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Improving Brain Function: MeRT for Brain Fog, Insomnia, & Stress

MeRT is a treatment that can help almost anyone who wants to improve their brain function. Available at Tri-Cities Functional Medicine in Tennessee, this treatment has helped many people improve their brain’s functioning. With a personalized therapy targeted toward your unique brain, you can gain mental clarity, get better sleep at night, reduce stress, and more.

Do you wish your brain would function better? Watch our free webinar to see if MeRT is right for you.

What Is MeRT?

You may be wondering, what is MeRT? The letters stand for Magnetic eResonance Therapy. Tri-Cities Functional Medicine in Tennessee added this new treatment to help people recover their healthy brain functioning. This innovative therapy gets to the root cause of neurological issues and treats them at their source. 

A therapy using technology to find and treat problems within the brain, this treatment has proven highly effective for brain fog, insomnia, and stress, as well as autism, PTSD, depression, and traumatic brain injuries. Our doctor can fine-tune your treatment, adjusting the power, using different frequencies, and directing them at different areas of your brain. 

How Does MeRT Work?

MeRT is a treatment that requires expert-level skill in each phase of treatment. Dr. Radawi at Tri-Cities Functional Medicine in Tennessee has trained and achieved certification as a MeRT provider. 

The preparatory phase, in which we take a quantitative EEG (qEEG) and EKG for brain-mapping, finds the areas of your brain where the sources of your brain fog, insomnia, or stress lie. The doctor analyzes all this data and uses the insights he gains to perform the treatments. 

The treatment itself is a brief 25-45minute process in which our MeRT specialist uses a magnetic coil to stimulate your brain in the exact locations where specific neurons of your brain need to communicate better with each other and with your heart. 

You usually need to continue treatment for four to six weeks, having 45-minute sessions each time. Along the way, we will repeat the qEEG to monitor progress and our doctor will adjust your treatment as needed.

Results from MeRT

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The types of results you will see from MeRT depend on the specific treatment protocol our doctor at Tri-Cities Functional Medicine uses. After finding abnormalities in your brain functioning, we  treat the areas that need to communicate better. For example, while you may come in wanting help getting better sleep, the doctor may also uncover problems that are causing you to have brain fog. Whatever brain issues we discover, we treat them to improve your brain health. 

MeRT for Brain Fog

Brain fog is a form of mental fatigue that can cause you to have trouble focusing, remembering, or having mental clarity. Although brain fog is a symptom rather than a diagnosable condition, you might notice any of the following signs when you have brain fog.

  • “Spacing out”
  • Fatigue
  • Easily distracted
  • Trouble organizing activities or thoughts
  • Forgetfulness
  • Difficulty finding the word you want
  • Thinking slowly
  • Even simple tasks seem complicated and difficult

Interestingly, brain fog can be caused by lack of sleep or severe stress. Therefore, by treating areas of the brain where communication is poor, we can often improve all three problems together. 

Many patients find that their brain fog begins to clear, and they start enjoying improved cognitive performance within the first weeks of treatment. When the MeRT treatments are successful, they help relieve stress and improve sleep. The brain fog goes away, leaving you feeling alert, focused, and thinking clearly.

MeRT to Improve Sleep

Having adequate sleep is essential to every aspect of your physical and mental health. Unfortunately, many things can disrupt your sleep or cause poor quality sleep. You might not even be aware of how little or how poorly you are sleeping. Signs of sleep deprivation include:

  • Feeling irritable
  • Fatigue or feeling tired
  • Using the snooze alarm over and over before getting up
  • Feeling drowsy later in the afternoon
  • Trouble staying awake
  • Taking long naps during the day
  • Going to sleep within five minutes of going to bed
  • Mood changes 
  • Decreased libido

If the problem is that your brain is not communicating well, Magnetic eResonance Therapy can resolve that issue so that you sleep better. Insomnia becomes a thing of the past, and you wake up rested and refreshed after a good sleep. 

Along with your improved sleep, you will likely notice that your brain fog has diminished, and your stress seems much more manageable. Our practice of functional medicine in Tennessee uses many holistic treatments, such as MeRT therapy, to address issues at their source. That is why related issues improve together. If they have the same root cause, then the treatment helps all of them.

Reducing Stress with MeRT

Feeling stressed can affect you in many ways. If stress becomes too great, you may have symptoms like:

  • Unexplained pains
  • Rapid heart rate
  • High blood pressure
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Tight muscles
  • Digestive issues
  • Getting sick more often due to a weakened immune system
  • Trouble sleeping or poor-quality sleep

With the qEEG and EKG testing, your functional medicine doctor in Tennessee can discover which structures in your brain are involved in magnifying your stress. Then, with MeRT therapy, Dr. Radawi can treat those specific areas of your brain. By the end of treatment, you feel calmer and more relaxed. Your sleep improves, and your brain fog goes away.

Other Ways MeRT Can Improve Your Brain

MeRT provides relief from a variety of brain problems besides brain fog, insomnia, and stress. Suppose you are experiencing a mental health problem like anxiety or depression. These treatments can address either of these issues directly. Yet, treating sleep problems, stress, and insomnia can improve your anxiety or depression indirectly as well. After all, if you have either of these conditions, it will improve when you get adequate restful sleep.

Your personalized treatment protocol may also address other brain problems that we discover. Our goal is to solve all the underlying brain issues that prevent you from living a strong, healthy life. MeRT is one of the best treatments for insomnia, brain fog, and stress. For this reason, we recommend it whenever it makes sense for these conditions, depending on your needs, conditions, and preferences.

MeRT at Tri-Cities Function Medicine Tennessee

Tri-Cities Functional Medicine in Tennessee offers MeRT therapy along with our complete range of functional medicine services. Dr. Radawi is our premier, board-certified family medicine physician, trained both as a functional medicine MeRT therapy practitioner.  His commitment to helping people with chronic illnesses and brain dysfunctioning is unsurpassed.

When you seek treatment at Tri-Cities Functional Medicine in Tennessee, you can benefit from not only Magnetic eResonance Therapy but also from the other treatments we offer. All of our treatments can improve the brain issues that are increasing your stress, sleep problems, and brain fog. 

From the moment when your treatment begins to the time when you have improved brain health, the team at Tri-Cities works together to ensure you get the best care available anywhere. With a clear commitment to your physical, mental, and emotional health, we use evidence-based treatment to help you achieve your health goals and live your best life. 

Want to learn more about how our functional medicine clinic can help you reduce brain fog, insomnia, and stress using MeRT? Take the first step:

  1. Watch our free webinar to learn about our approach to the brain health issues you are facing.
  2. Schedule a Free Discovery Call to discuss your health concerns and goals to see if our practice is a good fit for you.
  3. After your discovery call – if we are a good fit, you’ll schedule a consultation with our doctor to dive deeper and formulate an individualized treatment plan for you.

Tri-Cities Functional Medicine is located in Johnson City, Tennessee, and serves patients throughout East Tennessee and into Virginia and North Carolina. These areas include but are not limited to: Washington County, TN, Sullivan County, TN, Carter County, TN, Greene County, TN, Knox County, TN, Bristol, TN, Holston Valley, TN, Tri-Cities, TN, Walnut Hill, TN, Elizabethton, TN, Greeneville, TN, Morristown, TN, Blountville, TN, Bluff City, TN, Kingsport, TN, Jonesborough, TN, Colonial Heights, TN, Limestone, TN, Knoxville, TN, Bristol, VA, and Abingdon, VA.