Ketamine Infusion Therapy Q & A
If you’re one of the millions of Americans who suffer from chronic pain or lives with a mental health condition such as bipolar disorder, OCD, anxiety, or depression but antidepressants or prescription medications haven’t provided relief, you may benefit from ketamine infusion therapy with the team at Avesta Ketamine and Wellness. At our offices in McLean, Virginia; Bethesda, Maryland, and Washington DC our team proudly offers this safe, and effective, non physicially addictive treatment. To request an appointment, call the office nearest you, or book online today.
What is ketamine infusion therapy?
Ketamine infusion therapy is a state-of-the-art, therapeutic approach to treating depression, anxiety, and chronic pain disorders such as migraines and fibromyalgia. A number of scientific studies, including those conducted at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and Yale University, show that low-dose, IV ketamine infusion therapy can dramatically improve the symptoms associated with these disorders.
If you’ve tried prescription pain medicine or antidepressants without achieving the results you desire, ketamine infusion therapy provides a safe, effective, and non-addictive treatment option that boasts a higher success rate than many traditional treatment methods.
What medical conditions can ketamine infusion therapy treat?
At Avesta Ketamine and Wellness, the team regularly uses ketamine infusion therapy to help people who are suffering from:
- Chronic depression
- Treatment-resistant depression
- Postpartum depression
- Anxiety disorders
- Mood disorders
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
You might also benefit from ketamine infusion therapy if you suffer from chronic pain caused by migraines, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), or fibromyalgia.
How many ketamine infusion therapy treatments will I need?
At Avesta Ketamine and Wellness, the team starts all new patients on a series of treatments spread out over the course of 2-3 weeks. Depending on the nature of your symptoms, you may benefit from additional appointments later on, but the team tailors a treatment plan to your unique needs and medical history.
Is ketamine infusion therapy better than other types of ketamine treatment?
Yes. Ketamine infusion therapy enters your bloodstream directly, allowing your Avesta Ketamine and Wellness provider to increase or decrease the dosage based on your symptoms. This type of treatment is much more effective than ketamine pills or nasal sprays that aren’t as reliable.
Who is a good candidate for ketamine infusion therapy?
To determine if you’re a good candidate for ketamine infusion therapy, make an appointment with the team at Avesta Ketamine and Wellness. Following a discussion of your symptoms, a review of your medical history, and a thorough psychological evaluation and physical exam, the team can make a recommendation for your unique case. That said, if you’re in relatively good health, you’d probably benefit.
If you dream of living a better, more active life, and you’ve tried various treatments to relieve your symptoms, ketamine infusion therapy is worth considering. Call the office to make an appointment at Avesta Ketamine and Wellness, or book online today.