The DAO Labs Decision 2020 Survival Guide

by John G. McGarvey |

The DAO Labs Decision 2020 Survival Guide

Red states, blue states?  How's your mental and physical state?  The prospect of the U.S. Election season on what’s already turned out to be a year that won’t end is one that’s loomed large over many of us for months and now, the final stretch has arrived. 

Regardless of party affiliation, the stress, noise and prospect over the turnout on election night (or the protracted fighting that could follow) could make for a long introduction to winter. 

Stress, Anxiousness, Sleeplessness….

To help combat the potential stress, anxiousness, sleeplessness and everything in between, we’re outlining below some solutions to help bring what’s been needed most throughout #2020, but most certainly the days and weeks surrounding the presidential election: balance. 

Your balance. 

Balance is a key tenant in Chinese herbal medicine, and this theme from the perspective of the year we’ve experienced (and some of the TV commercials from the candidates we’ve seen) could serve all of us well.  It’s been challenging, but in the weeks since Labor Day, I’ve tried to more consciously practice balance myself: I’m back on my yoga mat regularly, I’ve bulked up on herbs, and I’ve turned off the noise from the campaigns. 

I won’t say that life is any easier with the pandemic, but the highs and lows have been reduced – and so to can they be for you as well.  The 2,500 year practice has been through elections far more chaotic than this (and that's hard to fathom).

Herbs to the Rescue

Herein below are four Chinese herbal recommendations to help take the bite out of what’s left of this election season, and for that matter, the balance of the year.  Both our customers and our team can attest to the success of these herbs in delivering the balance we’re proposing. 

May the best candidate we know win: you.

  1. Reduce stress with Emotional Balance: This is a go-to Chinese herbal combination for stress reduction. No caffeine-induced highs, just 8 herbs that offer incredible balance and feeling of calm.  Let others argue, bicker and point fingers - you'll feel calm, focussed and energized.  Try Emotional Balance for your balance. 
  2. Sleep, Sleep, Sleep: Perhaps the best antidote to Election Night will be to sleep through it. Try Mental Tranquility for 2 AM stress (that was me!) or Physical Tranquility for the hot, restless sleeper.  No political drama involved, just uninterrupted, quality sleep to numb out the cable news spin and noise.
  3. Headed to the Polls – Boost Immunity with these Three Herbs: The only headlines bigger than the presidential election are those talking about the pandemic. If you’re headed out to vote, maintain six feet of distance, wear your mask, and bulk-up on Immunity Support, a game-changer for boosting your immunity.
  4. Talk to an Expert: Sometimes the best therapy for a lot of things can be personal interaction with another person. Consider scheduling a Virtual Consultation with one of our Acupuncturists who can provide solutions for the Election Blues (and more) that can be practiced in the comfort of your home. From acupressure points to dietary recommendations, the feedback from these sessions has been incredible and actionable. 

And here’s a winning proposition for you: use code ELECTION15 and take 15% off the above herbs or a Virtual Consultation.  Regardless of election outcome, your ability to maintain balanced health, mental wellness and overall happiness is something that you can control - our solutions might just help tip the scales your way. 

John G. McGarvey is a co-founder of DAO Labs and a regular contributor to The Way. A frequent visitor to China and Asia for both business and pleasure, he is an avid consumer of Chinese medicine. He can be reached at

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