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Ketamine Infusion Treatments

No matter why you're getting ketamine treatment - be it for pain, mood disorders, or otherwise - the core elements of your therapy will remain the same. Before we commence your treatment, we urge you to fast (except water) for six hours prior. Arriving here in a relaxed mood will guarantee the best results from the infusion process. We make sure your comfort is our top priority. Our compassionate staff will be with you every step of the way to ensure your peace of mind and we welcome any extra blankets and pillows you'd like to bring for added coziness in our infusion suite.

A catheter will be placed in your vein and a controlled dose of ketamine will be slowly infused into your bloodstream for forty minutes. After the infusion, you will be monitored for an additional sixty minutes to ensure that the side effects of ketamine are minimized as the dissociative effects wear off. After the monitoring is complete, you are free to leave as you wish; however, you will need to bring a driver with you, as the medication used in the treatment can cause mental fogginess, making it unsafe for you to drive home alone.
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Ketamine For Depression

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Ketamine For Chronic Pain

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NAD Infusions

NAD, which stands for nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, is found in all cells and is essential for living. It coats the brain cells and the rest of the body's cells with required nutrients, which has a positive effect on mental and physical functioning.

Our body's cells contain mitochondria (the powerhouse of each cell) that are responsible for producing the majority of our energy. As we age, our cells' mitochondria start to deteriorate and lose power. NAD infusion therapy helps to restore the mitochondria, thus renewing power at the cellular level. The result is increased energy, brain function, athletic performance, metabolism, mental clarity, mood and much more.

NAD Infusions are relatively new, but they can be used to help with a wide range of issues. This therapy is becoming increasingly popular for the treatment of depression, anxiety, addiction, chronic pain, and degenerative diseases, as well as:
Alzheimer's, Parkinsons Disease, Fibromyalgia.
Treatment Resistant Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Addiction.
CTE, ALS, Chronic Fatigue, Lyme Disease.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is Ketamine?
Ketamine, an FDA-approved medication developed in 1962, is most commonly used as a surgical anesthetic. It has been found to be effective in treating conditions such as depression, chronic pain, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and suicidal tendencies. The use of ketamine outside of an anesthetic is considered to be "off-label," but is allowed when deemed medically appropriate by a physician.

What are the risks of ketamine infusions?

Common risks associated with ketamine infusions include feelings of lightheadedness, exhilaration, perceptual changes, disorientation, floating sensations, difficulty concentrating, difficulty paying attention, and a temporary mild increase in blood pressure. Before your first infusion, we'll go over some of the infrequent risks that may be associated with this treatment.

How long does it take for a ketamine infusion to take effect?

When given intravenously, the antidepressant effects of ketamine can begin within 1-2 hours, depending on each person's metabolic profile. Some may not experience significant changes until the acute phase of treatment is finished. Studies have shown that ketamine infusions may bring about gradual improvements in mood, with the third treatment often providing the most noticeable result. In many cases, these positive effects go on to improve steadily over time.

Are there any immediate side effects associated with ketamine infusions?

Patients commonly feel tired or groggy following an infusion. Some patients experience mild nausea, lightheadedness, perceptual changes, difficulty paying attention, and might have a mild increase in blood pressure following an infusion. Any persistent side effects that may be experienced typically subside within a few hours and are usually resolved by the following day.

Will my medications interfere with the therapy?

Please make sure you tell our physician about all the medications you are taking, as some of them might reduce the effectiveness of ketamine treatment.

Ketamine: Is Treatment, Not A Cure.

While ketamine has been effective in treating anxiety symptoms, it is not a cure for the disorder itself. This means that patients need to receive a series of scheduled infusions in order to control their anxiety symptoms. It is important to understand that an immediate feeling of relief does not mean that the underlying problem has disappeared; therefore, you should always continue with your prescribed treatment plan until your provider recommends otherwise.

Some patients may experience immense relief after one infusion, while most will experience relief after the third or fourth infusion. Others may notice a decrease in their depressive symptoms days or weeks after treatment. Your symptoms, specific needs, and treatment goals will be taken into account to create a personalized plan of care just for you.

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