What can I expect from a session?
1. Relax in a zero gravity chair: With this technology you don't have to focus on a screen or concentrate on anything at all. Just relax!
2. Listen to music during your neuro-session: We have relaxing music that you will listen to through ear buds. Since this technology works on your subconscious brain you can close your eyes, daydream, meditate, or even dose off.
3. Feel Better: Most people feel more relaxed for the entire day after experiencing just one session. Multiple sessions bring a deep sense of peace that is cumulative and sustainable.
Where are we located?
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you treat medical conditions?
We are a holistic health practice but we are not a medical facility. Our goal is to optimize your health and your brain function and to support your own healing process. We do this through many different holistic modalities including health and wellness coaching, NeurOptimal neurofeedback, acupuncture, and nutritional/herbal medicine. We do not treat, heal, diagnose, or cure medical conditions. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the only things legally allowed to treat or cure disease are drugs and surgery.
Should I stop taking my medications?
No! We are not a medical facility nor do we offer medical treatment. However, we have had great success helping many of our clients reduce or eliminate medication by working with their prescribing doctors. If tapering off of medications is your goal please let us know. NeurOptimal focuses on the health and vitality of the nervous system as well as the brain's neural connections, and it is still effective even if you are taking medications. Essentially, this technology works “upstream” from the synaptic junction that medications work on.
How many sessions will I need?
One single session at a time is helpful in times of high stress and many clients report that after just one session they feel calmer, more clear, and will likely even sleep better. The relaxing effects of a session can last anywhere from a day to several days. Significant results tend to occur (and clients report feeling significantly better & reaching their original goals) in as few as 10-20 neurofeedback training sessions. If there are “deeper” problems or traumas that originated earlier in life 40 or more sessions may be desired in order to help the nervous system rewire and restructure itself. You can always return for booster sessions at anytime to tune up and strengthen what your brain has already learned.
Where are your offices located?
We have two locations:
Austin location : 1201 Spyglass Dr. Building 14 #100 
Buda location : 204 S. Main St.  (in Buda Med Spa)
Is this an experimental technology?
The NeurOptimal® proprietary neurofeedback system has been successfully helping people to better their lives for over 20 years!
NeurOptimal works with the brain to change itself while traditional neurofeedback pushes brainwaves into prescribed patterns based on statistical aggregated “norms”. NeurOptimal supports the brain back to its own healthy state and this is why results tend to be long lasting and sustainable.
How does it differ from other forms of neurofeedback?
NeurOptimal® is a highly personalized brain training software that prompts your central nervous system to make the best use of your brain’s neural resources. It supports the brain to go back to its own healthy state of harmony and this is why side effects are not experienced. It helps the brain pull itself out of mental “ruts” resulting in a more open and positive mindset in which obstacles are more manageable and problems resolve more easily. NeurOptimal® works WITH the brain to change itself while traditional forms of neurofeedback seek to push brainwaves into prescribed patterns based on statistical aggregated “norms”. Pushing and pulling brainwave patterns based on normative data can cause side effects at worst or be inefficient for your own unique brain at least. NeurOptimal® simply allows the brain to see it's own inefficiencies and adjust them, just like hearing your voice in a speaker allows you to fine tune it.
Can I do this from home?
Yes, we do have a rental program that allows you to do sessions in the comfort of your own home. You can learn more about our rental program here.
How frequently do I have to come in?
One-off single sessions are great for helping to alleviate stressful days or stressful experiences. If you are looking for more significant and sustainable results we recommend starting at twice per week for the first few weeks in order to feel better more quickly, and then switching to once a week if desired. Starting at once a week is also an option but the more significant results tend to take a bit longer to notice at this frequency. In short, twice a week for the first few weeks isn't necessary but it is encouraged.
Do you accept insurance?
We do not accept insurance. However, if your insurance company covers our services we can print out a billable receipt that you can submit for reimbursement. A majority of flexible spending/savings plans do cover our services and sometimes even cover herbal/nutritional supplements as well!
Who will I be working with?
Michael Meuth L.Ac. oversees all client's progress but depending on the location, day, and time you will either see Michael, Holly Holmes, or Christina Sullivan, our additional trained NeurOptimal providers. If you want to add nutritional-herbal consultations, acupuncture, or health coaching please request an appointment with Michael.
Am I supposed to think of certain things during the sessions?
You do not have to think of anything in particular while you train. Transformation with the help of NeurOptimal's feedback happens according to the brain’s own intrinsic subconscious and natural response, with no conscious effort from the user needed. Your job is to just relax and enjoy. We encourage you to simply be with yourself for the 35 minute session if possible: meditating, day-dreaming or even napping... you can also read if you need to.
For our younger clients that find it hard to sit still we provide art supplies, movies, or you they can read or do their homework!
Do you work with children?
Yes! All ages can benefit from brain training, even infants. It is encouraged for parents to go through the sessions as well, but it is not mandatory. We have plenty of activities for children but we also encourage parents to bring some activities or books their child especially enjoys. Usually children will draw, color, read, play a video game, or do homework.
Do you work with pets?
Believe it or not, yes we do! We have recently started seeing dogs with anxiety and depression. Instead of earbuds or headphones for our furry friends we use speakers... and it works really great! However, your furry friend must be tolerant of having the sensors on his/her scalp as well as the clips on the ears. Most dogs do fine with this but occasionally they are intolerant in which case there will be no charge.