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Luna is latin for moon. The moon is often used as a symbol of our subconscious, our dreams, and our intuition.
At Luna, our mission is to empower individuals to reach a higher level of consciousness and facilitate their journey towards inner healing. We believe that true transformation begins from within, and by embracing the power of self-awareness, self-compassion, and self-discovery, individuals can unlock their full potential and live a life of purpose, fulfillment, and harmony. 
Welcome to our warm and welcoming practice. We look forward to helping YOU, awaken YOU

  • What is Ketamine?
    Ketamine is a dissociative anesthetic medication used in many clinical settings. Originally created for use in general anesthesia, ketamine has evolved into a remarkable treatment for mental health conditions and chronic pain. Dissociation is a psychological state where a person's thoughts, feelings, and experiences become disconnected from their own sense of self or reality. Ketamine, an anesthetic medication, induces dissociative effects at subanesthetic doses when administered in a controlled clinical setting.
  • What is Ketamine Infusion Therapy (KIT)?
    Ketamine Infusion Therapy (KIT) is the delivery of a sub-anesthetic dose of ketamine through an intravenous (IV) infusion or intramuscular (IM) injection. KIT has been used to treat depression, anxiety, PTSD, chronic pain, and other mood disorders. At Luna Mindful Infusions, we use KIT to provide a safe and effective treatment option for those suffering from mental health issues.
  • How does Ketamine work?
    Ketamine primarily works on the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptors, which is a receptor for the main excitatory neurotransmitter, glutamate. Glutamate makes up about 90% of the neurotransmitters in the brain. Other key players are serotonin and norepinephrine which only comprise 2-3 % of the neurotransmitters. Unlike antidepressants, which work on the serotonin and norepinephrine pathways, ketamine works on the glutamate pathway. Overactive glutamate receptors may be linked to long term depression, and ketamine works by blocking those receptors. Stress can cause loss of neural connections in the brain, resulting in depression. Ketamine infusions help repair the structural damage and restore the brain’s intrinsic connections within hours.
  • What Does A Ketamine Experience Feel Like?
    A ketamine infusion typically produces a feeling of relaxation and sedation that is often described as a "floating" sensation. Patients often report feeling calm and peaceful during the infusion, as well as a sense of well-being. Some people may experience mild visual or auditory hallucinations, but these usually fade away after the infusion is complete. Most people report a very pleasant experience during therapeutic ketamine infusions. You may feel a euphoric dreamlike state. Each person has a slightly different experience with ketamine. The day before your infusion, we suggest: Limiting social media and the news. Watch only positive things. Listen to music that makes you happy. Meditate. Try to prepare your thoughts and set your intentions. During the infusion, some find it very helpful to listen to calm, connecting music. Wear a mask and headphones. Bring your own headphones. We provide Sonos speakers in each infusion room if you would like us to play music for you.
  • What is the cost of Treatments?
    Intravenous (IV) Ketamine (1 hour) Single Infusion & Boosters: $385 Initial Series of 6 Infusions: $2100 ($350 each) Intramuscular (IM) Ketamine Single Injection: $260 Add-on Injection: $50 Pain IV Ketamine (3-4 hours) Each Infusion: $1000 NAD+ 250/500/1000 $250/$400/$700 IV Hydration Fluids: Hydration Only: $50-$90 Hydration with Vitamins & Minerals: $130- $170 Add-On Injections (Toradol, Zofran, Etc.): $30
  • What Should I Bring To My Ketamine Infusion?
    We suggest bringing any items from home that may make your experience comfortable and enjoyable. Wear comfortable layers (we will need access to your arm for IV). We will provide you with a blanket, eye mask, and a Sonos speaker. Feel free to bring your own personal: Headphones Blanket Eye-mask
  • Can I Drive After My Ketamine Infusion?
    No. We recommend you do not drive, operate machinery, or make important decisions until the following day. Please arrange to have a driver on infusion days. Rides for Seniors: Health Force of Georgia and Uber Health have combined forces to provide safe, reliable medical transportation for seniors who are Health Force of Georgia clients in metro Atlanta. https://healthforcega.com/uber-health-transportation-for-seniors/
  • Can I Eat Before My Ketamine Infusion?
    Because ketamine can cause nausea in some people, we recommend you do not eat for 2-4 hours prior to your infusion. You may drink water up before your infusion. Be sure to hydrate the day before your infusion as well as for 72 hours after. Ketamine loves water.
  • What Are The Most Common Side Effects Of Ketamine?
    Dissociations Nausea High blood pressure We have medications to help prevent and mitigate any negative side effects.
  • What If I Experience Side Effects?
    If you experience uncomfortable side effects, we will titrate or turn off the infusion. It may take between 15-20 minutes to feel back to normal, but the effects begin wearing off quickly. We have medications to treat nausea, blood pressure, or any issues that might arise.
  • What Makes KIT Different From Other Psychotropic Medications?
    Ketamine infusion therapy is unique in that it works differently than many other medications. It works on a different set of neurotransmitters in the brain, which helps it to have a more rapid and longer-lasting effect. This makes it an effective treatment for depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues. It also helps to reduce pain and inflammation. Unlike many other medications, ketamine infusion therapy does not have a habit-forming potential and is generally well tolerated.
  • Why Is Ketamine Administered IV?
    When administered as an IV infusion, ketamine is 100% bioavailable. Infusions can be titrated and tailored to the client’s needs. If any negative side effects occur, the infusion can be immediately stopped and the effect begins to wear off quickly. If ketamine is ingested as a pill, it goes through the first pass hepatic effect, making it less than 20% bioavailable. Intramuscular (IM) ketamine is approximately 90% bioavailable, however the dose given cannot be stopped or reversed. Intranasal ketamine is around 40-50% bioavailable. The dose administered cannot be reversed.
  • How Many Sessions Will I Need?
    Mental Health We recommend a series of 6 infusions with booster infusions (if needed). There are 2 protocols and we will work with you to determine which is best for you. The most current recommendation developed by Actify Neuropathies is showing longer lasting results compared to the original protocol. New Protocol: Week 1: 2 infusions Week 2: 2 infusions Week 3: 1 infusions Week 4: 1 infusions Original Protocol: 6 initial infusions given 3 x a week over 2 weeks. Pain Protocol: Ketamine infusions for pain are most effective when given as subsequent 5-10 infusions over a 5-15 day timeframe.
  • How Long Are Infusions?
    Mental Health infusions are about 1 hour Pain infusions are 3-4 hours. It typically takes 15-30 minutes after the infusion to feel like you can get up to use the bathroom. We will make sure you are safe to leave prior to discharge.
  • How Soon Will I See Results From My Sessions?
    Everyone is different and responds differently to treatments. Generally speaking, most patients begin to feel the effects of ketamine treatment within the first session. However, the degree of improvement and how long it lasts can vary from patient to patient. It is important to discuss your individual goals and expectations with us so we can best tailor a treatment plan that works for you. We cannot guarantee results, but most people experience results that they are very happy with.
  • Can I Get Addicted To Ketamine Therapy?
    The low-dose infusions used for depression and mood disorders have not been shown to be addictive.
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