Autism Spectrum Disorder
A New Technique to Unlock More Potential
MeRT technology for Autism uses gentle magnetic fields to balance and stimulate brain function.
It is guided by sophisticated diagnostics and imaging. We use this gentle magnetic stimulation to open up unused pathways in the brain.
A Non-invasive, Drug-Free Therapy for Autism!
The MeRT Approach to Autism
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The Role of MeRT in Addressing Autism — Creating More Independence, Increased Environmental Awareness, and Improved Mood
“We’ve seen some promising results in autism.”
“EEGs (electrical pictures of the brain) can tell us when there are abnormalities in neural networks. … And we run that data through a normative database, and we can see, for example, if somebody has an area in the left prefrontal cortex that’s cycling at two Hertz — which means that they may be only processing information two times per second — whereas the rest of their brain may be cycling 11 times per second. … “[MeRT] was engineered to be a brain optimization technology where we’re trying to increase the coherence, [so] different areas of the brain can communicate with each other and improve the metabolic efficiency of the brain. With that in mind, we do see some improvements across a number of different dimensions. We’ve seen some improvements and some promising results in autism.” – Dr. Erik Won, President of Wave Neuroscience, during his appearance on the Broken Brain podcast
Autism Parenting Magazine Features Successful Treatment with MeRT
In the third week, something happened. The family was driving around sight-seeing when they realized that they were getting lost in the California desert. Mary and Frank began to argue, and right in the midst of it, the moment they had waited six years for finally came. “I remember he said a seven-word sentence basically to the effect of ‘I want you two to stop fighting.’ And it shocked me so much that I almost stopped breathing,” Frank recounts. “I looked at my wife and said ‘Do you realize what just happened? He just said a seven-word sentence.’ I had tears in my eyes, and I was happy at the same time. He was so upset that it pushed these words through.”
From there, Frankie’s progress snowballed. They returned home after only a month, but the difference between the child who arrived in California and the one who left was striking. They had taken a video of Frankie on the plane when they started the journey, “and he’s just making baby babble,” Frank says. “We have another video of him on the plane coming back. And he looks out the window and says, ‘Goodbye California, see you soon.’ This was a nonverbal kid, 30 days later. And his feet are flat on the ground.”
Doctors said Frankie would continue to improve even without regular MeRT, albeit a bit slower. Today, he is 11 years old, verbal, and attends a public school. He tells Frank stories about times when he wanted to speak but couldn’t. “He goes ‘You know, I’m so glad we went to the brain treatment because now I can talk,’” says Frank.
Benefits We Have Seen
These are some of the many Benefits* we have seen in treating Autism with MeRT:
- Improved sleep
- Sleeping longer
- More relaxed, less anxiety
- Being more independent
- Better focus and concentration
- Improved interaction with others
- Responding better to commands
- Improved mood
- Greater attention span
- More sociable
- Improved ability to deal with stress
- Increased motivation to learn
- More emotional stability
- Ability to adapt to change more easily
- Improved self-confidence and self-esteem
- Being more present in the world and things going on around them
- Better language and speaking skills
* Results are based on active and strict observation of our regimens. Results can vary by individual user and are not guaranteed.
Brain Patterns Found in Autism
Autism Spectrum Disorder affects each person differently.
Hear it from a Parent…
In the early phase of treatment, even though he slept, he didn’t sleep very deeply. After we came to Synapse, he started sleeping 9-11 hours per night! After he started taking his medication, he didn’t experience any side effects even though he did experience side effects due to the medications. If it wasn’t for this treatment with Synapse, I don’t think this would have been possible.The way he speaks even changed after starting treatment. He puts more emphasis and emotion into the way he speaks rather than being monotone. He can even multi-task in a way where I talk to my child and he’s doing something else at the time after going through the treatment. This wasn’t possible before. He is able to be more playful with children his own age and be more involved in his group compared to before. Before, he wasn’t able to understand when a certain thing is appropriate to do at a certain time. For example, he really wanted to do something at this moment but couldn’t comprehend why he couldn’t do it, even though it was inappropriate to do so at that time. This issue has been overcome.Before, he didn’t want any material items but now he emphazes more that he really wants something.The biggest thing I have noticed is my child’s ability to generate more emotion with everything. As for eating, he has become more open to eating compared to before. Before, he would cause a fit when trying to be fed by me. Now, he is enjoying eating food by himself. His favorite food is ketchup! I never imagined him to change this much.I recommend other people to consider this treatment because I never imagined how much it would improve my son’s life and how effective it would be. Doing this treatment was my last option for my child and it seemed to have worked to a great extent!” – So Young, Mother of a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder
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Common Characteristics of Autism
These are some of the characteristics of Autism. But these will vary depending on where the child is on the Spectrum:
- Inability to read body language or understand changes in the tone of voice
- Little or no eye contact
- Appearing disconnected from the outside world and not engaging with their environment
- Not acknowledging or responding when they are being spoken to
- Lack of verbal skills
- Blank facial expressions
- Monotone speech patterns
- Appearing to lack emotions, connection, or compassion for others
- Responding inappropriately in social settings
- Being disruptive, hyperreactive, or loud
- Not understanding questions or instructions
- Not initiating conversation on their own,
- Repeating what is spoken to them
- Being obsessive about routines
- Fixation on objects or events
- Exhibiting repetitive movements
- Acting out aggressively when they don’t want to do something
- More extreme reactions in over-stimulating environments
Raquel was diagnosed with severe ASD at the age of one and a half. She didn’t follow directions. Raquel didn’t want to be touched. She didn’t speak, listen, or respond to her name. Raquel didn’t look into her mother’s eyes. She had no emotional connection to her mother, father, even her twin sister. Raquel’s mother, Miriam, spent the next three years searching desperately for anything that could improve Raquel’s quality of life. She tried several forms of therapy. Phonoaudiology, occupational therapy, behavioral therapy, and sensory integration didn’t work. She changed Raquel’s diet, so it was free of gluten and casein. These efforts helped Raquel show small signs of improvement, but not anything significant. At four and a half years old, doctors still gave Raquel the diagnosis of severe autism. “Life was completely miserable,” Miriam said. “Raquel suffered from high anxiety. We couldn’t go to a mall or a restaurant or the movies. We couldn’t even drive with her in the car without the panic attacks and the screaming. My daughter lived in her own little world, and we weren’t a part of it.”
Miriam Refused to Give UpRefusing to give up, Miriam heard about the Brain Treatment Center and MeRT. She decided to give it a try. The second day of treatment changed their lives. Raquel enjoyed the therapy, and she was happy to go, which shocked Miriam. It was the first time Miriam had ever seen her happy. After that day’s treatment, Miriam brought Raquel back home. “I was in the kitchen with my husband,” she said. “Raquel walked up to us with a cup in her hand and said ‘juice.’ That was the first word she’d ever spoken. We were in shock.”
Raquel’s MiracleRaquel then walked to a lemon tree outside, yanked a lemon off the tree, and smelled it. Miriam didn’t even realize her daughter knew what a lemon was or that it had a smell. “It’s as if that information was there all the time, but had been trapped,” said Miriam. Raquel’s twin sister tried to take the lemon away. Raquel fought for it, saying “MY lemon!” She danced around, holding the lemon away from her sister, playing with her. This interaction was the first one Raquel had ever had with her twin. “A week later, she looked me in the eye, grabbed my shoulders and gasped, then hugged me,” Miriam said. “Then she pulled away and looked at me, gasped again, and kissed me. I’ll never forget that moment as long as I live.” After three weeks, Raquel was able to go to Disney World—the most over-stimulating place on the planet. “We knew at that point that the frightening part of our lives was over,” said Miriam. “It’s truly a miracle.”
How to determine…
Is MeRT the Right Treatment?
If you are uncertain if MeRT is the right treatment for you or your child, this is not something you need to decide on right away. There are many steps before making a much more informed decision. The very first thing you can do is a phone consultation with us. You can ask questions and discuss your symptoms and history. She can explain the protocols, fees, and details of treatment. We also schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with Dr. Yim.
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