What is Ketamine?



Mental Health Benefits
As a treatment for depression, ketamine therapy can:
• Reduce suicidal thoughts
• Reduce self-harming thoughts
• Reduce symptoms of anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder
Other Health Benefits
Ketamine infusions are known to reduce the body’s signals for inflammation and improve communication with the brain.
In addition, ketamine therapy may help your body in other ways too. For instance, some individuals might find their eating habits change during severe bouts of depression – either eating too much or not eating enough. Easing the symptoms of depression can ease these symptoms too, which means you can get back on track with following a healthy well-balanced diet.

Ketamine is an FDA-approved anesthetic drug that has been widely used in anesthesia practice since 1970. It works on several areas in the brain, and has recently been shown to be an effective treatment in managing symptoms of depression, suicidal ideation, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Postpartum Depression (PPD), and several pain syndromes.

To treat these conditions, Vitality Medical Infusions delivers low-dose Ketamine infusions with vital signs (Heart Rate, BP, Pulse Oximetry) monitoring by a medical professional to relieve symptoms.

While any medication may cause side effects, the dosages of Ketamine that we use at VMI are associated with minimal side effects. Should they occur they are often short-lived, resolving in an average of 30 minutes. The side effects can include dizziness, head ache, blurred vision, and rarely, nausea and anxiety. However, if the patient feels any discomfort from the side effects, we have medication and comfort care to allay these effects.

Rest assured that our clinic is set up to provide maximum comfort, and a relaxing atmosphere while providing you with safe monitoring and individualized attention. Monitoring by our experienced licensed professionals ensures a smooth Ketamine experience, with minimal side effects.

Ketamine, unlike opioids, is not associated with any physically addictive properties.

We will work with your primary healthcare provider and mental health provider to ensure that you are a good fit for the therapies we offer at VMI.

Please visit our FAQ section for more information or contact us with your questions. We are here to help!