What Is Ketamine Therapy?

Hearing about the drug ketamine instantly brings to mind situations of substance misuse, often by young people. Unfortunately, this is the reality in many cases.

However, ketamine is currently undergoing a potential breakthrough as a treatment for depression. Certain forms of the drug have been found to have extremely beneficial effects for some patients with mental illnesses, as long as it’s taken as prescribed.

A Brief Overview of the Drug

Ketamine is FDA approved as an anesthetic. Here are some things you should know about the drug:

  • Its use in medicine started back in the 1960s as an anesthetic for soldiers in the Vietnam War. At low doses it was found to provide pain relief.
  • When used recreationally and bought as a street drug, it changes your perception of sight, sound, and impacts other senses. Users may experience hallucinations, difficulty speaking, or an inability to move.
  • When used under the supervision of medical professionals, the drug can work wonders for some patients.

Ketamine is notable because it has shown success in treating depression, especially for those who have not responded well to other traditional forms of medication (e.g. selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors or SSRI’s).

Severe depression can cause weight loss, problems with sleeping, changes to your appetite, and thoughts of suicide. This disorder can be paralyzing for those experiencing it, and hopelessness is a common symptom. A study by the Mass General Hospital showed that over 70% of treatment-resistant depression sufferers responded well to ketamine treatment – a huge step towards treating an illness that researchers still know little about.

What Does Ketamine Treat?

There are several mood and mental conditions that ketamine therapy can be used to treat, including major depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, substance abuse, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Ketamine is found successful in treating these conditions, as well as relieving chronic pain like migraines or Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). The treatment can bring hope back into people’s lives, helping them regain control and find the balance that they need.

There are two main types of ketamine therapy for mood, anxiety and chronic pain: IV ketamine infusions and Spravato also known as nasal spray, esketamine.

How Can Our IV Ketamine Infusions Help?

We strongly believe that in order for our bodies to feel good, they need to be energized and full of vital nutrients. Many of us make poor food choices due to our busy schedules. However, our IV nutrition services provide your body with the nutrients that it needs.

Our IV ketamine infusion therapy for major depression is fast, safe, and effective. Something that makes this treatment different than others is how fast the effects kick in. Our patients receive instant benefits with relief from their condition that lasts up to weeks.

Please note that the ketamine used by Neuro Wellness Spa is not the same as the drug sold on the streets. The effects of a medical IV ketamine infusion cannot be repeated at home.

Spravato Treatment

Also known as Esketamine– Given as a nasal spray, esketamine uses only the “S” molecule. Esketamine is FDA approved for treatment-resistant depression. Like IV Ketamine, Spravato has the ability to go to work rapidly. Symptoms tend to improve within just hours after the first infusion compared to the 6–12 week onset period of conventional medications.

Find Out if You Can Benefit From Ketamine Infusion Therapy Today

At Neuro Wellness Spa we are committed to helping you regain your confidence, health, and life! We offer stimulations, individual therapy, and our popular IV ketamine infusion therapy. This treatment option has risen in popularity because of the groundbreaking results that it offers individuals suffering from psychological and physical conditions.

If you or somebody that you know could benefit from IV ketamine treatment, don’t wait any longer to give us a call. Our team of experts is here to answer any questions you may have and give you more information on how we can change your life.

We hope to speak with you soon. Call today!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

• • Get in touch • •

Contact Us

    Could TMS Therapy Be Right For You?

    I struggle with depression, OCD or anxiety.

    I am experiencing sadness, low energy, difficulty sleeping, poor concentration, appetite changes, irritability or weight gain/loss.

    I have tried, or am currently on, 1 or more antidepressant medications.

    I have tried talk therapy

    Has your doctor/therapist suggested you try TMS?

    Mental Health, Reimagined.
    Call Us Today

    Call Us Today