At Balanced Body Healthcare, we are proud to be one of the leading providers of intravenous (IV) ketamine therapy in Utah. Ketamine has been a well-known FDA-approved drug in hospitals and for anesthetic purposes since the mid 19th century. Ketamine has been shown to provide significant and rapid assistance for those suffering from mood disorders or neuropathic pain disorders. Ketamine continues to gain traction as one of the most profound and beneficial drugs in psychiatry.
Ketamine is considered a dissociative anesthetic, meaning that this IV infusion will help you separate or “detach” from the ailment you are enduring.
Whether that be chronic pain, depression, anxiety, or PTSD- you’ll feel a release and a separation from those symptoms allowing you to focus on what’s really important in your life.
What Is Ketamine IV Therapy?
Mental health disorders and difficulties have become ever more prominent as the stigma for mental health crises becomes more apparent. Many struggles with mood disorders such as anxiety, depression, and PTSD. While these are all extremely common diagnoses, there are few treatments set out to assist these clients and often become desensitized to traditional medications and therapies. IV ketamine therapy has been shown to provide a safe and effective treatment option for those who have not been able to achieve and maintain satisfactory results for their mood and psychiatric disorders with traditional medications or talk therapy.
An IV Ketamine infusion works differently than traditional antidepressants which may explain why people who haven’t found relief with standard treatments are feeling profound relief with Ketamine.
Ketamine has been used in hospitals with proper supervision and administration. For IV ketamine therapy, proper medical supervision is required and the minds at Balanced Body Healthcare are effectively trained and qualified to provide the proper supervision and prescription. For IV Ketamine, you’ll notice that the dosages are significantly lower than typical in hospital ketamine dosages- effectively increasing the safety of this therapy. IV Ketamine Therapy at BBH and for mood disorders is an outpatient procedure requiring no hospital admission or downtime.
Scientifically, it has been shown that I over 70% of patients suffering from treatment-resistant depression and mood disorders experienced new found relief with IV Ketamine. This data, along with a growing number of others, is a significant finding that displays the efficacy of IV ketamine for many who have found a marked decrease, or no, relief from traditional therapies.
What Can IV Ketamine Therapy Treat?
IV Ketamine has been shown effective in treating many psychiatric and mood disorders such as depression- which is one of the most common drug-resistant mood disorders. Along with depression, Ketamine has been proven effective in assisting to relieve symptoms of bipolar disorder, anxiety, spinal injuries, neuralgia and chronic pain, post-traumatic stress disorder, and phantom limb sensations/pain.
IV Ketamine has the ability to present significant results due to its IV administration, while traditional prescriptions and therapies don’t present results for many weeks to months.
If you have a treatment-refractory mental health condition or stop taking traditional medications due to side effects, don’t hesitate to reach out and see if IV Ketamine is right for you! You’re not alone and Balanced Body Healthcare is here to help. Ask about our initial consultation and assessment to determine if this course of treatment is right for you.