OWM Buffalo IV Ketamine Therapy

“The most important discovery in half a century”
Ronald S Duman, Yale University

Ketamine offers a new world of possibilities without the standard medication’s list of side effects

Now more than ever, this treatment can be a powerful tool to help reduce depression and anxiety and boost coping skills

DISCOVER YOUR POTENTIAL

  • OWM Buffalo Ketamine Therapy Can Treat:
  • depression, anxiety, PTSD
  • chronic pain
  • substance and alcohol addiction
  • reduce stress
  • stimulate brain neurogenesis and heal damaged brain nerve connections
  • improve creativity, mental focus, abstract thinking and organization

DISCOVER YOUR POTENTIAL

  • OWM Buffalo Ketamine Therapy Can:
  • Stimulate brain neurogenesis and heal damaged brain nerve connections
  • Treat depression, anxiety, PTSD
  • Treat chronic pain
  • Treat substance and alcohol addiction
  • Reduce stress
  • Improve creativity, mental focus, abstract thinking and organization

PREPARATION

  • OWM Buffalo’s medical director Dr Kaplan personally evaluates every patient considered for Ketamine therapy.
  • A comprehensive medical examination and basic blood work evaluation are performed.
  • Once patient is cleared medically, the patient is referred to OWM Buffalo’s partner psychotherapist Lesley Martin for a preparatory session.
  • At least two integrations sessions are also recommended after OWM Buffalo Ketamine series of infusions.

ADMINISTRATION

  • Ketamine is administered in a spa like setting, where the setting is created for the optimal clinical efficacy.
  • Each treatment is performed under supervision of a trained clinical provider.
  • We follow guidelines from the American Psychiatrist Association
  • Four foundational treatments performed in the first two weeks
  • Booster administration every 2-6 weeks as needed

ADMINISTRATION

  • Ketamine is administered in a spa like setting, where the setting is created for the optimal clinical efficacy.
  • Each treatment is performed under supervision of a trained clinical provider.
  • We follow guidelines from the American Psychiatrist Association
  • Four foundational treatments performed in the first two weeks
  • Booster administration every 2-6 weeks as needed

SET AND SETTING

  • THE OWM BUFFALO DIFFERENCE:
  • OWM Buffalo’s Ketamine Clinic’s Dr Kaplan and Lesley Martin have created a program that maximizes Ketamine’s clinical efficacy and reduces chances of failure.
  • Several elements for successful and most beneficial Ketamine experience have been identified:

Set:

  • Understanding individual’s goals and intentions before performing a ketamine treatment is crucial. Dr Kaplan and Lesley both work on helping the client come into the treatment with the right mind set.

Setting:

  • We conduct Ketamine treatment in a relaxing, spa-like setting with a curated music list to create the optimal experience. Time is allotted for the person after the infusion to rest and spend some time in a peaceful setting to start to process the treatment.

INTEGRATION

  • Extending the “Neuroplastic Window”:
  • Ketamine has been shown to stimulate formation of new brain connections within twenty-four hours of the treatment. This creates an environment that is very receptive to positive change and adaptation.
  • Unless properly integrated, this window closes quickly and the benefits from the treatment can be significantly limited.
  • At OWM Buffalo, the client starts an “integration process” with the program’s psychotherapist two days after Ketamine infusion to help process insights that came from the treatment and effectively apply them to their life.

INTEGRATION

  • Extending the “Neuroplastic Window”:
  • Ketamine has been shown to stimulate formation of new brain connections within twenty-four hours of the treatment. This creates an environment that is very receptive to positive change and adaptation.
  • Unless properly integrated, this window closes quickly and the benefits from the treatment can be significantly limited.
  • At OWM Buffalo, the client starts an “integration process” with the program’s psychotherapist two days after Ketamine infusion to help process insights that came from the treatment and effectively apply them to their life.

SAFETY

  • What about dependence?
  • Medical Ketamine is administered at a fraction of a dose used in recreational ketamine abuse.
  • To put in relatable terms, the difference would be comparative to one cup of coffee a week vs. 100 cups a day.
  • In such small doses, brain reward centers are not activated and there has Never been any incidence of dependence or addition.

Meet Our Psychotherapist

Lesley A. Martín, MA, LMHC, NCC

Lesley is a psychotherapist, an avid nature lover, and a mindfulness practitioner. Lesley has facilitated talks and trainings on the benefits of mindfulness for a variety of companies and organizations in the WNY area, most recently including OWM Buffalo.

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Meet Our Psychotherapist

Lesley A. Martín, MA, LMHC, NCC

Lesley is a psychotherapist, an avid nature lover, and a mindfulness practitioner. Lesley has facilitated talks and trainings on the benefits of mindfulness for a variety of companies and organizations in the WNY area, most recently including OWM Buffalo.

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Over 50 years of Clinical Experience

“Over the past 50 years ketamine has been one of the most widely studied agents in our medical armamentarium—there are more than 200 trials currently planned or underway in the United States alone, approximately 50 being focused on psychiatric conditions. In 2008 Reuben Strayer published a review of more than 70,000 a “the most important discovery in half a century” anesthetic cases, finding only one ketamine-related death in a medically compromised patient (Strayer & Nelson, 2008). Allergic responses are very rare (four reported by 2012) and non–life threatening. Repeated intravenous infusions for the treatment of pain have been associated with rare instances of elevated liver enzymes and urinary symptoms, all of which have resolved with cessation of the therapy. There have been no published reports of abuse, dependence, or addiction arising from properly supervised medical prescription of ketamine, as opposed to the evidence that 5–10% of those who use ketamine “recreationally” can go on to develop dependence and addiction with serious physical and psychological consequences. This does not suggest we should be cavalier in our prescribing, but it does give lie to the oft-repeated claims by some researchers that ketamine is unsafe and unsuitable for more widespread clinical use.”
― from “The Ketamine Papers: Science, Therapy, and Transformation”

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