Our MeRT Treatment includes sophisticated imaging, diagnostics, and analysis of your brainwave activity, where we are able to identify disruptions to your brain network and build treatment parameters specifically tailored for each patient. In most cases, through MeRT treatment, 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.
What is MeRT?
MeRT stands for Magnetic e-Resonance Therapy.
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 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.
What is the difference between MeRT and rTMS?
It is the highly individualized approach to utilizing comprehensive brain imaging and diagnostics to create a customized treatment plan for each patient that sets MeRT apart from other similar technologies such as TMS.
This is an emerging treatment protocol that combines technologies of Quantitative Electroencephalogram (qEEG), Electrocardiogram (ECG/EKG), and repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS, an FDA cleared therapy) to analyze and formulate treatments that are tailored for each individual’s unique brain pattern.
Most rTMS treatments are used to deliver stimulation to one area of the brain at a fixed frequency. Our MeRT approach is highly individualized as to frequency and location based on initial thorough testing and evaluation. This customized, scientific approach is unique to each patient.
Definition of Terms:
rTMS = Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: a non-invasive therapy that utilizes pulsed magnetic fields to change neural activity.
EEG = Electroencephalogram: a non-invasive procedure that records the electrical activity of the brain.
EKG = Electrocardiogram (also known as ECG): a non-invasive procedure that records the electrical activity of the heart.
Steps We Follow:
We will perform a quantitative electroencephalogram (q-EEG) and an electrocardiogram (EKG). These tests measure brain wave frequencies, heart rate, and the brain-heart coherence.
Once done, our scientific and clinical teams will carefully analyze the results and determine the current state and functioning of the brain.
Analysis & Protocol
We use a patented, scientific approach with the neurophysiological data gathered through testing to then develop a highly customized treatment plan that is aimed at encouraging healthy brain communication and function.
You will simply sit in a comfortable chair while a trained technician carefully positions a simple device on your head. This device produces a magnetic field to induce mild currents in targeted regions of the brain. There is no pain and no electrical currents, just a slight sensation.
The technician will apply the stimulation for 6-8 seconds per minute. A typical appointment is 45 minutes, 30 minutes of which involves stimulation.
The neuromodulation equipment used by the MeRT approach has been cleared by the FDA in the treatment of depression and OCD, and may be used off-label for other disorders in the practice of medicine.
We will perform an additional EEG and EKG after about a week of treatment, allowing us to assess progress and make any needed modifications. In this way, we are always taking the best and most exacting approach, based on the current neurological state.
Common Benefits Experienced*
- Better quality of sleep (usually one of the first benefits realized)
- Improved memory
- Enhanced focus and concentration/attention span
- Stronger motivation
- Better mood
- More able to deal with stress
- Improved learning capacity
- Able to think more clearly
- Able to complete tasks faster
- Less likely to be easily distracted
- Clearer thinking
- Improved emotional control and stability
- Greater sociability
- Improved self-esteem and self-confidence
- Able to put work, play, or storage spaces in order
*Results and improvements are based on active and strict observation of our regimens. Results may vary based on individual user and are not guaranteed.
Mini-Documentary about MeRT Treatment
This short documentary video explains the MeRT Treatment protocols and how it works.
MeRT Treatment for Autism Featured on the Television Show, “The Doctors.”
Dr. Spencer Miller, Neurologist from the Brain Treatment Center in Dallas, was a featured guest on “The Doctors” TV show, specifically discussing MeRT protocols for Autism and the results being seen as a result of this incredible treatment.
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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