Conditions Treated by MeRT are showing Significant Improvements in Symptoms
Are you or someone you love experiencing any of these conditions?
- Traumatic Brain Injury/Post Concussive Syndrome
- ADHD – Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
- Cognitive issues
- Learning disabilities
MeRT: An Emerging Treatment for Neurological Conditions
It is highly possible that you have already tried other therapies, treatments, or medications that either didn’t work or which may have caused side effects that were hard to tolerate.
Or maybe you have used other therapies that did provide some improvement, but you are looking to expand your treatment options. Synapse is excited to bring this incredible technology to Honolulu Hawaii and surrounding areas to help with an array of neurological conditions!
MeRT has been successfully used in conjunction with other therapies, and many patients have reported that MeRT has also greatly improved the success of accompanying therapies.
Reading this, you may be interested but uncertain if MeRT is the right treatment for you or your child. However, this is not something you need to decide on right away as there are many steps before making a much more informed decision. First, you can talk to our New Patient Coordinator to get more information and any questions you have answered. You can also simply schedule the initial EEG followed by a consultation with Dr. Yim to see if you or your child may benefit from MeRT.
Below you can read more about the types of conditions that are being successfully treated with MeRT.
What is MeRT?
MeRT stands for Magnetic Resonance Therapy. In simple terms, MeRT employs the use of noninvasive magnetic waves directed at specific areas of the brain that are not communicating or connecting as they should, to gently stimulate those regions. Very thorough diagnostics are used to isolate exactly what is happening in each patient’s brain and a customized treatment plan is developed to stimulate and “wake-up” regions of the brain that have been affected by a variety of neurological conditions. And we have seen a vast array of benefits, improvements, and in many cases miraculous achievements.
The neurons in the brain can be disrupted by many different factors.
The behavior between your neurons can be adversely affected by factors such as:
- An injury to the head or repeated injuries
- Chemical exposure
- Disease or illness
- Developmental disorders such as Autism, Learning disorders, ADD, ADHD
- Extreme stress, anxiety, or trauma
- Congenital conditions
These disruptions can be significant or minor. One’s threshold of tolerance varies from individual to individual. Some people are still able to function in their day-to-day activities, while others are completely debilitated and have no quality of life. But what is truly incredible is that with a little gentle stimulation in the right direction, brain function can be improved.
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The MeRT Process
There are many studies that have shown that there are altered brain wave oscillations in patients suffering from neurological conditions such as Traumatic Brain Injury, Autism, ADHD, and others.
Through sophisticated imaging, diagnostics, and analysis of your brainwave activity, we are able to identify disruptions to your brain network and build treatment parameters specifically tailored for each patient. In most cases, we are able to visibly reshape brainwave activity, regardless of what may have caused the disruption to begin with.
The MeRT platform is a patent-protected process that has been undergoing rigorous research by the Department of Defense and several private institutions for years now, with great success.
MeRT: Conditions Treated – Autism
Synapse offers MeRT treatment for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
Every child is unique and no two cases of Autism are the same. Symptoms can vary as well as severity levels. Even if a child is on a similar “level” as another, they will still have their own unique symptoms, ways of communicating and dealing with the outside world, and their own unique symptoms.
In some cases, Autism can affect intelligence levels. However, some with Autism can have a very high IQ. Even a child with high intelligence, social skills, and common sense, may still have difficulties in their ability to communicate and deal with the world around them.
MeRT treatment protocols are customized for each patient as we work to help restore brain function to a more optimal degree. Each patient has a different starting point based on their imaging and diagnostics and where they are on the spectrum, but no matter where they start from, improvements are generally seen soon after treatment starts. *
MeRT technology works by utilizing magnetic fields to neuromodulate brain waves. This optimizes brain communication which helps it to be more organized and in sync. This allows the child to be higher functioning, and in most cases, to have better communication skills, social skills, and more independence. This allows for improved quality of life for both the patient and their loved ones.
*Results can vary from patient to patient
For more information about how the providers at Synapse Hawaii can help patients with Autism, click here.
MeRT treatment for Autism was recently featured on the television show, “The Doctors.” You can watch the episode here.
MeRT: Conditions Treated – Traumatic Brain Injury/Concussion
Synapse offers MeRT treatment for patients who have experienced traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and concussions.
In essence, we use magnetic fields to gently stimulate and balance brain function, which is all guided by very sophisticated diagnostics and imaging.
For those who have experienced a Concussion or Traumatic Brain Injury, they may continue to have after-effects long after the initial incident and some may never fully recover. MeRT can be used as a vital part of treatment to stimulate and help the brain to heal, improving brain communication and connectivity. In many cases, this has helped greatly in improving recovery results.
See some of the RESEARCH STUDIES.
Individuals who have suffered a concussion or brain injury will have specific markers that are visible in their EEG studies. Research has shown that:
People who have experienced a traumatic brain injury will have a higher power in their delta band frequencies and lower power in the alpha bands. What this means is that parts of your brain that were injured may be “asleep.” MeRT can help to “wake up” these areas of the brain again.”
Many individuals who have suffered a traumatic brain injury also often go through additional therapies to assist them in regaining function. MeRT can be used very successfully in conjunction with these therapies. For more information regarding how Synapse Hawaii utilizes MeRT protocols for Traumatic Brain Injuries, click here.
MeRT: Conditions Treated – ADHD
Here at Synapse, Hawaii’s Brain Treatment Center, Dr. Yim and his staff offer MeRT for ADHD.
In a person with ADHD, the activity and connectivity of the brain networks are somewhat impaired. When inspected more closely, the communication between these networks we find that the release of important chemicals, dopamine, and noradrenaline, are also found to be disrupted. These chemicals are responsible for relaying messages between brain cells. As a result, when children with ADHD carry out tasks, some networks are not switched on enough while others are switched on too much.
Numerous research studies have shown that there are widespread differences in the development and function of the brain in children with ADHD.
Each patient’s initial testings are analyzed very carefully as to the brain’s pattern of function and activity. Through this detailed analysis, we are able to determine the correct neural synchronization. This information is then used to devise a highly personalized protocol for each patient, with the purpose of encouraging improved brain communication. Patients have indicated that they have experienced significant clinical improvements.*
Treatment for ADHD usually lasts 4-8 weeks. Appointments are 30-45 minutes in length, Monday through Friday. Generally, the patient will begin to notice improvements during the first week.
Research studies and patients are showing that this type of treatment is promising for ADHD.*
MeRT and Cognitive Enhancement
Optimization: Refers to the Act, Process, or Methodology of Making Something Functional or as Effective as Possible.”
For anyone who is experiencing learning difficulties, memory issues, information retention problems, or a lack of mental acuity, MeRT may be a non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical approach to addressing it and optimizing mental capacity and cognitive performance.
Dr. Yim, one of Honolulu’s top Pediatric Neurologists, has brought this state-of-the-art technology called MeRT to Honolulu, Hawaii, and surrounding areas. MeRT, which stands for Magnetic Resonance Therapy, is a non-invasive, painless and drug-free treatment that is used to address dysregulation in the brain by neuromodulating the electrical signals, thereby stimulating and reorganizing brain function.
The equipment used in the MeRT technology has been FDA-cleared and this therapy is being successfully used to treat an array of neurological conditions. As the benefits of MeRT are all-encompassing, this treatment has also been used very successfully for brain optimization!
How to determine…
Is MeRT the Right Treatment?
Reading this, you may be interested but uncertain if MeRT is the right treatment for you or your child. However, this is not something you need to decide on right away as there are many steps before making a much more informed decision.
The very first thing you can do is a simple phone consultation with our New Patient Coordinator. In this call, you can ask all the questions you want and discuss your symptoms and history. She can explain the protocols, fees, and details of treatment.
The next step is also very simple. We can set up two appointments. The first appointment would simply involve an EEG, which is a completely painless and non-invasive brain scan. This takes about 45 minutes. The second appointment, several days later, once we have the results of the EEG and these have been analyzed, would be a consultation with the doctor.
At this one-on-one consultation, the doctor will discuss the results of the imaging and diagnostics and what may or may not be treatable with MeRT. He will answer any additional questions that you may have, and together you can determine if MeRT would be a beneficial treatment and what that treatment would entail.
If you and the doctor then decide to move forward with MeRT, the first thing that is done is what we call the Assessment Period, where we will perform a short period of treatment, followed by a new EEG to see if you or your child are responding well to the treatment. This determination is assessed based on the new EEG results as compared to the initial testing done at the start of treatment, as well as any symptom improvements.
If there is a positive response to treatment during the assessment period, you will have most likely seen symptom improvements starting to take place, and we can then schedule for the additional treatment duration.
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