Sometimes you just need a little push, a spark, or something to get you over the hump and into action. Ketamine can be that CATALYST for your recover from pain, anxiety, and or depression. So how does it work?
Well, we know ketamine works by blocking the glutamate neurotransmiter on the NMDA receptor, increases BDNF, protein synthesis, and synaptogenesis. Furthermore, ketamine temporarily disrupts the default mode network allowing for a reprieve from the usual state of mind, which may harbor negative thoughts and stories about oneself.
The way we believe ketamine’s catalyst effect works comes from its dissociative property. Ketamine creates non-ordinary states of consciousness. This can provide potential new insights, paradigm shifts, or allow release of negative thought patterns that have held you back.
With the experience gained from the ketamine infusion, you may now have a new perspective on life. For example, one of our patients said, “This is the first time in my adult life that I feel like something is changing.” Another patient stated, “I finally feel like I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.”
Ketamine can give you the activation energy to make profound changes in your life. These changes may take the form of eating healthily, forgiving someone, or simply (but powerfully) being more kind to yourself. We believe it’s not just the biochemical, but also the experiential effect of ketamine which makes it such a transformational medicine.
If you are ready for a radical shift to continue your healing, ketamine may be that catalyst of change for you.