Busting Common Ketamine Therapy Myths

7th December 2022
Depressed teenage girl during depression treatment consultation

If you’re just beginning to consider ketamine therapy for a health condition, it can be hard to separate fact from fiction. Despite being on the World Health Organization’s list of essential medicines and in wide use throughout the world since the 1960s, myths about ketamine are rampant. Because ketamine therapy has shown so much promise in providing relief from symptoms, patients may struggle to manage for years or even decades and it is important to dispel as many of those myths as possible.

Ketamine is a Street Drug

While ketamine has been used as an illicit party drug, many people are only familiar with the substance in these settings. The truth is, ketamine has been used in veterinary and human medicine to treat pain long before it was used on the party circuit. In recent years, studies indicate that ketamine therapy in a controlled, professional setting can help patients find relief from notoriously difficult-to-treat conditions, including addiction, treatment-resistant depression and C-PTSD.

Ketamine is a Horse Tranquilizer

In both humans and animals, higher doses of ketamine are used as a safe surgical anesthetic. It is a first choice for equine medicine, but the medication is used in humans extensively with a safe, proven track record over many decades of use.

Ketamine Causes “Bad Trips”

In a club or party setting, with uncontrolled dosing and inexperienced experimentation, ketamine experiences can be negative. Because it does cause a mild dissociative effect at higher doses, it’s vitally important to work with experienced professionals in a clinical setting for ketamine therapy. In these settings, dosage is controlled carefully and you will be monitored throughout the infusion for your safety and peace of mind.

Living with depression, PTSD or C-PTSD, anxiety and other long-term health concerns can be difficult, but there is help. Ketamine has helped millions find symptom reduction and an improved quality of life. If you’re ready to learn more about how ketamine therapy can help you take back your life, Ketamine Healing Clinic of Los Angeles is standing by to help. Call or contact them today to learn more about this potential breakthrough.


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