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MeRT services offered in Carlsbad, CA

Learn how MeRT, an advanced, customized form of TMS, can provide highly personalized brain treatment to improve many neurological conditions.

A Precision Approach to Brain Health through Advanced, Highly Customized TMS


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MeRT stands for Magnetic E-Resonance Therapy. It's a highly customized use of TMS guided by sophisticated brain imaging. MeRT is a non-invasive, drug-free, and gentle treatment for a variety of neurological conditions.

Your brain is unique to you, and we believe your treatment should be, too. That's why MeRT is such a breakthrough: We customize your TMS treatment based on your unique brain pattern.

How Does MeRT Improve Brain Function?

The MeRT process begins with a qEEG (quantitative electroencephalogram), also called brain mapping. This test measures the specific pattern of your electrical signals and brain waves. The results tell us which areas of your brain are functioning as they should be and which are out of sync with the rest of the brain.

We then create a precision treatment of TMS to get these areas back in sync. TMS uses a magnetic coil on the scalp to send electrical signals into the brain to stimulate and organize the function of neurons back into a typical pattern. This process is called neuromodulation.

This highly targeted approach ensures the best possible results.

This image shows a comparison between brainwave states in the frontal, center, and posterior areas of the brain. The first series of graphs shows the expected brainwave state, which is the same in all regions of the brain. The remaining graphs show where the brainwaves are out of sync. MeRT works to get the brainwaves all firing at the same frequency, which improves brain communication and function.

The 4 Steps of MeRT Treatment

Brainwave Recording

We begin by taking a qEEG and EKG. This simple, 10-minute procedure measures your brainwave frequencies, heart rate, and brain-heart coherence. Our physicians and scientists then analyze the results to determine how your brain is functioning.

Brainwave Analysis and Treatment Protocol

After analyzing your results, we develop a treatment plan customized to your condition. Your provider will review this plan with you and answer any questions. If you decide to proceed with TMS, we will schedule your treatment.


Your treatment consists of five sessions per week for two weeks, each lasting about 30-40 minutes. A trained technician will position the soft TMS device against your head to deliver gentle magnetic pulses to the targeted region of your brain.

Progress Evaluation

At the end of every two weeks, we perform another qEEG and EKG to monitor your progress and make any modifications as needed. Most conditions require six to eight weeks of treatment to achieve optimal, long-lasting results.

What Conditions Does MeRT Treat?

At Braincare Performance Center, we use MeRT to treat a variety of neurological conditions, including:

Mental Health Disorders Mental Health Disorders.

MeRT is a safe, effective, and lasting treatment for Depression, Anxiety, and PTSD.

Patients with these mental health issues have a few markers that show up clearly in EEG studies. By targeting these areas, we can strengthen healthy brainwave activity to reduce symptoms. In many cases, patients are able to come off of their medications after MeRT treatment.

Note: We also use rTMS [link to page] to treat depression and depression combined with anxiety or PTSD. Contact us, and we can help determine which treatment is best for your specific condition.

Neurological Conditions

MeRT can treat many neurological conditions, including Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), and Stroke Recovery.

MeRT can help improve cognitive function, motor skills, and more by rewiring neural pathways. Plus, MeRT works well alongside other therapies for these neurological conditions; by improving brain function, MeRT can help these therapies work better.

Brain Performance Optimization

We also use MeRT to improve overall brain performance, helping athletes, professionals, and others to overcome brain fog, sluggish memory, loss of focus, and poor concentration.

By improving brain function, MeRT can provide a Cognitive Boost and slow cognitive decline. This is particularly important as we age, but can also occur after illness, chronic stress, and more. With MeRT, the brain can naturally repair itself and start functioning far more efficiently.

The Science Behind MeRT

The MeRT treatment protocol is backed by many peer-reviewed third-party clinical studies led by world-renowned research institutions. These studies show how the neuromodulation technology used in MeRT (rTMS, EEG) can result in significant clinical improvements.

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Benefits of MeRT Treatment

While every brain is unique and results are individual, the following are some of the most commonly reported benefits of MeRT treatment:

  • Improved sleep quality and duration
  • Better mood
  • Improved memory
  • Greater ability to concentrate and focus
  • Increased mental clarity
  • Improved ability to cope with stress
  • Better social skills
  • Increased motivation
  • Fewer cravings (drugs and alcohol)
  • Increased confidence


"Dr. Awodele and his amazing team have changed my life. The MeRT TMS treatment noticeably improved my quality of life. I feel more in control of my emotions and ready to handle life's challenges with a clear view. Brain Care Center Carlsbad has outstanding services and wonderful, friendly staff. I highly recommend it." – verified patient

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Is MeRT Right for You?

As you consider the possibility of MeRT treatment, you may have many questions. We are here to guide you and to provide the care and support you need. Reach out for a free consultation with our New Patient Coordinator. She can answer your questions, provide all the information you need, and help schedule you for your next steps should you decide to move forward.



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