MeRT Therapy

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MeRT Therapy in Southern California

Neuro Wellness Spa is a leader in personalized brain health and neuromodulation.  Using state of the art MeRT therapy, our clinicians deliver personalized treatments for a wide variety of brain related disorders and for optimizing cognitive performance. By combining sequential electroencephalogram (EEG) recordings, electrocardiogram (ECG/EKG), and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), MeRT analyzes brainwave data to deliver scientifically-driven treatments to each individual’s unique brain pattern for the best outcomes possible.

What is MeRT?

MeRT stands for Magnetic e-Resonance Therapy. MeRT therapy is a treatment that combines the technologies of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS, an FDA cleared therapy), qEEG and EKG to deliver treatments tailored for each individual’s unique brain pattern.

By measuring and analyzing your brainwave activity, MeRT assesses the communication quality between the neurons in your brain and custom designs treatment protocols to optimize brain function. Using neuroscience and machine learning, MeRT visibly reshapes brainwave activity and strengthens functionality to improve health outcomes.

How Does MeRT Work?

There are four simple stages in the MeRT process that result in treatments scientifically designed for each individual’s unique brain:

Step 1: Record EEG

The MeRT treatment process begins with a resting-state electroencephalogram (EEG), electrocardiogram (EKG) to measure brain wave frequencies, heart rate and brain-heart coherence.

Step 2: EEG Analysis and Review

Using a patented approach, we develop a customized TMS protocol that optimizes brain synchrony.

Step 3: Treatment

A TMS coil delivers magnetic pulses specifically targeted and individualized for each patient.

Step 4: Progress Evaluation

Every 10 treatments,  sequential EEG recordings document progress and guide scientifically informed treatment. A typical course involves patients coming Monday through Friday. Length of treatment course varies by the individual’s needs.

Non-Invasive

MeRT is non-invasive and well-tolerated.

FDA-Cleared

Our devices are safe and cleared by the FDA.

Drug-Free

MeRT is a drug-free approach that uses magnetic pulses to retrain the brain.

What Does MeRT Treat?

PTSD

PTSD will manifest as the result of disruption in the front of the brain. It is common to see two competing alpha frequencies in the frontal lobe and slow rolling waveforms drowning out what should be a single strong alpha frequency. With MeRT, as the chaos of the brainwave activities subsides, an improvement in sleep, emotional stability, and overall sense of wellbeing is often realized.

Depression

Although medications and behavioral therapies are treatment options for depression, over 30% of patients experience depressive symptoms after undergoing these conventional treatments. Patients with depression have a few markers noted and reported in EEG studies. MeRT combines rTMS, an FDA-cleared treatment for depression, with qEEG and EKG recordings to identify asymmetries and strengthen brainwave activity with the goal of reducing symptoms of depression.

Anxiety

MeRT is a well-tolerated and highly effective approach to symptom relief for those with anxiety. Individuals with clinical anxiety tend to demonstrate a q-EEG with high beta activity and disruptive alpha activity. MeRT combines rTMS, an FDA-cleared treatment, with qEEG and EKG recordings to individualize treatments to each unique brain pattern.

 

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) & Concussion

Concussion and repeated hits to the head can affect brain performance. MeRT identifies brain areas affected and targets those areas with an individualized treatment protocol. With MeRT, we can optimize brain performance so you can be at your best at home, at work or school, and on the field.

Sports Recovery

When it comes to sports recovery, top coaches and athletes understand that cognitive focus and function are as vital as physical fitness. Using sequential EEG recordings and individualized treatment protocols, we give athletes the comfort of knowing that their brain health is being as meticulously managed as the other aspects of their physical wellness. This not only facilitates recovery and ensures peak performance during their athletic career, but also protects brain health in the years after they hang up their cleats.

Peak Performance

Daily stressors including sleep deprivation, diet, substance use, stress and other factors may take away your cognitive edge. If this happens, we can help by identifying the areas of your brain that may be affected and target those areas with individualized treatment protocols. Typically, MeRT optimizes brain performance so you can be at your best at home, at work and at the gym.

Post Stroke

MeRT is a well-tolerated and highly effective treatment for post-stroke. MeRT combines rTMS, an FDA-cleared treatment, with qEEG and EKG recordings to tailor treatments to each individual’s unique brain pattern. The quality of communication between your neurons can be disrupted by many things, including a stroke. These disruptions can be minor or significant.

Insomnia

The quality of communication between your neurons can be disrupted by many things, including sleep disorders. Through the measurement and analysis of your brainwave activity, MeRT identifies disruptions to your brain network and builds treatment parameters specifically tailored to your needs. In most cases we can visibly reshape brainwave activity, regardless of what may have caused the disruption to begin with.

Migraine with Aura

MeRT is a well-tolerated and highly effective for migraine, particularly migraine with aura. MeRT combines rTMS, an FDA-cleared treatment, with qEEG and EKG recordings to individualize treatments to each unique brain pattern. Through the measurement and analysis of your brainwave activity, MeRT identifies disruptions to your brain network and builds treatment parameters.

ADHD

MeRT begins by mapping your brain activity and identifying areas that may not be communicating effectively. With personalized protocols, MeRT identifies and nurtures specific areas of the brain to improve synchronicity and strengthen functionality. By synchronizing the brain or neural activity communication, individuals with ADHD can experience improvement in attention and concentration, learning, reduced impulsivity and overall better quality of life.

Addiction

MeRT is a well-tolerated and highly effective treatment for addiction and substance abuse. Through the measurement and analysis of your brainwave activity, MeRT identifies disruptions to your brain network caused by addiction and builds treatment parameters specifically tailored to your needs. In most cases we can visibly reshape brainwave activity, regardless of what may have caused the disruption to begin with.

Alzheimer’s & Dementia

MeRT is a well-tolerated and highly effective approach to symptom relief for those with Alzheimer’s Disease or dementia. Through the measurement and analysis of your brainwave activity, MeRT identifies disruptions to your brain network and builds treatment parameters scientifically designed to address your needs. In most cases, MeRT can visibly reshape brainwave activity, regardless of what may have caused the disruption.

Cognitive Decline

MeRT is a well-tolerated and highly effective approach to symptom relief for those with cognitive decline. Age-related changes in the structure and function of brain synapses and changes in neuronal networks correlate with cognitive changes with aging. A variety of factors can cause cumulative damage to the brain with age and produce cognitive impairments.

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Additional Information on MeRT Therapy

  • Why Choose MeRT Therapy?
    When you and your doctor have the power to directly measure, analyze, and improve brain function, you can transform your life. In the past few decades, experts have used brain imaging and neuromodulatory techniques to study brainwaves and gain a better understanding of ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, depression, PTSD, traumatic brain injury and more. The MeRT approach applies these findings to measure, analyze and optimize your unique brain for improved treatment outcomes. Common benefits of MeRT include better sleep, increased sleep duration, reduction of stress, reduction of pain, increased concentration and focus, improved mood, increased attention span, increased sociability, increased motivation, improved clarity of thought, decreased cravings, increased emotional stability, improved self-confidence and self-esteem.

    No two people are the same, even with similar symptoms. Using state of the art neuroimaging, we identify where brain function is disrupted and we specifically nurture these areas to improve functionality. Whenever your goal is improved mood, sleep, performance, focus or overall better quality of life, our expert clinical team can help you achieve long-lasting, transformative results.

  • How is MeRT therapy different from rTMS?

    Unlike standard rTMS therapy, the MeRT℠ approach individualizes the treatment frequency and location based on each patient’s Quantitative EEG and EKG. The resulting information is used to develop a personalized protocol for each patient, aimed at encouraging healthy brain communication. This can lead to significant clinical improvements.

  • What takes place during a typical MeRT session?

    A typical MeRT treatment session lasts approximately 40 minutes. MeRT is an outpatient procedure after which patients may immediately return back to their daily life, including work and school. During treatment, patients recline in a private treatment room and can read, relax or watch television.

  • What are the side effects of MeRT therapy?

    Overall, patients tolerate MeRT treatment very well. The most commonly reported side effect is a temporary, mild headache at the site of stimulation, which responds well to over-the-counter analgesics.

  • How does MeRT optimize performance?

  • How does MeRT therapy help cognitive decline, TBI and post-stroke recovery?

  • How does MeRT therapy help ADHD, ASD and other learning differences?

  • What are experts saying about MeRT?

    The MeRT approach is an innovative and targeted treatment based on powerful third party research that has been published in the most prestigious news outlets and scientific journals:

    • NBC Sports: NFL player, Nick Hardwick, discusses his experience with MeRT treatment after the NFL: “I’m two or three months past my last treatment, and I can honestly say my brain is in a better place than it was before. The emotional highs and lows I was living with have been stabilized. My cognition took off during that period and it hasn’t slowed down since. Overall, I’d definitely recommend the treatment to other former football players.” Read More. 
    • Dr. Hyman: Dr. Erik Won, MD, President of Wave Neuroscience that innovated the breakthrough technology called Magnetic e-Resonance Therapy, talks about MeRT and how it could address mental health disorders and revolutionize brain-based medicine. Listen Now.
    • Defense One: How MeRT is Curing Navy Seals of PTSD. Read More.
    • Desert Health News: A Holistic Approach to Saving Brains, How MeRT Can Help Patients with Alzheimers. Read More.
    • Business Wire: US Army, Navy and Marine Corps Veterans share their experience with MeRT therapy.“Within 4 days of being treated, I was sleeping through the night. My anger had subsided significantly, and I was smiling and enjoying things again. I was able to focus and concentrate on information much more efficiently and easily, and did not get lost in conversation as I had prior to coming here. My chronic headaches had ceased, my balance was returning, and my ringing in my ears, (tinnitus) had also ceased.” Read More.
    • Trauma Monthly: MeRT showed statistically significant improvements (p<0.001) in PTSD Checklist-Military (PCL-M) in pre and post treatment scores. This was corroborated by quantitative-EEG findings demonstrating increased global alpha band power (p=0.013) and delta band decrease (p=0.028). These data show trends towards normalization of EEG and concomitant clinical improvements using MeRT stimulation for PTSD. Read More.
    • Aerospace Medical Association: Magnetic E-Resonant therapy alleviates combat related post-traumatic stress disorder. Read More.
    • American Association of Neurological Surgeons: A chart review of Autism spectrum disorder patients receiving MeRT was performed on 141 patients. Clinical improvement was noted in the majority of patients – Class I research data is necessary to confirm this data. Read More. 
    • Austin Publishing Group: The Potential of Magnetic Resonant Therapy in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Read More.
    • Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics: Noninvasive EEG-EKG guided trans-magnetic stimulation at natural resonance frequency in children with autism: randomized double-blinded pilot study. Read More.

    Contact us today to learn more about MeRT or to schedule a no cost consultation. Get started today.

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You Are Not Alone

Here’s What Our Patients Are Saying

  • It’s Almost Indescribable

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    It felt like a weight or a fog had lifted. Every area of my life turned around. I feel better, my sleep and my relationships are better. It’s almost indescribable.

    J.F.
  • TMS Changed Everything

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    I was so low energy and TMS changed everything. Now, I look forward to starting my days. My focus has improved. I appreciate things I couldn’t even notice before

    R.J.
  • Wish I Had Been Aware of This Years Ago

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    After about ten treatments, people started asking me what changed and why I seemed so much happier. It’s been over 3 months since my treatments ended and my symptoms have not returned.

    M.W.
  • I Feel Like I Have Come Alive Again

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    TMS allowed me to get over the initial hump to make the life changes necessary to live with and manage my depression.

    A.B.
  • My Brain Is In A Better Place

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    I’m two or three months past my last MeRT treatment, and I can honestly say my brain is in a better place than it was before. The emotional highs and lows I was living with have been stabilized. My cognition took off during that period and it hasn’t slowed down since.

    N.H., Retired NFL Player
  • He’s Been More Talkative and Engaged

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    After just two weeks of MeRT treatment, our son’s mood is brighter. He’s been more talkative and engaged with our family.

    MeRT Patient
  • The MeRT Technology Saved My Life

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    I went from dependence on opioids, SSRI’s, Benzes and sleep meds to clear in less than 6 weeks. The MeRT technology saved my life.

    J.S., SEAL Team 6
  • We Got Our Son Back

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    After eight weeks of MeRT treatments, he’s now much more verbal and much happier. He started communicating with us and making jokes. And he has a love of music we didn’t even know about. We got our son back.

    MeRT Patient
  • Ketamine Therapy Changed My Life

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    My life has completely changed. I experienced so much growth during the entire treatment process. I think I grew more in those six months than I had during my entire life. My therapist even said she had never seen such incredible progress with my PTSD in such a short amount of time.

    S.H.

For more information about the services we offer, including MeRT, contact us today.

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    Could TMS Therapy Be Right For You?

    I struggle with depression, OCD or anxiety.

    I am experiencing sadness, low energy, difficulty sleeping, poort concentration, appetite changes, irritability or weight gain/loss.

    I have tried, or am currently on, 3 or more antidepressant medications

    I have tried talk therapy

    Has your doctor/therapist suggested you try TMS?

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