Approximately 8 percent of American adults (1 in 13) will develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) during their lifetime, according to recent research. Those odds have kept medical professionals busy for decades trying to find an effective treatment.
One such treatment that has been gaining momentum in the last few years is ketamine. While previously known primarily as an anesthetic for many decades, the last few years have seen ketamine emerge as a popular pain management solution for several types of chronic physical pain and psychological disorders—including PTSD.
At Kalypso Wellness Centers, ketamine is administered intravenously, with one infusion lasting about 60 minutes. Because ketamine inhibits NMDA receptors in the body that are responsible for central sensitization, ketamine infusions work in a completely different way from any other medication. Many antidepressant medications serve to “block” certain pathways but do not eliminate the source of the problem. Ketamine works by “re-setting” neural pathways and triggering a rapid growth of neural connections, thus removing the traumatic experience from memory.
“It blocks a pain receptor that none of the ‘morphine type’ of drugs block,” Kalypso Wellness Centers CEO Dr. Cannon Clifton said. “This is a central receptor, so key to blocking pain at its source. And since all the other pain medicines block different receptors, the patients are not sensitized to ketamine and reply very quickly.”
One study of ketamine’s effectiveness in treating patients with PTSD indicated that “Several patients did not receive a second infusion per protocol because of sustained reduction in PTSD symptom levels.” Last year, John Krystal, M.D., Chair of the Yale University Department of Psychiatry, said in a statement, “Ketamine seems to rapidly and robustly improve (PTSD) symptoms, even for individuals who have tried a myriad of other medications and treatment approaches with little to no benefit.”
Kalypso Wellness Centers has experienced success of its own using its patent-pending Kalypso Ketamine® infusions to treat patients suffering from PTSD. We know ketamine has been successful treating PTSD because the patients themselves have told us. According to H.T. from Boerne, Texas, “I had horrible PTSD and anxiety until my treatments with Kalypso. Now my PTSD and anxiety are cured! I haven’t had any problems with PTSD or anxiety for months!”
And ketamine works quickly. Patients who receive the recommended treatment of 4 to 6 infusions over a 2- to 3-week period receive 90 to 95 percent relief. And sometimes it even works faster. M.H. from San Antonio declared, “I had nightmares from Vietnam every night for 40 years, after one infusion they were gone!”
The effectiveness of Kalypso Ketamine® infusions in treating PTSD and other debilitating disorders has led to rapid expansion for Kalypso Wellness Centers. Earlier this year, we expanded into the Northeastern U.S. when we entered into a partnership with renowned pain management specialist Dr. Edward S. Rubin M.D. in Garden City, New York. Kalypso Wellness Centers now features six locations in the U.S.: Corpus Christi, Houston, and San Antonio in Texas; Garden City, New York; Meridian, Mississippi; and Wilmington, North Carolina. In fact, we just recently administered our 4,000th Kalypso Ketamine infusion®. Contact us if you are suffering, and we will help you reset your life the way we have already helped thousands in just over two years of existence.