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Ketamine Therapy

Ketamine Therapy services offered in Buffalo, NY

Ketamine therapy stimulates the formation of new brain connections within 24 hours, improving mood, focus, and thinking. The integrative medicine team at OWM Integrative Wellness in Buffalo, New York, provides ketamine therapy in an environment that enhances these positive brain changes. Call the office or request a consultation online today to learn more about ketamine therapy and how it might benefit you. 

Ketamine Therapy Q & A

Ketamine Therapy

What is ketamine therapy?

Ketamine therapy is one of the integrative medicine treatments available at OWM Integrative Wellness aimed at enhancing health and well-being. The team provides ketamine through an intravenous (IV) line in your arm. 

Although Ketamine has been used extensively for decades as a general anesthetic during surgical procedures because of its pain-reducing and sedative effects, ketamine has more recently been shown to be an effective alternative for anxiety and depression. 

The drug is administered through an intravenous (IV) line in your arm to quickly stimulate the production of glutamate, one of the brain’s chemical messengers that plays a key role in mood regulation, as well as memory and learning. 

As an excitatory neurotransmitter in the brain, glutamate improves cell-to-cell communication triggering cascading events that cause the brain to form new neural pathways. These new pathways allow you to create positive thoughts and behaviors that improve mood and thinking.

Am I a candidate for ketamine therapy?

After a consultation, the OWM Integrative Wellness team determines if you’re a candidate for ketamine therapy. They use ketamine therapy is used to treat:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety 
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Chronic pain
  • Substance and alcohol addiction
  • Stress

If you suffer from any of these conditions and traditional treatments fail to ease your symptoms, you may be a candidate for IV ketamine therapy.

What happens before ketamine therapy?

Ketamine therapy at OWM Integrative Wellness is comprehensive and deeply personal. Before starting your ketamine therapy, the team takes the time to get to know and understand you. 

Your therapy starts with virtual reality headset therapy to increase your brain’s responsiveness to ketamine. You undergo several virtual reality sessions before starting your therapy. 

The team also incorporates music therapy into your ketamine treatment. Prior to your IV ketamine therapy, you work closely with one of OWM'S partner psychotherapists, who help you prepare and design your music therapy program.

What happens during ketamine therapy?

Before initiating your IV ketamine therapy, your provider at OWM Integrative Wellness performs a comprehensive medical examination and runs basic bloodwork. You then meet with your psychotherapist for your preparatory session, setting your goals and intentions. 

After your medical and therapy sessions, you start your IV ketamine treatment. The OWM Integrative Wellness team closely monitors you during and after your session. 

What happens after ketamine therapy?

You meet with your psychotherapist two days after your ketamine therapy for your integration session. This session aims to capitalize on the insights gained during your treatment, reducing symptoms and improving coping skills. 

The team recommends undergoing at least two integration sessions after you complete your series of IV ketamine treatments to maximize results. 

Call the office to find out more about personalized ketamine therapy at OWM Integrative Wellness, or request an appointment online today.

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