Ketamine therapy clinics have been popping up all over the place, with plenty of them available within the U.S. But what does a ketamine therapy session actually include?
The nasal spray called Spravato is currently only available through a restricted distribution system.
That system is the Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) developed by the FDA.
The FDA has not approved this type of therapy yet. (The FDA approves of ketamine as an anesthetic, but not as a therapeutic. (Yet.)
Ideally, you should be in the state of a minimum 3 hour fast before going in for your session as some of the known side effects include nausea and vomiting.
Another important thing to keep in mind before your ketamine therapy session is to avoid having any other substances in your bloodstream at the time.
It’s also good to mentally prepare yourself for the session and bring yourself to a calm state.
You can do this through meditation, mindfulness practice, or any other form of self-care that works for you. Ketamine therapy side effects can range from mild to severe.