There are four unique methods of administration for ketamine during psychedelic therapy. These include intravenous infusion (IV), intramuscular injection (IM), lozenges and intranasal spray. IV infusion holds the distinction of being the most effective, safe, and well-researched method. Let’s take a look at why.
Ketamine IV is administered in a safe and serene environment. Here are some examples:
- Administration is done by an experienced medical professional that can monitor the experience every step of the way.
- The medical professional can adjust the dosage accordingly.
- The dosage can be titrated down after injection.
- Treatment is done in a dimly lit room accompanied by ambient, relaxing music.
Many services offer nasal sprays and lozenges that can be taken from the convenience of home but they do not provide the serene environment. The home setting for these routes of administration presents plausible concern for addiction.
Then there’s IM injections which are administered all at once. Once the trip has begun, it cannot be stopped.
IV infusion’s tranquil, highly-supervised environment ensures a positive, mystical journey. Any dissociative effects dissipate within minutes of completion.
Directness and Efficiency
IV infusion will ensure that patients receive the maximum benefits of ketamine treatment. When ketamine is administered directly into the bloodstream, it delivers the full dose quickly.
Oral lozenges work slowly and with less efficiency. As much as 84% of the ketamine metabolizes into other chemicals and never reaches the brain.
Nasal inhalation can be even more imprecise. The impact of the ketamine can be affected by the angle of your arm or the quality of the patient’s nose.
IM injections are comparably fast-acting to IV. However, they cannot as easily take advantage of certain ketamine admixtures that IV infusions use. These admixtures are used to mitigate conditions like nausea and increased blood pressure.
The Healing Process
IV ketamine infusions may provide immediate relief but in reality, healing is a process. Patients with ongoing psychological diagnoses should expect to take part in multiple sessions. This will maximize the long-term benefits of treatment.
Patients typically receive six infusions over the course of two to four weeks for a total cost of $4000. Ketamine treatment can help to transcend trauma, heal the wounds of depression, anxiety, and other spiritual ailments.
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