Ketamine produces several neurobiological changes which can help relieve depression, anxiety and chronic pain, as well as help the brain heal from trauma. However, at New Wave Medicine, we believe that the ketamine journey itself is part of the healing. These experiences can be incredibly powerful and illuminating, and if the insights gained during the ketamine journey are integrated into one's life, they can lead to profound and lasting personal transformation. For this reason, we encourage our patients to dedicate time to both preparing for and integrating their ketamine experiences. We provide time for integration work following each session, and encourage our patients to do further integration, whether with their mental health counselor, or through our clinic.
Additionally, we recognize that conditions like anxiety, depression and PTSD are multifaceted. Thus, our initial intake includes a functional medicine appointment where our physician can help identify physiological factors that may be aggravating mental health, as well as discuss lifestyle changes to help improve mood and overall well-being. We also know that connection to community is vital to both mental and physical health. Therefore, we offer a unique experience to receive group ketamine treatment in a ceremonial setting.