MeRT Brings New Hope for Treating PTSD Symptoms
Non-Invasive and Drug-Free PTSD Treatment
New Hope for Treating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, can happen to anyone at any age. Some people can recover from extreme trauma in time, but others experience the effects of that trauma for months or years. And sometimes, the symptoms get worse.
If you have PTSD — or even suspect that you do — you know how painful it can be, and how impossible it feels to move on with life. Having PTSD doesn’t mean you’re weak, and it’s vital to get the correct treatment to ease the symptoms. Yet, while PTSD may improve with medication and therapy, 20-50% of all patients don’t respond to conventional treatments.
But there is hope. It’s called MeRT or Magnetic e-Resonance Therapy. It’s non-invasive, drug-free, and lasting. And it’s had some spectacular results when treating PTSD.*
A Safe, Effective PTSD Treatment: MeRT
How MeRT Works to Improve Mood, Reduce Anxiety, and More
MeRT is a breakthrough treatment that combines comprehensive diagnostic testing with FDA-cleared non-invasive treatment to restore balance to the brain. Once the imaging locates the problem areas, gently magnetic waves stimulate the brain to create new connections or renew old ones that are impaired. As the brain activity balances out, the patient can experience live-changing improvements in mood.
The qEEG (quantitative electroencephalogram) is the key to MeRT’s success. Also called brain mapping, the qEEG can show any imbalance in brainwave activity.
Patients with PTSD have markers that are clearly visible in their EEG studies. Through this brain map, we can see an imbalance in brainwave activity. Then, through a highly personalized treatment plan using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and the results of the qEEG, we strengthen healthy brainwave activity.
This treatment can result in a significant reduction in PTSD symptoms.
Many people who experience post-traumatic stress also suffer from conditions such as depression and anxiety. MeRT treatment can relieve those conditions as well. *
MeRT is a non-invasive, drug-free protocol that uses sophisticated diagnostics to develop a highly tailored treatment plan. We use magnetic waves to stimulate precisely targeted areas of the brain, which can result in significant symptom improvement.
“The body does most of the work for you.”
Functionally, what’s happening is we’re reminding the brain where it wants to be, where it’s most comfortable. It’s tapping into our natural biological mechanism.
“Mother nature engineered us as healing organisms, whether it’s putting two ends of a broken bone together, allowing it to heal, or two ends of a wound together. In this case, sometimes our brain will get stuck in a frequency that it’s not comfortable at.
“We’re just giving it that friendly reminder to go back… and giving it that stimulation where it can move back. And over time, if we get EEGs every two weeks, we can start seeing these changes. And then the body does most of the work for you.
“We’re not trying to overpower the brain with really high-power stimulus. It’s more of a gentle reminder of where the brain needs to go and then the body does a lot of the work for us.”– Dr. Erik Won, President and Chief Medical officer at Wave Neuroscience, SpEAKING on the Broken Brain podcast
There is hope for a better life, less anxiety, better sleep, and a vastly improved outlook on life with MeRT. We highly individualize the treatment plan for each person, which can result in significant symptom improvement.*
* Results are based on active and strict observation of our regimens. Results may vary based on the individual user and are not guaranteed.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms
Are You Suffering from PTSD?
If you’ve experienced or seen a terrifying life event or were exposed to trauma over a long period, you may suffer from PTSD. Here are a few symptoms you might experience:
- Depression or a negative outlook
- Anxiety and panic attacks
- Flashbacks to the event
- Inability to sleep or repeated nightmares about the traumatic event
- Avoiding people, places, or events that remind you of the trauma
- Difficulty concentrating/memory problems
- Doing things that could be self-destructive or reckless
- Emotional numbness or being cut off from your feelings
- Being easily upset, angered, irritable, or exhibiting aggressive behavior
- Hyper-alertness to sounds
- Feeling jumpy or easily startled
- Thoughts of suicide
If you feel you may have PTSD, it’s vital to get a correct diagnosis from a trained professional. And if you’ve been diagnosed with PTSD, yet haven’t seen the results you’d hoped for despite treatment, then MeRT may be the solution.
Our Procedure and What to Expect
The Steps of MeRT Treatment for PTSD in Tucson, AZ
As MeRT is a relatively new treatment, you may have many questions as to whether it’s the right treatment for your PTSD. 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 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, you 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 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 your 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 specific condition and schedule your assessment period of treatment.
After your 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 with Dr. Kim. We will discuss your test results and treatment protocols, answer any remaining questions, and let you know more about what to expect during your 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 for the second week. On Friday of the second week, we will perform another set of tests to see how you are responding. We then determine your 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 your 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.
It was absolutely terrifying not to know what was wrong with me or how to fix the problem. They not only identified the deteriorated state of my brainwave activity, but they also restored its function. I consider the healing I experienced to be nothing short of a miracle.”US Army Veteran after PTSD Treatment with MeRT
After returning from Iraq, Sgt. Jon Warren struggled with PTSD and sought various forms of treatment to improve his mental health to no avail. Then he found MeRT.
When I came in, I was a mess. I was terrified of not getting better, of trying yet another very hopeful procedure that was going to let me down. So I sat down and had my EEG and I remember waiting for the doctor to interpret it and thinking what if this thing comes back normal, then what, and where do I go from here. That was scary. But as soon as he pulled it up, he said, “Woah, it looks like your frontal cortex is sleeping right now,” and he started describing to me a lot of my symptoms that they could tell, just by the loss of synchronicity that was in my brain, and the neurons that weren’t working in my favor, that they could tell that I was impulsive, that I would have a substance abuse issue, that I wasn’t sleeping, that I was depressed, that it was difficult for me to concentrate, and the list goes on. But they were just very accurate in describing situations that would play out in my life.
What they were going to use was magnetic stimulation to basically tune my brain back up, to get my frequencies right in my head and to allow my brain to communicate with itself, and all I had to do was to get some sunlight in the morning and I get to bed at night. I slept great the very first night, I slept for about 10 hours. I was really excited about that and I didn’t notice that much for about two weeks. I sat down to have a drink with a buddy and we usually went to drink a handle of rum together. After the first cocktail, he went to pour another one and I just told him I’m okay right now, which was shocking even to me, because that wasn’t my norm. I was usually very anxious and needed to calm down somehow. But in this particular instance, I felt really good. I wanted to test that, that relief of anxiety and that peace that I felt because I was sitting across from my best friend and thought, maybe this was a fluke.
But the next day I went to the clinic and instead of leaving after my 30-minute treatment, I decided to stick around for another 30 minutes, and in doing so, I realized that I was able to be in connection with people. I sat down and I was calm and present and centered for the first time. I was actually able to hear people speaking and my mind wasn’t racing. I was able to keep track of the conversation that was happening and give feedback and contribute to the conversation. I actually enjoyed it, I felt connected and it was very addicting to me and I wanted more of that feeling. So I just started hanging around more and more and it was freeing. I just felt like I have got to come out more and more of my shell and stop isolating and I was getting back to who I was before, which was an outgoing social, friendly, life-of-the-party kind of guy.” See a video of Jon’s talk here.
Hundreds of Vets have experienced relief with MeRT
Read this article about an extensive study with hundreds of veterans participating who had been suffering from PTSD, treating their condition with MeRT instead of drugs.
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 PTSD symptoms. And our New Patient Coordinator is here to help you!
During your free, no-obligation consultation, she’ll take the time to listen, answer questions, explain costs, and put your mind at ease. She can also assist you in getting scheduled should you decide to move forward with treatment.
Think of it this way: Making one free call can be the first step in moving past the trauma for good!
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