As the first clinic to bring ketamine treatments to the Las Vegas valley, Desert Ketamine Clinic in Henderson, NV, provides patients with a breadth of experience. Over the course of the last 20 years, attention has been paid to the positive changes in various mental health conditions after treatment with the ketamine, a safe and well-regarded anesthetic. Current research shows that the medication, when given in sub-anesthetic doses, activates areas of the brain that are able to circumvent habitual pain pathways created by years, or decades, of chronic conditions. From chronic pain syndromes to alcohol or substance abuse to PTSD, the Desert Ketamine Clinic ketamine therapy services provide a research-driven alternative to mainstream oral medications and pain therapies, reigniting hope for people suffering from the debilitating symptoms of chronic pain and mood disorders.
Desert Ketamine Clinic founder Dr. Christian Munk is an active member of both the Las Vegas medical community, as Valley Hospital Chair of Anesthesia, and the ketamine therapy community, having received training from leading providers in the field. Dr. Munk brings the expertise of a “thriving surgical anesthesia practice” to the clinic, putting an emphasis on safety and comfort during treatments. The Desert Ketamine Clinic offers a quiet, private setting within which to pursue the healing benefits of ketamine therapy. Individuals struggling with the negative symptoms of difficult to manage conditions may find a new route to healing through a consultation with Dr. Munk and his staff. By utilizing cutting-edge ketamine treatments, the clinic can provide hope to people who have been unable to find relief using traditional forms of treatment.
*Note, this is not the FDA-approved SPRAVATO esketamine, but a spray prepared by a local pharmacy for the clinic.
Treatments at Desert Ketamine Clinic take place in quiet, private treatment suites. Patients are monitored throughout the treatment by trained physicians, and may also have a family member or friend present if desired. Many patients report a heightening of their blood pressure, and a feeling of dissociation, or leaving the body. These effects are completely normal for ketamine treatments, and fade soon after the infusion ends.
Shown to be rapidly effective in treating a variety of resistant conditions, ketamine therapy is for individuals who have had disappointing results from mainstream oral medications. Many patients who suffer from chronic pain or treatment-resistant mental health conditions report their symptoms subsiding after only one treatment, though most require a full course of infusions/injections. For those who have lost hope of ever finding a medication that treats their symptoms, Desert Ketamine Clinic offers a research-driven alternative.