Ketamine has been shown to stimulate neuron growth in the brain in as quickly as one hour. Many scientists studying Ketamine are focusing on the neurotransmitter glutamate, which plays an important role in neural activation.
Ketamine is typically well-tolerated and we are not aware of any significant adverse reactions in reference to the low doses used for this treatment.
Approximately 70-80% of patients respond to ketamine infusions.
Currently ketamine infusion therapy is NOT a covered benefit by any insurance plan because it is considered an “off-label” use of this medication. Thrive Wellness Groups accepts cash and major credit cards.. Thrive Wellness Groups requires payment at the time of treatment. CareCredit.com as well as other medical credit cards may be an option for patients who qualify, but no financing or payment plans are offered by Thrive Wellness Groups.
Patients will receive infusion therapy in a private room with constant mechanical monitoring of heart rate, pulse, blood oxygen saturation percentages and blood pressure. Infusion therapy means an IV will be placed and an appropriate dose of ketamine will be administered over a 40 min time frame or longer. Practitioners are able to see a patients vital signs from the monitors at all times from the nursing station. However, patients will notice that a practitioner will enter the patient treatment room several times during the active phase of the infusion to monitor the depth of sedation and ensure patient comfort. Most patients report a relaxing and peaceful experience. Patients will most likely experience changes in vision and their ability to clearly focus on objects or people, speech will be slurred or slowed, most will have an experience of floating or being disconnected. Patients on average should expect to spend 90 to 120 minutes in the office allowing for the check in procedure, the active phase of infusion and recovery time. Patients will need a trusted friend or family member to drive you home after your infusion. Patients may drive and return to work the next day. Patients may have a friend or family member in the treatment room during infusion, but this is not necessary.
Most clients report significant improvement by the (3rd) third infusion and more than 80% report remission at the (4th) infusion. In addition, there are some clients that initially become aware of improvement in mood and well-being through loved ones such as a spouse, and this can occur after only one (1) infusion. Thrive Wellness Groups follows empirically proven protocols; which is typically 6 infusions over a two or three week period of time.