Ketamine Infusions

About Ketamine

Over the past 20 years, ketamine has demonstrated powerful antidepressant effects and benefits for other mental health conditions. What was once used as a sedative on the battlefield has become an invaluable resource for various physical and mental issues, known for its transformative power and speedy results.

Traditional medications like antidepressants can take months to start working. Ketamine therapy, on the other hand, offers patients relief quickly, with some individuals reporting relief within a few hours of their first infusion session.

Ketamine interacts with multiple aspects of our psychology and physiology. While there is still much to be understood about how ketamine works, research indicates the following factors play an enormous role in ketamine’s healing process.

What Can IV Ketamine Therapy Treat?

Administering ketamine through intravenous infusion allows your body to absorb the maximum amount of ketamine. Ketamine can provide rapid relief from your symptoms, sometimes within days or even hours. The Care Clinic uses IV ketamine therapy to treat mood disorders and chronic pain.

How Does IV Ketamine Work?

Ketamine works on various mechanisms in the brain, leaving its specific healing mode up for debate. Glutamate, a neurotransmitter, is a prime suspect for ketamine’s mental health benefits.

Glutamate is the most abundant excitatory neurotransmitter released by nerve cells in your brain. It plays a major role in learning and memory. For your brain to function properly, glutamate must be present in the right concentration in the right places at the right time. Ketamine has an inhibitory effect on NMDA receptors and an excitatory effect on AMPA receptors. Inhibiting NMDA may be primarily responsible for ketamine’s fast-acting relief. At the same time, exciting AMPA receptors and releasing brain-derived neurotrophic factor encourages new neural growth, which may play a role in the potential long-term mental health benefits ketamine offers.

What Will My Infusions Be Like?

At The Care Clinic, we follow a fully holistic approach to mental and physical health. We strive to ensure all of our patients are comfortable and at ease in their private treatment rooms, with care administered by exceptional and caring medical professionals. Our attentive team will closely monitor you and facilitate a therapeutic experience during your infusion therapy.

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