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Chiropractic Meridian ID Ketamine

What’s Ketamine Therapy in Meridian ID? At one point in time, mentioning the word ‘ketamine’ might have conjured images of
party scenes and raves. But did you know this drug is emerging as a revolutionary, game-changing treatment for depression, anxiety, and ptsd?

Don’t let past misconceptions where it was used inappropriately prevent you from considering this breakthrough treatment.

Let’s break this down together.


FIRST OFF, WHAT IS KETAMINE MERIDIAN ID?

Ketamine was initially developed as an anesthetic in the 1960s. It’s been used safely in surgeries and various medical procedures for decades. More recently, however, research has highlighted its profound effects on conditions like depression, anxiety, and PTSD that don’t respond to medications. The amount of research that has come out over the past 5 years has provided answers to how it works.


HOW DOES KETAMINE WORK?

Here’s where it gets fascinating. Our brain comprises billions of nerve cells that connect and communicate. Neurons in close proximity to each other makeup different parts of the brain. Certain parts of the brain communicate more with each other than other parts, creating what is called a network.

View the communication between individual brain cells or different parts of the brain as signals. Sometimes, due to injury, illness, or trauma, these connections get disrupted. Ketamine, when administered in controlled medical settings, seems to potently signal the brain to a better state. It does this by promoting the growth of new connections and improving communication between nerve cells.

Beyond this, ketamine works as an anti-inflammatory in the brain reducing inflammation and promoting a more controlled immune response (4).

Ketamine is shown to target certain networks in the brain, with one being the default mode network (1,3). It helps to normalize this network, thereby improving depression, anxiety, and ptsd.

In simpler terms? Think of ketamine as a ‘reboot’ for your brain, kind of like when your computer gets stuck and needs a fresh start. You reboot a computer because it is acting up and are trying to get rid of any glitches or hiccups that are preventing it from working optimally.

I have seen it routinely do the same thing for patients where they progress in ways they didn’t think were possible.


WHO BENEFITS FROM KETAMINE?

I’ve witnessed many individuals over the past 4.5 years find tremendous relief from depression, anxiety, bipolar, and ptsd. Most of these have tried various therapies from counseling, medication, EMDR, energy work, acupuncture, and meditation but couldn’t seem to sufficiently get their mental health back to the highest state possible.

There are those who had childhood trauma, abusive relationships, bullying, or lost a loved one. What is trauma for one person may not cause trauma for someone else, so don’t judge this too harshly.

There are those who seek care with no other health conditions. While for others, the trauma prevented them from healing to the highest level from brain injuries, autoimmunity, or other chronic health conditions.

Ketamine therapy offers a glimmer of hope. It’s like a light at the end of a tunnel that’s been dark for far too long.


WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT?

Ketamine therapy isn’t a magic pill, and it isn’t right for everyone. Research is still trying to identify the amount of treatment necessary for optimal results. We perform six sessions, but recent research out of Australia was conducted using eight and showed good results (2).

Common side effects include brain fog, dizziness, nausea, and headaches. Some considered a psychedelic state as a side effect, but it may be necessary to achieve the results. For that purpose, we won’t consider it a side effect.

Most of the sessions individuals will process past memories or have feelings of peace and joy. We do routinely see one session that tends to be harder where individuals face demons and it temporarily increases depression. It is necessary to work through these traumas for the longest lasting results. It is rare that we see someone have two sessions like that though.


GETTING THE MOST OUT OF KETAMINE THERAPY

As we mentioned earlier, ketamine is a signal for the brain. There are many other things that signal the brain as well. The biggest mistake I see are individuals who want ketamine to be the magic bullet and ignore other signals that will tell the brain to go right back to where it was.

For that reason, consider these signals that impact the brain.

Chiropractic Meridian ID Ketamine Chart

As you may imagine, there are a lot of factors that not only impact initial results but longevity of results following this therapy. When these factors are evaluated and addressed I see the best initial and long-term results.

Life is too short to be clouded by debilitating symptoms or weighed down by conditions that hinder our ability to enjoy each moment fully. The human brain is a marvel, and sometimes, it just needs a little help to find its way back to optimal function.

Whether you’re curious about how ketamine therapy can help you or a loved one, or simply interested in the latest advancements in functional medicine and neurology. Today is a new beginning and this can be the decision to have a new future.

Request your health consultation today.


REFERENCES:

  1. Li, M., Woelfer, M., Colic, L. et al. Default mode network connectivity change
    corresponds to ketamine’s delayed glutamatergic effects. Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin
    Neurosci 270, 207–216 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00406-018-0942-y
  2. Loo, C., Glozier, N., Barton, D., Baune, B., Mills, N., Fitzgerald, P., . . . Rodgers, A.
    (2023). Efficacy and safety of a 4-week course of repeated subcutaneous ketamine
    injections for treatment-resistant depression (KADS study): Randomised double-blind
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    Ning, Y. (2020). Alterations of multiple peripheral inflammatory cytokine levels after
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