“Too often in healthcare, we treat the symptom without regard for the whole person.” That’s according to Ember Health, which is hoping to change things for the better. Located in Brooklyn, New York, Ember Health utilizes ketamine therapy to help those struggling with mental health issues and chronic pain conditions that have shown little improvement with conventional treatments.
With a focus on treatment for the individual, not just the condition, Ember Health offers a safe and comfortable clinic in which to experience ketamine therapy. Ketamine has long been identified by the World Health Organization as an essential anesthetic drug; however, recent research into ketamine has demonstrated its positive effects on treatment-resistant physical and mental health conditions.
The founders of Ember Health, Dr. Nicolas Grundmann and Tiffany Frank, use their respective backgrounds to create a truly unique atmosphere. Viewing her business background as a way of promoting positive social change, Frank focuses on the details of each patient’s experience. Such aspects as the design of the clinic or available reading materials all combine to create a safe, comfortable, and welcoming environment.
Patients typically undergo a series of four hour-long infusions once referred to the Ember Health clinic and after ketamine infusion therapy has been determined to be a suitable treatment. Slight feelings of nausea or of dissociation from the body are common effects of the treatment. These effects are normal and fade soon after infusion ends. A trained anesthesiologist is on hand to monitor the treatment, and provide support and relief for any uncomfortable side effects.
For patients with depression for whom conventional treatments have been ineffective, ketamine therapy at Ember Health provides an alternative route to recovery. The treatment is for those who are currently undergoing treatment for a depressive condition, but for whom the medications associated with that treatment have provided less positive results than hoped for. The Ember Health team will work in conjunction with your primary care provider to being the road to recovery.