NEUROWELLNESS SPA

IV KETAMINE THERAPY

Neuro Wellness Spa is proud to be one of the leading providers of Intravenous (IV) Ketamine therapy in Southern California. Dr. Martha Koo, Neuro Wellness Spa’s clinical director, has been a leading authority on the treatment of depression and all other psychiatric disorders for over 20 years.

NEUROWELLNESS SPA

IV KETAMINE THERAPY

Neuro Wellness Spa is proud to be one of the leading providers of Intravenous (IV) Ketamine therapy in Southern California. Dr. Martha Koo, Neuro Wellness Spa’s clinical director, has been a leading authority on the treatment of depression and all other psychiatric disorders for over 20 years.

WHAT IS IV KETAMINE THERAPY?

IV Ketamine therapy has emerged as a groundbreaking treatment option for those with a range of psychological and physical conditions including depression, generalized anxiety, PTSD, bipolar disorder and chronic pain. In particular, this therapy may offer hope for the 10-30% of patients who suffer from treatment-resistant forms of these disorders—i.e. those who do not respond to traditional treatment methods. In the largest IV Ketamine study to date, researchers at Mass General Hospital found that upwards of 70% of patients with treatment-resistant depression responded positively to the ketamine therapy.

Ketamine has been used widely for about 50 years, and has been named one of the most essential drugs in the world by the World Health Organization. Since ketamine does not reduce breathing capabilities in patients, it has long been trusted as an anesthetic in the medical community, particularly in the battle fields where military members need quick access to pain relief and anesthesia for surgery. Ketamine has a number of uses in the medical community in addition to being used as an anesthetic agent for medical procedures, such as the other mentioned conditions above.

Essential to the care we provide at Neuro Wellness Spa, IV Ketamine is used as part of a comprehensive treatment plan that includes mental health, overall health, and recovery treatments. We ensure that the whole body is moving toward getting healthy by also focusing on activity, lifestyle, and diet. Patients who have limited mobility might experience some improvement with IV Ketamine as their overall health begins to improve.

WHAT IS IV KETAMINE THERAPY?

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IV Ketamine therapy has emerged as a groundbreaking treatment option for those with a range of psychological and physical conditions, including depression, generalized anxiety, PTSD, bipolar disorder and chronic pain. In particular, this therapy may offer hope for the 10-30% of patients who suffer from treatment-resistant forms of these disorders—i.e. those who do not respond to traditional treatment methods. In the largest IV Ketamine study to date, researchers at Mass General Hospital found that upwards of 70% of patients with treatment-resistant depression responded positively to the ketamine therapy.

Ketamine has been used widely for about 50 years, and has been named one of the most essential drugs in the world by the World Health Organization. Since ketamine does not reduce breathing capabilities in patients, it has long been trusted as an anesthetic in the medical community, particularly in the battle fields where military members need quick access to pain relief and anesthesia for surgery. Ketamine has a number of uses in the medical community in addition to being used as an anesthetic agent for medical procedures, such as the other mentioned conditions above.

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Essential to the care we provide at Neuro Wellness Spa, IV Ketamine is used as part of a comprehensive treatment plan that includes mental health, overall health, and recovery treatments. We ensure that the whole body is moving toward getting healthy by also focusing on activity, lifestyle, and diet. Patients who have limited mobility might experience some improvement with IV Ketamine as their overall health begins to improve.

IV KETAMINE THERAPY

Our mission here is to provide an amazing quality of care to our patients with our compassionate and supportive staff being there every step of the way. IV Ketamine is one of the many different types of therapies that we offer at Neuro Wellness Spa, including Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and IV Nutrition. Our patients experience a wide array of disorders and conditions that IV Ketamine provides relief and/or pain management. We work with all patients individually to determine how they may best benefit from IV Ketamine and put together a treatment plan that is right for them. A successful recovery from psychiatric disorders means a comprehensive approach to healing; therefore, we are here to guide and nurture our patients as they go through the entire healing process. The quick relief that IV Ketamine treatment can provide is largely unmatched in speed by any other treatments, but it is important to note that any effective approach towards long-term recovery from depression needs to include an overall focus on wellness. At Neuro Wellness Spa, we are excited by the outstanding results our patients see with ketamine infusion treatments and are passionate about sharing this solution with the South Bay. Our specialized consultants are well-informed and more than happy to provide answers to whatever questions there may be regarding IV Ketamine and treatment cost options.

HOW DOES IV KETAMINE THERAPY WORK?

At Neuro Wellness Spa, IV Ketamine is delivered by a trained clinician using established methods in a controlled medical setting. Ketamine is an FDA-approved anesthetic, which has been commonly used in the US since the early 1960’s. The dosage for treatment of psychiatric or pain disorders is primarily based on body weight that follows an accepted guideline of 0.5mg/kg body weight. This small dosage of the drug is delivered at a slow and controlled rate. As a result, patients do not hallucinate and are not unconscious. IV Ketamine does not suppress the cardiovascular or respiratory systems, and causes few side effects if any at all.

 

Ketamine is known to stimulate the growth of neurons in the brain in little as one hour. This anesthetic carries strong anti-inflammatory properties and has been shown to improve neural activation to improve mood. IV Ketamine therapy works in about 80% of patients. In 2016, a study published in the journal for the Society for Neuroscience showed that Ketamine caused new nerve cells in the hippocampus to mature extremely quickly. It was a major breakthrough in explaining the effectiveness of treating depression with IV Ketamine.

WHAT CAN IV KETAMINE THERAPY TREAT?

Our patients experience an array of psychiatric disorders and conditions that may be treated with IV Ketamine therapy in order to help them manage painful and disabling symptoms. We encourage patients to reach out to us at Neuro Wellness Spa if they suffer from depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, chronic pain, or any number of other long term, chronic conditions that might be affecting quality of life in a negative way. In particular, IV Ketamine may offer hope for the 10-30% of patients who suffer from treatment-resistant forms of the listed disorders.

IV Ketamine therapy may also be used for the following disorders and diagnoses:

  • Bipolar disorder
  • And those struggling with suicidal ideation
  • Site specific pain (complete regional pain syndrome) after injury to limbs
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia (severe facial pain)
  • Pain after amputation (phantom pain)
  • Pain management for stroke victims
  • Spinal injury
  • Pain associated with cancer

WHAT CAN IV KETAMINE THERAPY TREAT?

Our patients experience an array of psychiatric disorders and conditions that may be treated with IV Ketamine therapy in order to help them manage painful and disabling symptoms. We encourage patients to reach out to us at Neuro Wellness Spa if they suffer from depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, chronic pain, or any number of other long term, chronic conditions that might be affecting quality of life in a negative way. In particular, IV Ketamine may offer hope for the 10-30% of patients who suffer from treatment-resistant forms of the listed disorders.

IV Ketamine therapy may also be used for the following disorders and diagnoses:

  • Bipolar disorder
  • And those struggling with suicidal ideation
  • Site specific pain (complete regional pain syndrome) after injury to limbs
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia (severe facial pain)
  • Pain after amputation (phantom pain)
  • Pain management for stroke victims
  • Spinal injury
  • Pain associated with cancer

HOW DOES IV KETAMINE THERAPY FEEL?

Patients being treated with Ketamine in a controlled environment with low doses should not expect to experience any of the more extreme side effects that come with abuse. Throughout the procedure, patients are closely monitored by a clinician whom is in the room the entire time. The most common way to administer Ketamine to a patient is through infusion treatment, which is how we deliver the treatment at Neuro Wellness Spa. If it is being used for disorders such as depression, PTSD, chronic pain or anything other than aesthetic purposes, it is generally administered no more than one hour, depending on the condition that is being treated.

 

During IV Ketamine therapy, patients may experience several side effects that are short lasting and do not continue after treatment has completed; these include sensitivity to light, disorientation, and sensitivity to sound. Since there is no way to tell how any given patient is going to react, initial treatments are shorter and given at lower doses until we understand how the treatments will impact patients. It is important to remember that we use a very small dosage compared to other uses of Ketamine. Patients will not be unconscious during treatment, and the physical experience will not resemble a “trip.” Many patients experience dissociation. One benefit of dissociation is it tends to remove the patient from feelings of fear or anxiety; so, the patient is able to look at the situation as an objective observer. Most patients experience deep relaxation and let their minds wander without fear.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING IV KETAMINE THERAPY TREATMENTS?

When you are first admitted into a ketamine treatment center,

A physician will begin by reviewing your medical records and consulting with you about your depression. There will also be a physical examination.

A person should be in good health to receive Ketamine infusion.

However, there are almost no conditions which would prevent a person from being able to receive the treatments. If a patient has high blood pressure or a heart condition, this may need to be rectified before treatment can proceed.

Patients areas will be asked some important questions.

Such as height, weight, age, medical history and more as part of your treatment assessment. This information helps the physicians and medical staff to prepare your treatment plan. It is important to disclose all information that is requested to ensure a smooth treatment administration.

Ketamine infusions can involve something as simple as an outpatient visit to a keta wellness center.

The medication is administered through an IV, and the session lasts between 40-50 minutes.

The environment you encounter during your treatment can have a large impact on your experience of the infusion.

Although it does not affect the treatment outcome, some patients do struggle with anxiety or fright as the drug takes effect. Your physician may lower the lights or take other measures to make the setting more comfortable. You might also choose some relaxing music to help you through the onset phase.

The medication will then be administered through an IV.

Usually inserted into the arm, wrist, or hand. Little pain is involved because the needle is injected very near the surface of the skin. As the ketamine is delivered at the correct dosage, your blood pressure, pulse, and oxygen saturation are all monitored.

You will feel the effects of the ketamine very quickly.

Although you remain aware of the immediate surroundings, you will be unable to do basic things like stand up or hold a normal conversation.

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During the first treatment and perhaps subsequent treatments, patients may experience dizziness, nausea, confusion, loss of appetite, sleeping problems, and even fatigue.

It can be difficult to stand or sit up during or after treatment. If you are receiving outpatient infusion therapy, it is important to have someone accompany you to transport you home after your treatment. A complete list of possible side effects will be provided to you prior to your treatment session. If you experience any side effects, let your doctor know right away.

You may also improve your infusion experience by cultivating the right mindset and emotional state before entering treatment.

Although the side effects are not severe, there is no harm in eliminating as many as you can. Learning how the treatment works can go a long way toward overcoming any anxieties you might have. Also, trust that you have chosen a physician with the training and experience to guide you safely through the process. On a final note, be aware that neither the sensation of treatment nor your mental state during the process meaningfully impacts the therapeutic outcome of the treatment. Research suggests that the depression and anxiety relief arise from long-term physical and chemical changes that take place in the brain in response to the ketamine—not the experience or sensation. This means you will still benefit even if you have some apprehension about the process.

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