Ketamine has been around for over 50 years, and is used in a wide variety of medical settings including as an anesthetic for pediatric and adult anesthesia, as well as veterinary medicine. It is now also being used for conditions such as Major Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, alcoholism, substance abuse, fibromyalgia, CRPS, Migraines, and other chronic pain syndromes. Ketamine acts by working on a receptor that is unique to its affinity, the NMDA receptor. Ketamine is on the World Health Organization’s model list of essential medications. At Ketamine Healing Clinic of Los Angeles and Orange County, we see the majority of patients benefit from Ketamine.
Patients consistently describe a dissociative feeling where they enter a worry-free state of mind. This is carried over to their day-to-day lives once the infusion has stopped. Ketamine has been shown to diminish or make non-existent suicidal ideation. Dysphoric feelings, or “bad trips,” are rarely experienced. If needed, a nominal amount of benzodiazepine is added to ward off this possibility.
According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), over 15 million adults suffer from Major Depression- here at Ketamine Healing of Los Angeles & Orange County, we are at the forefront of the use of intravenous Ketamine to treat this debilitating condition.
For patients that quality, we are one of a few clinics in the world that may prescribe you supplementary Ketamine for at-home use. This is prescribed as a microdosing modality and is not meant to replicate the in-office experience. The at-home supplementation has increased the time in between “maintenance” infusions for the majority of patients.
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The ketamine treatments that we offer can help people suffering from many different chronic and serious conditions. Please see below to find out more about the types of diseases and disorders that can be treated effectively at our clinic:
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