Ketamine is extremely useful in situations where someone has a lot of momentum pulling them in a specific direction in life. Ketamine stops that momentum and allows people to tell a new story.
Conditions that Ketamine Can be used to treat include:
- Traumatic Brain Injury and Stroke
- PTSD, treatment and prevention of
- Depression, reduces suicidal ideation within hours (higher levels of glutamate)
- Anxiety, especially drug resistant types
- Bipolar Depression
- Neuropathic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Lyme disease
- Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
- Seizure Disorders
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
How Ketamine Works
Ketamine is an NMDA receptor antagonist, which means that it blocks nervous excitation, calming the brain down. This stops the momentum of the present dominant thought patterns and psychological processes.
Ketamine also increases brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF): A hormone that supports neuronal survival, development, and function. This means that ketamine helps the brain to heal, after a concussion for example.
Synaptogenesis is the ability of the brain to make new connections. This is how ketamine functions to help people tell a new story and take their life in a new direction.
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