FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE

Ketamine Infusions

What are Ketamine Infusions?

Ketamine has been available for medical use for a long time. Initially, it started as an anesthetic used in the veterinary field. But, now, it’s more well-known for its use in human patients as a successful treatment that helps in the management of mood disorders and other mental health issues. If you’re considering this type of treatment for yourself or a loved one, you undoubtedly may have many questions. So, find out what most people ask about this innovative and effective treatment before jumping in and get the answers you need to determine whether or not this depression treatment is right for you.

How does it work?

Ketamine is a safe and effective substance that, when administered slowly and in small doses, can help to alleviate a number of symptoms associated with mental health issues. It works by helping to amplify the function of neuro passageways in the brain which are responsible for sending signals which are often negatively affected by symptoms of mental health issues.

Frequently Asked Question’s

What do Ketamine Infusions Help?
Ketamine infusions can help individuals diagnosed with a number of mental health issues. These can include depression, suicidal thoughts or behaviors, anxiety, PTSD, stress, OCD, Bipolar Disorder, and more.
Is Ketamine Therapy painful?
No, ketamine infusions are just like any other IV infusion. So, if you’ve ever had an IV, you know what to expect. There is a slight pinching sensation when the needle is inserted into the skin, but otherwise, there is no pain or invasive procedure involved in this treatment.
Is ketamine addictive?
Ketamine is sometimes used as an illicit way to experience a high on the streets. But, when administered in slow, guided, and controlled situations, as used in ketamine infusion therapy, ketamine is not known to be addictive.
Can I use ketamine therapy if I’m taking other medications?
Yes. However, there are some medications that may interfere with ketamine infusion treatments. Typically, these medications are benzodiazepines, which may be prescribed to patients with anxiety disorders, mood disorders, or seizure disorders. But, before ketamine treatments begin, here at Delray Integrative Medicine, each person considering this treatment will undergo a medical assessment. This assessment will help to identify if any medications you may be taking may interfere with ketamine treatment and ensure your safety before beginning.
Are there side effects to ketamine infusion therapy?
There are not many side effects of ketamine infusion therapy. Most people won’t experience any side effects. But, there are some minimal risks for certain side effects including nausea, fatigue, paranoia, and a reduced appetite.
How fast will I experience the beneficial effects of this therapy?
The results of ketamine infusion therapy sessions happen rather quickly. Some people experience beneficial effects only hours after treatment. But, for others, it may take a few days to start feeling better and experiencing a reduction in mental health symptoms.
Do I need help getting to treatment sessions?
Yes, as it’s not advised that people operate heavy machinery after receiving this medication. However, you can go back to normal activity after only just one day. So, schedule a ride to and from your ketamine infusion appointment, but get back to driving the very next day!

Ready to experience the health benefits of Ketamine Infusions?

Schedule a free consultation today and explore how ketamine infusions can elevate your well-being and energy levels.

Your First Visit

01

Getting to Know You

We will do a full assessment, diving deeper into the information you provided on your form, to get a thorough understanding of your medical and family history, your health concerns and inquire about your lifestyle habits including diet, exercise, sleep, and any stressors in your life.

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Further Testing

Based on the conversations with your doctor, they may recommend further testing and prepare an individualized treatment plan to optimize your health – that could include specific treatments, supplements or lifestyle changes – along with arranging any follow up visits that are needed.

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Questions

Our goal is to make you as comfortable and confident as possible, and we can do that by answering any questions you may have so please use this as an opportunity to ask them.
Your initial visit will be XXX long. Follow up visit times will vary depending on your treatment plans.

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