Learn More About Ketamine Infusion Therapy
Ketamine has been around since the early 1960’s. It was created to provide safe, reliable sedation and pain relief to patients of all ages without depressing their vital functions. In the Vietnam War, ketamine was referred to as “the buddy drug” because it was so safe to administer, even your untrained “buddy” on the battlefield could administer it to a wounded soldier without fear of over-sedation. Ketamine is disassociative anesthetic which means it causes a disassociation between the thalamus and the limbic system. Think of it as a disassociation between the mind and the body. Unlike other anesthetics which puts the brain and the body to sleep, ketamine puts the brain to sleep without suppressing the body’s vital functions such as heart rate, blood pressure and breathing.
This effect is often referred to as “lights on, but no one is home”. It is this very same effect on the brain that exerts the neuro-regeneration responsible for the success we have seen in the treatment of mood disorders and neuropathic pain. The mild disassociation seen by with low-dose ketamine infusion causes an increase production and release of a protein called brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) which creates new, healthy neuronal connections. This is the reason why ketamine infusion therapy has such a high rate of success. Think of ketamine infusion therapy as a way of washing away all the neuronal connections that have been damaged by years anxiety, pain, and depression and starting with a clean slate.
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