Ketamine Infusion Therapy is an exciting new treatment option providing relief for those suffering from mood and pain disorders.
We offer this powerful treatment to patients with chronic pain and mood conditions. Unlike traditional medications for mood conditions, ketamine infusion therapy doesn’t take 4-6 weeks to start working. About 80% of patients report significant improvement within two weeks, and many report immediate relief. For thousands of years, our valley has been noted as a place of healing and we’re proud to continue that legacy. Discover your Apex Healing Experience.
Mind Springs Health is proud to be part of the Colorado Spirit initiative, a FEMA-Funded COVID-19 recovery program to provide disaster survivors with community-based outreach, stress and resilience education, and connection to mental health and other community resources.
Our local outreach teams educate, inform, and support survivors in problem solving, prioritizing needs, and improving communication skills, thus empowering survivors to advocate for themselves. They speak directly with individuals, groups and organizations impacted by the pandemic, and provide referrals and other helpful information. The program is available to all COVID-19-impacted Coloradans FREE OF CHARGE.
Ketamine is a synthetic medicine that has primarily been used as an anesthetic agent in humans and animals for over 50 years. It is one of the most commonly used anesthetic agents in the world, because of its unique properties that make it incredibly safe to administer.
Ketamine binds to NMDA receptors, and creates a glutamate surge, releasing growth factors that help make new synaptic connections in your brain. This paves the way for healthier thought patterns and increases your resilience to chronic stress.
The literature for depression shows a 70% success rate. Individual clinics have seen higher rates, because they have seen increased efficacy with increased dosing.
The low doses used for depression are in the empathogenic "heart opening" psychedelic dose range. People report feelings of love, peace, compassion, forgiveness, and a touch of euphoria.
Ketamine will not be provided to individuals with schizophrenia, psychosis, or certain seizure disorders. Those taking aminophylline for asthma or COPD should not undergo ketamine infusions. If you have serious medical problems like uncontrolled high blood pressure, cardiac disease, or pulmonary problems, a clearance will be requested from your primary care physician before undergoing treatment.
Making an appointment was super easy and quick! Dr. Young was very knowledgeable. I was impressed with his understanding of Psychiatry in addition to being an anesthesiologist. I felt safe to share intimate details and ask any questions during our consultation.
I have suffered for almost 15 years with a rare face pain condition and have tried every traditional and non-traditional treatment with very little success. When my neurosurgeon and pain doc both suggested ketamine infusions, I was thrilled to learn there was a clinic in Glenwood Springs.
Dr. Young and his wife, Paula, who is an OR Nurse, have cared for me with great compassion and sincerity. They are both always present when I am in the clinic for treatment, and they check on me every fifteen minutes. Dr. Young pays very specific attention throughout the infusion in order to calibrate the exact dose for me, individually, to achieve therapeutic purposes. I'm grateful for the opportunity to be working with them.
Dr. Young and nurse Paula are both very caring, competent, and supportive. They truly want to help people feel better. They have created a soothing environment, and are present throughout the process.