Ketamine Treatment Jonesboro, AR

Jonesboro’s First Mental Wellness Clinic Specializing In Ketamine Therapy

VIVE Infusion and Wellness offers ketamine therapy in a calming, spa-like environment, safely monitored by highly trained professionals that are compassionate and knowledgeable.

What is Ketamine?

Ketamine is a well-established medication most commonly used for surgery and pain relief. More recently, it has emerged as a major alternative mental health treatment for those who have not found symptom relief with traditional medications. What makes it different from traditional medications is that it can actually help stimulate parts of your brain by regrowing synapses. These are connections between nerve cells (neurons) in your brain and they allow the neurons to communicate with each other. There are tons of neurons, all with different jobs, and they send messages all over your body, telling it how to operate, how to respond, how to feel, etc. They do this via the synapses with electric signals and chemicals called neurotransmitters that help move these messages along. Think of it as a fertilizer that promotes growth!

When given in small doses, it can produce rapid antidepressant effects. It has been proven to be a safe, effective and reliable treatment option for people suffering from various mental health conditions such as depression, postpartum depression, PTSD, anxiety, bipolar, and OCD. One of the benefits of ketamine treatment is that it can work quickly, often bringing about a noticeable improvement in symptoms within hours or days of treatment.

IV and Intramuscular Ketamine Treatment

Ketamine can be delivered in various ways, and its effectiveness can vary. The effectiveness of intramuscular administration is comparable to IV infusion.

To summarize, the differences between these two methods can be outlined as follows:

IV Ketamine VS. Intramuscular

While the effectiveness of intramuscular administration is comparable to IV, IV infusions are considered the gold standard of care in mental health treatment.

Refer to the differences outlined below. You along with your provider will discuss your needs, evaluate the risks and benefits and determine the best route of administration for you.


IV Ketamine

  • Involves IV access
  • Dosage/Rate of IV infusion can be adjusted, reduced, or stopped in response to a patient’s reaction during treatment.
  • Onset is within seconds with quicker delivery to the brain leading to faster onset of relief
  • 100% bioavailability meaning this the amount that reaches your brain and binds to receptors
  • Longer symptom relief between treatments
  • Vital signs are monitored throughout treatment to ensure safety.

IM Ketamine

  • Requires 2 injections, one in each deltoid muscle, spaced 15min apart
  • IM administration cannot be adjusted or reversed after injection.
  • Onset is typically within 3-5 minutes; while onset may be slightly slower, IM ketamine can still be effective for achieving the desired outcome. 
  • 93% to 95% bioavailability due to incomplete absorption and muscle tissue variations.
  • May need more frequent treatments
  • Vital signs are monitored throughout treatment to ensure safety.

How Does Ketamine Treatment Work?

Ketamine is an N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonist. NMDA receptors are a type of receptor in the brain that are involved in the transmission of pain signals and the regulation of mood and cognition. By blocking these receptors, ketamine may help to alleviate pain and improve mood.

In addition to its effects on NMDA receptors, ketamine also affects other brain chemicals, such as glutamate, serotonin, and dopamine. These chemicals are involved in the regulation of mood, motivation, and reward. By modulating the activity of these neurotransmitters, ketamine may help to reduce symptoms of depression, anxiety, and other mental health conditions.

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