Miami Ketamine Treatment Center
Looking for a Ketamine Treatment Center in Miami? At Healthy Me Medical Therapies, we use the gold standard IV ketamine infusions to treat depression, PTSD, obsessive compulsive disorder and many chronic pain syndrome’s. In addition, work closely with patients therapist and pain doctors to assure the right treatment plan is prescribed.
Major depression affects more than 16 million American adults each year. Nearly a third of those people don’t find relief from antidepressants and other traditional treatments. When depression isn’t treated, it increases the chances of alcohol and drug dependence. Ketamine offers hope for people who don’t have other depression treatment options. In addition, Ketamine works quickly, makes dramatic improvements in mood, and can work on people who haven’t gotten better with other depression treatments.
What is Ketamine?
Ketamine is a FDA approved anesthetic drug. It was first synthesized in 1962, and quickly gained notoriety as a “dissociative anesthetic” that could be used safely on the battlefields of Vietnam. In Vietnam, it was used to treat wounded soldiers without compromising their ability to breathe well and maintain a good blood pressure.
Since then, Ketamine’s use has become a staple in ambulances, emergency departments and operating rooms across the country, and is particularly useful for procedures in the pediatric population given its unique properties.
In fact, Ketamine’s safety and effectiveness profile is so good it is on the World Health Organization’s List of Essential Medicines. Only those medicines that are most effective and safe make it to this list.
WHAT IS KETAMINE USED TO TREAT?
Ketamine is FDA approved as an anesthetic for surgery and diagnostic procedures. It’s also used to treat depression, suicidal thoughts, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), other mood disorders, and nerve related pain.
In 2000, researchers started studying Ketamine as a treatment for depression and the results were compelling. The studies found that Ketamine can have long-lasting effects on depression, even though the drug only stays in the body a short time.
In recent months, Ketamine has had an exceptionally high profile in the media. This is due to its effectiveness in treating a variety of conditions, including
- Chronic pain
- Major depression
- Bipolar Illness and OCD
Recent data suggest that ketamine, given intravenously, might be the most important breakthrough in antidepressant treatment in decades.
KETAMINE TREATMENT FOR DEPRESSION
CALL (786) 731-4238 TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT WITH ONE OF OUR BOARD CERTIFIED KETAMINE TREATMENT DOCTORS
How Is Ketamine Treatment Administered?
KETAMINE INFUSION THERAPY
Ketamine is given as an IV (intravenously), is also known as Ketamine Infusion Therapy. This is the most effective and fastest way to receive benefits. Here at Healthy Me Medical Therapies, we make the patient as comfortable as possible by having patients lay back in one of our cozy chairs. They are then supplied with a blanket, eye blinds and are given an option put on headphones to listen to calming music.
How Does Ketamine Treatment Work?
Antidepressants work by shifting the balance of brain chemicals like Serotonin and Dopamine. On the contrary, Ketamine is thought to change the way brain cells actually communicate with each other. Think of it in terms of a computer, what Ketamine does is a hardware fix – not like antidepressants which are like a software fix.
HOW EFFECTIVE IS KETAMINE TREATMENT?
Antidepressants can take weeks or longer to feel the benefits. On the other hand, Ketamine’s effect starts working almost immediately. Actual benefits can be felt by patients within a few hours. For people who are suicidal, this rapid effect can be lifesaving. Ketamine can also help people who haven’t found relief from other depression treatments.
Patients report a lightening of their moods. The dread begins to lift. If there was anxiety before, all of a sudden there’s less anxiety.
WHERE CAN YOU GET KETAMINE?
You can get Ketamine at the more than two dozen (and growing) clinics around the country. But the drug is only available in 12 states, mostly along the coasts. Ketamine is also given experimentally in clinical trials.
How is Miami Ketamine Treatment Different At Healthy Me Medical Therapies?
At Healthy Me Medical Therapies Miami, we strive to provide our customers with elevated experiences in just about every aspect of our practice. To help patients fully understand and feel calm during the process, we have dedicated Ketamine Advocates accompanying every single patient before, during and after each treatment. Each Advocate has had their lives dramatically turned around after undergoing Ketamine therapy, and now they are sharing their experiences and passion to help others.
We ask about any depression symptoms, treatment history, other medical conditions, and whether you’ve had any problems with substance abuse before starting you on Ketamine. Knowing your health history will ensure that the benefits of this treatment outweigh the risks.
While you undergo the IV treatment, medical staff will monitor you for any physical and mental effects from the drug. In the extremely rare case that a problem arises, we have clear operating procedures on how to manage and keep patients safe.
Some Symptoms to check for:
* Bipolar Disorder
* Chronic Pain
NBA Superstar Lamar Odom Discusses Ketamine Treatment
Ex-NBA Superstar Lamar Odom has had a long road in front of him. Despite his huge heart and good nature, Lamar has faced many battles with addiction and depression. When his NBA Career came to a close life got even more tumultuous for Lamar. Furthermore, Lamar was rebounding from his failed marriage to Khloe Kardashian and things got very dark for the former champion of the world. Fortunately, Lamar was able to piece his life back together and it all started with being introduced to Ketamine Treatment. You can read the full article on Daily Mail. Lamar will be playing in Ice Cube’s BIG 3 basketball tournament in July of 2019. He is being featured in a documentary that further covers the efficacy of Ketamine Treatment when dealing with addiction and depression.
RSD Foundation – The Safety Side of Ketamine
RSDHope – Debilitation Pain Syndrome
PubMed – Treatment of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
PubMed – Double-Blind Placebo Controlled Study
RSDS – The Use of Ketamine in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: Possible Mechanisms
Retrospective Analysis of a Novel Therapeutic Approach to Complex Regional Pain Syndrome