Ketamine Infusion Therapy

Welcome to a new frontier in mental health and pain management. At our specialized clinic in Santa Clarita, California, we offer a new therapeutic approach to treatment-resistant depression and other mental health disorders: personalized Ketamine Infusion Therapy designed to deliver fast and effective relief.

Whether you’re struggling with anxiety, PTSD, major depression, or certain chronic pain symptoms, our science-backed treatments can help transform your life for the better.

What is Ketamine Therapy?

Ketamine Infusion Therapy is a medical treatment that administers a controlled dose of ketamine intravenously. The therapy is particularly gaining traction as a fast-acting treatment for certain mental health conditions like depression, anxiety, PTSD, and even some chronic pain syndromes. The treatment takes place in a clinical setting, where a specialized team ensures the patient’s safety and comfort throughout the process.

In a typical infusion treatment, the dose is carefully calculated based on the patient’s weight and is administered over a 45-minute period. Vital signs like heart rate, oxygen level, and blood pressure are constantly monitored to ensure a safe and effective treatment experience. After the infusion, patients remain in a reclining position for another 30 minutes to let the medication metabolize.

What Can Ketamine Therapy Treat?

Ketamine Therapy is versatile and can treat a variety of mental health issues and pain conditions. Our clinic specializes in:

Anxiety Disorders

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Major Depression

Certain Chronic Pain Symptoms

Each patient has unique needs, and that’s why we emphasize a personalized treatment plan. During your consultation, we’ll tailor the therapy to provide the most effective relief for your specific condition.

How Does Ketamine Therapy Work?

The science behind Ketamine therapy is both fascinating and promising. The treatment involves administering ketamine via an intravenous (IV) route to rapidly elevate glutamate neurotransmitters, which plays a pivotal role in mood regulation, memory, and learning. This kicks off a unique chain reaction in your brain—specifically in the cortex—that promotes the formation of new cell-to-cell connections.

Ketamine disrupts entrenched thought patterns in your brain’s Default Mode Network, which often keeps you locked into cycles of anxiety and depression. It helps you adopt a fresh perspective and purge negative thought cycles. The therapy boosts the production of brain-derived neurotrophic factors, increasing your brain’s neuroplasticity. This makes your mind more adaptable and resilient.

You’ll start to feel the influence of ketamine in about an hour or two, making it a fast-acting option for immediate relief from symptoms related to depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders. Unlike traditional antidepressants, ketamine provides an anti-anxiety impact without the standard laundry list of side effects, offering you a cleaner path to mental wellness.

It’s essential to understand that while the infusion is taking place, you may experience some sensory changes, such as seeing bright colors or experiencing a different sense of self. These symptoms are generally well-tolerated and many patients even find them to be pleasant. Once the infusion is over, these effects quickly dissipate.

The Ketamine Infusion Protocol

Your mental and physical health, as well as your comfort, are our top priorities. Ketamine infusion is administered via intravenous (IV) route. The placement of the IV can either be at the back of your hand or the upper arm. Our experienced nursing staff continuously monitors your vital signs, including heart rate, oxygen level, and blood pressure, throughout the 45-minute infusion process. After the treatment, you'll spend an additional 30 minutes in your recliner for the medicine to metabolize.