If you suffer from depression and haven’t experienced success with treatments in the past, ketamine infusions might be your answer. At Aloha Integrative Health in San Diego, California, the expert mental health team has the training and qualified facility to offer ketamine infusions. This highly monitored treatment offers promising results to give you the relief you need and deserve. Call the friendly practice today or use the online booking tool to schedule a visit and learn more.
Ketamine infusions are a dissociative anesthetic and hallucinogenic drug that can only be administered in a controlled medical setting like Aloha Integrative Health. Though ketamine is commonly used as an anesthetic, it has gained attention recently for its potential therapeutic effects, particularly in mental health.
The Aloha Integrative Health team provides ketamine infusions to treat depression for those who don’t have success with other treatments.
Ketamine therapy is known to improve symptoms in about 70% of patients and can offer relief with just 1-2 treatments.
Ketamine infusions modulate the brain's glutamate system, which involves mood regulation and mental processes. Ketamine has been found to promote the growth of new synaptic connections in the brain. When this happens, the ketamine causes a switch in the regions of your brain tied to depression.
During a ketamine infusion, your provider delivers a diluted dose of ketamine intravenously for about 40 minutes while monitoring you. The dosage and duration of the infusions may vary depending on your condition and response to treatment.
Ketamine is FDA-approved and on the World Health Organization’s essential medications list. Ketamine infusions are generally considered safe when administered by trained medical professionals in a controlled environment.
The Aloha Integrative Health team has dosage and monitoring protocols designed to minimize potential risks and adverse effects.
However, like any medical procedure, there are some risks. Potential side effects may include:
These effects are usually mild and temporary, resolving shortly after the completion of your infusion.
Ketamine infusions have shown promising results for those with treatment-resistant depression (TRD). Studies indicate that ketamine can rapidly alleviate depressive symptoms, even in individuals who have not responded well to other treatments.
Ketamine infusions have also demonstrated efficacy in the management of chronic pain conditions, such as fibromyalgia and neuropathic pain.
In addition, treatments have shown potential benefits in treating other mental health conditions, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety disorders, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
Some traditional antidepressant medications can take weeks or even months to reach their effect. However, ketamine infusions may offer a faster onset of action. This rapid response can be particularly crucial for individuals in acute distress or experiencing suicidal thoughts.
To learn more about ketamine infusions, call Aloha Integrative Health or book online today.