Ketamine A powerful reset for the nervous system
Conditions that Ketamine Can be used to treat include:
How Ketamine Works:
Ketamine is an NMDA receptor antagonist, which means that it blocks nervous excitation, calming the brain down. This stops the momentum of the present dominant thought patterns and psychological processes.
By blocking NMDA receptors, and thereby reducing nervous system activation, ketamine resets the Default Mode Network (DMN). The DMN is what your brain is doing when it isn’t consciously focused on anything. Another way of describing the DMN is how your brain has been calibrated to deal with its environment since childhood.
Ketamine also increases brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF): A hormone that supports neuronal survival, development, and function. This means that ketamine helps the brain to heal, after a concussion for example.
BDNF also promotes synaptogenesis, the ability of the brain to make new connections. This is how ketamine functions to help people tell a new story and take their life in a new direction.
Ketamine for Treatment Resistant Depression and other Mood disorders
Ketamine for the treatment of chronic pain
Yes, when used in a clinical setting we are able to monitor vitals and administer medications to control side effects.