Headway Health Testimonials

Sometimes our inner skeptic will prevent us from embracing something that can be truly helpful.   Being skeptical in this day is a very good thing. But being overly skeptical just prevents us from experiencing the fullness that life has to offer. The testimonials on this page are here for the healthy skeptic as well as for those of you that relish in the value of holistic approaches and power of the human mind and body to do what it was designed to do... HEAL!

Neurofeedback Testimonials

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Fear, Anger, Focus and Poor Sleep

Throughout my life I have struggled with a degree, which has varied extremely, of emotional “unwellness.” I have sought out help for these challenges, trying to keep an open mind to holistic approaches, medicinal approaches, physical activity, nutrition, acupuncture, massage, support groups, therapy and finally, NeurOptimal therapy. Some of my challenges have been reactivity, impulsivity, addiction, distracting, living inside my head and outside of the truth, fear, PTSD, restlessness, sleeplessness, extreme pms and poor self care. Needless to say these challenges have often made it difficult to achieve emotional stability and have affected my personal relationships, particularly in my adulthood. I have seen a great amount of positive change in my life over the years as a result of staying diligent in “getting better.” On some level every attempt through every different avenue I have taken to remedy some of these things has given me a measure of relief, some more than others. At some point it was made clear to me that my brain was reacting and going down pathways it had traveled for years, and as a result causing me some troubles. I felt powerless to some of my thoughts and behaviors. I sincerely wanted to handle situations with grace, patience and understanding. After having a rough emotional day(s) and that affecting myself and others I would often have remorse and guilt and question why I would go to certain places and certain behaviors. NeurOptimal brain training and coaching was recommended to me several months ago. And although I had no idea what is was about and what it would do I remained willing and opened to suggestions. I am very pleased with my experience thus far with Michael and NeurOptimal. I have seen a considerable shift over the months of working with him. My concentration has been much better. I am able to read more, finish tasks and projects that I would have once not completed. I no longer take certain medications that were prescribed to me for mood stabilization and I feel very happy about that from a personal belief standpoint. I have gone from reacting to everything, sometimes with anger and/or fear, to responding to things after pausing before doing anything else. This is probably the biggest change I have seen and its had the greatest positive impact on my relationships. I am also sleeping much better which makes it easier to practice self-care. I started incorporating meditation into my life a couple of years ago and since doing this brain training the meditation has become easier to do and I can sit for longer than before. I have also been able to identify more quickly when my mind is in a delusional trance and/or when I am hormonally challenged and take affirmative action to treat those things with care. The beauty of NeurOptimal training is that I don’t have to do much besides show up, sit down and relax while listening to some wonderful meditation tunes. I have left each session with Michael feeling better than when I came in. Besides the brain work that has enhanced my life, working with Michael has also done so. He spends time talking to me about what we are doing, the changes I have seen and just ordinary life stuff. I thought I would give the NeurOptimal training a try and now I consider the sessions an integral part of my self-care plan.

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Shanna G.

Depression & Antidepressants

I just got off my anti-depressant medication when I started the brain training. I had pretty bad withdrawal effects (brain zaps) that would make me very irritable, sometimes agitated. The biggest and most immediate change I saw with the brain wave optimization program was after three days of the training my withdrawal symptoms disappeared! This is what really convinced me that the program legitimately works and is not some gimmick. My depression is still present, but I would say that I have been avoiding my responsibilities and uncomfortable situations less. I have become calmer in stressful situations with overall less intense/extreme emotions.

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Michael J.

Improved Mental Outlook and Reduced Stress

Michael is absolutely wonderful! He is knowledgeable, compassionate and a true healer. This was my first experience with neurofeedback and I love it! I also highly recommend the neurofeedback/acupuncture combo. Wow!

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Lee D.

PTSD and High Anxiety

Neurofeedback has been a miracle for my son. He suffers from PTSD and high anxiety. He now is able to do things on his own, without fear. He is able to read and retain what he has read. His tantrums are fewer and farther between. He is happier and less angry. I love the effect it’s had on him and will tell all my friends about it. My daughter is doing the training too. It is helping her with anxiety and being socially able to be around people. It’s just amazing!

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T. F.

The Best Hack Yet

Dave Asprey is one of the leaders in the field of "biohacking", a study and discipline that seeks to optimize one's performance by upgrading the physical and mental environment. Dave's company hosts the Bulletproof Conference featuring the top technologies available for reaching potential. NeurOptimal is the only system that takes the honor of being featured at the conference each year.

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Dave Asprey
Biohacker & Host of Bulletproof Radio

They really do make a difference.

Michael helped me more than any of the 4 traditional doctors I had seen. Michael was supportive and positive and with his whole-body approach I learned practical tools to heal myself. I am so grateful I had someone like him to help. The NueroOptimal Brain Training sessions were great and I'm still looking forward to them in the future. They really do make a difference.

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Mari R.
Artist Austin, Texas

Energy, Negative Thoughts, and Quality of Life

I had been in a funk for awhile. Very low energy and stressing out about many things that wouldn’t typically stress me. I started seeing Michael and went through 15 sessions of neuro feedback. I’ve been done with my sessions for several weeks now, and my energy and overall well-being is so much better. I have moments of intermittent stress, but the constant obsessive negative thinking is gone. I am so thankful for his services and drug free approach to health!

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April Bartsch

It gives me drug-free, relaxing relief...

I have received many NeurOptimal sessions from Michael along with his supportive coaching for anxiety, related to general life issues and exam performance, and it gives me drug-free, relaxing relief. I have learned to include these in a regular self-care routine. Best investment for brain/mental health.

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Rita T.
Acupuncturist Austin, Texas

Mental Health and Memory

I have received 10 brain training sessions and without a doubt, can say that it's made a positive difference in my daily life. I sleep more restfully, short-term memory has improved... It's easier to remember names and where I put my keys, for example. When I read, I remember more of the story, so my concentraion has improved as well.

This is a fantastic tool for increasing my mental health. I highly recommend it and plan to continue receiving training. Michael is a pleasure to work with. Thank you, Michael. :)

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C.S.
Licensed Professional Counselor Lakeway, Texas

Better Sleep and No More Panic Attacks

After doing the brain training, I now sleep through the night (most of the time), I have no more panic attacks, the depression is mild and seldom, and I can usually concentrate very well! I think about one thing at a time, and get things done much more calmly.

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Donna H.

Acupuncture Tesimonials

More Energy, Happy Outlook, and Weight loss!

Michael guided me through a 21-day cleanse. I had been a non-believer and tried it because I saw a family member's "glow" while she was doing it, and WOW! Not only was Michael there for me every step of the way, he has continued to send me useful information. I feel the best I've ever felt - more energy, happy outlook, and the weight loss was a terrific bonus.

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Joanne P.

Weight Loss & Food Cravings

After six weeks on a nutrition program I realized that I was not having food cravings, I had lost 14 pounds, and my bowel movements had returned to normal. Additionally, my energy is up and even my mobility is better.

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Margaret L.

Sciatic Pain

When I first came to see Michael, I had severe sciatica with tingling and numbness down to my foot making it difficult to walk and sit worsened by low back pain. I was miserable. After seeing Michael for a few weeks of acupuncture and food supplements, the pain virtually subsided. I was thrilled! I was able to get back to my active lifestyle. My thanks and gratitude to you Michael for guidance to my healing.

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Dr. Tina B

Improved Mental Outlook and Reduced Stress

Michael is absolutely wonderful! He is knowledgeable, compassionate and a true healer. This was my first experience with neurofeedback and I love it! I also highly recommend the neurofeedback/acupuncture combo. Wow!

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Lee D.

Flu / Pleurisy

Just writing to let you know all my flu/pleurisy symptoms are already, just 48 hours later, pretty much gone! Pain, 99% gone; shortness of breath, 99% gone. Although it may have been acupuncture induced endorphins, I was already feeling remarkably better just from the time it took me to walk out your office door until the time I reached my car in the parking lot! I would highly recommend your services to anyone.

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J.Hilton

Fertility

When I first came to see Michael, I was not having regular cycles. In a few months I was pregnant with my first child and was over the moon excited. Now, two years later I have a healthy, happy, beautiful, and very active two-year-old little girl, that I lovingly refer to as my “acu- baby”. I am so delighted and grateful to Michael and acupuncture for helping me on my journey to become pregnant and have a healthy child. I continue to refer Michael to all of my family and friends.

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Candace P.
Real Estate Agent

Colitis and Pain

If your medical doctor is not solving all your issues, go see Michael. I was diagnosed with colitis, but after three or four months of taking medication and still experiencing pain nearly every day, I set up an acupuncture appointment out of sheer desperation. Now four months later, I rarely have any flare-ups, I am feeling 100% better physically and emotionally. Michael helped me change my attitude about my health and most importantly my diet. He taught me exercises to aid digestion which help immensely. Right now thanks to Michael, my goals are to reduce my medications and eventually with my doctor’s supervision, eliminate my medications completely. Michael’s acupuncture treatments and holistic advice gave me my old life back. Thanks Michael!

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Jennifer M.

Fertility

After an ectopic pregnancy, several rounds of tests and inexplicable results, I contacted Michael in the spring of 2010 with lots of questions, desperate to have a baby. Michael helped me balance my life and my inner health using natural supplements, meditation and acupuncture. Several months went by and I still wasn't pregnant, but Michael explained to me that I shouldn't expect it to happen right away and that he was confident I would be pregnant some day. I expected my treatment to go on for at least a year, but just when I was about to give up, I found myselt pregnant. I was still doubtful that it would work out, considering everything I'd been through before, but I continued to take the supplements and practice meditation and saw Michael when I needed some help. Finally, on April 18, 2011, I gave birth to our beautiful baby girl. Weighing in at a healthy eight pounds, ten ounces, Sophia Grace is everything my husband and I prayed for, and worth all the dedication to the program Michael developed for me. I'm greatful to Michael for his confidence in me and for remaining positive through the entire experience.

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Rebecca D.

Migraines

I went to Michael because of migraines. I haven’t had a migraine since. Michael is a caring individual that takes time to listen and help with the symptoms that you are experiencing. I highly recommend Headway Health!

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Lori M.

Chronic Pain

I highly recommend this place. Michael can provide drug- free alternatives for health and chronic pain. He is very knowledgeable in holistic alternatives, a great listener and really cares about your health concerns. Lots of good works going on at this place and very affordable.

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Brandi Duncan