Psychedelic therapy (sometimes referred to as psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy, or PAP) is a type of psychiatric practice that involves ingesting a psychedelic substance as part of a psychotherapeutic process. These consciousness-altering medicines are currently reaching the forefront in clinical settings for depression and other mental health disorders.
Some are derived from plants, like psilocybin (magic mushrooms), DMT, and ayahuasca. Others — including ketamine, MDMA, and LSD — are chemical compounds. With a rise in mental health conditions and the fight to find solutions, psychopharmacological research in Western medicine is at an all-time high!
Psychedelic therapy can be used to treat a variety of things, but primarily is used for mental health treatments. Research dated back to the ’50s found that psychedelics aid in providing therapeutic treatment for things such as addiction, mental health conditions, and PTSD. Recent studies show that psychedelic therapy can even help with chronic pain and long-term injuries.
Yes! NeuroMedici offers a form of psychedelic-assisted therapy called ketamine infusion therapy. Ketamine is the most-studied and most common psychedelic drug for mental health and chronic pain therapy. When administered in a medical setting, ketamine has been shown to provide significant improvement in mental illnesses and severe chronic pain. To learn more about how ketamine works, visit our site here.
Psychedelic-assisted therapy should always be performed in a medical setting. Since this form of treatment is so new, dosing and treatment plans typically vary from medical centers (there’s no right or wrong answer). Many clinics have found different dosing and plan work for different people! That’s why taking the time to choose the right psychedelic-assisted therapy clinic for you is so important!
At NeuroMedici, we have broken out ketamine infusion therapy administration into three phases: consultation, administration, and intention! Our first step is always a complimentary consultation to learn if ketamine infusion therapy is right for you! This includes speaking to our physician and filling out some forms pertaining to your medical history and current state of health. From there, we will assess if ketamine therapy is right for you and schedule a personalized treatment plan (the administration step) if so! Given your weight, past medical history, and goals with ketamine therapy, our doctor and physician will work together to form the right treatment plan for you! With each infusion, we will focus on intention and goals with ketamine infusion therapy, to ready why intention is so important in ketamine infusion therapy, visit here.
Psychedelic-assisted therapy isn’t for everyone, but it sure is proving immense relief to a LOT of people nationwide right now. As a push for wider acceptance and more research, it holds a lot of hope for the future! To schedule your free ketamine therapy consultation, fill out the form here.