*The FDA has not approved intravenous ketamine or NAD+ for the treatment of any psychiatric or pain condition. These articles reference off-label use. Like all medical treatments, the discussed therapies carry risks and benefits. Speak with a doctor at Clarus Health to learn if these therapies may be right for you.

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Jun 18, 2024

Ketamine Clinic San Francisco: Healing Depression and Anxiety

How To Pick the Right Ketamine Clinic in San Francisco for Depression and Anxiety

Ketamine Clinic San Francisco: Healing Depression and Anxiety

IV Ketamine has incredible potential to heal depression and anxiety, with sustained relief. If you or a loved one has felt "stuck" for months or years, IV Ketamine Clinics in San Francisco may provide transformative healing. Here's what to look for in responsible Ketamine Clinics in San Francisco.

Understanding Ketamine Clinics in San Francisco

There are many Ketamine clinics in San Francisco, and they are not all equal in healing depression and anxiety. Most clinics focus on a single type of Ketamine Therapy, such as:

IV Ketamine therapy is the most rapid acting and targeted Ketamine treatment, especially when compared against electroconvulsive therapy (ECT).

Oral Ketamine is more convenient but limited in its effectiveness. You should first discuss with your doctor which form of Ketamine Therapy in San Francisco is appropriate for your symptoms.

As a rule of thumb, the more severe your symptoms, the greater your benefit from IV Ketamine Infusion Therapy

Understanding How Ketamine Can Heal Depression and Anxiety at the Root Cause

Depression and anxiety are often characterized as feeling stuck in loops of rumination and perseveration. If we are stuck thinking of the past, we call that depression. If we are stuck thinking of the future, we call that anxiety.

Our brains can become "addicted" to depressive and anxious thoughts, and this is how Ketamine can address the root cause

Both depression and anxiety share an almost "addictive" quality of feeling stuck in these loops. Even though we don't like feeling stuck, our brains keep taking us to these "familiar places." Ketamine's powerful neuroplasticity can "break" these addictive loops. Ketamine can even do the same for other addictive conditions, like alcoholism.

Can Ketamine Replace Multiple Other Medications?

Always remember to share your treatment goals when you are looking at Ketamine Clinics in San Francisco. Many patients want to reduce the doses of their medications, such as antidepressants or anxiolytics. This may be because of side effects, or because the medications don't actually improve their depression or anxiety.

Synergy: Ketamine + Stellate Ganglion Block (SGB)

The Stellate Ganglion Block (SGB) is a powerful technique to calm the fight-flight response in our central nervous system. In some patients, our fight-flight response, also called the sympathetic nervous system, contributes to anxiety. In these patients, quieting the sympathetic nervous system can reduce symptoms of anxiety and panic. This can have synergistic effects when combined with IV Ketamine therapy.

Ketamine Clinics in San Francisco: What to Expect

When you are searching for a Ketamine Clinic in San Francisco, you must be aware of critical differences in how clinics are run:

  • Are the doctors appropriately trained to use IV Ketamine? (They should be anesthesiologists or emergency room physicians)
  • What doses of Ketamine do they use?
  • Is a doctor present with you for safety and comfort? Or will you be alone?
  • What is the success rate of the Ketamine Clinic in San Francisco?
  • How will the doctors help you prepare for your therapy?
  • What is the Ketamine Integration plan for your treatment?

The answers to these questions will help set your expectations. Your expectations prior to Ketamine therapy play a major role in your success.

Patient Experiences: Success Stories from San Francisco's Ketamine Clinics

Even though Ketamine is powerful on its own, your doctor's expertise with IV Ketamine will be instrumental in your success. Ask the clinics you are researching for testimonials from patients. Some examples from our clinic include:

  • "Dr. Kaveh goes above and beyond to ensure that his patients understand their treatment options. He takes the time to address any questions or concerns, empowering patients to become advocates"
  • "You 'let go' in a sense, but it is in a beautiful way. The doctors and staff are extremely smart both emotionally and academically, and are compassionate beyond measure. They go above and beyond to make you feel comfortable without the toxic judgment"
  • "One could really feel that they genuinely want you to get better and their goal is to give you the tools .. it’s so much better than the doctors I went through for my mental health illness back [home]"

Your comfort with your doctor in your Ketamine Clinic in San Francisco plays a tremendous role in your healing. You deserve to find your healing potential. Schedule a free consultation with Clarus Health to learn if IV Ketamine Therapy is right for you.

Anthony Kaveh MD

Anthony Kaveh MD

Dr. Kaveh is a Stanford and Harvard-trained anesthesiologist and integrative medicine specialist. He has over 800,000 followers on social media and has guided hundreds of patients throughout transformative healing experiences. He is an authority on Ketamine, NAD, and SGB therapies. He is a registered continuing education lecturer in the Bay Area.