Frequently Asked Questions
An initial consultation can be made to determine if ketamine is right for you, and if you are a good candidate for psychedelic therapy. It is definitely contraindicated for those who are schizophrenic, currently manic, or prone to mania, and those who have hypertension that is unmediated or out of control, or those who have kidney dysfunction or significant heart disease.
Ketamine interrupts bad neurological transmission- of pain, poor thought processes, neurological memory of pain that is no longer functional. It helps reset the default mode network in your brain, decrease central sensitization, and create new neural pathways with its neural-plastic effects. By other actions not quite known to us and these, it decreases depression, anxiety and decreases suicidal ideation.
In the micro-dosing formula used for these infusions, ketamine is not an addictive drug. Psychedelics in general are helpful to people with addiction, and are not themselves addictive. People who are using ketamine in much larger doses and much more frequently can form an addiction to the escape it provides.
Treatments for ketamine are not covered by insurance currently, but we hope in the near future for more insurance companies to start recognizing them as a viable option for people in many elements, an allow coverage. Ketamine infusions range in price, depending on what they are used for: ie chronic pain, depression, or addiction. They can range from $500-$1000 per infusion There are also options for package deals, combinations of services, and therapy additions
Few medications are contraindicated with ketamine therapy, such as benzodiazepines, lamotrigine, and memantine. There are ways to consider treatment if these are an issue. Also, one should not drink grapefruit juice if planning therapy as ketamine will not process as well.