Ketamine IV therapy offers symptom relief for many of the most common treatment-resistant conditions—from chronic pain to depression and beyond. At Andes Medical Care in Concord, CA, we’re delighted to offer this revolutionary healing approach to our valued patients.
What Is Ketamine IV Therapy?
Ketamine itself is an FDA-approved medication for treatment-resistant mental health and chronic pain conditions. Ketamine IV therapy delivers this medication intravenously to ensure maximum absorption of the drug.
Ketamine is a general anesthetic that’s been used in medicine for over 50 years that offers therapeutic purposes. Researchers have discovered that low doses of ketamine have profoundly positive effects on the brain that can help even the most difficult-to-treat conditions.
Which Conditions Could This Treatment Help?
Ketamine may be useful for treating conditions that are not responsive to other treatments. Research into the uses for this drug is ongoing, and new applications are discovered regularly. Some of the most popular therapeutic uses for ketamine IV therapy include:
This therapeutic treatment offers an opioid-free pain management solution. Ketamine is a powerful anesthetic used for surgery, but it’s also safer. Unlike other anesthetics, ketamine doesn’t impair breathing, which makes it an ideal solution for long-term pain management.
IV therapy with ketamine can provide long-lasting relief from anxiety. Ketamine works with the biology of the brain to regrow vital hard-wiring that contributes to anxious symptoms instead of masking them. Conventional anxiety medications only provide symptom relief while the drug is in the body. Once metabolized, the anti-anxiety effects wear off. IV ketamine stimulates brain activity to deliver relief longer.
This intravenous treament could help treatment-resistant depression. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, over 17 million US adults have experienced at least one major episode of depression in their lifetime. Many of these people find that traditional antidepressant drugs stop working or aren’t effective after time. The latest ketamine research reveals that it can ease the symptoms of depression.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
IV therapy with ketamine could improve PTSD symptoms. PTSD is one of the most prevalent mental health conditions experienced in the U.S., but is also one of the most difficult to treat. A mounting body of evidence suggests that medically supervised IV ketamine could treat the unpleasant collection of PTSD symptoms.
What Can I Expect From IV Ketamine Therapy?
An IV treatment session with ketamine generally lasts less than an hour and is performed on an outpatient basis. A trained professional walks you through the process before and during your session. Your body weight determines the dosage for treatment, and this amount is slowly delivered to your bloodstream through an IV. IV therapy with ketamine is a relaxing experience, and your comfort is paramount.
Ketamine IV therapy is a groundbreaking treatment used for a variety of hard-to-treat conditions. When other therapies fail, IV treatment with ketamine could be right for you. Contact us today at Andes Medical Care in Concord, CA, to learn more or schedule your consultation.