If severe anxiety is preventing you from living your life, you may feel like you have tried everything.
But, there is an innovative treatment that has been proven to help people find relief from anxiety disorders and even PTSD.
Ketamine treatment can reduce the symptoms of anxiety and help people get on the path to recovery and peace.
How Does Ketamine Help with Anxiety?
Ketamine was originally made as a general anesthetic for medical procedures. It works by increasing the activity of glutamate in the brain.
Glutamate is a part of the brain that regulates mood (as well as memory and learning). It also supports neuroplasticity and allows your brain to create new pathways and connections.
When you undergo Ketamine treatment, these effects on the brain can help you release feelings of anxiety while giving you the clarity needed to resolve root causes of your internal stress.
It can give you the opportunity to break free from the feelings of anxiety and allow you to gain tools to heal and prevent future bouts of stressful feelings.
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Ketamine Anxiety Treatment at Loving Life Today
Loving Life Today is proud to offer Ketamine as treatment for anxiety disorders and PTSD.
Led by Vicky Cook, PMHNP-BC, we were one of the first centers in the nation to offer Ketamine as a means to treat depression. We've seen the powerful healing properties of Ketamine as a depression treatment.
Now, we are excited to expand this powerful tool to aid in resolving PTSD and anxiety issues.
What's the Ketamine Treatment Process?
At Loving Life Today, we create a custom plan for your Ketamine for anxiety treatment. Each plan is personalized, but it follows a similar framework.
- We meet to discuss your symptoms, history, and background.
- We collect a physical and psychological history and a medication list.
- A medical physical is performed by our physician.
- We answer any and all questions you have about the treatment.
- You will be made comfortable in our cozy office.
- Ketamine will be administered by IV.
- Our experienced physicians guide you through the entire process.
- We can also incorporate simple meditation or therapy into your treatment.
- This form of combined therapy can greatly improve results.
- Results occur quickly.
- With as little as 3-6 treatments, a change in feelings from negative to positive is common.
- Our program is designed to create lasting positive change in your life.
- Follow up with our physicians and therapists to maintain progress.
Our Treatment Plans Are Designed with Individuals in Mind
While all of our Ketamine treatment plans follow the same basic format, we know every person has a unique need, situation, and story. Our treatment plans are customized for each person's needs.
We build individualized wellness plans around our infusions which include various other techniques to help tackle anxiety using a holistic approach.
The Ketamine for Anxiety treatment plan may pair the infusion drip with various vitamins, binaural beats, and Integrated Energy Therapy to assist with shifting brain waves during the infusion process.
Is There Proof That Ketamine Treats Anxiety?
Multiple studies have shown the powerful effects that Ketamine can have on alleviating depression and anxiety. Here are just a few examples of studies and trials.
A study published in the British Pharmacological Society Journal found that Ketamine reduced panic, irritability, and anxiety symptoms in people with generalized anxiety disorder and social anxiety disorder.
A clinical trial resulted in 83% of participants with generalized anxiety disorder and social anxiety disorder reported reduced anxiety symptoms.
In another study of people with social anxiety, people given Ketamine reported much greater improvements in symptoms than those who received the placebo.
A Loving Life Success Story
Listen to the power of Ketamine from one of our Loving Life clients:
"I've suffered from severe anxiety and depression most of my life and have tried countless medications to help control it. Nothing seemed to be working and I was feeling hopeless and afraid of what I might do next. [Loving Life has] been so welcoming and understanding of what I'm going through. They focus my entire well being and not just one single aspect of my condition, which I like.
My first Ketamine treatment lasted approximately one hour. They welcomed me back and sat me in a comfortable private room with a couch where I could lie down and relax while the treatment took place. A few hours after my first treatment, I began to feel a sense of peace. I didn't experience any side effects from the medication either.
I now visit on a regular basis for therapy and Ketamine treatments, and I can honestly say I would not be here today if it weren't for [Loving Life]. I cannot thank them enough for all they have done for me."
Ketamine Is Only One Part of Anxiety Treatment
Here at Loving Life Therapy,we know that Ketamine isn't a magic cure or fix-all. We know that there isn’t only one method of treatment in the healing process.
We approach any condition from a holistic perspective, which is why we pair our Ketamine treatment with counseling and therapy services and other wellness treatments.
Ketamine is a tool for overcoming anxiety, but we believe the best results come when we treat the root problems causing anxiety and stress.
We want to help clear the fog in your mind but we also want to arm you with the right skills and habits — ones that can be learned through therapy with one of our in-house professionals.