Ketamine therapy with psychological support.

Ketamine Benefits

Depression

Over 16 million adults have experienced at least one major depressive episode in the past year. Ketamine infusions have shown to be effective in approximately 70% of patients. When combined with Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP), the results can be wide ranging and long lasting.

PTSD

Many people can experience distressing symptoms of PTSD. It's an insidious condition that affects millions of people and is not limited to veterans. Many folks in high exposure jobs, like healthcare and/or passion pursuits, experience negative effects from PTSD. We utilize integrated ketamine and behavioral therapy to offer one of the best treatments for PTSD.

Anxiety Disorders

Ketamine has been shown to be effective at treating many anxiety disorders, including Season Affective Disorder (SAD), General Anxiety Disorder (GAD), and PTSD.

Neuropathic Pain

Ketamine is used in the treatment of chronic pain. It has been shown to be an effective treatment of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome (RSD), fibromyalgia, trigeminal neuralgia, and other forms of chronic pain.

Bipolar Depression

Ketamine infusions can relieve the symptoms of bipolar depression and is considered especially helpful in relieving symptoms of therapy resistant bipolar disorder. Many people who have exhausted other treatment options are able to find relief from bipolar disorder with the assistance of ketamine therapy.

OCD

Ketamine treatments can be effective at treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) by elevating mood and decreasing the symptoms of anxiety. These benefits can lead to the elimination of compulsive behaviors and obsessive thoughts.

Palliative Care

For a terminal illness, ketamine may be a treatment option. Ketamine can help patients cope with existential concerns, reduce anxiety, and possibly create peace of mind leading up to the final moment. Patients who have access to psychedelic medications as part of treatment for their terminal illness have found that they weren’t scared of death anymore. They frequently say that the treatment was one of the most meaningful experiences they’ve had, ever. They talk about gaining a sense of peace with the universe and having a sense of universal oneness and serenity. Their anxiety typically decreases significantly.

Suicidal Ideation

IV use of Ketamine for acute suicidal ideation has been shown to be effective and holds great promise for helping people suffering from suicidal thoughts. Many people who previously experienced suicidal thoughts report ketamine therapy gave them a “break” from intense negative feelings and provided relief from their intense negative thoughts. They describe the experience of slight disassociation enabling them to experience themselves differently, which leads to positive changes.

Dementia

Dementia may be aided with a Ketamine treatment. Alzheimer's and other cognitive troubles have also been treated with IV Ketamine. Neuroplasticity studies have shown some promise in the aiding in conditions affecting memory, thought processes, social abilities, and anxiety.

How Does Ketamine Work?

According to Dr, Masand in an article appearing in Psychiatry today: “A growing body of evidence points to the role of glutamate, a widely distributed excitatory neurotransmitter, in mediating response to stress and the formation of traumatic memories. Ketamine is an ionotropic glutamatergic N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonist. It’s antidepressant and anti-anxiety effects are presumed to occur through activating synaptic plasticity by increasing brain-derived neurotrophic factor translation and secretion and also by inhibiting glycogen synthase kinase-3 and activating mammalian target of rapamycin signaling.”

Brain-derived neurotrophic factor plays a role in behavioral responses to classical antidepressants, but the impact on synaptic plasticity may take several weeks to manifest. In contrast, ketamine-mediated synaptic plasticity changes appear to occur within a matter of hours after ketamine administration. “The current thinking is that eventually, 6 to 12 weeks after initiating treatment with traditional antidepressants, dendritic growth and increased synaptic connections occur but with ketamine, these can occur within 24 hours of the infusion.”

How We Do It

At Kensho Well-being, we treat every person with compassion, professionalism, and the highest levels of care. Our integrated approach to health care includes working diligently with each patient to ensure we have a throughout understanding of their medical and emotional concerns.  We strive to treat the whole person, not just their symptoms. If needed, we will work hand in hand with your current health providers to add an additional level of support to your health care and wellness network. Ketamine therapy can be a part of the recovery process. Our patients are encouraged to continue working with their individual therapists. Additionally, we can connect our patients with therapists worldwide, through our extensive network of highly skilled and experienced clinicians. We facilitate the therapeutic process so that our patients can make the most of their gains inside our healing clinic, and continue their healing journey, where ever they live.

While most of our ketamine treatments are provided in the clinic by IV infusion, we also offer an oral ketamine at-home option. If you’re interested in the at-home method, please give us a call to discuss the treatment process and details.

History of Ketamine

An estimated one in ten American adults report symptoms of depression, and as many as a third of people don’t respond to currently available medications. Ketamine was first synthesized in 1962 as a safer alternative to the anesthetics available at that time. Ketamine is considered to be a relatively safe option as it does little to suppress patients’ breathing.  In emergency medical settings, Ketamine is considered to be so safe and effective, that it’s routinely used on children. Our medical staff has treated people with Ketamine while working in Emergency Rooms, for over 2o years. Every year, 1 in 15 Americans experience a severe depressive episode. Over a lifetime, 1 in 6 Americans experience a severe depressive episode. We are here to work to alleviate unwanted feelings.

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I have received a series of ketamine infusions from Kensho and found Cody and team to be incredible guides through this process. They have listened to my needs and tailored the treatment accordingly. Cody has generously offered the sliding scale rate to me when payment has been a problem. This has allowed me access to treatment and therapy during difficult times. This generosity shows the commitment to their patients that I appreciate so much. This clinic is not an assembly line style treatment center but rather focuses on the individual. The care they exhibit for their patients sets them apart from other infusion clinics.

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