Houston, July 12, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Houston, Texas —
MindScape Ketamine & Infusion Therapy, PLLC, an IV ketamine clinic in Houston, TX, offers virtual reality-based guided meditation to complement its clinically proven intravenous ketamine therapies.
Ketamine is an NMDA receptor antagonist that is used as an anesthetic and is also often maligned due to its illegal use as a party drug. However, many healthcare professionals, including those at MindScape Ketamine & Infusion Therapy, PLLC, believe it is misunderstood and may hold the key to opening a new avenue in the fight against treatment-resistant depression. and other related disorders. In fact, in recent news, it was announced that Awakn Life Sciences, a UK-based biotechnology company, had received government funding to identify the fastest and most cost-effective route to market in the UK. UK and USA, for its patented ketamine-assisted therapy for the treatment of alcohol use disorder (AUD).
Ketamine has been studied for its effectiveness in breaking down disruptive thought patterns. Memories are stored in the brain as combinations of synapse connections. People with depression, mood disorders, and anxiety disorders often complain of recurring, intrusive thought patterns that have become ingrained due to constant rumination. Ketamine infusions release growth factors in the brain that stimulate new synaptic connections to form, giving the brain a chance to form new, healthier thought patterns.
In an OCD trial at Columbia University that randomized 15 patients with OCD to receive either ketamine or a placebo, it was observed that patients reported a dramatic increase in their obsessive-compulsive symptoms midway through the infusion. 40 minutes. Another Cambridge University study that investigated the drug’s potential to treat AUD postulated that ketamine could disrupt the associated memory between environmental cues and memories of alcohol consumption to prevent a person from relapsing. .
A spokesperson for MindScape Ketamine & Infusion Therapy, PLLC, speaks about the potential of ketamine therapy to treat anxiety disorders saying, “Ketamine therapy is relatively new, but research into the drug’s abilities is extremely promising. A review of findings from several clinical studies presents compelling evidence that it can be used for the treatment of anxiety disorders, severe depression, bipolar depression, psychiatric disorders, OCD, PTSD, fibromyalgia, chronic pain and treatment-resistant depression (TRD). The literature shows a 70% success rate, with some individual clinics reporting higher success rates. At MindScape, we exploit its full potential and also complement it with our innovative use of VR technology. We believe it enhances the benefits of ketamine. The virtual reality experience we unconsciously administer sends positive words of affirmation to the patient. Negative emotions are replaced and a positive self-image is instilled. The future is bright as we are confident that ketamine treatments will gain wider acceptance as word of mouth moves them from a niche treatment to mainstream acceptance.
Patients who come to MindScape Ketamine & Infusion Therapy, PLLC are asked about their medical history to determine if ketamine therapy is right for them. It is not offered to people with schizophrenia, psychosis, seizure disorders, and those taking aminophylline for asthma or COPD. Patients with high blood pressure, heart disease, or lung problems should obtain clearance from their primary care physician before undergoing ketamine therapy.
A typical low-dose ketamine infusion lasts one hour. The one-hour infusion includes 40 minutes of active infusion and a 20-minute break for active recovery. Low dose infusions begin at a rate of approximately 0.5 mg/kg/h. The healthcare professional supervising the procedure will adjust the infusion rate based on the patient’s response. MindScape Ketamine & Infusion Therapy, PLLC recommends a series of 6 infusions over several weeks, after which maintenance infusion sessions are scheduled every 3-5 weeks.
MindScape Ketamine & Infusion Therapy, PLLC can be contacted at (346) 439-9600 or [email protected] for inquiries and appointments. Patients can visit the clinic in person at 2211 Norfolk St Suite #215, Houston, TX. Treatments at the clinic are administered under the direction of Dr. Michael Ho, a board-certified anesthesiologist with over 20 years of teaching and professional experience.
For more information about MindScape Ketamine & Infusion Therapy, PLLC, contact the company here:
Ketamine Therapy and MindScape Infusion, PLLC
Dr Quang H Henderson
2211 Norfolk Street Suite #215
Houston, Texas 77098
CONTACT: Dr. Quang H Henderson