Ketamine Infusion Therapy
Advanced Wellness and Pain has a philosophy – “to heal from within”. We begin by prepping your treatment with specialized coaching to set your intentions and understand the process. We teach new skills to integrate into your life with individualized coaching sessions. Then we cultivate these positive changes with ongoing life coaching which optimizes your long-term outcome. This is a comprehensive transformative process.
Over the last decade, Yale University and the National Institutes of Health identified additional benefits of Ketamine in treatment of mood disorders and chronic pain.
Ketamine is known as an NMDA receptor antagonist. Many researchers are still searching for exactly how the medication can affect mood so rapidly and effectively, but what we do know is that ketamine works on glutamate, one of the most numerous neurotransmitters in the body. This increase in glutamate can cause a cascade effect of increased neural activity and communication in the brain. The areas of the brain which have shutdown due to anxiety and depression, are suddenly awakened. Ketamine causes neuroplasticity, or new neural growth, a “rewiring” of the brain believed to play a big part in the lasting anti-depressant effects.
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Advanced Wellness & Pain was founded to help bring this innovative new mental health and pain treatment to those who need it the most. With the assistance of our dedicated physician anesthesiologists, you can find relief from your symptoms and get your sense of normalcy back.
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Ketamine is a well-researched, dissociative anesthetic that was approved by the FDA in 1970. Since then, Ketamine has been used extensively for pediatric and adult treatment in surgery, emergency departments, ambulances, trauma medicine, and war zones. It is commonly used medication in veterinary medicine. The World Health Organization lists Ketamine as one of the most essential medications due to its therapeutic effects and wide margin of safety.
Over the last decade, Yale University and the National Institutes of Health identified additional benefits of Ketamine in treatment of mood disorders and chronic pain. The use of Ketamine for depression has been named “the biggest discovery in mental health in decades.
A picture of a neuron.
The neuron to the right shows new dendritic formations, or new neural growth, within just 2 hours of receiving ketamine. Ketamine’s effect on the human brain – how it interacts with the Medial prefrontal cortex and Hippocampus in regard to chronic pain, for instance – is open to debate. We know that ketamine has been shown to reduce some of the symptoms associated with mental disorders like anxiety and depression, and the aforementioned chronic pain.
A CT scan of a human brain.
After ketamine treatments, the depressed brain is almost identical to the non depressed picture as new neural activity has awakened the depressed areas. The amygdala, that part of the brain which handles fear and emotion and is more active in people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), may benefit from ketamine infusion therapy. The drug has been approved by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for treatment of military veterans suffering from symptoms of PTSD. That part of the brain is also vital in how we deal with anxiety and depression, two mental health disorders whose symptoms have received much attention due to ketamine-related studies.
“…With the first treatment, my son was pulled out of his deep depression. By his third treatment, he realized he truly had a purpose in life and that things could change for the better! We are on his fifth treatment as I’m writing this and I am very happy to report that my sweet son is back! He engages in conversations at home, has a lightness to his steps, smiles, tells funny jokes and most importantly is making plans for his future!”