When given in a controlled environment by a medical professional, ketamine is a medicine that can cause altered states of consciousness. Research suggests that ketamine can help individuals overcome a broad range of conditions.
Unlike traditional antidepressants which can take weeks to take effect, Ketamine can rapidly reduce depressive symptoms within two hours of administration, and this relief can be sustained for up to two weeks, following just a single dose.
Our ketamine treatments are flexible, designed to meet your individual needs and support you on your healing journey. To learn more about our ketamine treatments, book a free informational call with one of our health navigators.
Ketamine is known to be particularly effective for treatment-resistant conditions.
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Ketamine treats depression in a different way than most conventional antidepressants. Ketamine targets the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor, which results in increased activity of glutamate in the brain. Researchers believe this causes creation of new connections between neurons which in turn is believed to allow for new creation of positive thought and behaviour patterns in patients treated with ketamine. This is commonly referred to as neuroplasticity.
Ketamine is a synthetic medicine classified as a dissociative anesthetic. It is on the World Health Organization’s List of Essential Medicines. It was developed in 1963, approved for use in 1970, and adopted by many jurisdictions because of its rapid onset, proven safety, and short duration of action.
Though ketamine is most commonly used as an anesthetic agent in surgical and emergency department settings due to its good safety profile, it has also been used to manage acute and chronic pain conditions.
In the last two decades, ketamine has been increasingly used to address various mental health conditions, such as depression, substance use disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and other mental health conditions. If you would like to learn more about how ketamine could help you in your healing journey, contact us at 1-833-NUMINUS (686-4687) or book a call.
We offer different types of Ketamine Services including Ketamine-Assisted Therapy,Group Ketamine-Assisted Therapy, and SPRAVATO®. Though we offer many options for our ketamine treatments, our clinical team will help you to decide what form of treatment will best meet your current needs and healing goals.
To determine the best service for you, contact us at 1-833-NUMINUS (686-4687) or book a call.
During Ketamine Treatment or Ketamine Therapy, the focus is on the administration of medicine (ketamine) to produce a physical response.
Ketamine-Assisted Therapy is a holistic approach to healing. During Ketamine-Assisted Therapy, ketamine is used to enhance the therapeutic process.
Ketamine can be administered by intramuscular injection (IM) or rapid dissolving tablets. We also offer SPRAVATO® nasal spray. Your team will work with you to determine which option is right for you. Each time ketamine is administered, your response will be closely monitored.
To learn more, contact us at 1-833-NUMINUS (686-4687) or book a call.
The physical and emotional effects of ketamine will differ from person to person; however, common experiences include:
Our rooms for Ketamine Sessions have been intentionally designed to ensure your comfort and support your journey. You may choose to be in a reclined or semi-reclined position, wear eyeshades, and listen to music to enhance the experience. To learn more about our ketamine treatments, contact us at 1-833-NUMINUS (686-4687) or book a call.
To be eligible for ketamine treatment, you must be evaluated by a medical practitioner and not have any contraindications to this therapy, including any medical or other psychiatric illnesses that suggest this treatment might be unsafe. Conditions that may make you ineligible for ketamine treatment include, but are not limited to: a history of psychosis (e.g. hallucinations), mania, untreated hypertension, heart disease or stroke, and seizures. Similarly, severe liver disease, untreated thyroid disorders, or other medical conditions may require management prior to ketamine treatment.
At Numinus, ketamine treatment is only available to individuals between the ages of 14 and 65 in Quebec, Ontario, and British Columbia.
If you believe you may be eligible for ketamine treatment and would like to proceed, contact us at 1-833-NUMINUS (686-4687) or book a call.
Since ketamine is technically being used “off-label” to treat many mental health conditions, some insurance providers may not cover its use. SPRAVATO® is Health Canada approved for depression so may be covered through insurance.
Contact us to help verify and explain your insurance benefits. In addition to insurance, we accept MasterCard, Visa, most health savings (HSA) cards, and cash payments. In the case we cannot accept your insurance, receipts can be provided to be submitted to your insurance company as an out-of-network provider.
For pricing information, contact us at 1-833-NUMINUS (686-4687) or book a call.
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Our team will take a comprehensive approach to your care, collaborating with other health care providers to provide you with the best outcomes. Here is what you can expect from your ketamine therapy:
You’ll start by meeting our team to walk through your medical history and treatment goals. We will work with you to determine whether ketamine treatment is the right fit for you. Your safety and well-being are our primary concern.
The key to successful ketamine therapy is careful preparation. We’ll work together to ensure you’re set up for success. This can include exercises and guidance to help you mentally, emotionally, and physically prepare.
Your ketamine sessions involve the administration of medicine (either via intramuscular injection or IV). These experiences may be blissful or challenging, mild or intense, depending on where you are in your healing journey. Whatever the nature of your experience, you will have the full support of our expert team, ensuring your comfort and safety.
Integration involves reflecting on your ketamine experience in the days following and using those insights to better your life. In Ketamine Treatment, integration is self-guided.
Your medical team may recommend multiple ketamine treatments for sustained results. Reconnecting can also mean pursuing additional treatment in the future if you encounter a set-back, joining one of our ongoing integration groups, or even taking what you have learned and using it to better connect with yourself and the people in your life.
Other than Spravato,® a form of esketamine, ketamine has not been approved by Health Canada or the Food and Drug Administration for any mental health indication. Information on this page is presented for educational purposes only and is not an exhaustive summary of the current state of research relative to psychedelic treatments, their reliability, contraindications, risks, side effects, or other pertinent information. Please refer to the FAQ below and our Educational and Opinion Disclaimer.