Breakthrough Autism Treatment
Means New Hope for Your Child
MeRT (Magnetic e-Resonance Therapy) for Autism is a non-invasive, drug-free protocol that is gentle and effective
This treatment can result in improved mood, better learning ability, more calmness, and much more.
A Brighter Future for Your Child: MeRT Treatment Can Make it a Reality
The MeRT Approach: MeRT stands for Magnetic e-Resonance Therapy. MeRT uses gentle magnetic waves to stimulate the brain to make new connections and increase its activity where our imaging has shown it to be lacking. Best of all, MeRT can be used together with any other kind of therapy your child might be already undertaking and can improve progress with ABA and other therapies.
MeRT has shown some incredible results including improvements in mood and communication. Benefits can vary from child to child, depending on where they are on the Spectrum.
MeRT starts with a non-invasive EEG that shows us exactly what areas of the brain need help. Every patient is different and every patient gets a treatment that is exactly tailored to boost the connections they specifically need.
Dr. Julie Kim MD is a Board Certified Physician and is the most experienced doctor in the world for MeRT delivery. She has treated hundreds of children with ASD using MeRT.
We had exhausted every available treatment hoping to help our daughter. Nothing worked—then we found the Brain Treatment Center. MeRT changed everything for us.”– Parent of MeRT Autism Patient
MeRT Addresses the Individual Nature of Autism Spectrum Disorder
No two cases of autism are the same. Each child is unique, and each will experience different levels of severity. And even if a child is on a similar “level” to another, or has a similar diagnosis, they can still have individual symptoms, ways of dealing with the outside world, and communication methods.
MeRT tailors each treatment to address the individual nature of autism by combining three procedures: Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS, an FDA-cleared therapy), Quantitative Electroencephalogram (qEEG), and an Electrocardiogram (ECG/EKG).
Why the EEG is Key
With MeRT, the EEG will show electrical signals in the brain of a child with autism that differ from those of a child who does not have ASD.
From this EEG, we can then see the specific areas to address. As a result, we can customize TMS treatment for each child based on the results of their EEG.
We also tailor that treatment as to frequency, location, and power used. We do this with gentle magnetic waves which balance and stimulate brain function.
MeRT protocols work by delivering gentle magnetic pulses to specific areas of the brain, which feel like taps on the head. By doing this, we optimize brain communication, helping it to be more organized and in sync.
This can allow the child to be higher functioning, and in most cases, to have better communication skills, social skills, and more independence. This, in turn, means a higher quality of life for both the patient and the caregiver.
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!” – (Parent of child with autism treated with MeRT)
“We’ve seen some promising results in autism.”
EEGs (electrical pictures of the brain) can tell us when there are abnormalities in neural networks. … And we run that data through a normative database, and we can see, for example, if somebody has an area in the left prefrontal cortex that’s cycling at two Hertz — which means that they may be only processing information two times per second — whereas the rest of their brain may be cycling 11 times per second. …
[MeRT] was engineered to be a brain optimization technology where we’re trying to increase the coherence, [so] different areas of the brain can communicate with each other and improve the metabolic efficiency of the brain. With that in mind, we do see some improvements across a number of different dimensions. We’ve seen some improvements and some promising results in autism.” – Dr. Erik Won, President of Wave Neuroscience, from his appearance on the Broken Brain podcast
Results may vary based on the individual user and are not guaranteed.
Autism Treatment with MeRT Featured on “The Doctors”
MeRT as a treatment for Autism was featured on “The Doctors” TV show. Dr. Spencer O. Miller, who has been using this treatment in his clinic in Dallas, explained the treatment in more detail. Mothers of children with autism also spoke about their experiences. To see the video of this show, click the link below.
Benefits* from Treating Autism with MeRT
According to patients—and their parents—MeRT treatment can be life-changing.* Benefits can include:
- Better sleep
- Increased sleep duration
- More relaxed; less anxiety, lessening of stimming behaviors
- Increased independence
- Better concentration and focus
- Improved interaction with others
- Better response to commands
- Mood improvement
- Improved ability to cope with stress
- Reduction of stress symptoms
- Increased attention span
- Improved sociability
- More motivation to learn
- Increased ability to adapt to change
- Improved self-confidence and self-esteem
- More “presence” in the world going on around them
- Increased emotional stability
- Improved language skills
* Results are based on active and strict observation of our regimens. Results may vary based on the individual user and are not guaranteed.
A MeRT Story is Featured in Autism Parenting Magazine
In the third week, something happened. The family was driving around sight-seeing when they realized that they were getting lost in the California desert. Mary and Frank began to argue, and right in the midst of it, the moment they had waited six years for finally came. “I remember he said a seven-word sentence basically to the effect of ‘I want you two to stop fighting.’ And it shocked me so much that I almost stopped breathing,” Frank recounts.
“I looked at my wife and said ‘Do you realize what just happened? He just said a seven-word sentence.’ I had tears in my eyes, and I was happy at the same time. He was so upset that it pushed these words through.”
From there, Frankie’s progress snowballed. They returned home after only a month, but the difference between the child who arrived in California and the one who left was striking. They had taken a video of Frankie on the plane when they started the journey, “and he’s just making baby babble,” Frank says. “We have another video of him on the plane coming back. And he looks out the window and says, ‘Goodbye California, see you soon.’ This was a nonverbal kid, 30 days later. And his feet are flat on the ground.”
Doctors said Frankie would continue to improve even without regular MeRT albeit a bit slower. Today, he is 11 years old, verbal, and attends a public school. He tells Frank stories about times when he wanted to speak but couldn’t. “He goes
‘You know, I’m so glad we went to the brain treatment because now I can talk,’” says Frank.
Our Procedure and What to Expect
The Steps of MeRT Treatment
As MeRT is a relatively new treatment, you may have many questions as to whether it’s the right treatment for your child. We know this isn’t a light decision, and we understand. That’s why your first step is to get all the information you need so you can make an informed decision. And that’s as simple as a free phone consultation with our New Patient Coordinator.
In this consultation, she will discuss your child’s symptoms and history. She’ll also answer any questions you have and explain the treatment in full, including all fees and protocols.
Then, once you decide to take the next step, we will set up two separate appointments, one for testing and one for consultation. Each of these appointments will last 45 minutes to an hour. After these first two appointments, your child will have an assessment period where the actual procedure and monitoring take place.
Your first appointment will consist of two simple tests, a qEEG and an EKG. These tests are easy, painless, and performed right in our office. For the EEG, we place a cap on your child’s head to measure the electrical activity in your brain and map out any areas not performing as they should. We also perform an EKG to record the heart’s electrical signals.
Once we perform these tests, our team will carefully analyze the results. Based on this analysis, we develop a treatment plan customized to your child’s specific condition and schedule the assessment period of treatment.
After the tests are complete and we’ve reviewed and analyzed them, you will have a one-on-one consultation. You can do this virtually from the comfort of your home. We will discuss your test results and treatment protocols, answer any remaining questions, and let you know more about what to expect during your child’s assessment period.
3. Assessment Period
During the two-week assessment period, we will perform a short period of treatment. This treatment will be Monday through Friday for the first week, and Monday through Friday the second week. On Friday of the second week, we will perform another set of tests to see how your child is responding. We then determine progress based on the new EEG results compared to the initial one, as well as symptom improvements.
If we see a positive response to treatment during the assessment period, you will have likely noticed some improvements starting to take place. At that point, we will schedule additional MeRT treatment in two-week intervals.
At the end of every two weeks, we will perform a qEEG/EKG to monitor progress; you will have a consultation to confirm that changes are still showing on the testing.
Most conditions treated with MeRT provide noticeable and long-lasting results after four to eight weeks of treatment; however, each patient is different, and results may vary.
*Testimonials appearing on this website are received in various forms via a variety of submission methods. The testimonials reflect the real-life experiences of individuals who used our products. However, individual results may vary. We do not claim, nor should the reader assume, that any individual experience recounted is typical or representative of what any other consumer might experience. Testimonials are not necessarily representative of what anyone else using our products may experience. See full disclaimer information here.
Have More Questions About MeRT?
Contact Our New Patient Coordinator
You may still have a lot of questions about whether MeRT is the right treatment for your child. And our New Patient Coordinator is here to help you! She’ll take the time to listen, answer questions, explain costs, and go over all of the details. She can also assist you in scheduling testing and a consultation with the doctor to help determine if your child may benefit from MeRT.
Think of it this way: Making one free call can be the first step in giving your child — and you — a greatly improved quality of life!
Common Autism Signs and Symptoms
The CDC estimates that autism affects one in 54 children. And no two cases of autism are the same. Each child is unique and experiences different levels of severity. Here are some common symptoms:
- Doesn’t appear to understand or hear when being spoken to
- Seems to be disconnected from the outside world and loved ones or caregivers
- Has no verbal skills
- Inability to read body language or infer changes in tone of voice
- Doesn’t make eye contact
- Has a blank facial expression
- Appears to lack emotions and compassion
- Uses monotone or robotic speech patterns
- Can’t understand simple questions or instructions
- Responds inappropriately in social settings
- Disruptive, loud, or hyper-reactive
- Obsessive about routines
- Has an abnormal fixation on objects
Insurance Coverage and Payment Options
At this time, we are out of network and cannot file insurance on your behalf. We can provide you with the appropriate paperwork at the end of your treatment. You can submit it to your insurance company to see if they would provide you with any reimbursement.
Currently, the FDA has cleared rTMS for Depression and OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.) Treatment for all other conditions is “off-label.” For non-FDA-approved treatment, it is not likely that insurance will provide reimbursement for our protocols.
Some patients have reported that they have been able to receive some reimbursement for EEGs or clinical evaluations. But, this depends on their health coverage. Medicare patients have reported that their coverage provides no reimbursement for MeRT.
Care Credit is also an option to assist in financing medical expenses. This is a separate company from Brain Wave Now. This is a credit card that can be used to cover medical expenses and services. They typically offer zero-interest financing for 12 months.
Usually, when you go to the Care Credit website and apply, they will let you know if approval has been granted.
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