What is Ketamine?
Ketamine is basically an anesthesia drug which when given in low doses can be very helpful in treating certain mental conditions. It has been used as a pre-sedative for surgery for many years. It generally creates an overall feeling of well-being. When Ketamine is administered in small doses it does not render you unconscious but helps to make you feel relaxed.
It, unfortunately, has achieved notoriety as a street drug and when used indiscriminately, can have serious side effects. However, when used correctly by trained medical staff it can be an incredibly therapeutic substance. Its ability to disassociate a patient’s mind from his or her body enables it to be an ideal treatment for PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), clinical depression, anxiety, or chronic fatigue. Ketamine has also been found to be a positive addition to sex therapy.
Studies Behind Ketamine
Ketamine is technically a psychedelic drug but when used properly, in low dosage, it has a long-lasting effect, providing a very comfortable experience. Studies show it enhances neural growth and can be very beneficial in the treatment of suicidal tendencies. Experience has shown a 95% positive reaction to low dose Ketamine treatment. The advantage is that it works quickly and is long-lasting. Dosage of one per week over a 4-5 week period has proven most helpful to patients.
What Does Ketamine Do?
Use of some anti-depressant medications, like valium, only generates the anti-anxiety effect when it is in your system. When it leaves your system, you can get rebound anxiety. Ketamine works differently. It triggers reactions in your cortex that enable brain connections to regrow.
It’s the reaction to Ketamine, not the presence of ketamine in the body that generates its effects. This is what distinguishes Ketamine from other anti-anxiety drugs and makes it so beneficial to patients suffering from treatable mental disorders.
How Can Ketamine Help Me?
Ketamine therapy has had excellent results in the treatment of:
- Clinical Depression
- PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
- Chronic Fatigue
- Suicidal Thoughts
- Sexual Dysfunction
- Enhances Creative Abilities
Dr. Gaines’ Experience
Dr. Gaines’ approach to Ketamine therapy is a cautious but positive clinical process. This is not a “one-shot” cure-all but a tool in the careful treatment of anxiety and other related disorders. Ketamine therapy is continuously undergoing study at many levels and more is being learned every day. You can be sure that your Ketamine treatment will be planned and followed with the utmost care and confidentiality with Dr. Gaines’ and the staff at LifeGaines.
Treatment with Ketamine at LifeGaines can have a major, positive effect on your life if you are suffering from anxiety or other mental related issues. Contact us today for a confidential consultation and discussion of how we can help you.