Ketamine Therapy Portland, OR
Types of Ketamine Therapy
At Rainfall Medicine we provide a wide array of delivery options for therapeutic ketamine.
We offer ketamine in the following forms:
- Intravenous (IV)
- Intramuscular Injection (IM)
- Sublingual Lozenges
We take a very personalized approach, making Rainfall Medicine your caring partner on your transformative journey toward healing and emotional well-being. We have created a team of deeply caring and empathetic professionals to work closely with patients so that together, we can create a comprehensive plan that will help each individual find relief and meaning.
As a non-competitive NMDA antagonist, ketamine allows the NMDA receptor to cause a surge in glutamate, a vital neurotransmitter for memory, stress regulation, and mood regulation. The antidepressants known as SSRIs work primarily on the serotonin system. However, glutamate is the most common excitatory neurotransmitter in the brain, responsible for far more neurotransmission than the serotonin system. Ketamine also causes the release of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) that is responsible for neuroplasticity or growth of the brain while establishing new connections between neurons. This can potentially provide long-term release from mental health conditions and chronic pain syndromes.
IM Ketamine and Ketamine-assisted Therapy
Ketamine can also be given with an intramuscular injection (IM) into the deltoid region of the shoulder. This delivery method of ketamine also has very targeted effectiveness and does not require an IV. People are also able to move more freely during this type of administration. Our IM ketamine therapy is meticulously administered by our compassionate professionals in a serene environment.
These sessions are 3 hours long and include concurrent ketamine-assisted therapy. Unlike other forms of administration, ketamine-assisted psychotherapy blends the neurochemical effects of ketamine with therapeutic support. Relational trauma is unfortunately rampant in our society and oftentimes we need a corrective relational experience to heal it. Experienced psychotherapists collaborate with medical professionals to create a safe environment where ketamine’s ability to lower defenses aligns with the therapeutic process. This synergy between mind-altering effects and therapy provides a unique opportunity for insights, breakthroughs, corrective relational experiences and lasting transformation.