Headaches and migraines can arise from diverse triggers, both internal and external. Some patients may have an underlying genetic susceptibility. Other patients may have medical conditions that exacerbate their migraines:
Some patients may not be able to achieve headache relief with medications and psychotherapy alone. Ketamine infusions and medication assisted psychotherapy offer a breakthrough treatment for treatment resistant chronic headaches and migraines.
Migraine treatment can be effective with abortive triptan medications. However, these medications can have side effects, including headaches, called medication overuse headaches. This is where the very medications used to treat headaches cause the opposite effect: they cause headaches. Novel headache treatments are needed to prevent the overuse of existing treatments, including ergots, triptans, butalbital, caffeine, and NSAIDs (like aspirin).
Ketamine has been studied in migraine treatment for over 20 years. Glutamate is a powerful neurotransmitter involved in synaptogenesis, or the formation of new neural connections. Forming new neural connections may help relieve migraines. Ketamine modulates glutamate levels and NMDA receptor activity to fundamentally alter our response to triggering stimuli. This can re-shift the biochemical balance in your brain to help restore your inner healing potential. Traditional chronic pain treatments simply don't have this same effect.
There is a strong association between migraines, anxiety, and depression. Given the effectiveness of ketamine for both anxiety and depression, ketamine infusions may be particularly effective in patients suffering from all three conditions.
Fear and avoidance behaviors, as well as depression, are more common in those suffering from migraines, possibly explaining the beneficial effects of ketamine infusions in treating migraine. Fear and avoidance can have roots in cognitive rigidity, which underlies many psychiatric conditions and personality traits. It's not an unwillingness to change behaviors that make headaches more likely, but it's a neurochemical inertia that can make changing habits and routines incredibly difficult. Ketamine and medication assisted hypnotherapy can help restructure rigid cognitive loops through neuroplasticity - literally helping re-wire rigid neurological habit loops.
Unlike traditional migraine medications, in particular triptans, ergots, and NSAIDs, our infusion treatments are very safe.
Unlike oral dosing, IV infusion rates can be modified instantaneously to allow for more rapid therapeutic effect. There is no need to wait for the effect of a pill to decide if the next pill dose should be changed a week later.
Treating chronic headaches and migraines for long-term relief requires more than just medication. Medications alone runs a serious risk of inadequate treatments, and even medication-induced headache.
Your personalized plan will integrate Eastern and Western medical treatments to give you the fastest, longest-lasting results. This includes:
We will discuss your symptoms throughout your treatment journey, allowing for instantaneous changes to your infusion.
You will save valuable weeks in your journey by avoiding the slower feedback times experienced with oral medications, including mail-order, oral ketamine tablets.
To learn more, contact us to schedule a free consultation to learn if you're a candidate for ketamine and clinical hypnosis infusions. We will also discuss other potential treatment options, such as medication-assisted clinical hypnosis.
Our clients are not treated like patients that come-and-go. We tailor our treatments to you as an individual. We take into account your
By integrating Eastern and Western medicine, we respect and empower your beliefs to help you heal. We believe that the best treatment is the treatment that resonates with the patient, and that's why you're here. We tailor our protocols to your life experiences to give you the best possible healing experience.