“Veterans suffering from the devastating effects of PTSD, traumatic brain injury and military sexual trauma deserve to have the best, most cutting-edge treatment available,” said Senator Peters, a former Lt. Commander in the U.S. Navy Reserve. “Incorporating innovative new treatment options like Magnetic e-Resonance Therapy technology into VA medical centers has the potential to improve treatment for veterans and create meaningful change in their lives.”
“We must honor and care for the women and men who have courageously served our country,” said Senator Perdue, a member of the Armed Services Committee. “This pilot program would provide our veterans with access to additional medical treatment options for neurological injuries and has earned the support of several veterans organizations. I am proud to work alongside Senator Peters to increase access to innovative therapy options and give our veterans the care they deserve.”
The No Hero Left Untreated Act would establish a pilot program at two medical centers within the VA network and enroll up to 50 veterans in Magnetic EEG/ECG-Guided Resonance Therapy (MeRT) for a one-year period. This is an individualized non-pharmaceutical, non-invasive neuromodulation procedure that applies magnetic stimulation to help facilitate neurorestoration of proper brain function. Over 400 veterans treated with MeRT have reported a marked improvement in symptoms associated with PTSD, traumatic brain injury, military sexual trauma, chronic pain
and opiate addiction. The bill is companion legislation to Congressman Steve Knight’s No Hero Left Untreated Act, which was reintroduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on February 16, 2017.
The bill has earned the support of American Legion, AMVETS, Association of the United States Navy, U.S. Special Operations Command, Blue Star Families, Vietnam Veterans of America, Veterans Advantage, 12th Calvary Regiment Association, Patriot Project, Rally Point 6, SEALink Inc., Association of Mature American Citizens, Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs West Care, Orange County Sheriffs’ Department, and Orange County Fire Authority.