Ketamine is a safe and effective medication that has been in use for more than 40 years as an anesthetic. In addition to its anesthetic properties, small doses of ketamine can also have powerful therapeutic benefits for patients struggling with mood conditions and chronic pain. The compassionate team at Austin Ketamine Specialists in Austin, Texas, are experts in ketamine infusion therapy. When administered as part of a comprehensive approach, ketamine can improve depression, anxiety, PTSD, chronic regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and other conditions. For more information on this cutting-edge treatment, call Austin Ketamine Specialists or request a complimentary consultation online.
Ketamine is a unique anesthetic medication that has been used extensively to treat both humans and animals. Because ketamine doesn't lower your breathing rate or blood pressure once administered, it's considered a safe anesthetic.
In recent years, medical experts have found that low-doses of ketamine can effectively treat mental health conditions like depression, anxiety, and PTSD. It can also alleviate chronic pain and chronic regional pain syndrome (CRPS), even if traditional therapies haven't worked for you.
Medical experts are still discovering the various effects and mechanisms of action produced by ketamine infusion therapy. What's known so far is that ketamine restores the function of certain receptors in your brain that have stopped working.
As ketamine stimulates brain cells, it creates new neural connections and increases connections between brain regions related to mood, memory, and perception. Ketamine works on both AMPA and NMDA glutamate receptors.
Ketamine infusions continue to have an effect even after ketamine leaves the body. Ketamine produces changes in the brain that can last for weeks or months, unlike other drugs that require specific levels to achieve desired results.
Ketamine also changes the frequency of brain waves during infusion. It can induce Gamma waves in patients, which are characteristic brain waves of advanced meditators.
In short, ketamine resets receptors, restores function, and renews connections in the brain, allowing people to heal and make lasting improvements. The changes in perception during the infusion can help patients see things differently and re-frame circumstances to relieve suffering.
Ketamine infusion therapy can significantly help those dealing with suicidal ideation, severe depression, and chronic pain. Over time, repeated doses of ketamine reconfigure how your brain processes pain, depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, and more.
Ketamine infusion therapy helps treat and alleviate the symptoms of several physical and mental health conditions, including:
What makes ketamine infusion therapy unique is that it can dramatically improve your symptoms after one treatment. For example, most antidepressants take approximately 4-6 weeks to start working — and that's if you respond well to that specific medication.
The experts at Austin Ketamine Specialists are trained to adjust the treatments to meet your needs depending on your condition. They always work with you to create the right plan for your needs.
Traditional medications aren't suitable for everybody. If you've struggled to find an effective treatment for you, ask the experts at Austin Ketamine Specialists about ketamine infusion over the phone or online.