Ketamine & Mental Health

Feya Health is a pioneer in psychedelic assisted psychotherapy

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The History of Ketamine

Ketamine is an anesthetic. It is a preferred choice in operating rooms and clinical settings today due to its excellent safety profile. First approved by the US Food & Drug Administration in 1970, Ketamine was originally brought to market as a safer alternative to existing anesthetics.

Ketamine is approved for therapeutic use in the US and Canada.

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Ketamine & Mental Health

At the start of the 21st century, ketamine was found to be remarkably effective as an antidepressant when administered in low doses.

Unlike traditional antidepressants which can take weeks to make an impact, Ketamine can rapidly reduce depressive symptoms within two hours of administration, and this relief can be sustained for up to two weeks following just a single dose.

Ketamine triggers neuroplasticity (a state when your brain can more easily learn, change and adapt), allowing the brain to make new connectionsand disconnect from old patterns of thinking, which contribute to mental health symptoms. This creates a temporary window for establishing new habits, thought patterns, and perceptions.

Why use Ketamine for Therapy?

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It is Safe

Ketamine has been studied as an anaesthetic for over 50 years.


Proven to work

Ketamine has been proven to provide rapid and sustained relief for many mental health symptoms.

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It is Legal & Ethical

Ketamine is approved for therapeutic use in the US and Canada.

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Predictable & Fast Acting

Ketamine takes effect in minutes, and only lasts for about 45-90 minutes.

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Highly Customizable

Dosage is personalized throughout treatment, customized just for you.

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Proven Sustainable Results

Clinical research studies have shown that Ketamine in combination with Psychotherapy results in sustainable changes

Frequently asked questions.

Is ketamine a psychedelic?

Although ketamine works on different parts of the brain than classic psychedelics like psilocybin, the experiences on ketamine can be very similar.

Is ketamine safe?

Ketamine has been used safely as an anesthetic for over 50 years at doses much higher than we use at Feya Health.

As with any drug, if misused or abused, there can be risks associated with ketamine, but the harm to those who use it and the people around them is actually lower than other commonly used recreational drugs such as alcohol, tobacco and cannabis.3

When taken infrequently under clinical supervision, the risks for addiction and adverse reactions are extremely low, and the potential for harm is greatly minimized.

How is ketamine taken at Feya Health?

Based on regional regulations, clients will either consume a ketamine lozenge that dissolves under the tongue.

The medicine is prescribed and administered by a healthcare professional.

At Feya Health, our medical and therapeutic teams are there to support clients through their ketamine experience.

How does ketamine feel?

A sense of sacredness, a deeply felt positive mood, a transcendence of space and time, and ineffability – the core components of a mystical experience – can all apply to a ketamine exploration. However, ketamine’s effect is highly personal and depends on a person’s mindset and the setting of their experience.

Generally, clients report:

  • Sense of calm
  • Feelings of awe or joy
  • Tingling sensations
  • Slightly elevated heart rate
  • Altered sense of time and space
  • In higher doses, reduced awareness of the physical body or “out of body” experience
Are there ketamine side effects?

The most common reported side effect is nausea, which is felt in less than 5% of people. To minimize this, we ask our clients to fast beforehand. We can also administer anti-nausea medication before and during your session to reduce any discomfort.

Other side effects, which are temporary and only arise in 10% of people, include:

  • Headache
  • Elevated heart rate
  • Drowsiness, light-headedness, dizziness
  • Increased blood pressure

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