With regards to ketamine therapy (the prime time gainer of ketamine clinics) the promising medical research cited above about ketamine being an effective painkiller, in addition to being a very effective antidepressant, is merely the beginning. In fact, ketamine has the ability to cross the blood-brain barrier and enter the nervous system, where it acts like an MAO inhibitor (also known as N-methyl-o-aspartate), in much the same way as medication such as Lexapro does. This allows the brain to experience ketamine’s benefits without having to be confronted with its dangerous side effects. That’s why ketamine is often called the ‘happy pill’. Learn more by visiting California Center for Ketamine Therapy – Ketamine Clinic.
A recent study conducted at the University of Iowa shows that ketamine is just as, if not more, effective as chronic pain killers, and can even work better, with none of the nasty side effects. In fact, when compared to non-ketamine injections, infusions of ketamine show better results for chronic pain relief. The study was conducted on ten subjects with chronic pain. All of them were given different doses of intravenous naltrexone, which is an anti-narcotic used in chemotherapy. The subjects were monitored for improvement or worsening over a period of three months. The results showed that the amount of time that the subjects spent in the ketamine clinic was equivalent to, if not longer than, the amount of time they would have spent in the hospital if they had gotten chronic pain injections.
It’s important to mention that ketamine is not a drug that is used on a daily basis. Patients who need it to battle their psychological conditions should only resort to infusions, not oral consumption. Additionally, it is important to point out that infusions are not suitable for depressed patients. In these cases, experts recommend electroconvulsive therapy. Finally, it should be noted that ketamine clinics don’t offer ‘off-label’ use; that is, patients are under the advice of their doctors before they are allowed to ingest any drugs. If you are suffering from psychological problems and cannot get your hands on prescription drugs, then you may want to talk to a local expert at a clinic specializing in alternative medicine.