Ketamine- What is it?
Ketamine is a drug with a long history. Ketamine is defined by the Google dictionary as “a synthetic compound used as an anesthetic and analgesic drug.” But on the street, Ketamine is defined as a hallucinogen and party drug. So ketamine is a drug for pain that can also be abused on the street, great. But where did it come from? And why is the medical community talking about it today?
Ketamine was born in the 1960s from the need for a more safe and effective anesthetic and as a replacement for PCP, an anesthetic drug determined to be unfit to use because of its violent side effects. Ketamine was approved for medical use in the 1970s and was introduced in the Vietnam War to aid injured soldiers on the battlefield. Over time throughout the 1970s and 1980s, the dissociative and hallucinogenic properties of ketamine began to become more widely known and were established as a club drug in the early 1990s.
Today, the medical community is using ketamine to treat a plethora of neurological disorders such as Anxiety, Depression, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD. Ketamine is also used to treat chronic pain. These new uses have everyone talking about ketamine, and how it could potentially change their life or the lives of people they love.
Doctors and Ketamine clinics alike are distributing ketamine treatments through different methods. Some use an IV drip, while others use a quick shot. Though not FDA approved, ketamine is showing extraordinary results with treatments coming in at an 85% success rate.
What ketamine does is essentially send you into a medically induced psychosis/hallucination. During this process, ketamine does its job in the brain and literally rewires neural synapses, and changes pathways in the brain. This leads to a healthier way for it to run, and a happier you. So basically, your brain relearns to be happy, on pure, concentrated amounts of medical ketamine.
While some are skeptical, the results don’t lie. Patients that have undergone ketamine treatment for a neurological disorder have reported that consistent, medically distributed treatments have made a huge difference in their lives. Many patients report that over a short period of time after the treatment, they feel more energetic and happier than they have in years. Many patients suffering from PTSD reported flashbacks slowly lessening until they altogether stop. They are able to look back on their trauma without feeling so anxious that it is impossible to function. They can look back at it as a hardship, and are able to move on. The industry as a whole is experiencing an 85% success rate and the media is generating lots of buzz around this NEW treatment, ketamine infusion therapy. Could this be the breakthrough mental health has been looking for? Many think so, and the proof is in the results that Therapy Reset is getting for their patients.