Alternative treatments such as psychedelics are becoming increasingly explored for a plethora of conditions. Although a limited number of studies suggest that there are brain benefits associated with taking psilocybin, ayahuasca, and other substances, these drugs are still tightly controlled. If you’re looking for a more mainstream remedy, ketamine therapy may be an option to consider. Ketamine is becoming more accessible, and companies such as Mindbloom offer ketamine telemedicine services. Curious about the differences between telemed and in-person clinical approaches to ketamine? Here’s a look at how Infuse Ketamine differs from telemedicine:
How Telemed Ketamine Treatment Works
Telemed ketamine providers have only recently emerged. Companies such as Mindbloom work by scheduling an initial consultation after the potential patient completes online screening. During this meeting, you’ll typically speak with a nurse practitioner about your medical history. From here, you may be prescribed oral ketamine to take at home. Depending upon the company, you may or may not have the opportunity to speak with a guide (not necessarily a licensed therapist) in conjunction with your prescription.
How Ketamine Infusions Work
Although studies suggest that oral ketamine can be very effective as an antidepressant, the data is clear that intravenous infusions of ketamine provide faster results. This is because there is greater bioavailability of ketamine delivered intravenously. If you’re interested in achieving results as quickly as possible, IV infusions are likely your best option. To go this route, you’ll need to reach out to a ketamine clinic in your area. At our practice, the first step is to speak with one of our physicians and outline your background, current symptoms, and goals. If we feel that we can help you, we’ll determine a plan of action regarding dosage and frequency. During each session, you’ll be carefully monitored by an experienced medical doctor. We aim to create a relaxing and comfortable environment for each patient. You can expect each session to last approximately 40 to 60 minutes while you enjoy a comfortable reclining chair, curated music, headphones, weighted blanket and eye mask.
If you’re interested in exploring ketamine therapy for conditions such as treatment-resistant depression, anxiety, PTSD, or chronic pain, there are several options to consider. Although telemed is available and increase access for people who do not live near a ketamine infusion practice, many individuals find that this approach isn’t as comprehensive or effective as they’d like. For those who prefer more predictable and faster results and monitoring by board-certified physicians, Infuse Ketamine may be the answer. We’d love to help you, so please reach out to us to schedule a consultation.