Meet our CEO - The Highest Quality for Everyone

We receive many questions every day, some of them can be answered in just one word, and others take time to write a detailed and accurate answer. As a growing business, we value both our team and our clients' time. With our work and products, we strive for as many people as possible to lead a healthy life and have a chance to enjoy it. For this reason, we have dedicated an entire month of May to introduce our sustainability and hemp-loving community to Biomedicanna, our products, and the team whose heart is CEO Rokas. As he states, the word Biomedicanna fits the highest quality for anyone determined to enjoy it to the fullest. 

Preparing for summer requires a lot of effort and time, so with the team, we joke that it is never enough to implement all our plans and goals in 24 hours of a day. The CEO of any company is no doubt one of the busiest people in the team. We met with Rokas for a quick online chat, and now we share his thoughts with you.

-Rokas, can you tell us how you came up with the idea to create Biomedicanna?

-The history and beginning of Biomedicanna are pretty simple. We were a group of several friends, one of us worked closely with patients with various health problems for whom our products were making life easier. However, we worked as wholesalers, so we considered other companies to be our partners and not people themselves. As time went by, more and more people contacted us interested in our products – they approached us directly asking for various hemp products. We then created Biomedicanna to make life easier for both those people and ourselves because until then, we were shipping products from our own office, which took even more time. The page acted as access for anyone to buy hemp products on their own using discounts we send them at a better price than anywhere else on the market; this is still one of our top priorities.

-I believe that the switch from being wholesalers to retailers was not that easy, was it?

-We started Biomedicanna with a clear goal, which we had to reach relying on our investments, so there, of course, were difficulties. One of the major obstacles was that the fundamental things we needed to launch the business were quite expensive for our pockets. Programming, copywriting, descriptions, photos and everything else other companies buy from experienced service providers and pay a lot of money were simply too expensive. We then hired our friends because we could pay them when we had free money; we often gave them products instead of payments. Also, we were only a few initially, so we multitasked a lot to find fulfilment centres, packaging and storage providers. All this would have been faster and better if we had more hands in the team and time; therefore, the very first launch took us about half a year.

-What about partnerships? Were you struggling with that as well?

-I will be frank, what we are doing other people still find strange and incomprehensible. To survive, we need to educate people as much as possible and provide them with quality information. In this case, working in the wholesale market was a little easier when comparing those jobs to retail, yet, now those partnerships are more tied to the work that needs to be done, as it allows us to strive and look for better solutions constantly. The partnerships were both better and worse, but basically, we can say that their quality depends on the time you put into building them – how much you invest is equal to how much you get back. The better the quality, the more pleasant it is to share your work with others.

-What then are the most outstanding achievement of Biomedicanna?

-The most prominent win I'd like to name was our ability to launch a business in the first place because we faced a lot of obstacles with payment processing companies. We wanted the period from the customer's order to the receiving it to be as quick as possible, so they will not have to wait until we physically receive the payment, approve it, and ship the products. It turns out that both the most significant setback and the biggest win were the process of making Biomedicanna happen. Everything else is additional processes that we do every day – all tasks are small achievements.

-Do you think about things you would now do differently?

-Oh, a lot of things now we would do differently. Processes, priorities, platforms, maybe all of our communication would be completely different… I would have done many things differently based on our team's experience, but it is crucial to think and do those things differently to improve. The launching process was a good lesson not only for us but also for our customers as during that time we received a lot of feedback on products, where and when we could do things better. Most of our clients are people who need our help and hemp. It makes you stretch and succeed.

-What would be the future of Biomedicanna? What are plans already in your mind?

-Indeed, there are two main things on which all of our plans revolve. The first thing is to maintain the same or even achieve higher products quality. It is not difficult to keep it – we apply already tested processes and use the same raw materials. However, we are always looking for ways to improve the products and think about what new types of hemp we can have to have access to even more cannabinoids and make all of our products full spectrum. Maybe we can somehow purify the substances differently, maybe use different and more convenient packaging?

The other thing is to strive to reduce the prices of products in the shortest possible time so that as many customers can afford and use them to feel the benefits themselves. I genuinely think that the cost of the products is still too high, although it has already decreased from the initial point. Hence, the optimization of various processes is essential and is already in progress.

-Cheers!

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We often hear from our customers that Biomedicanna for them associates with hemp, high quality, and sincerity. We sincerely communicate with everyone whether they buy a lot or a little, have significant health problems or just want to live a healthier and happier life. Nothing better describes our relationship with customers than love and pursuit of sustainable life and trust in nature. You can trust us – at Biomedicanna, we offer higher quality at a lower and more affordable price.

Interview with Dominyka: Friendship Between Tibetan and Western Medicine

Here at Biomedicanna, we believe that the most remarkable journeys start with taking the smallest steps. Therefore, success in life begins with us and our relationship with our surroundings. We dedicated an entire month of February to encourage everyone to love ourselves and others so that each of us will be able to thrive, feel the best and succeed in every task we do. This month we will invite you to be more attentive to your own needs and build healthy relationships with your own body and the people you care about the most. Stay safe and authentic to yourself!  

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Let’s start the last month of the winter season from our chat with Dominyka. Dominyka Mikstaite is successfully steering her brand artumè, which combines healing methods and practices from both Tibetan and Western Medicine to help people prevent the occurrence of diseases and preserve and nurture longevity and inner happiness. Thanks to Dominyka’s therapy sessions and body procedures, many people have already discovered the harmony of their thoughts and body.

-Dominyka, tell us a bit about yourself and your way of life.

-Several years ago, I started my life project, which is called artumè. I provide direct help to people daily, helping them balance their lives as I have once been taught by Tibetan medicine and its elder practitioners. Guided by Buddhism's wisdom, I listen to what people themselves and their bodies say to me, I take care of them and provide a complex therapy and self-care session. I talk with them about nutritional and psychical procedures, external and emotional practices, which apply to specific personality types and fit their needs. Regardless of each case, I adopt a holistic approach and seek the balance of body, mind, and spirit, but the harmony can only be reached when the person itself wants to improve its wellbeing. 

However, Tibetan medicine is only one side of the coin as in my everyday life I combine such a way of thinking with Western medicine practices. Not long ago, I joined the Lithuanian Association of Massage Therapists. Also, I am about to finish learning how to do medical massages to help rehabilitation patients and those who have not yet heard any medical diagnoses and want to improve their life quality and find their inner peace as the current situation in our country could be majorly improved. I believe that we all are connected and influence each other's decisions and both traditions help me share those clean and intelligent thoughts, that knowledge that runs through me and help people reach their harmony.

-It’s incredible to hear you talk this passionately but, correct me if I am wrong, all this knowledge and passion did not come in the blink of an eye, or it did?

-Oh, definitely! During my childhood years, I was that type of kid who enjoys spending time in nature, feeling the grass and seeing, hearing all the animals. I still call my younger self a gooseberries’ kid - it now seems that I spent all those years wandering in the forests and through meadows. Sadly, once I reached my teen years, the desire to be in the city with other people defeated nature, and I quickly forgot who I was at that time. I was not myself; I did not know who I wanted to be; I was not able to distinguish myself from the others, nor I was able to truly listen to what my body and mind have to say and even if I heard them, I was ignoring all those alert messages – those were dark times for me. At this challenging time, I discovered books about the human subconscious, I was amazed by what I read, but I held all those impulses and thoughts for myself not daring to share with anyone else especially my friends.

‘What could be better than to live surrounded by nature, wake up in the morning from the chirping of birds, after a sweet sleep drink a glass of warm water and humbly go for a swim in the lake or river, all at 5 o’clock in the morning?’

After finishing high school, I moved to the capital city to study, - difficulties hit me once again; only this time, they were more powerful and affected me more deeply. I soon developed specific symptoms that led to me being diagnosed with mental disorders. Of course, I tried to help myself by turning to Western medicine practices, but they were not much of a help and only made me feel better for a short time. Pills and medicine helped me, but I felt like I was missing something – I missed out conversations and could not freely talk about what I am going through at that time. Those mental issues are even harder to overcome for young persons who still have not yet figured themselves out if they have no one to talk to freely. Therefore, I started asking myself what was wrong, why those symptoms left that much of a footprint on my personality and wellbeing. I started digging deeper and found out about Buddhism, Tibetan medicine, and holistic approach towards a human being which made me realize that Western medicine is beneficial, yet it is not enough. 

-Were those experiences the main reason you now have a different relationship with yourself and happier every day?

- Well, yes. Buddhism and Tibetan medicine encourage everyone to find their law of causes and consequences – it means finding reasons why you experience something and improving the situation by removing those triggers from the equation. It involves being close to, listening to and loving yourself. I think that loving yourself has many different components but only two phases or expressions, one which resonates with mom loving her kids. Another one is something equal to dad teaching his kids necessary life skills. The 'mommy love' means altruistically accepting your true self no matter what – just like the mother accepts the children, and unconditionally loves them. The 'daddy love' means being able to look for self-favourable solutions, ability to adapt and live life to the fullest. 

Loving yourself means that the two inseparable – creative and logical – potentials teach you how to listen to your body, feelings, subsequent thoughts, and emotions. When one of them is lost or too powerful, we lose the balance, harmony, and it seems like everything we have created till now is falling apart. Likewise, we do not need to hold them too tightly in our clenched fists – we need to ask ourselves what those potentials are trying to tell us. Usually, they reveal unpleasant emotions and help us understand that acknowledging them is the first step towards solving them; therefore, they are paving our way towards a pleasant, joyful and healthy life for us. 

-How loving yourself is different from loving others, creating and maintaining a healthy relationship with them?

-Loving others is mostly influenced by loving yourself. When we listen to ourselves, improve on various value, self-love, and harmony levels, we naturally grow those love fruits and can share them with others, with people who need them. In any case, we strongly influence each other; however, the most important thing is to purify those aspects yourself first. Loving others is far less intimate than loving yourself, but the trick here is to leave enough room for the other person and ourselves to grow and make personal decisions. 

-Do the same words apply and describe your relationship with the people you help?

-Yes, if they would not, I probably would not even be here. artumè means being close to others and ourselves first; therefore, my lifestyle is intertwined with my professional path. Even though helping others means being responsible, I love to live a vibrant life and experience some positive changes from time to time. I love not having to count my life ‘Monday-to-Friday’. I am happy I once seek complicated answers as they allowed me to connect with others. All people that one moment or another was in my path have created me as I am today. 

When I help others create themselves, I give my all and leave egoistic emotions behind. There is a person in front of me who is lost – with my hands, I help them find the right places for different pieces of their soul, mind, and body. I help them feel safe; I thank them for trusting me to lead them into an intimate journey called self-acceptance, love, health, happiness. I once experienced the same emotions, and tried to answer the same questions they are dealing with today – as I have a right to choose, I choose to give others pleasure, leading to deep self-knowledge. I am not planning to stop my mission or suppress my passion; I hear my clients saying those body procedures have a calming effect on them, lead them to harmonious life, and create a safe space to fall back to themselves. It would be unwise to stop, so the only way is to go forward.

-Tell us, what methods did you once use to help yourself which you use now to help others?

-I can only help the other person if he or she is willing to experience some changes. At first, I ask the person I will consult to make sure they have at least several hours of free time and do not rush anywhere as those factors can put an entire process at risk of failure. Once we met in person or online, we drink herbal tea – from natural dried herbs I picked myself – and talk about their feelings, emotions, and the signals their body is sending them. After that, we begin more serious work with a person’s body and massage muscles. One like to call it massage, for others, it is a body procedure, but for me, that is a general re-alignment of the whole organism. 

After the therapy, me and a person I just helped stay to discuss new, emerging emotions and feelings. I also give them some herbal teas, hydrolats and phytol to use at home – when smells and tastes person experienced during the therapy, visits him or her at home. It allows them to rewind the time and go back to that exact moment even if I am not beside them.

-What are the most important tips you give to the people you help? Can you share them with our readers?

-I am one of those people who must try everything themselves before recommending it to others. Even though my dynamic personality does not allow me to stick to the same practices for long periods, some wellbeing rules must never be changed by anyone. Nature, sun and water are those three things that helped people improve their energy levels and general wellbeing for ages. However, one of the most constant nature’s principles is that nature cannot be called constant. Both Western and Tibetan medicine traditions say that seasons are critical for us to ensure health. We must be aware of seasonal changes and change our everyday practices accordingly. 

As we live in a colder climate, we need to consume fatter and warmer foods, which would generate more energy and not let us get cold. Our all meals must be followed by a glass of warm water, to which we may add some honey or ginger – this mix allows us to maintain a healthier and more balanced metabolite system, stomach especially. Various beverages also help to increase our memory and brain functions. 

Besides, during the winter season, we lack sunshine; thus, we lack vitamin D, we get tired more quickly and experience some severe mood swings. Sauna and massages with warm oil work together perfectly to relax and calm the central nervous system, improve the immune system and ensure that all other organs and bodily systems work continuously and up to speed. Of course, do not forget to dress for the weather and wear your scarf, hat, mittens, and warm socks during winter. 

Nature is one of the most significant additions – even the shortest walk in a park improves health as it improves cardiovascular and lymphatic systems. Being in nature allows us to breathe more freely and supplies the brain with more oxygen; therefore, after spending our time in the fresh air, we feel relaxed and have plenty of great ideas.

We must also not forget to sleep! Getting around ten hours of sleep is useless if we sleep at the wrong time; each night from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. is the best time to sleep as it is when the hormones responsible for our growth regenerate. Try meeting your sleeping schedule by getting around eight hours of sleep – you will instantly feel better, stronger, less stressed, and have more energy to take care of ourselves and the others.

-Thank you, we are more than glad that you agreed to share your experiences and knowledge with our readers. 


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