Helping Veterans and Others Manage Traumatic Experiences
You wake up at night, sweating- reliving something horrible. The sights and sounds that are replayed over and over in your head are as real as the day the tragic event happened. This horrible event or series of events has left an indelible mark on your psyche- affecting your physical, mental, and emotional well-being. This is often the reality for people who have experienced or witnessed terrifying events. This is Post-Traumatic Stress or PTS for short (Formerly known as PTSD) Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares, and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event. Bad things happen to everyone, and it is not your fault.
The high suicide rate of Veterans over the last several years who developed PTS after experiencing combat have brought this condition to the forefront of society, however war is not the only culprit of PTS. A car accident, a sexual assault, death of a loved one, abuse or any number of other horrible things can cause PTS. Physical and emotional triggers can happen immediately or long after any of the events- even decades later and PTS can be debilitating because these negative emotions become foundational to a person’s life- even when not wanted.
Ketamine is used by the medical community and for many has become the gold standard for helping people with treatment-resistant depression and anxiety. Since PTS is partially caused by many of the same neurotransmitter failures as these other issues, physicians conducted research and trials to see how effective Ketamine was in the treatment. It worked. The medical community finally found a better way to treat PTS.
How does Ketamine Therapy for PTS Work?
Ketamine Therapy treats PTS by quickly increasing levels of a neurotransmitter in the brain – glutamate. PTS often has decreased these levels to sub-optimum levels, so restoring these helps increase brain function. In addition, Ketamine has been shown to develop new neural pathways (neurogenesis is the medical term) and repair damaged neural pathways, allowing the brain a chance to heal.
I can’t erase the horrible things you saw or experienced and the way it made you feel. However, I can use my medical expertise and Ketamine to help alleviate some of the symptoms and deal with the aftermath of these events from a physical and mental health so you can move forward.
My Approach to Ketamine Treatment
The human body is incredibly complex. That means that the right solution for you must be customized and adapted for your very specific needs. Let’s talk about your needs and challenges and come up with the right dosing, delivery and other methods that align well to work with Ketamine treatment. (For example, meditation or cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) in conjunction with the treatment.)
Contact me to schedule a free 15-minute consultation by clicking the link below or calling me at tel: 8667637991 to discuss possible options for your best mental and physical health.