MeRt is a new drug-free, non-invasive approach to treating Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). For people living on the autism spectrum disorder, or parents with a child on the spectrum, who want to relieve some of the symptoms of ASD, MeRT is a viable treatment option. So what is MeRT for autism and how can it help improve the lives of those on the autism spectrum?
What Is MeRT for Autism?
MeRt (Magnetic e-Resonance Therapy) utilizes three different processes that are FDA-approved:
- ECG/EKG (Electrocardiogram)
- TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation)
- qEEG (Quantitative Electroencephalogram)
Using these processes, MeRT helps analyze, synchronize, and optimize brainwave data and tailor treatments to each individual’s unique brainwave patterns to help stimulate brain functions and balance brainwaves.
Autism Spectrum Disorders Brainwaves are Different for Every Person
The brainwaves for individuals with ASD will vary from person to person, depending on the severity of autism they have and where they fall on the spectrum. For instance, someone might be highly intelligent but lack communication and social skills. Another person could have excellent social skills but have difficulties in concentration and focusing on specific tasks. In addition, each person can have their own ways of coping and dealing with external stimuli, triggers, or other factors. They may even have their own unique ways of communicating with others when they have problems communicating, like making specific sounds to mean different things.
As a result, treatments for ASD need to be tailored to fit the individual’s specific needs. Fortunately, with MeRT treatments, they are customized to fit the brainwave patterns of each person to address their particular ASD diagnosis. As a result, it is one of the few treatment options that offer complete flexibility and customization to treat ASD symptoms.
What Steps Are Involved in MeRT for Autism Treatments?
Step 1: Record the brain frequencies of your child.
The first step in developing a customized MeRT treatment program for ASD is to assess and map the individual’s brainwaves and brain frequencies. Since patterns are different from one person to the next, this is an essential step that cannot be skipped.
Step 2: Review and analyze the brainwave and brain frequency data.
After completing the non-invasive ECG/EKG and qEEG tests, the data is reviewed and analyzed. It is through this step that we can develop a customized TMS baseline treatment plan. The analysis utilizes very complex algorithms and years of clinical data to develop an appropriate treatment plan.
Step 3: Begin TMS treatment.
TMS is a non-invasive, safe, and drug-free treatment that helps stimulate and synchronize the brainwaves and brain frequencies in the individual. In addition, the treatment is painless. The person sits back in a chair and relaxes while they get their treatment.
Step 4: Review, reassess, and adjust ASD treatment.
Assessments are performed at the end of the first or second week in order to determine the efficacy of treatment and if adjustments to the protocol are necessary. The purpose of the assessment is to evaluate how the individual is responding to TMS treatment. We perform a second set of ECG/EKG and qEEG tests to see how the person is responding. Next, we review and analyze the data and, if necessary, make adjustments
Reassessments will continue to occur every ten sessions, in order to ensure that the individual is receiving the most benefit from the treatment protocol.
How Many ASD Treatments are Needed?
The number of treatments and duration varies based on where the individual is on the autism spectrum. Ideally, it is recommended people receive at least six weeks of treatment. Most people receiving MeRt for autism start to notice positive changes in their symptoms after the first few weeks of ASD treatments.
The improvements will vary based on a number factors, such as how well you follow our treatment plan and recommendations in between treatments. In general, the more treatments an individual receives, the longer their positive changes will last. In some instances, the changes a person will experience can last the rest of their life. However, many individuals have found they prefer follow-up treatments every six to twelve months to ensure the positive changes from the initial treatment sessions remain.
How Long Are MeRT for ASD Sessions?
We understand it can be challenging for those with ASD to remain still and focused for long periods. Therefore, we have designed our MeRT for ASD sessions to last around 45 minutes to an hour, including the initial consultation.
MeRT for Autism Treatments in Southern California
If you are considering MeRT for ASD, start with a free, no-obligation consultation at Neuro Wellness Spa in Southern California. We are happy to answer your questions, explain the process, and address any concerns.
To learn more about MeRT for ASD or to schedule a consultation, please feel free to contact us at 1-877-847-3984 today!