Ketamine infusions are arguably one of the most effective depression treatments available on the market today. More than 70% of ketamine patients experience relief, oftentimes within just 1-2 infusions. Once the positive effects of ketamine begin to take effect, many patients report a new willingness to engage in other activities that could further support the alleviation of their symptoms, such as counseling, exercise, and other self-care practices.
Here are some tips to help you get the very most out of ketamine therapy, during the infusion itself:
Let the music play. Music will not only help you relax, but will also drown out distracting background noises, so you can fully relax into the infusion experience.
Say no to screen time. Nothing kills an out-of-body-experience faster than drama from your day-to-day life. Turn off your phone, close your eyes, and let ketamine work its magic.
Bring a blanket and an eye mask. Shut out the overhead fluorescent lighting, and ensure you’re comfortable during your infusion. Many treatment centers will keep the temperature cool inside, so bringing a blanket or a sweater will help you stay cozy.
After you begin to feel the positive effects of your ketamine treatments, it’s important to engage in other self-care activities to maximize the benefits of your treatment protocol.
Meditate. Meditation is a proven treatment for depression, anxiety, and stress. Try a guided meditation, using an app like Calm or Headspace. It only takes 5-10 minutes of meditation per day to reap the benefits. Go get your ohm on!
Invest in counseling. With the veil of depression lifted, you may become more open to engaging with a counselor or psychotherapist. Having a subjective, nonjudgmental third party to talk to about your inner most feelings can help maintain the positive momentum you’ve built with ketamine therapy.
Eat a nutritious diet. Think whole grains, Omega-3 fatty acids and other “brain foods.”
Get some exercise. Get those endorphins flowing by going for a walk in the park, hitting the gym after work, or even trying something new and exciting, like surfing, rock climbing, or acro-yoga!
Emerge Ketamine isn’t just here for you while you’re undergoing ketamine treatments. We are invested in your healing, and want to make sure you take every opportunity available to improve your mental health.
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