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What Are IV Ketamine Therapy Services?

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IV ketamine therapy can be a life-changing treatment for individuals suffering from severe depression, anxiety disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This revolutionary form of therapy uses low doses of ketamine – an anesthetic drug – to treat mental health conditions that do not respond well to traditional medications. 

To learn about TRU Wellness Center’s IV ketamine infusion therapy, call 888.680.7025 today. We can help you decide if this treatment is right for you. 

What Is IV Ketamine Therapy? 

Intravenous (IV) ketamine therapy is a breakthrough treatment in mental health care. Originally used as an anesthetic, ketamine has shown promise as a rapid-acting treatment for certain mental health conditions when administered in controlled, low doses under professional supervision. This relatively new treatment has gained popularity in recent years due to its success in treating mental health conditions. Traditional medication and therapy may not always be effective or provide long-term relief for individuals suffering from depression, anxiety, and PTSD. This is where IV ketamine therapy comes into play, offering hope and relief to those who have not found success with other treatment methods.  

At TRU Wellness Center, we offer IV ketamine therapy as part of our integrative mental health care approach, combining traditional and alternative methods to create unique treatment plans tailored to each individual. 

How Does IV Ketamine Therapy Work? 

IV ketamine therapy works by targeting the brain’s NMDA receptors, which play a significant role in regulating mood and emotions. By blocking these receptors, ketamine helps to increase levels of glutamate – a neurotransmitter that promotes neural plasticity and growth. This process is believed to help repair damaged neural pathways and create new connections in the brain, resulting in improved mood and reduced symptoms of mental health conditions.  

The effects of IV ketamine therapy are rapid, with most patients reporting feeling relief within hours or days after their first treatment session. This is unlike traditional medications that can take weeks or even months to show results. However, it is essential to note that IV ketamine therapy is not a cure for mental health conditions but rather a tool to help manage symptoms and improve overall well-being. 

Is IV Ketamine Therapy Safe? 

Many people have concerns about the safety of using ketamine for treating mental health conditions. However, when administered by trained professionals in a controlled environment, IV ketamine therapy has been shown to be relatively safe and well-tolerated. Our team at TRU Wellness Center closely monitors each patient throughout their treatment to ensure their safety and comfort. 

Who IV Ketamine Helps 

IV ketamine therapy can be beneficial for individuals struggling with various mental health conditions. It’s particularly effective for those who haven’t responded well to traditional antidepressants or other treatments. Conditions that can be treated with IV ketamine therapy include: 

  • Major depressive disorder 
  • Anxiety disorder 
  • Bipolar disorder 
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder 

Remember, your treatment plan will be as unique as you are, addressing your specific needs for a whole-person recovery process. 

Benefits of Ketamine IV Therapy 

There are several benefits of ketamine IV therapy.

Rapid Relief

Unlike traditional antidepressants, which can take weeks to show effects, ketamine often provides relief much more quickly—sometimes in as little as a few hours. 

Targeted Approach

Ketamine works differently from traditional antidepressants by targeting the glutamate system in the brain, which plays a crucial role in mood regulation. 

Comprehensive Care

At TRU Wellness Center, IV ketamine therapy is part of a comprehensive treatment plan that might include psychotherapy, EMDR therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and other treatments. 

We understand that trying a new treatment can come with uncertainty. Rest assured, our team is committed to making your experience as comfortable and stress-free as possible, answering any questions you may have about IV ketamine therapy. 

Call TRU Wellness Today to Discover Our IV Ketamine Therapy 

At TRU Wellness Center, we believe that making a difference matters. Our center in Minnetonka, MN, is not just a treatment center—it is a safe haven where you can focus on healing. Call 888.680.7025 today or reach out online to take the first step towards a brighter, healthier future. Our team is here to help you determine if IV ketamine therapy is an appropriate treatment option for your unique needs.