About California Center for Ketamine Therapy

In humans and in animals, ketamine is used mainly as an anaesthetic. In patients with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), formerly known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), a crippling chronic pain syndrome, ketamine therapy has been shown to be efficient. It has also been used in the treatment of acute pain, addiction, and to treat depression experimentally. For recreational purposes, it is sometimes used. Nicknames such as ‘K’, ‘Ket’, ‘Special K’, ‘Vitamin K’, ‘Pony dust’ and others are recognised here.
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In anaesthesia, the principal use of ‘K’ is. In infants, it may be used as the sole anaesthetic. It is effective in patients with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease because it suppresses respiration much less than other anaesthetics (COPD). It is used for trapped patients suffering from injuries in emergency medicine, on the frontline and in situations where the fluid state of the patient can not be measured correctly.

A extreme, chronic, progressive pain disorder is CRPS/RSD. It has components that are autonomic, visual, dystrophic and motor (the word ‘dystrophy’ refers to muscle tissue degeneration). Over time, the pain is constant and worsens. Swelling and changes to the skin can accompany it. It can begin with an arm or a leg and spread to other parts of the body.

‘K’ has been shown to significantly boost depression in patients who have not responded to any other medications in a limited number of trials. When used to treat the disorder, it was initially found to intensify depressive symptoms associated with CRPS/RSD. As the primary outcome variable was the treatment of pain, these findings were not formally reported.