I first heard of MRT when doing research on treatment for autism when one of my friends had great success with the CD protocol for their son.
I sent out that link via facebook to many of my friends who might have benefited in hopes that spreading the word would help others. Fast forward 3 months to an event where my best friend was being told by the VA to take an assortment of anti-depressant/psychotics while being confined to a mental ward in Waco, and not receiving true treatment – medications only, and we all knew we had to do something different for his situation. When someone comes to a medical professional in the U.S., we often get a pill to “fix” the situation, which is only temporarily if effective at all.
Thanks to a loving mother and family, my brother (best friend) was on a flight to San Diego the following Monday after leaving the Waco VA, vowing to never return again to them for help,…for true treatment with proven results. The hardest part for us all was the stigma of having your “brain zapped,” yet we knew there were few other options for his recovery, so his Mother went to the clinic and spoke with the Doctors before recommending this treatment for him.
After 30 days, and a lot of self help work, upon his return home to his family, his wife was thankful to have her husband returned back to her as a new man in many ways. Magnetic Resonance Therapy is not a magic cure all by waving of a magic wand over ones head and all of a sudden life is grandiose and perfect. However what it does is acts as a reset for those areas of our brain that are not firing normal any longer due to trauma of some sort. That then allows for less “fight or flight” areas of our brain to then process past traumas. This is the hardest part, and view this treatment as a stepping stone for healing, not the end solution. With a lot of self evaluation and determination to finally process traumatic events from our past with a new perspective, we have great hope that the healing will continue.
So as of today, Saturday, May 23, 2015 – I myself have entered into MRT treatment for Post Traumatic Stress and Traumatic Brain Injuries. As a part of a clinical study to submit data and results to the VA and FDA for further considerations, this treatment center has allowed volunteers to participate in a double blind study that offers a possible placebo for two weeks, and then guaranteed treatment the last two weeks. I am proud to offer my noggin to these scientists to show the efficacy of this treatment to those who need to see their results so more of us can be treated. It would be amazing to see this treatment change the lives of the service members and their families who so desperately need this help. – Lee West