In the early phase of treatment, even though he slept, he didn’t sleep very deeply (didn’t sleep 9-10 hours deeply). After we came to Synapse, he started sleeping 9, 10, and even 11 hours a night. After he stopped taking his medications, he didn’t experience any side effects even though he did have side effects due to the medications. If it wasn’t for this treatment with Synapse, I don’t think this would’ve 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 is something else at the same time after 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, 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 emphasizes more than 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 used to 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 question myself if my child needs to keep continuing this treatment at Synapse Hawai’i. 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 a last option for my child and it seemed to have worked to a great extent!” – So Young, Mother of a child with ASD
As a mother of an autistic non-verbal, six-year-old daughter, we went into MeRT not expecting much change. Dr. Gregory Yim and staff has exceeded my expectations with the MeRT. After our 6-week treatment with Hope and her kind patient ways with my daughter, we came out with more positive than could be imagined. My daughter has become more focused in school and at home. For the first time, she actually called her dad, ‘Dad,’ with she never said before. Her aggression has dramatically decreased. I’d always be bruised from her pinching, biting, and scratching but it has altogether stopped. Mahalo Nut loa Dr. Yim and Staff!” – Annie R.
After just about every conventional treatment failed to reduce my PTSD symptoms, Magnetic e-Resonance Therapy at Synapse Hawai’i proved to be totally transformative for me. It significantly reduced my anxiety & depression, greatly improved the quality of my sleep, and had a lasting positive impact on my mood — truly remarkable considering it’s non-invasive, painless and does not involve the use of any pharmaceuticals. Dr. Yim patiently guided me through the science and helped me at every stage to optimize the treatment protocols for my specific condition and symptoms, while the MeRT technicians were always gentle, supportive & knowledgeable. I cannot recommend MeRT at Synapse Hawai’i enough for anyone who, like me, has struggled with treatment-resistant PTSD. Mahalo, Synapse Hawaii!” — Chris Cole, Former Defense Intelligence Official, Afghanistan Combat Veteran
Are you having issues with your child getting into trouble at school? Or do school administrators ask you if you’ve had an assessment of your child? Let me tell you, Dr. Yim and his staff saved our family! If we didn’t stumble on Synapse, we would still be receiving daily behavior updates, with no clue what to do. Going through the therapy has been a game changer! Rather than having to call my son 10 times before I get a response, he now answers by the first time. This has truly been life changing and a blessing. Thank you Dr. Yim, Audrey, Hope, Mel, and Shirley! You guys are miracle workers!! Thanks!” – Synapse parent
Frankly speaking, we did not anticipate a dramatic miracle from the treatment coming to Hawaii. The most valuable lesson we have learned through this treatment was that we now understand the reasons behind my son’s behaviorism. We understand better why he acts in certain ways. We also realized a little more about the directions we should consider and approach in order to find solutions. Conclusively, the best treatment result we experienced was we noticed much better eye contact. My son responded much more naturally when his name is called. We saw curious eye contact rather than discipline/trained eye contact.” – Synapse Parent of a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder
The Brain Treatment Center is truly a special place filled with incredibly kind people, who all share the same goal of helping improve the lives of every patient. We have witnessed positive changes and miraculous recoveries from friends and family with anxiety and autism. Treatment is non-invasive, scientifically sound, and just plain easy. Highly recommend!” – Adam
This place is amazing. The people are wonderful. As a mother of a 31 year old autistic son, this place has given me hope. My son is doing much better and we are excited about our future. Seeing changes in him that I only dreamed of. The staff is incredible. Thank you so much!” – Justine
I have a (6) year old son who has autism and the Brain Treatment Center has helped him tremendously.
He has improved specifically in his auditory processing and speech along with a reduction in his toe walking. He attends a special school and receives Speech, OT, PT and ABA therapies. ALL his teachers including the speech therapist have said he has improved dramatically during the (4) weeks of therapy he had while attending. We have worked with our son since he was diagnosed at (16) months old, he has received Early Intervention and then attended special schooling receiving one on one attention using ABA and OT, Pt and speech. He improved in attention and following directions and social interactions and pretend play etc. but his toe walking and speech were still a problem with major delays in speech and severe toe walking no matter what we tried.
I strongly believe that our son was ready for the MeRT treatment because he was prepared by having his body chemically balanced and healthy. Then after applying the treatment he made huge gains in his ability to communicate and huge reduction in toe walking. We feel he would benefit even more with additional treatments and we’re looking to arrange for them now.” – Frank P.
Our little son has great results. Everytime time we did MeRT we had new improvements on his attentional deficit. In his case at first his brain connection was affected to do with speaking motor (TEL). That was his first local diagnosis. We did 4 sessions of 5/6 weeks and every time we noticed differences, every MeRT session enabled my son to get more of the outside world. At 4.5yrs he didn’t speak at all, now at 5.5yrs he is speaking and counting to 30. We hope we can continue with more sessions in the near future because his attentional deficit is much better and noticeable.” – APK
This is by far the best thing we’ve done for our son. We have been here two weeks and he loves it. The staff is amazing, so patient with my son. He has been so good after his first day, it was a turn around. His anxiety levels have dropped now. He is confident and open to change. Thank you brain treatment center. I recommend it to all the families that have kids with autism. Worth every penny.” – Adriana
My son had vaccine poisoning and got brain damage due to neurotoxicity. He became very violent, nonverbal, and had severe autistic behaviors, he was so violent that he gave 4 stitches on my lip and nerve damage on my left eye because of his violent behaviors. I couldn’t be alone with my son and couldn’t hug or touch him, it broke my heart. My husband and I brought my son to the Brain Treatment Center. Within one week of the treatment my son was more calm and I got to hug him for the first time in 2 yrs. My son did 6 weeks of treatment and he received another 4 weeks of treatment. My son is much calmer and started playing ping, shooting basketball, kicking the soccer ball, exercising, started volunteering at different programs, catching the city bus with his para workers and started talking!!! I love the Brain Treatment Center because they gave me back my son. – MH
We had exhausted every available treatment hoping to help our daughter. Nothing worked — then we found Brain Treatment Center. MeRT changed everything for us.” – MeRT Patient
Testimony from Miriam, Mother of a Child with Autism
We have a beautiful daughter, Raquel and she was diagnosed with severe autism at the young age of 1 ½ years. Rachel did not follow directions, she did not look into my eyes, she did not want to be touched, she did not speak, she did not listen or respond to her name, she did not distinguish me as her mother, and I could clearly feel she was very anxious all the time.
Desperate, and with the intention of doing my best to guarantee a better quality of life for my daughter, for 4 years I investigated and took all available routes to try to help her overcome her condition. I took her to different types of therapy (phonoaudiology, occupational, behavioral, and sensory integration), in addition to a diet regime free of casein and gluten. All these efforts were important and helped my daughter have small signs of improvement, but Raquel was far from making any significant progress – doctors still gave her the same severe diagnosis.
It was not until the fourth year of this endless quest that we finally came up with something that would change our lives, and the life of our daughter forever. When it seemed that all alternatives were exhausted, Dr. Jeff Bradstreet told me about a new therapy called MeRT, which consisted of repetitive brain stimulation through magnetic waves. There was already strong empirical evidence that they help to regulate brain functioning quickly, safely, effectively and permanently.
Dr. Bradstreet explained that there were 20% of people who, for some unknown reason, did not respond to treatment, but an 80% chance of improvement was definitely an opportunity that I was not willing to let go, especially if it had to do with the well-being of my girl.
They explained what the treatment consisted of. Rachel was going to do an EEG (Electroencephalogram) to determine exactly what was happening in her brain so that they could design a treatment tailored to her needs.
The study confirmed that the front of her brain did not work properly so Rachel did not process the information like the other children. With the clearest panorama, and high optimism, I agreed to start treatment immediately. I could not wait to start.
On the first day of therapy I thought my daughter wouldn’t cooperate. To my surprise she seemed to enjoy the procedure. Obviously at the end of the day I saw no changes in her behavior, but I did not expect to see results so fast. The story takes a really unexpected turn for all of us at the end of the second day of therapy.
We went back to the house of some relatives, where we were spending the night, and Raquel approached me, with a glass between her little hands asking me to give her some “Juz”. There are no words that can express the emotions that I felt at that moment. All the people who know me ask me if I shed tears of joy in that moment. It was the first time I could say that I had heard the voice of my 4 year old daughter. Incredibly this was not all. A few minutes later my daughter went out to the garden of the house, approached a lemon tree, took one and brought it to her face to smell it. For a little girl who practically lived in the corner of the room, interacting with her shadow, this was a revelation, to the point that a few moments later, when her sister took the lemon from her hands, Raquel demanded loudly “My, Lemon?” Only two days of therapy had passed and we suddenly had what seemed, for the first time in her short life, a normal child.
At the end of the second week of treatment, we arrived at the Clinic excited and very eager to share with the medical staff the great advances that we had seen after the second therapy. The Director of Center approached me and asked me to accompany him to the game room where Raquel was. I will never forget that moment. He said, “Look at your daughter.” Raquel was there, sitting by a window. She was pointing to the passing cars and asking out loud: “Blue Car?”, “Green Car?”, also an airplane “Blue Plane with White?”
Most incredible of all was that not only had she improved her ability to communicate, but her emotional projection also took a 180-degree turn. My daughter now asked me to pick her up and carry her in my arms. She hugged me for the first time voluntarily and repeatedly for more than 15 minutes. Aside from improving in language, she also improved her emotional connection. They were the most beautiful 15 minutes of my life. My daughter recognized me and expressed it openly and freely for the first time. – Miriam, Raquel’s Mother *
Hear it from Miriam:
I felt like I was alone even though I was surrounded by love and care. It was just a cloud that would linger over my life every now and again. BTC helped me better understand what was going on in my head and after a month of treatment I was grateful to be depression free and medication free for the first time in my life.” – MeRT Patient
For anyone suffering from depression, anxiety, and other symptoms, I highly recommend trying MeRT. My adult son who has suffered from both problems his entire life, and has been on medication, realized a positive change after the first visit. We saw dramatic improvement after each visit. This technology is truly a magic bullet for the right candidate. The staff is professional and friendly. The facilities are equally professional. I would highly recommend it to anyone.” – Harold H.
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