Hello and thank you for reading about my practice. I opened my Ketamine clinic in 2015, one of the first in Los Angeles, in order to provide an effective alternative therapy to battling Major Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, & chronic pain, amongst other conditions. My motive for starting the Ketamine Healing Clinic was personal- I watched family members and friends over the years battle Depression and Anxiety without relief from standard therapies and treatments.
There are many clinics now around the country offering Ketamine treatments. Be wary of those that have you seen by anyone other than a Physician- the Medical Director should see you for at least most of your infusions both before and after an infusion to determine the correct dose. Additionally, many clinics adhere to a formula of 0.5 mg per kilogram for each infusion, not taking into account a patient's medication profile or tolerance level. Some provide the Ketamine with an intramuscular injection, while others provide it through the nasal route. The most efficacious route is intravenously over one hour.
Here at the Ketamine Healing Clinic of Los Angeles and Orange County, we believe each patient needs a tailored approach. Therefore Ketamine infusions are not made until after I speak with you before each infusion, and typically start above 0.5 mg/kg (but not always- this is patient dependent). Dosage is increased with every visit as tolerated. At the Ketamine Healing Clinic, we also believe that a significant part of the therapeutic mechanism is the dissociative experience. Thus after each session I speak to you about your thoughts during the infusion experience, as discussing them may have beneficial effects.
Following conclusion of the infusion series many patients see a sustained, long term benefit without the need for supplemental Ketamine. Some may need to microdose occasionally and that is why we are one of only a few clinics in the world to offer the at-home Ketamine nasal spray (aerosolized generic Ketamine which is different from "Spravato"). The at-home spray is meant to decrease the number of supplemental infusions some patients need after their initial infusion series, and thus overall healthcare cost. The at home spray is reserved for patients that have not responded to (or have stopped responding to) traditional psychotropic medications and/or cognitive therapy. In the case of chronic pain, tradition modalities of pain need to have been tried before.
I invite you for a no cost phone consultation. Please email or call me if you have any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org, (424) 278-4241.