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Ketamine Therapy

Ketamine Therapy services offered in Hawthorne, CA

Ketamine therapy is a revolutionary mental health service for conditions like severe depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder that elude the effects of conventional treatments alone. At Revitalife Medical Center in Hawthorne, California, Khoi Vu, MD, uses ketamine therapy to rebuild damaged brain cells, improve your mood, and reduce inflammation throughout your body. Call Revitalife Medical Center or book an appointment online to find out if you’re a candidate for ketamine therapy today.

What is ketamine therapy?

Ketamine was once only used as an anesthetic but is now regularly used for mental health purposes. Regular infusions can offer symptom relief for many common medical conditions. While it’s not a cure, you might experience improvements in a condition that has not improved with more conventional forms of therapy. 

The key benefit of ketamine therapy is that it seems to increase neural connections in your brain while rebuilding damaged neurons. The results are apparent immediately: You don’t need to wait weeks or months for the treatment to take effect. Your provider may recommend combining ketamine therapy with other forms of treatment like emotion-focused therapy (EFT) or medication.

Ketamine infusions at Revitalife Medical Center are safe because ketamine doesn’t reduce heart or lung functions like other forms of anesthesia. Your provider closely supervises your sessions to make sure you don’t experience complications. 

Who can benefit from ketamine therapy?

Experts at Revitalife Medical Center recommend ketamine therapy for several different purposes. You might benefit from it if you experience:

  • Treatment-resistant depression
  • Anxiety 
  • Stress
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Addiction
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Migraines
  • Grief

Before you take part in ketamine therapy, you must visit Revitalife Medical Center for a detailed consultation. Your provider assesses your medical history as well as your current mental and physical health. They may recommend ketamine therapy if your condition doesn’t significantly improve with standard treatments alone. 

What should I expect from ketamine therapy?

Most candidates for ketamine therapy benefit from once-a-week sessions. You notice improvements in your symptoms within a matter of hours or days after a ketamine therapy treatment. After that, the improvements last for 7-10 days. In some cases, improvements continue for two to three weeks. 

If you experience continued improvements with ketamine therapy once a week, you may be able to transition to sessions once every two to four weeks, or monthly, instead. 

During your sessions, Revitalife Medical Center administers the ketamine in a small injection in your shoulder. It gives you an initial relaxing effect, which peaks around the 10-minute point but lasts for 60-90 minutes. You wear headphones for the treatment’s duration and listen to calming, meditative sounds. 

To find out more about ketamine therapy and its benefits, call Revitalife Medical Center or schedule an appointment online today.