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What is Magnetic Resonance Therapy (MeRT)?

MeRT stands for magnetic electroencephalogram/electrocardiograph resonance therapy. This unique device combines both transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and quantitative electroencephalogram (qEEG) to deliver a highly customized treatment plan for our patients. The brain activity recording collected from the electroencephalogram and electrocardiograph is used to then deliver a personalized treatment protocol depending on the brain wave patterns and diagnosis of the patient. The areas where the brain is not functioning properly or communicating how it should be will be identified and used to deliver the TMS protocol to restore healthy brain communication leading to improved function. 

Here's How MeRT Works: 

After your intial psychiatric evaluation with our chief Psychiatrist, diagnostic tests such as a qEEG and an EKG recording will be performed which will then be used to determine the brain frequency and brain-heart coherence. 

Analysis and treatment Protocol:
The recording that was conpleted during the evalution will be analyzed. Then, a tailored treatment plan for each individual will be developed to help restore function and brain communication. 

MeRT Treatment: 
Once the recording and treatment protocol is established, the patient will come to the office daily, five times a week, for their treatment. The magnetic coil which will be used to deliver a noninvasive magnetic field will be placed on the pre-determined location according to the EEG to induce activity at the localized part of the brain. The daily treatments are about 30 minutes. 

Progress Evaluation: 

After each two week treatment period, the qEEG and EKG will be performed once again to monitor progress or update the protocol. 


Read more about how MeRT works here.

If you would like to learn more about MeRT or how to get started send us an email at or give us a call at 714-867-7037. 


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