Pacific Solstice aims to provide practical solutions, each individualized to the specific needs of the people we serve. Even though our clients ultimately know what works and what doesn't, we are here to deliver early recovery and aftercare skills based on research and decades of psychiatric practice. As experienced clinicians, we can work with patients who are dually diagnosed and experiencing a mental health issue that complicates their recovery program, such as co-occurring mood disorders and chronic medical conditions.
Adolescent mental health has suffered greatly as a result of COVID and pre-existing 21st-century screen dependence. Youth face various issues, including less family time, emotional dysregulation, poor social skills, and attention deficits. We provide superior treatment for the tsunami of impact that screens and isolation have on the child and adolescent brain. PHP (Partial Hospitalization Program) and IOP (Intensive Outpatient Program), as well as MeRT℠ (Magnetic e-Resonance Therapy) stand out even more due to the routine and slow, steady effective approach we take in our practice.
MeRT℠ Brain Treatment
MeRT℠ (Magnetic e-Resonance Therapy) is an advanced brain technology offered by Pacific Solstice to address the underlying causes of chemical imbalances in the brain. By merging transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) with integrative psychiatry, we push TMS to a new level.
What is an example of an underlying cause in the brain?
When it comes to brain wave patterns, the brain may have various severe impairments or imbalances when these patterns are disrupted. There are four key patterns that are assessed: Delta Waves, common in deep sleep; Theta waves, typically present during drowsy states or about to fall asleep; Alpha waves, often seen when awake but relaxed and/or eyes closed; Beta waves, generally present during concentration, learning, and high level cognition. When even one of these waves gets interrupted, symptoms may appear.
For example, a very common EEG (electroencephalogram) recording demonstrates a significant amount of theta (drowsiness) waves present when patients are awake, and a decreased amount of alpha waves. What does this have to do with anything? It means that people try to work at a high level when their brains are in a sleep-like condition. As a result, emotional dysregulation, irritability, difficulty focusing, difficulty meeting milestones, impulsivity, and even suicidal ideation may be present. In addition, while in this sleep-like condition, the brain rapidly burns up nutrients in an attempt to catch up to the demands of the day. The brain's ability to process information and regulate emotion is further harmed by this depletion. It is incredibly difficult for the brain to fully recover unless certain brain wave patterns are re-established.
How can you restore these wave patterns?
MeRT℠ uses magnetic stimulation to assist reset brain waves in specific parts of the brain. MeRT℠ is a patented, FDA-approved, non-invasive method that combines magnetic transcranial stimulation with electroencephalogram (EEG) to deliver personalized comfort while improving brain function. The location and degree of stimulation vary for each patient and is individualized. The majority of sessions last between 30 and 45 minutes. Patients often feel alleviation of symptoms after five sessions, although cognitive and behavioral changes can be felt and seen after three months. MeRT℠ has a low risk of side effects and is a painless operation, even for children. MeRT℠ can be utilized to treat ASD, ADHD, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, traumatic brain injury (TBI), stroke, and even improve cognition. It is an alternative therapy that can help some people reduce or perhaps stop taking their medications. In the case of children, it may be able to help avoid the need for medication.
Through this prong of our integrated treatment, we are the preferred provider of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) employing Magnetic eResonance Therapy (MeRT℠) to reduce stress, increase attention, relieve trauma or injury, and treat a variety of presenting conditions. We understand the causes of inflammation and work to identify specific brain patterns in order to break the cycle and provide long-term relief. To achieve the best results, our clinicians combine MeRT℠ with psychotherapy, circadian rhythm rebalancing, and holistic medicine. Our goal is to help you become as knowledgeable about your brain as we are. Your objectives are just as important as the characteristics that distinguish you as a one-of-a-kind individual. The way we serve the families we assist is to use the most advanced technologies to create connection, on the inside and on the outside.
TMS has been authorized by Medicare. We'd love to hear from you if you have any questions concerning this technology.
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