TwoSistas and today we welcomed Tsao Lin Moy on this WealthWellnessWednesday! Tsao is an Alternative and Chinese Medicine expert with over 20 years of experience in alternative and Chinese medicine. A licensed acupuncturist and herbalist, Tsao founded Integrative Healing Arts in NYC where she offers acupuncture, herbal medicine and energy healing to treat patients.
Today’s conversation centered around the issues that many Americans are suffering such as stress, anxiety, immunity and sleep. We all want to live a long, better life and for some reason, we are not making the mind, body and connection - in other words, listening and queuing into what our body is trying to communicate to us. It’s about the connection.
Connection to our bodies is vitally important. When we make that “connection”, it will make a difference on how we create and cultivate our habits. For instance, we gravitate toward and focus on the symptom and not the root cause. For those suffering from sleep issues, we wake up feeling groggy and maybe in a bad mood. We tend to reach for the cup of Java maybe a little too much while not acknowledging that the cause of how we feel when we wake up is related to how we slept and how we created our night time sleep hygiene. (Janis shared her issues with sleep this past year.) Our nervous system needs to be calmed. (You can’t calm your nervous system when your mind goes into overload mode of your day’s events.)
Tsao shared that if we are having sleep issues, it means that our Yin / Yan is out of balance. When our Yin / Yan is out of balance our bodies have a difficult time creating Melatonin (the hormone of darkness); therefore, our nervous system does not have a chance to reset.
Tsao also shared a suggestion to calm the nervous system: the 4 / 7 / 8 method. You take 4 breaths through the nose for 4 seconds; hold the breath for a count of 7 seconds; exhale forcefully through the mouth for 8 seconds. (Janis has often practiced this method!)
This was such an amazing conversation Tsao and we can’t thank her enough for being on today’s podcast! To connect with Tsao further, please check out her website and connect further on her Instagram account and click on the link in her bio for her other social media platforms:
Let us know what you thought of today’s episode. Do you have sleep, stress, anxiety, or immunity issues? How have you dealth with those issues? What are some habits that you have established to assist you? Please go to our website and leave us a voice message: