Here are just a few testimonials from the many patients who have benefitted from MeRT.
To anyone who might be interested in this treatment, please call Dr. Geraci for more information. My daughter was treated and the results have been life changing. When one family member is struggling it’s so difficult for the rest of the family to watch and not know how to help. This was like a miracle for her and all of us who have seem such dramatic changes happen so quickly. I only wish this had been available years ago. Thank goodness for new research and Dr. Geraci’s vision to help individuals and their families heal.” – Donna J.
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I cannot begin to describe the miracle that is MeRT therapy as well as the kindness and bedside manner of Dr. Geraci and his wonderful team. My 7-year old is on the spectrum and has struggled with speech and cognition. I have researched literally every treament and remedy I came across to see how I can help my son. Luckily one day, a parent on my ASD support page recommended MeRT. I went into it with low expectations because I didn’t want to get disappointed in case it didn’t give us gains, but boy, was I wrong. 5-weeks into our treatment and my son was not only more verbal than before, but his speech was functional and was talking in long sentences. He was also very engaged instead of stimming uncontrollably and trapped in his own world. He also became very affectionate and started giving us hugs and kisses whereas before he would just stare blankly at us and would refuse physical contact. It has been incredibly encouraging for us. The gains that we got made the treatment worth it. Dr. Geraci is a gem. He is so wonderful and extremely patient with my sons. I cannot recommend him and MeRT enough and my wish is to reach as many ASD parents as possible so they can avail of this life changing treatment for their children.” – Madeleine M.
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I have better sleep. I no longer have an urge to smoke cigarettes. I have no desire to relapse on what I had been taking previously. I am more calm and can stay focused easily. I used to have night terrors and would scream every night. I no longer scream in my sleep. The change for me felt subtle. Now a few months I look back and I’m like wow…this MERT treatment changed my life all for the better. I went every day for 30 minutes. Tom was able to fit me in daily no matter what my schedule looked like. He is a great, talented man and I am so grateful to him. Thank you Tom! I am so glad we met and I got the help I needed…I wasnt sure about it but now I feel if everyone in the world got this treatment…they would all be happier with sharper minds as the outcome.” – Lindsey B.
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My son had 50 treatments with Summit Brain Health. The staff and doctor was so calm with my son. My son is autistic and he is very wiggling and they never show me or him that deal with him was hard for them. They always gave me kind words and tried their best. I could always reach the doctor with any questions I had and he took the time to answer them. My son is taking a break from the treatment but we will be coming back soon.” – Diana N.
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I’m so happy and thrilled that my son gets TMS therapy at Summit Brain Health. Dr. Geraci and Tylor are excellent; they are profesional, accommodating, gentle and sensitive when it comes down to treating patients with disabilities. This is a miracle for us that this clinic opened up in San Carlos. Aldo has had about 30 treatments and the results have been incredible. Many thanks to the Summit Brain Health team.” – Georgina C., mother of autistic boy
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I’ve made significant progress in cognitive ability, stress tolerance, and mental clarity. I have been able to handle decisions much better and think clearer. I have been able to significantly decrease conflict w/ my family and actually lead much better.” – 60 year old male with TBI, Feb 20
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Madison is a 21 year old patient with Autism who we treated at Summit Brain Health. She wrote the following letter to Dr. Geraci throughout her treatment process: “Dr. Geraci, I’m very scared I won’t talk. I’m very kind and have important things to say. It’s It’s important I talk so I can help otherrs like me. I appreciate …. Dr. Geraci, thank you for changing my life. I’m happy not depressed. It lifted in my brain. I’m so happy and I want to live to do things. I’m so grateful. You’re an angel and so kind. I also am talking!! Dr. Geraci, I’m more loving and able to cuddle my mom. She is so happy. Before I was uncomfortable – too hard to be close. It just happened… not sure how but I’m doing it.” – Madison, 21 year old patient with Autism
Madison’s mom added a note: “Madison opened the bathroom drawer, got out the brush and I came in. She was brushing her hair and had already put toothpaste on her tooth brush. She started brushing her teeth herself.” – Madison’s mom.
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I’m back! My TBI turned me into someone I barely recognized. I was depressed, mean, and short-tempered. I pushed through life filled with frustration and a deep sense of sadness that this was it. I just had to keep pushing through life with an overwhelming tiredness. I’m so glad I was wrong. I think my direct reports and family are even more thankful. This treatment changed everything, and I am forever thankful.” – 41 year old male with TBI, executive, Nov 17
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In the ensuing months after the concussion I just wasn’t myself… My academics began to suffer as well. I didn’t feel right. My EEG showed me that something had physically changed with how my brain functioned. After three days of treatment, I felt substantially better. After two weeks, I felt like I did before my injury. MeRT was life changing.” – 21 year old female with TBI, collegiate soccer player, Jan 19
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I received a serious head injury, fractured two spinal vertebrae and suffered a traumatic disc herniation requiring a surgical correction after a fall. I spent two years on narcotic pain medication because of my injuries and in June of 2013 I had to voluntarily enroll myself into a Substance Abuse rehabilitation program because I had grown dependent on opiate pain medications.
Of all my injuries by far the worst were the ones you could not see. I had degraded to the point of not being able to leave my home because of panic attacks and severe anxiety. I could not hide from this feeling, and no mediation could numb it. I told my doctor at one point I couldn’t kill myself because I have a family with young children that I am responsible for. I was living in despair and physical pain every day without reprieve, that is until I was able to get treatment.
I underwent neural restorative therapy for two months with total symptom resolution. I can function again at work, and can spend much needed time with my family. I have my sense of well-being back and a clarity of thought I haven’t had in many years.
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I was not diagnosed with TBI until 2011. I was so bad off I was no longer able to take care of my children by myself for any extended period of time. My wife had to run the entire house including myself, our 2-year-old, 5-year-old and two dogs. I believe the best way to put into perspective how bad off my health was is to show the medical treatment I received between only the fall of 2011 and now.
Constant symptoms were: Daily headaches (between 6-8/10 on pain scale), severe neck pain, severe light sensitivity, tension headaches that radiated through my jaw, nausea, acid reflux, left leg siatic nerve, excessive sweating even without physical exertion, poor/no sleep, exhaustion, angry outbursts, severe anxiety, severe depression, poor concentration and memory loss.
I was seen by 46 different doctors to include: Neurologists (7), Psychologists (5), Social workers (4), Endocrinologists (4), Internal Medicine (2), Gastrologists (1), Pain Management (4), Spine (1), Ortho (3), Chiropractor (3), Physical Therapist specialists (3), Vestibular (2), Ophthalmologist (3), Audiologists (2), Ear Nose and Throat (1), Physical Medicine and Rehab (1)
I was instructed to try 29 different treatments: Physical Therapy, massage, acupuncture, float tanks/sensory deprivation tanks, yoga, alpha stim, TENS unit, scraping, cupping, traction, meditation, guided imagery, bio-feedback, aroma/oil therapy, chiropractor, reiki, therapeutic touch, herbal supplements, ketogenic diet, paleo diet, gluten free diet, art/music therapy, mindfulness therapy, contrast baths, getting a minimum of 30 minutes of sunlight per day, drinking water with loads of electrolytes, stellate ganglion block (twice), nerve blocks C-2 thru C-5 and Botox
I was also prescribed over 40 different medications during this time: Wellbutrin, Lexapro, L-methyl folate, Nuvigil, Fortesta, Testosterone Enanthate, Pindolol, Prazosin, Lunesta, Ambien, DHEA, D3, numerous Multi-Vitamins, fish oil, Imitrex injections and pills, Maxalt, Zomig, Relpax, Motrin, Naproxen, Tramadol, Nubaine, Amerge, Treximet, Valium, Xanax, Gabapentin, Reglan, Fiorcet, Excedrin, Migranal, Topamax, Paxil, Zoloft, Prozac, Concerta, Zofran, Magnesium/Riboflavin combo, Nexium, Marinol, Prilosec, Percocet, Vicodin, Steroid tapers (prednisone), Celebrex and Mobic.
None of these doctors, treatments or medications were effective in reducing any of my symptoms for more than a couple weeks of time. By the summer of 2016 I was addicted to Narcotics, diagnosed with numerous orthopedic issues, severe depression, severe anxiety, and moderate PTSD.
Everything changed when I started treatment. Within two weeks I was sleeping better. I was off all 12 of my meds that I was on when I started treatment, and I was starting to enjoy life again. After the first month I was socializing with people again, I was able to work out for the first time in years, and I started to help my wife with the bills and our budget.
As I write this, I just completed my sixth week of treatment. A conservative estimate is that I have had a 60 – 70% reduction of the symptoms I listed above and have a whole new lease on life. I can focus. I feel good about myself. I feel confident. I laugh again. Most importantly, I can feel the love for and from my family again.
I have never met a group of people who truly are solely focused on helping people feel human again. Spend a day here and you will see a miracle. The individual time and attention given to any and every patient is unlike anything I’ve ever seen. It really shows how much each employee truly cares about EVERY patient that comes through the door.
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Testimony of a Mother of a Child with Autism.
We have a beautiful daughter, Raquel and she was diagnosed with severe autism at the young age of 1 ½ years. Rachel did not follow directions, she did not look into my eyes, she did not want to be touched, she did not speak, she did not listen or respond to her name, she did not distinguish me as her mother, and I could clearly feel she was very anxious all the time.
Desperate, and with the intention of doing my best to guarantee a better quality of life for my daughter, for 4 years I investigated and took all available routes to try to help her overcome her condition. I took her to different types of therapy (phonoaudiology, occupational, behavioral, and sensory integration), in addition to a diet regime free of casein and gluten. All these efforts were important and helped my daughter have small signs of improvement, but Raquel was far from making any significant progress – doctors still gave her the same severe diagnosis.
It was not until the fourth year of this endless quest that we finally came up with something that would change our lives, and the life of our daughter forever. When it seemed that all alternatives were exhausted, Dr. Jeff Bradstreet told me about a new therapy in Newport Beach, California, called MeRT, which consisted of repetitive brain stimulation through magnetic waves. There was already strong empirical evidence that they help to regulate brain functioning quickly, safely, effectively and permanently.
Dr. Bradstreet explained that there were 20% of people who, for some unknown reason, did not respond to treatment, but an 80% chance of improvement was definitely an opportunity that I was not willing to let go, especially if it had to do with the well-being of my girl.
I traveled to California and they explained what the treatment consisted of. Rachel was going to do an EEG (Electroencephalogram) to determine exactly what was happening in her brain so that they could design a treatment tailored to her needs.
The study confirmed that the front of her brain did not work properly so Rachel did not process the information like the other children. With the clearest panorama, and high optimism, I agreed to start treatment immediately. I could not wait to start.
On the first day of therapy I thought my daughter wouldn’t cooperate. To my surprise she seemed to enjoy the procedure. Obviously at the end of the day I saw no changes in her behavior, but I did not expect to see results so fast. The story takes a really unexpected turn for all of us at the end of the second day of therapy.
We went back to the house of some relatives, where we were spending the night, and Raquel approached me, with a glass between her little hands asking me to give her some “Juz”. There are no words that can express the emotions that I felt at that moment. All the people who know me ask me if I shed tears of joy in that moment. It was the first time I could say that I had heard the voice of my 4 year old daughter. Incredibly this was not all. A few minutes later my daughter went out to the garden of the house, approached a lemon tree, took one and brought it to her face to smell it. For a little girl who practically lived in the corner of the room, interacting with her shadow, this was a revelation, to the point that a few moments later, when her sister took the lemon from her hands, Raquel demanded loudly “My, Lemon?” Only two days of therapy had passed and we suddenly had what seemed, for the first time in her short life, a normal child.
At the end of the second week of treatment, we arrived at the Clinic excited and very eager to share with the medical staff the great advances that we had seen after the second therapy. The Director of Center approached me and asked me to accompany him to the game room where Raquel was. I will never forget that moment. He said, “Look at your daughter.” Raquel was there, sitting by a window. She was pointing to the passing cars and asking out loud: “Blue Car?”, “Green Car?”, also an airplane “Blue Plane with White?”
Most incredible of all was that not only had she improved her ability to communicate, but her emotional projection also took a 180-degree turn. My daughter now asked me to pick her up and carry her in my arms. She hugged me for the first time voluntarily and repeatedly for more than 15 minutes. Aside from improving in language, she also improved her emotional connection. They were the most beautiful 15 minutes of my life. My daughter recognized me and expressed it openly and freely for the first time.
Since that day she did not let me go, everything she wanted to do, was with me. When I realized these great changes I began to carry out other activities with my daughter. What I can not forget to mention is that Raquel’s anxiety did not allow us to take her anywhere. When we went to a mall, the screams were so loud that a man even asked if she needed an ambulance. To take her to the U.S. was horrible too, because customs officers could not understand how this girl could not calm down with her mother. After 3 weeks of therapy Raquel even tolerated going to Disney. That frightful part of our lives was over. Now I was free to walk with my daughter and she was for the first time able to enjoy the rides. I meditated about why God sent this miracle to me. I came to the conclusion that if Raquel did so well, it had to be for something greater than us. At the end of the Treatment and seeing the progress, I decided to meet with the key people of the company and asked them to send a MeRT machine to Panama. When I got to the office I sat down with them and explained that I would not be able to live without the machine that brought me so many miracles. It took a year, but we finally managed to open the doors of Brain Treatment Center in Panama, and provide thousands of people with a treatment that could be the change they sought in their lives, closer, more accessible and comfortable. – Raquel’s Mother *
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We are dropping a line to thank you for your help last summer with Immanuel. We are RVing this weekend and marveling at how well Immanuel now socializes with other children at the campsite. We were here last year around the same time and he needed constant play supervision because he kept arguing & trying to control play. This weekend he’s able to go along with what others are playing.
He is also at a private school with no special ed teacher to support him, and he is able to succeed without the extra support. It’s a small classroom, but last year it would have been impossible. Immanuel has made such strides socially, with non verbal cues, being flexible, and regulating his frustrations.
His occupational therapist has been amazed, as well. She evaluated him before he started treatment with you but started therapy AFTER we returned from Texas. She says that he has been crushing the prescribed program— he scored significantly above expectations at the latest eval. and he’s is speeding through the stages. We are thrilled by Immanuel’s progress and the fact that he can play with other kids—he’s had numerous play dates at our house and they’ve gone well. This touches our hearts more than anything—that he has friends now.
Again, thank you for making this treatment available and for your guiding us through the process. We looked forward to the summer.” – David and Debbie J.
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