MeRT for Autism

Finally, a path to a brighter future.

We are committed to brain health & healing.

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MeRT(sm) stands for Magnetic Resonance Therapy. MeRT is a treatment for autism that is non-invasive and drug-free. MeRT utilizes rTMS (repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation), however, treatment is exactly tailored to each individual based on sophisticated diagnostics. These diagnostics include a qEEG (a quantitative Electroencephalogram) and an EKG (an Electrocardiogram) followed by an in-depth analysis by our scientific team to formulate an individualized treatment plan for each patient.

The qEEG allows us to see patterns of dysfunction that identify specific disorders of the brain, such as learning and behavioral issues, emotional disorders, brain injury, and others. The qEEG done on each patient provides us with a map that guides each individually tailored treatment plan.

The equipment used for treatment with MeRT is FDA-cleared. It generates magnetic waves, used to gently stimulate specifically targeted areas of the brain to improve connectivity and function. MeRT Treatment protocols have seen some incredible success in improving symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder such as speech improvements, eye contact, and connection.

Photobiomodulation holds significant promise as a non-invasive and potentially transformative therapy for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). By utilizing specific wavelengths of light to stimulate cellular activity in the brain, photobiomodulation has the potential to modulate neural function and promote neuroplasticity, which are crucial factors in addressing the core symptoms of autism. Research suggests that photobiomodulation may enhance cognitive function, alleviate sensory sensitivities, and improve social communication skills in individuals with ASD. Moreover, this therapy offers a safe and gentle approach without the side effects commonly associated with pharmaceutical interventions, making it particularly appealing for individuals and families seeking alternative treatments for autism. As we continue to explore innovative therapies for autism, photobiomodulation stands out as a promising avenue for enhancing the quality of life and cognitive abilities of individuals on the autism spectrum.

The MeRT℠ Approach

No two people are the same, even with similar symptoms.

It’s important to us that it’s understood we nurture each patient uniquely. Therapy begins by identifying where each individual’s brain is having difficulty communicating. These areas are then specifically nurtured to strengthen their functionality.

Developmental Delay Brain Patterns

Reduced alpha EEG coherence in frontal regions & in connectivity in frontal lobe

A patient with a developmental delay will often have signature indicators that appear in the front 3/4 of the brain. These brainwaves are dominated by a mix of slow (Delta & Theta waves) and high (Beta wave) frequency behavior, whereas a neurotypical patient would usually have one dominant frequency in the alpha band of activity.

By recording the EEG and using that data to create a personalized treatment protocol, we can entrain the front of the brain to be less disorganized and increase whole brain coherence. Often, this results in improved sleep, social behavior and overall better quality of life for the child & the family. 

How it helped

She lived in her own little world & we weren’t a part of it

“We suffered very much as a family because we couldn’t be together. My daughter lived in her own little world and we weren’t a part of it… and it hurt, it was extremely painful for our family and for me as her mom knowing that she had no idea who I was.”

Results that “Speak”

66% of individuals experienced speech improvement

In an internal double-blind randomized controlled trial, 66% of individuals with verbal and non-verbal communication difficulties experienced improvement.

Stay Focused

70% of individuals improved eye contact behavior

In the same the trial, 70% of individuals with difficulty maintaining eye contact saw improved eye contact behavior.