Whether you suffer from mental or physical ailments, traditional medical treatments are available. However, if these treatments do not suit you or you’re interested in trying something different, Ketamine infusion therapy may be a fit for you.
We offer this alternative, convenient treatment at Ahwatukee Ketamine Clinic and Drip Lounge in Phoenix, AZ. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.
What Is Ketamine?
Ketamine is a type of anesthetic. It can induce a state of sedation, allowing you to feel calm and relaxed and helping to relieve your pain.
Ketamine has been around for several years. Its use began in Europe in 1960 as anesthesia for animals. In the 1970s, the FDA approved it for use in humans. In the last two decades, aside from its use as an anesthetic, Ketamine has been studied for its outstanding ability to treat certain conditions.
With small, controlled doses administered by a knowledgeable medical professional, Ketamine can target your ailments and help you feel better mentally and physically.
To treat mental health conditions, Ketamine works in the brain. When you receive a Ketamine treatment, the drug binds to receptors in your brain, which helps promote regrowth and new connections within brain cells to positively affect your mood.
For pain management, an infusion can help block certain pain receptors in the brain and reset nerves, minimizing neuropathic pain.
Ketamine Can Treat Several Mental and Physical Conditions
Ketamine began as a treatment for certain mental health conditions. Today, it’s still used for these conditions and also treats physical conditions that cause patients chronic pain.
These are some of the most common conditions Ketamine can help with:
Depression is one of the most substantial mental health problems affecting men and women of all ages. Symptoms of the condition vary from patient to patient but often include:
- Feelings of sadness and hopelessness
- Loss of interest in things once enjoyed
- Unexplained physical issues, like pain
- Trouble thinking and concentrating
- Reduced appetite and weight loss
- Sleep disturbances
Several treatments for depression exist. However, it’s not uncommon for patients to experience little to no relief from traditional treatments. Ketamine can help treat severe and medication-resistant depression to provide much-needed relief.
Experiencing some anxiety is normal, especially during difficult or stressful events. However, individuals who suffer from anxiety disorders deal with persistent and excessive worry and fear.
Some of the most common symptoms of anxiety disorders include:
- A sense of impending danger or panic
- Frequently feeling nervous and tense
- Difficulty with controlling thoughts
- Increased heart rate
- Breathing rapidly
- Trouble thinking
- Feeling weak
Ketamine has a calming effect that helps patients with anxiety feel more relaxed and at ease. Ketamine Infusion therapy can minimize stress, worry, and the severity of panic attacks.
Millions of Americans struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This mental health condition is typically triggered by experiencing a terrifying event.
The symptoms of PTSD can be particularly disruptive to one’s life and include:
- Recurring memories of the traumatic event
- Reliving the traumatic event
- Feelings of hopelessness
- Emotional numbness
- Negative thoughts
- Trouble sleeping
Ketamine infusion therapy can benefit patients with PTSD and provide comfort and relief from these uncomfortable symptoms.
A migraine is a type of headache that’s typically much more painful than other headaches. It can affect a patient’s ability to have a normal day, especially when symptoms are severe.
Along with throbbing or pulsing pain, a migraine can produce:
- Sensitivity to light and sound
- Nausea and vomiting
- Vision issues
Many patients benefit from adding Ketamine infusion therapy to their treatment and prevention regimen for migraines. It can provide short-term pain relief but also has the potential for long-term relief.
Fibromyalgia is a disorder that causes musculoskeletal pain along with other symptoms, including:
- Cognitive issues
- Trouble with sleep
- Digestive problems
- Depression and anxiety
Fibromyalgia is difficult to diagnose, but once diagnosed, it can also be hard to treat. Ketamine infusion can be used as an alternative to traditional treatment to target individual symptoms associated with the disorder.
Neuropathy is a result of damaged nerves. It is a condition that develops over time and can cause various symptoms, including:
- Numbness or prickling sensations that start in your hands or feet and radiate
- Sharp or throbbing pain
- Lack of coordination
- Sensitivity to touch
- Muscle weakness
Depending on the severity of the pain, traditional medical treatments are often not enough to treat neuropathy. Ketamine can effectively ease pain and treat other symptoms of the condition.
Ketamine: Frequently Asked Questions
Below are a few of the questions our patients regularly ask. We’re also happy to address any additional questions you have during your consultation.
How Long Does Ketamine Infusion Therapy Take?
Ketamine treatment times vary, usually from 30 to 60 minutes. It depends on what we’re treating and how long we believe your infusion therapy should last in order to provide the best results.
How Long Does Ketamine Stay in Your System?
Every patient is different. Ketamine can stay in your system for one to three days. However, you’ll be able to experience the effects of the treatment for much longer.
How Many Ketamine Treatments Do I Need?
Results of Ketamine are typically experienced within one to three sessions. Depending on your needs, we may recommend multiple Ketamine treatments. As the effects wear off, we’ll likely suggest a booster every two to six months.
Take the First Step — Schedule Your Ketamine Consultation Today
Relief is possible. If you’re interested in discovering how Ketamine can improve your life, schedule a consultation at Ahwatukee Ketamine Clinic and Drip Lounge in Phoenix, AZ. We look forward to meeting you.