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How does Ketamine affect the brain and why does this matter?

So how does Ketamine affect the brain and why does this matter?

Ketamine has been shown to impact the glutamate and GABA neurotransmitters within our brain.  

Glutamate is essential for proper brain functioning because it excites and stimulates nerve cells; increasing the likelihood for chemical messages to be transmitted through nerve cells properly.

Glutamate is also needed for making another neurotransmitter in our brains called GABA. 

GABA is known as the "calming" neurotransmitter and helps to regulate sleep, relaxation, fear, anxiety and muscle function.  

When regulated properly, glutamate and GABA help to reduce the effects of certain mental health issues, illnesses and/or disorders.  

Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy has been effective in mental health by helping to:

✔️ Balance naturally occurring chemicals in our brain.

✔️ Increase our brain's ability to regenerate and adapt to changes and the world around us.

✔️ Increase our brain's ability to change unhelpful thought patterns and gain new insights.

Depending on the severity of the issue, traditional therapeutic methods may not be enough to be effective.  


Thankfully, there are additional therapeutic methods that can help reduce the symptoms and alleviate some of the pains associated with treatment resistant mental, emotional and psychological distress.  

There's no shame in allowing medication to assist you with your mental health and wellness.  

Remember, the goal is simply to be well 🙏🏽


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