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Ketamine Infusion Therapies for End-of-Life Care

For a terminal illness ketamine may be a really great treatment option. Psychedelic drugs and their derivatives, such as ketamine, ospielp patients cope with existential concerns, and can reduce anxiety leading up to death. Ketamine infusion therapies can offer end-of-life patients peace of mind.

Patients who have access to psychedelic medications as part of treatment for their terminal illness have found that they weren’t scared of death anymore. They frequently say that the treatment was one of the most meaningful experiences they’ve had, ever. They talk about gaining a sense of peace with the universe, and having a sense of universal oneness and serenity. Their anxiety typically decreases significantly.

Palliative and hospice care professionals, as well as all of the individuals who care for their loved ones, do an exceptional job caring for those in the various stages of dying. But often the depression, anxiety, and melancholy that come with having a terminal diagnosis go untreated. Ketamine infusions may be one good option for addressing this part of end-of-life care. In most cases, ketamine works instantly and helps to treat those often-overlooked symptoms in a way that few if any treatments beyond psychedelics can.

An appropriate treatment regime may involve a series of outpatient infusion therapies followed by maintenance treatments from time to time as needed by the patient.

The opportunity to provide some relief from depression, anxiety and fear may be a great gift for many facing death. And for those who are particularly struggling it may be especially welcome.

Dr. Allison Wells


About Me, Dr Allison Wells: I started Lone Star Infusion to provide infusion therapies – focused on ketamine infusion therapy and focused principally on Houston and surrounding areas of Texas. I am a licensed, board-certified anesthesiologist. I am super passionate about being a partner in helping people feel their best with evidence-based medicine.

An Important Disclaimer: The information in this and other blog posts represents my informed opinion or the opinion of others, and does not constitute medical advice and should not be relied upon to make decisions regarding medical care. To address the specific details of your medical conditions and treatments please speak with your doctors.

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