Ketamine therapy is a breakthrough treatment that can provide relief for depression, anxiety, and other mental health conditions. If you’re considering ketamine therapy, it’s important to know how to prepare for your first ketamine infusion session. Here are some tips to help you make the most of your treatment.
What to Expect During a Ketamine Infusion Session
A ketamine infusion session involves receiving a low dose of ketamine intravenously (through an IV) in a controlled environment, under the supervision of a medical professional. The infusion usually lasts about an hour, and you will be monitored throughout the session to ensure your safety and comfort. Some people experience mild side effects, such as dizziness, nausea, or blurred vision, but these usually go away quickly after the session is over.
How to Prepare for Your Ketamine Infusion Session
Preparing for your ketamine infusion session can help ensure that you have a positive experience and get the most out of your treatment. Here are some tips to help you prepare:
- Follow your doctor’s instructions: Your doctor will give you specific instructions on what to do before your session. Make sure you follow these instructions carefully to ensure the best possible outcome.
- Dress comfortably: Wear loose, comfortable clothing to your session. You may want to bring a sweater or blanket, as the infusion room may be cool.
- Plan for transportation: You will not be able to drive after your session, so make sure you arrange for transportation beforehand.
- Eat a light meal: Eat a light, healthy meal before your session to help prevent nausea or discomfort during the infusion.
- Practice self-care: Ketamine therapy can be an emotional experience, so it’s important to take care of yourself before and after the session. Practice relaxation techniques, such as deep breathing or meditation, and make sure you have a supportive network of friends or family members who can help you through the process.
Why Choose Nao Medical for Ketamine Therapy?
At Nao Medical, we are committed to providing innovative treatment options that help our patients achieve optimal mental health. Our team of caring professionals is dedicated to providing personalized, compassionate care in a comfortable, welcoming environment. We work with each patient to develop a customized treatment plan that meets their unique needs and goals.
In addition to ketamine therapy, we offer a range of other services, including psychotherapy, nutrition counseling, and more. Our clinics are designed to provide a safe, supportive environment where you can feel comfortable and cared for. And with our short wait times and lower costs compared to emergency care, we are an affordable and accessible option for patients in all communities.
Ketamine therapy can be a powerful tool for managing mental health conditions, but it’s important to prepare for your first ketamine infusion session to ensure the best possible outcome. By following these tips and choosing Nao Medical for your treatment, you can feel confident that you are receiving the highest quality care in a supportive, caring environment. Book an appointment now!
Is ketamine therapy safe?
Ketamine therapy is generally safe when administered by a trained medical professional in a controlled environment. However, like any medical treatment, it does carry some risks. Your doctor will discuss these risks with you before your treatment and monitor you closely during the session to ensure your safety.
How many ketamine infusion sessions will I need?
The number of ketamine infusion sessions you will need depends on your individual needs and goals. Some people see significant improvement after just one or two sessions, while others may need several sessions to achieve their desired outcome. Your doctor will work with you to develop a treatment plan that meets your unique needs.
Can I continue taking my current medications during ketamine therapy?
It’s important to talk to your doctor about any medications you are currently taking before starting ketamine therapy. Some medications, such as benzodiazepines, may interfere with the effectiveness of ketamine therapy. Your doctor may recommend that you taper off these medications before starting treatment.