Ketamine is an FDA approved medication that has shown remarkable results in treating chronic pain as well as a variety of mood disorders including, depression, anxiety, PTSD, OCD, addiction and more.
Ketamine treatment for mood disorders not only has the immediate effectiveness that is not available with traditional prescription treatments it's effects increase and last longer with each follow-up treatment. A single ketamine treatment produces antidepressant effects in as little as four hours and those effects can last for weeks, with many patients reporting little to no symptoms after their initial loading phase and only needing booster treatments a few times a year.
Similar results are produced in Ketamine treatments for chronic pain with most patients feeling greatly reduced pain levels at their first treatment and feeling compounding relief with each treatment.
Quintessence Health & Wellness is now offering IV Ketamine treatment for mood disorders and for pain management.
Tired of the anxiety? Ready to stop feeling depressed? Worn down from constant pain and ready to reclaim your life?
Get started on your Ketamine Treatments today, click the link to complete the evaluation form and our Medical Team will be in contact immediately to go over protocols and schedule your appointment.
Ketamine therapy for mood disorders can be even more helpful and productive when it is combined with a therapy session. Our staff therapist is happy to assist you in reaching your mood treatment goals.
*Even if you are seeking treatment for a condition not listed above, contact us, we will work with you to create a treatment plan to suit your needs.
The mind-altering effects of Ketamine being about 10 minutes into the infusion. Patients describe the feeling as relaxing and pleasant. Ketamine produces a disassociating effect, removing the weight of every day life and allowing for enhanced feelings of calm, serenity, insight, perspective and empathy among others. Many patients report feeling a greater connections to others and being more open to new ideas and a greater sense of gratitude and purpose. We are using what is called ‘sub-anesthetic’ doses, so you are never unconscious. However, there can be some visual and auditory distortion; moving, thinking, and speaking may be altered during and shortly after the infusion.
Long term depression and anxiety are traumatic on the brain and result in lost synapses, the connections that let nerve cells communicate. Medical research shows that within 24 hours of the first Ketamine infusion, those lost connections start to regrow. The more synapses that regrow, the better the antidepressant effects of ketamine for the patient.
For patients seeking Ketamine treatment for chronic pain, Ketamine blocks specific pain receptors in the brain. It also resets some of the nerve cells in your brain and spine, creating new neural pathways that provide longer term benefits in pain relief.
Our patients are evaluated by our Medical Team prior to any Ketamine treatment. Dosage and duration of treatment are determined by our anesthesiologist prior to the first infusion appointment. Your safety, well being and comfort are our top priority and you will receive expert professional care from our dedicated staff. All treatments are supervised by our highly trained RNs and your vitals are monitored throughout the duration of the treatment.
Ketamine Infusion Therapy is not covered by insurance, but at Quintessence Health & Wellness we don't want that to prevent you from getting the treatment you need.
We offer the lowest Ketamine pricing in Utah and offer in-house financing as well as CareCredit options to make it accessible to everyone. You can start your treatment plan today with as little as 20% down.
More people are realizing and embracing ketamine treatment as an option every day. Ketamine infusions have been known to significantly improve a range of mental disorders, from chronic pain to depression. But unfortunately, it’s still awaiting full FDA approval in the treatment of these disorders. That means that most insurance plans won’t cover the treatment.
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My expectations going in:
I have suffered with depression and severe anxiety for decades. I’ve been medicated longer than I can remember and completed countless therapy sessions, lessening the frequency and scale of emotional events, but not eradicating them. After discussing alternative therapy with my psychiatrist and learning about Ketamine as a treatment for many mental disorders, I researched it extensively and decided I would try my luck with the treatment. I went in with an understanding of ways to best receive and maintain the benefits of the treatment and created a brief list of things I wanted to focus on, my intentions.
My Initial Experience:
Upon first entering the clinic, I was greeted by friendly staff in a beautifully decorated waiting room. I was immediately taken to the treatment room, a peaceful and inviting space with thoughtful embellishments. The oversized recliner and soft lighting create a relaxing environment, while the invitation to play music from the speaker of my phone added to the comfortability. My first treatment went extremely well. I was surprised to gain almost instant revelations regarding my intentions set at the beginning of the treatment, as it can take hours or days to take effect in the ways it did during my first treatment. Leaving the clinic with the loss of grief offered hope in a journey full of ups and downs, mostly minor wins and painful failures.
What I experienced physically:
I had similar experiences each time. Immediately upon the nurse administering the drug I felt suspended in a place between consciousness and unconsciousness, similar to being administered anesthetics before a surgery, but remaining mindful throughout. Sensibly, Ketamine is often used as an anesthetic. During the 45 minutes, time seemed to slow, allowing my brain to dissect the questions I asked myself in relation to my set intentions. My connection to collective energy was also heightened during treatments.
Each session would loosen tension from my TMJ, offering relief from constant clenching for up to 3 days proceeding.
My body required a period of rest for about an hour after each treatment once home. Some days I was compelled to accomplish small things around the house. Others I would choose to stay in bed and dive deeper mentally by journaling, or by allowing my thoughts to wander while observing. I didn’t experience discomfort beyond occasional mild nausea during and for up to an hour after treatment.
What I experience mentally:
Most sessions gifted me a space to develop ways of thinking and understanding past events that have hindered progress in one way or another. Some would be in line with my set intentions, but some unexpected things I assumed settled were given alternative points of view, illuminating them in a new light and offering peace and true understanding.
My brain was able to make connections it wasn’t able to before. Extreme inconsistencies between idea and fact were rightfully corrected, providing relief from fear and heartache.
After the treatments I was able to make new connections in my brain for weeks following. After my first treatment I immediately noticed the lack of overwhelming stress during tough situations. My internal dialogue seems to be working with me rather than against me, in turn allowing me to navigate life with more confidence. I have also been able to successfully recall and apply tools from therapy without emotional interference.
Where I am a couple weeks after:
As of 7/27, don’t know how long since treatment. I feel like my old self. I laughed with my best friend on a camping trip, fully letting myself go for the first time since I can remember. The pureness, the true excitement was priceless.
Not only did my nurse, Keri, pay special attention and consideration during the treatment process, she also stamped my soul.
This is one of our wonderful clients giving her testimony on the effects of her husbands' Ketamine Infusions, which he receives at our office.
We look forward to YOU being one of our future success stories!
While generally mild and self-limiting, some side effects are to be expected. Most commonly, you may experience nausea, dizziness, perceptual distortions or hallucinations, vomiting, anxiety, or elevation in your blood pressure or heart rate.
We have medication available to treat any of these side effects, in the event you experience them.
Ketamine is rapidly metabolized by the liver and excreted in the urine, so it is out of your system within hours.
At very high doses (much higher than IV infusion doses) Ketamine has shown potential for bladder related side effects.
Although long-term side effects of ketamine in the clinical setting have not been established. There are providers in the medical community who have performed thousands of infusions over many years and have not had clients report these effects.
Given the opioid addiction crisis in America, any substance with the potential for abuse and addiction should be examined with some level of concern.
It has been reported that recreational ketamine usage can be habit-forming and harmful, but this is usually at doses that are 10 times or higher than the medically recommended dose. In the medical setting, however, this is pretty much unheard of.
By administering ketamine in a supervised setting, we are using precise doses that are tailored to effect and given as a slow infusion over a period of time. Treatments are periodic, spaced apart, and only used when they are truly needed.
Apart from all these measures, it has been shown that ketamine is less addictive than alcohol, tobacco, or even caffeine.
Ketamine Treatment for depression is now widely available for the treatment of mood disorders following the FDA approval of the drug Esketamine as a depression medication. Esketamine comes as a nasal spray that contains only one of the two molecules that make up ketamine.
Ketamine Infusion Therapy is Ketamine administered via IV over a period of 40-60 minutes. Ketamine Infusion Therapy is used to treat a variety of mood disorders such as PTSD, MDD, TRD, OCD, Bipolar disorder, Anxiety, Depression and Addiction. At Quintessence Health and Wellness we offer Ketamine Infusion Treatments in Sandy, UT for all types of mood disorders.
Patients with TRD (treatment resistant depression) that don’t achieve recovery from common depression medications can benefit from Ketamine Infusion Therapy.
Common antidepressant drugs target the monoamine systems (serotonin, norepinephrine or dopamine). Roughly 30% of patients treated for depression do not respond to these medications and do not achieve the level of relief needed for the treatment to be considered effective. Until the FDA approval for Ketamine treatments for depression there have been no other options for patients that do not respond to antidepressant medications.
Now Ketamine Treatments are available to treat those patients that have not benefited from common antidepressant treatments.
Additionally, most of these medications take several weeks or even a few months to achieve the desired effect. For severely depressed patients such as those with MDD (Major Depressive Disorder) that can be too long and this can increase the risk of suicidal ideation.
Because common antidepressant medications do not offer any options for rapid relief of systems, that has been an unmet need in antidepressant treatments.
Ketamine assisted therapy is effective within hours of the first treatment and is showing amazing results for long term recovery.
How is Ketamine assisted therapy different from standard antidepressant drugs? Ketamine acts on a different set of receptors than standard antidepressant medications. Common antidepressant drugs work by stabilizing the monoamine systems in the brain (seratonin, dopamine, norepinephrin). Ketamine as a treatment for depression works in the glutamate systems.
Glutamate is an amino acid which plays important roles in the central nervous system. Glutamate acts as a moderator in neurotransmitter systems and is part of many physiological processes such as neurodevelopment (nerve cell functions, maintenance and growth) and neurocognitive processes (learning and memory).
Ketamine works on the NMDA receptors to treat mood disorders and pain. As an NMDA antagonist, Ketamine increases the glutamate levels in the brain opening up and restoring flow to pathways that may be inactive or dormant from chronic depression, anxiety or pain. One of the receptors that is directly affected is the AMPA receptors which is responsible for the growth of new cells (neurogenesis) and the alignment or learning of neurons (neuroplasticity) and it also has moderating effects on inflammation caused by stressors.
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