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Is Ketamine Therapy a Safe and Effective Treatment for Bipolar Disorder?

Discover the safety and effectiveness of ketamine therapy for the treatment of bipolar disorder. Learn about its rapid antidepressant effects, potential risks, and how ketamine differs from traditional antidepressants.

What is Ayurvedic Medicine? Discovering A Holistic Approach to Natural Health and Mental Well-being

Introducing Ayurvedic medicine, an ancient holistic healing system from India that emphasizes balance and harmony of mind, body, and spirit. Learn about doshas, Ayurvedic health practices, and join Victoria Kromhout's workshop on July 29th at Innerbloom Ketamine Therapy.

New Offering - Small Group Integration Sessions at Innerbloom Ketamine Therapy

Innerbloom is excited to introduce small group integration sessions for individuals who have undergone ketamine therapy, led by certified ketamine-assisted psychotherapists Cindy Nelson and Alisa Piette.

FDA Advisory Committee Rejects MDMA-Assisted Therapy for PTSD: Awaiting FDA's Final Decision

The FDA is set to decide on approving MDMA-assisted therapy for PTSD. Despite promising clinical trial results, concerns about trial validity and ethical violations have emerged. An FDA advisory committee reviewed these issues and voted against the therapy due to insufficient data and potential risks. The final decision is still pending.

Preparing for IV Ketamine Therapy: Understanding the Psychedelic Experience

Discover how to prepare for IV ketamine therapy to maximize its benefits in treating mood disorders and chronic pain. Learn about the psychedelic experience, setting intentions, grounding practices, and the importance of collaborating with a psychotherapist.

California Fails to Legalize Psychedelic Therapy: Update on Senate Bill 1012

A California bill intended to introduce psychedelic therapy into practice has failed, despite its best intentions for safe, regulated, and responsible use.

Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy for Chronic Pain and Depression: A Promising New Pilot Study

Explore a new pilot study on ketamine-assisted psychotherapy (KAP) for chronic pain and depression, highlighting the promising results of psychedelic and psycholytic approaches. Discover the potential benefits and future implications for mental health and pain treatment.

Welcome to Innerbloom Ketamine Therapy - San Luis Obispo's Premier Mental Health and Psychedelic Clinic

Innerbloom Ketamine Therapy, founded by Dr. Ray Rivas, a former trauma surgeon turned mental health advocate, offers transformative IV ketamine treatments in San Luis Obispo for those struggling with depression, anxiety, PTSD and chronic pain.

Ruling Out Underlying Health Conditions Before Starting Antidepressants and Ketamine Therapy

It's essential to consider and rule out underlying medical conditions prior to initiating antidepressant treatment, which may include ketamine and psychedelic therapy.

What Is Somatic Therapy? Healing Trauma Stored In The Body

Somatic therapy is a holistic approach that emphasizes the mind-body connection to heal trauma, recognizing that traumatic experiences are stored in the body and often manifest as physical and psychological conditions.

An Overview of Ketamine Therapy for the Treatment of Mental Health Disorders and Pain

Ketamine is a safe, fast-acting, and effective option for treating depression, other mental health disorders, and pain. It is crucial to be well-informed about the medication and the treatment process.

Understanding the Induction and Maintenance Phases of Ketamine Therapy, Boosters, “Off-Label” Use, and More

Learn about "off-label" ketamine therapy for mental health and pain, including induction and maintenance phases, the difference between ketamine alone and ketamine-assisted psychotherapy (KAP), and how this innovative treatment can provide rapid symptom relief while addressing root causes for long-term wellness.

Supporting A Partner Through Mental Health Challenges and Ketamine Therapy

Supporting a partner through mental health challenges requires empathy, patience, and knowledge. By understanding their struggles and engaging in supportive practices, you can be a compassionate ally while your partner undergoes treatments such as IV ketamine therapy and navigates the road to recovery.

Exploring the Healing Power of Art Therapy: An Alternative Mode of Expression

Art therapy leverages the creative process to help clients explore emotions, manage behaviors, and develop social skills. Art therapy can be integrated with treatments like ketamine therapy, enhancing outcomes by allowing deeper processing of therapeutic experiences.

Behind the Badge: Insights from SLO's Mental Health First Responder Conference

The Innerbloom team attended a first responder conference dedicated to mental health awareness. Join me as I provide a synopsis of keynotes from prominent speakers, delving into discussions on critical issues like post-traumatic stress disorder, suicide, and other challenges that our heroes often encounter in their high-stress, high-demand professions as they work to keep us safe.

Ketamine's Antidepressant Effects Through the Increase of Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF)

Understand Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) and its role in neural health and mood regulation. Learn how low doses of ketamine boost BDNF levels, delivering rapid and powerful antidepressant effects.

Enhancing the Positive Effects of IV Ketamine Therapy Through Movement

Explore the transformative effects of integrating movement with IV ketamine therapy for mental health. Discover how activities like yoga, walking, and dance can enhance the therapy's benefits, creating lasting positive changes and improving overall quality of life.

The Role of Music in Ketamine and Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy

Explore the pivotal role of music in enhancing and guiding the experiences of psychedelic and ketamine therapy. Discover how carefully curated playlists at Innerbloom elevate the therapeutic process, making music a significant catalyst for healing and transformation.

The Essential Role of Integration in Ketamine and Psychedelic Therapy

Learn about the importance of Integration in ketamine and psychedelic therapy, a key process for applying insights from therapy sessions to everyday life. This involves using strategies like journaling, participating in therapy, and connecting with nature and support groups to make meaningful changes. Get practical advice on how to incorporate these experiences into personal development and improve overall well-being.

Legalizing MDMA and Psilocybin for Psychedelic Therapy in Utah: Understand SB266 and the Three-Year Pilot Program

Discover how Utah is pioneering mental health treatment with Senate Bill 266, legalizing MDMA and psilocybin for psychedelic therapy. Explore the transformative potential of this three-year pilot program aimed at offering new hope for individuals facing mental health challenges.

Frequently Asked Questions About Ketamine Therapy for Mental Health and Pain Treatment (Updated 2024)

Find answers to common questions about ketamine therapy for treating mental health conditions and pain. Dive into its effectiveness, benefits, and patient experiences to fully understand this option for depression, anxiety, PTSD, and more.

Ketamine Therapy for PTSD Treatment: A Source of Hope for First Responders and Frontline Workers

Offering new hope to first responders and frontline workers suffering from PTSD through ketamine therapy. Watch the New York Times' touching video of a firefighter's struggle with trauma and mental health.

Innerbloom Ketamine Therapy: Revolutionizing Mental Health and Pain Treatment on the Central Coast

Discover Innerbloom Ketamine Therapy, San Luis Obispo, California's premier ketamine infusion clinic. Watch a comprehensive 48-minute video with Dr. Rivas exploring ketamine therapy's impact on mental health and pain management.

Maximizing Ketamine Therapy Benefits with Psychotherapy: Exploring Synergy for Mental Health Treatment

Understanding the importance of psychotherapy in conjunction with ketamine therapy is crucial. Learn about the synergy between the two for the treatment of mental health conditions, including treatment-resistant depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and more.

IV Ketamine vs. Nasal Spravato (Esketamine): In-Depth Comparison for Depression Treatment

Understand the key differences between intravenous (IV) generic racemic ketamine and nasal Esketamine, branded as Spravato. Discover why IV ketamine is superior in terms of efficacy, safety, and more in the treatment of depression.

Existential Depression: Exploring Relief with Psychedelics and Ketamine Therapy

Existential depression is a condition in which overwhelming thoughts become pathological, resulting in feelings of despair, emptiness, and a profound sense of meaninglessness and purposelessness. Explore how ketamine and psychedelics, supported by emerging research, may offer relief for existential depression.

Expert Advice from Nutritionist Jobie Brigham on Water, Sleep, Emotional Support, Exercise, Nutrition, and Supplementation

Unlock the secrets to optimal health with expert nutritionist Jobie Brigham in an educational seminar hosted by Innerbloom. Discover essential elements such as hydration, sleep, emotional well-being, nutrition, and supplementation for a healthier lifestyle

Ketamine Therapy as a Promising Treatment for Insomnia and Sleep Disorders

Many of our patients have reported significant improvements in their sleep quality and relief from insomnia after undergoing ketamine therapy. New research reinforces these observations, suggesting additional benefits for individuals receiving ketamine treatment for depression.

SB 1012: A Breakdown of California's Regulated Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy Act

Understand California Senate Bill 1012, known as the Regulated Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy Act, which aims to establish a framework governing the therapeutic use of psychedelic substances such as MDMA, DMT, psilocybin, and mescaline.

Ketamine Therapy for Mental Health and Treatment of Depression Associated with Social Isolation

New research offers insights into the potential of ketamine therapy, specifically R-ketamine, for the treatment of mental health disorders associated with chronic social isolation, such as depression.

Ketamine Therapy for Depression Treatment: Key Scientific Studies Over the Past Two Decades (Updated 2024)

Findings from studies over the past twenty-four years have provided insights into the potential of ketamine therapy as an effective treatment for depression. Join us as we review key findings from must-know research that have helped pave the way for mental health treatment.

Ketamine Therapy Beyond Depression: A 2024 Review and Clinical Insights

Ketamine therapy is utilized for the treatment of depression; however, it is also commonly used off-label for other various indications. In this post, we delve into the latest research examining the use of ketamine for anxiety, substance abuse (including alcohol, cocaine, and opioids), OCD, PTSD, suicidal ideation, eating disorders, and bipolar disorders.

Exploring Ketamine Therapy as a Novel Approach to Couples Therapy

Discover the transformative potential of ketamine therapy for couples as we explore its benefits in fostering emotional connection, accelerating healing, improving conflict resolution, and enhancing long-term relationship satisfaction.

The Future of Ketamine Therapy: Innovations and Speculations

Explore the evolving landscape of ketamine therapy with a synopsis of 'The Ketamine Story,' including the past, present, and future of this exciting field of medicine. Be sure to watch the full recorded video where I, Dr. Rivas, present alongside two other ketamine experts in the country, providing our firsthand experiences as ketamine therapy providers.

Join us for a FREE Educational Event at Innerbloom featuring Nutritionist Jobie Brigham

Join us on March 11th from 5:30 to 6:30 PM at Innerbloom for a free educational seminar about healthy living with nutritionist Jobie Brigham.

Ketamine Therapy as an Innovative Treatment for Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, and More

Ketamine therapy serves as a safe and effective treatment option for chronic pain-related disorders and syndromes, including fibromyalgia, migraines, CRPS, and more. Learn about the applications and mechanisms behind pain treatment with ketamine therapy.

Hurdles of Ketamine Therapy: Off-Label, Non-FDA Approved, and High-Cost. The Journey from Breakthrough to Accessibility

Understand the reasons for the delayed regulatory acceptance of ketamine, despite numerous high-quality research studies proving its safety and efficacy for the treatment of depression. Join me in a discussion about its off-label status, FDA approval, cost, and accessibility.

6 Reasons Why Ketamine Therapy May Not Be Working For You

Ketamine therapy can be a powerful tool for healing, but it may not guarantee success for everyone. Explore six reasons why ketamine therapy may not work for you.

Ketamine: Navigating Risks, Mitigating Misuse, and Confronting Potential Addiction

It's essential to be well-informed about the potential risks of ketamine. Ketamine therapy, when performed properly with administration by a trained and licensed professional, ensures effective and safe use. Understand that misuse and abuse of ketamine may be associated with addiction.

Controlled Ascent: How Therapy Can Help You Avoid the Therapeutic Bends From Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy

In 2018, Jessica Katzman PsyD wrote about a phenomenon which has become known as the therapeutic bends. In this post, I describe this concept which can be counterintuitive to most. I also suggest ways to manage the oftentimes rapid benefits of ketamine-assisted psychotherapy or KAP.

Reopening Critical Periods with Ketamine – Part 2 of 2

Last week, I introduced my key takeaways from a virtual Q&A last month with Gül Dölen MD PhD. Dr Dölen summarized findings from her research on critical learning periods and the implications for psychedelic-assisted therapy including ketamine therapy. In this post, I will summarize Dr Dölen’s latest research from 2023 and describe what it means for ketamine therapy.

A Preventive Approach to Mental Health with Psychedelics and Ketamine Therapy

Studies indicate that a single dose of ketamine could prevent the onset of stress-induced conditions, such as depression, PTSD, and anxiety disorders. Explore how ketamine may play a crucial role in addressing mental health, reshaping the way we approach medicine with a more preventative mindset.

Reopening Critical Periods with Ketamine – Part 1 of 2

I strongly believe that ketamine therapy is more effective when combined with psychotherapy. But why? In this two-part post, I will highlight key points related to this from a virtual Q&A last month with Gül Dölen MD PhD who joined Jayne Gumpel LCSW and Carl Spitzer MD of Big Tent Ketamine or BTK.

The Gut-Brain Connection: Investigating A Mechanism for Ketamine's Anti-inflammatory and Antidepressant Effects

Explore the connection between the gut and the brain in relation to mental health. Known for its anti-inflammatory effects, ketamine offers hope to individuals struggling with depression and other disorders linked to inflammation.

A Primer on the Evolution of Ketamine Therapy: Past, Present, and Future – Part 2 of 2

The second of two posts on my perspective on the evolution of ketamine therapy. In this post, I offer five more observations about the current state of the specialty. Like Part 1, I also offer five more predictions about what might happen next to shape the practice.

A Primer on the Evolution of Ketamine Therapy: Past, Present, and Future – Part 1 of 2

Explore the dynamic landscape of Ketamine Therapy in the first part of a two-post series. A summary of key 2023 developments shaping ketamine therapy—from its origins to mainstream adoption. Discover future predictions and the pivotal role of industry associations in this evolving field

Why Racemic IV Ketamine May Be Superior to Nasal Esketamine: Understanding the Importance of Both R and S Enantiomers

IV ketamine appears be superior to nasal ketamine (i.e., Spravato). Understand the importance of both R and S molecules (enantiomers), including R-ketamine's promise for preventing suicidal thoughts.

Exploring the Frontiers of Ketamine Therapy: Insights from the 2023 ASKP3 Conference in Austin

Discover the latest in ketamine therapy at the 2023 ASKP3 Conference in Austin, Texas. Insurance challenges, innovative approaches, and more. Learn from experts and key takeaways from this transformative conference.

Ketamine: Catalyst for Change in Mental Health Care - Insights from ASPK3 Conference and Real-World Applications

Discover the profound impact of ketamine on mental health. New Insights from the 2023 ASPK3 conference and real-world applications. A paradigm shift in care awaits!

Rapid and Sustained Relief of Anxiety: Treatment with Ketamine

Discover ketamine's efficacy in the treatment of anxiety across various disorders. Explore new research unveiling its potential for rapid and enduring effects.

How to Select the Best Ketamine Clinic and Recognize Potential Red Flags

Learn how to select the best ketamine clinic for your healing journey. Consider key factors to make an informed decision while identifying and avoiding red flags.

Ketamine’s Role for Discontinuing Long-Term Benzodiazepine Use for Treatment-Resistant Depression

Explore a recent study utilizing low-dose ketamine to discontinue long-term benzodiazepine use in treatment-resistant depression, offering hope for improved mental health and reduced dependence

Ketamine as a Promising Treatment for Alleviating Anhedonia in Depression

Discover the promising potential of ketamine in addressing anhedonia, a symptom of depression marked by a reduced ability to experience pleasure.

Ketamine for Depression: Breaking Barriers and Exploring Possibilities

Unlocking ketamine therapy's power: rapid relief for depression and a bridge to recovery. Explore its potential in treating depression

A Scientific Look at Dissociation & Out-of-Body Experiences with Ketamine Therapy

Dissociation & out-of-body experiences with ketamine therapy: A mind-opening connection. Uncover the intricacies of this unique approach for mental health.

Unlocking the Mystery of Ketamine's Long-Lasting Antidepressant Effects

Explore the groundbreaking study unraveling the science behind ketamine's prolonged antidepressant effects and its potential to transform depression treatment.

A Quick Update on My Evolving Perspective on Telehealth Ketamine Therapy

Explore the evolving landscape of telehealth ketamine therapy. Balancing access and safety in psychedelic treatment is essential.

Continued: Our Top 4 Supplements To Support Mental Health and Complement Ketamine Therapy – Functional Mushrooms

An exciting area of research that has gained significant attention in recent years is the utilization of functional mushrooms to promote health improvements.

Starting the Journey to Becoming Certified in Psychedelic Assisted Therapy vs MDMA Practitioner

The world of psychedelic-assisted therapy is a fascinating and transformative. I am excited to continue journeying deeper into this field which includes MDMA.

MDMA-Assisted Therapy Passes Another Big Milestone

At Innerbloom, we are carefully watching developments in MDMA-assisted therapy, but for now we are focused on providing the best ketamine therapy experience.

Ketamine for the Treatment of Intrusive Negative Thoughts and Suicide

Ketamine provides an effective and extremely rapid (within minutes to hours) method for halting intrusive negative thoughts related to self-harm and suicide.

The Ketamine Experience: What Does Ketamine Feel Like?

It is normal and expected to have some apprehension when starting something new and life changing. Some of the most common things people report during a ketamine experience is the pleasant sensation of being in water, floating, or soaring in the air.

Reopening Critical Periods: The Mechanism Behind Ketamine’s Healing Potential

NEW RESEARCH: Discover the mechanism by which ketamine may unlock critical periods in the brain, offering a unique opportunity for healing, learning, and transformation.

Dr. Justin Chernow: The Newest Member of the Innerbloom Team

We are thrilled to introduce the newest member of the Innerbloom Team, Dr. Justin Chernow. Justin will be lending his expertise to support patients throughout the integration and aftercare phases of their treatment at Innerbloom.

Q&A Session with Dr. John Krystal: The Latest Insights on Ketamine Therapy for Mental Health

Dive into the latest insights on ketamine therapy, its applications, and best practices with expert Dr. John Krystal, and stay updated on groundbreaking research and patient experiences.

Our Top 4 Supplements to Support Mental Health and Complement Ketamine Therapy

Discover our top four supplements that complement ketamine therapy, potentially enhancing cognition, mood, pain, and sleep.

California Senate Passes Bill Decriminalizing Psychedelics: A New Era for Mental Health Treatment

Explore the groundbreaking California Senate Bill 58, decriminalizing psychedelics and revolutionizing mental health treatment. Learn about the potential benefits, risks, and the path to personal freedom and safer regulation.

Stress Management Techniques for Longevity and Better Health

Discover the powerful secrets to a longer, healthier life through expert stress management techniques. Explore practical practices to reduce stress, boost well-being, and enhance your longevity.

Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy: A Beacon of Hope for Workers Battling COVID-19-Related Burnout, PTSD, and More

Ketamine-Assisted Therapy for workers with COVID-19-related burnout and PTSD. Discover how this innovative approach, rooted in a holistic community model, offers hope and healing not only to frontline professionals but also to a broader audience struggling with the mental health aftermath of the pandemic.

How Long Do the Effects of Ketamine Last? Extending The Duration Through Adaptive Behaviors (Part 2)

Extending the effects of ketamine through adaptive behaviors. Learn how active engagement and specific actions post-therapy can sustain long-term well-being and lasting relief.

Advice From a Patient of Ours Who Found Relief After 35 Years of Debilitating Nightmares

We recently invited news reporter Jacob Dizon into Innerbloom Ketamine Therapy to report on how we use IV ketamine to treat mental health in downtown SLO.

Can Ketamine Infusion Therapy Help Treat Postpartum Depression?

Postpartum depression is common and can be debilitating to mothers, infants, and families. We recommend initial means of therapy be non-pharmacologic, although when symptoms are severe or medical therapy become necessary, ketamine infusion therapy may be the safest and best option for postpartum depression.

A Comprehensive Guide for Your Experience at Innerbloom Ketamine Therapy

Discover a comprehensive guide to your ketamine therapy experience at Innerbloom. Prepare yourself with essential information for a life-changing journey towards mental wellness.

Profound Insights from the Ocean and Surfing as They Relate to Ketamine Therapy

Discover the intriguing connection between surfing, the ocean's therapeutic teachings, and psychedelic and ketamine therapy. Explore how specific phenomena in surfing provide valuable insights that can be applied to individuals preparing for or undergoing ketamine therapy.

Healing Beyond Borders: An Unforgettable Mission with the Flying Samaritans

Dr. Rivas shares his experience once again with the Flying Samaritans, a dedicated group providing vital healthcare services to underserved communities in Mexico. Despite challenges and limited resources, the team worked tirelessly to perform twenty surgeries. The team encountered setbacks but overcame them with local assistance and other volunteers.

Key Takeaways from the Psychedelic Science 2023 Conference in Denver

Last week over 13,000 people converged in Denver for the fourth Psychedelic Science conference hosted by the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies or MAPS. Since our mission at Innerbloom Ketamine Therapy is to help people in our community live healthier, more fulfilling lives, we felt it was our duty to attend this milestone gathering in Denver. Our goal was to learn as much as we could and return with the latest insights to improve our patient outcomes.

Preview of the 2023 Psychedelic Science Conference

The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) is hosting the fourth annual Psychedelic Science Conference next week (June 17-25) in Denver, Colorado. We are excited to attend and gather knowledge as it relates to ketamine therapy and other modalities, and explore new tools and practices to bring back to Innerbloom Ketamine Therapy in San Luis Obispo, CA.

My Response to the 'Trial of Ketamine Masked by Surgical Anesthesia in Depressed Patients'

Only with careful review of the research behind the sensational headlines and misleading articles will we be able to truly advance the science of treating the challenging symptoms of depression.

How My Experience in the Operating Room Can Help My Innerbloom Ketamine Patients

Powerful lessons from my days in the operating room that apply to anyone considering or undergoing ketamine therapy or ketamine assisted psychotherapy (KAP).

7 Essential Tips for Successful IV Insertion

Here I include my tips that I have acquired for placing difficult IV's. This can be helpful if you are a medical provider who's looking for new methods to incorporate as part of your practice.

To My LMFT Colleagues: Why Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy or KAP Deserves a Second (Or First) Look

Ketamine is not a cure-all. It may, however, help some people get unstuck or accelerate their healing journey. And yes, like most of pharmacology, there are some risks associated with ketamine. Read to learn why now may be the time to look into Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy or KAP for your patients.

Ketamine For The Treatment of Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is common, affecting 2-3% of people worldwide and is associated with a high risk of suicidality. I have reviewed bipolar disease and have hopefully shown that ketamine therapy is a rapid, safe, and effective option for treatment.

3 Overly Optimistic Misconceptions About Ketamine and Ketamine Therapy

Three overly optimistic misconceptions about ketamine therapy. My hope is to reduce misunderstanding about this powerful medicine.

5 Common (Negative) Misconceptions About Ketamine

Let's discuss five common NEGATIVE misconceptions about ketamine therapy. #1 Ketamine is illegal, #2 Ketamine is not FDA approved and is used "off label", #3 Ketamine is a horse tranquilizer, #4 Ketamine is basically PCP, #5 Ketamine is a party drug and dangerous.

Ketamine For The Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a disabling disorder affecting approximately 2%-3% individuals worldwide with features that include recurrent, distressing intrusive thoughts (obsessions) and repetitive behaviors (compulsions). Ketamine has been shown to significantly improve symptoms of OCD and should be considered as an option when first-line therapy fails.

Sound Bath and Somatic Healing Event May 10th

Join us for a special evening on May 10th at 6PM. Seshen is back for another sound bath and somatic healing event at IKT.

The Ketamine Paradigm Shift for Self Awareness and Positive Change

Ketamine can be used to help deepen the understanding we have with our own consciousness and how its affect on the brain promotes structural changes which creates the optimal time to support self discovery, getting unstuck, and creating a new path for the next version of yourself.

What Do You Notice After An Infusion?

Cindy Nelson, ketamine-assisted psychotherapist, has started a handout and list of some things patients notice after an infusion. She's excited to share some powerful insights that are gained after an Innerbloom experience.

The Dopamine Overdose: The Importance of Managing Your Screentime

There is a definite link between our smartphones and mental health. I talk about the importance of setting boundaries with our smartphones, methods I like using, and how doing so can improve our state of mind and overall wellbeing.

Innerbloom Ketamine Therapy Now Offers Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP)

Psychotherapy in conjunction with IV ketamine therapy, termed Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP), may increase your likelihood of achieving therapeutic benefits and long lasting positive changes.

Is There a Role for Adding Magnesium to IV Ketamine Infusions for the Treatment of Depression and Anxiety?

With a vast majority of people being deficient in vitamins and minerals such as vitamin D and magnesium, we offer the addition of magnesium sulfate to IV ketamine infusions for individuals who lack sufficient positive effects from ketamine alone.

3 Mindfulness Tips That Can Drastically Improve Your Mental Health

These powerful mental health tools can help to provide clarity, self awareness, and decreased stress. These strategies help to gain your personal power back, one decision at a time.

Nasal Ketamine (Esketamine) versus IV Ketamine for Treatment-Resistant Depression (TRD)

IV ketamine is safer and more effective than nasal ketamine for the treatment of depression and treatment-resistant depression.

Ketamine as a Treatment Option for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)

IV ketamine has repeatably proven to be a highly effective treatment option for various mental disorders and once again is showing promise for pain syndromes which include CRPS.

Ketamine: A New Medicine Which May Provide Migraine Symptom Relief

1 in 7 suffer from migraines which are the second leading cause of disability. While more research must be done, IV ketamine is a safe and effective treatment option.

Ketamine: A Promising Medicine for Alcoholism Treatment and Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD)

IV ketamine is an effective option for treating alcoholism and Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD). When administered as part of a treatment plan with psychotherapy, IV ketamine may be even more beneficial.

Innerbloom Ketamine Therapy: The Story of Dr. Rivas CEO

The path that led me to start Innerbloom Ketamine Therapy started with my surgical training and was shaped by personal loss.

Innerbloom Ketamine Therapy Expands Treatment Space in San Luis Obispo

The expansion will elevate the patient experience and allow SLO’s first and only IV ketamine infusion clinic to host community wellness events within its modern, tranquil setting.

How Ketamine Therapy May Be the Answer to Your Chronic Pain

IV ketamine treatment has been shown to be safe and effective for patients experiencing various types of chronic pain associated with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), migraines, fibromyalgia, as well as neuropathic pain.

The Power of Intention with Ketamine Therapy

Setting an intention paired with ketamine therapy can make all the difference, especially because ketamine works by creating new neural pathways in the brain.