand and leave the rest to me. It’s my job to take care of my wife, I want you to do what you love and passion about, and I believe you will make it!” So my husband has given me unconditional love and support, and I am very grateful to him.

How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world? 

BAOI believes that self-Cultivation is to contribute to the world. BAOI platform helps everyone view the body and health differently. BAOI’s philosophy of spirituality and health comes from the Dao De Jing. Dao De Jing is a Chinese classic text written around 400 BC and traditionally credited to the sage and philosopher Laozi.  In the Dao De Jing, Lao Zi keeps telling people to keep “digging deep into yourself” so as to improve yourself. When we truly “know yourself” and “melt away the ego,” the people and things around us will naturally become better.

Do you have a favourite “written Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life? 

An ancient Chinese proverb says, “Be not afraid of going slowly, be afraid only of standing still.” This quote has given me a lot of mental support, and I think of it whenever I can’t see results after trying so hard and want to give up. Don’t be afraid of not seeing your progress. It would help if you were most afraid of not working towards to your dream and not challenging yourself. As long as you start to do it, even if it is slow, you have taken the first step, and the rest only needs to be handed over to time.

How can our readers follow you on social media? 

We have an Instagram account: @baoi.co, which is our primary platform for posting inspiration and product pictures.  We also have another Instagram account: @the_way_of_dao. This account is the power core behind baoi.co. So we get inspiration from this account. We have a TikTok account: @baoi.co. We use this platform to post fun videos.  We have a website: www.baoi.co , this is our leading shopping site that would allow our customers to buy the products. The website link is listed in the bio of both TikTok and Instagram.

Anything specific you’d like to have mentioned in the article? 

BAOI Vision: Our vision reaches beyond helping women relieve their menstrual cramps. It is not just a heating patch. BAOI strives to give women power over their periods, offer a piece of courage, self-confidence, and hope!

Product Inspiration: Our product is a Herbal Heating Patch, and its primary purpose is to help reduce menstrual cramps. This product is inspired by ancient Chinese medicine techniques called acupuncture and moxibustion.