Ketamine is a decades-old anesthetic and pain reliever that is now being used as a remarkable and rapid treatment for mood disorders, PTSD, addiction, and pain conditions.
Ketamine is thought to interact with the NMDA receptor and the neurotransmitter glutamate, effectively allowing the brain to reset and restore connections between nerves.
Many insurance providers do not cover ketamine therapy, but if your current provider does offer coverage we can provide an invoice for reimbursements for your sessions.
We prefer that you have an active mental therapist and/or psychiatrist involved in your care. If you have one already we will coordinate with them for seamless care. If you do not have one, we have mental health providers on staff and can also arrange referrals.
A typical treatment session at Rainfall Medicine usually takes 2 to 3 hours.
We practice out of a warm, safe, comfortable, home-like atmosphere. We are very relationship-based and therefore choose to run a smaller clinic. You will be monitored closely and there will be a doctor or therapist at the bedside at all times.
Most patients report a calming, relaxing sensation, as well as some dissociative feelings. One can gain distance or perspective on their present suffering. Some can access subconscious memory and emotion. Some can have very meaningful or consciousness-expanding experiences.
Some patients may choose to bring their own music to listen to or they can use one of our curated playlists. We encourage patients to bring their own eyeshades and headphones but if you forget we also can provide them. We also recommend bringing a journal and any supportive or meaningful personal items that you would like to have with you for your session.
You can not drive for 24 hours following a ketamine treatment, so you will need to arrange for transportation to and from our clinic.
Cost of ketamine infusions varies depending on the length of sessions, severity of symptoms, personal circumstances, and conditions being treated.
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Side effects can include mild nausea, drowsiness, or increased blood pressure. Many people experience a dissociative or out-of-body sensation.