What is ketamine? Ketamine is a synthetic drug. It gained FDA approval in the 70s for use as a sedative. Now, after 20 years of research, more scientists are starting to see the benefits it has on treating several mental illnesses and physical ailments such as chronic pain and Fibromyalgia.
HOW DOES KETAMINE THERAPY WORK?
Ketamine works differently from traditional medications. Most traditional medicines for anxiety, depression, and other mental concerns require regular use for any lasting or noticeable effect on the body. In some cases, there may be no noticeable effects at all. Ketamine infusions work instantly. They are faster and more potent than traditional medications.
WHAT DOES KETAMINE THERAPY TREAT?
Ketamine therapy improves a variety of different mental and physical conditions. These conditions include:
- Anxiety Disorder
- OCD or obsessive-compulsive disorder
- PTSD or post-traumatic stress disorder
- Chronic pain
- Bipolar disorder
- Suicidal Ideation
HOW LONG DO KETAMINE TREATMENT EFFECTS LAST?*
The effects of Ketamine typically last for up to two weeks. After six treatments, some people remain symptom-free for several months. However, as with any medical treatment, individual experiences vary.* This is why speaking to a doctor about your expectations with Ketamine therapy is crucial to developing a suitable plan that achieves the best results.
HOW MANY KETAMINE SESSIONS DO I NEED?
Most people receive a total of six Ketamine infusions completed within 3 weeks. The 14-day window is to maximize the drug’s effect on the body.
HOW WILL I FEEL DURING TREATMENTS?
Ketamine is given intravenously during a 45-minute session. Patients may not see noticeable effects at the beginning of the infusion. However, as the treatment goes on, they may begin to feel a slight “floating” or “weightless” sensation. In addition, you may experience a dissociative state. Finally, 15 minutes before the treatment is over, you regain your senses, and your thinking returns to normal.
HOW DOES KETAMINE AFFECT THE BRAIN AND BODY?
Ketamine works by binding to specific brain receptors. The action promotes regrowth and connections between brain cells, helping regulate a person’s mood. More prolonged Ketamine use results in a “resetting” of the nerves and a decrease in neuropathic pain for people struggling with chronic pain.
HOW DOES KETAMINE COMPARE TO SSRIS?
SSRIs like Prozac or Zoloft take weeks, sometimes months, to affect the brain and body. Sometimes, patients even become resistant to this medicine and see no noticeable benefits with use. Ketamine is unlike SSRIs. It provides instantaneous results. It is delivered through an IV port or via intramuscular and goes directly into the bloodstream where it immediately starts to work.
How much does ketamine therapy cost?
Meet with one our trusted providers to discuss the details on an individualized plan. Our current pricing can be found here, total cost will vary depending what is recommended after an initial consultation.
Ketamine infusions are becoming more popular. It is important to find a reputable provider to ensure you receive the safest, most beneficial Ketamine therapy experience possible. If you live in the SLC, Salt Lake City and West Jordan, Utah, area and want to experience the best Ketamine treatment, contact Ketamine Therapy at Therapeutics Alternatives. Call us at (385) 685-1410 and learn more about what you can expect from your Ketamine treatment.
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