Treatment and TestingInvictus Institute of Colorado offers the treatments and diagnostics listed below. We believe that patients should be treated in a comprehensive manner that addresses the root cause of symptoms rather than the symptoms themselves. All treatments and diagnostic procedures will be administered by a licensed medical professional.
Treatment and Testing
Invictus Institute of Colorado offers the treatments and diagnostics listed below. We believe that patients should be treated in a comprehensive manner rather than the symptoms themselves. All treatments and diagnostic procedures will be administered by a licensed medical professional.
BLOOD TESTING & QSPECT SCANS
After the initial consult, each patient will receive a full blood panel workup. In addition to evaluating their overall health, the blood panel will identify any hormone or nutritional deficiencies as well as any previously unknown food allergies.
Following the blood panel, our new patients will undergo neuroimaging via quantitative single-photon emission computed tomography(QSPECT) through our partner Cerescan.
As the nation’s leader in functional brain imaging QSPECT, CereScan’s technology can see what traditional imaging like MRI often misses. By looking at how the brain functions through qSPECT brain imaging, CereScan helps provide new information so you can receive a more targeted treatment plan.
Following a review of the QSPECT images, patients will begin to move through our pillars of care.
HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY (HRT)
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is among the most common ailments sustained by human beings. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that over 1.7 million Americans suffer from TBI each year. Caused by bumps, jolts or blows to the head, they range from mild to severe.
Inflammation resulting from TBI can lead to hormonal imbalances in the brain. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) works to rebalance both the body and brain by restoring hormones to their desired, pre-trauma levels.
Ketamine Infusion Therapy
Depression is a potentially crippling condition that affects the lives of millions. The Anxiety and Depression Association of America estimates that 18.1% of the United States population suffers from depression each year. The traditional treatment protocol for depression is to prescribe a selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitor (SSRI). SSRIs often take effect after a number of weeks and have an effective treatment rate of 20-40%.
Ketamine may well be the missing link in the treatment of depression. Unlike traditional methods, a ketamine infusion can curb symptoms of depression in as little as 30 minutes.The Invictus Institute not only employs ketamine infusion therapy to alleviate these symptoms, but also to lay a foundation on which other treatments can build.
High Oxygen Hyperbaric Therapy
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a process in which a patient enters a chamber which is then pressurized from 1.5 to 3 atmospheres absolute (ATA) whereas a person standing outside at sea level is at 1 ATA. Once at pressure, the patient breathes in pure oxygen for a period of 60-90 minutes. The increased pressure causes a greater diffusion of oxygen into their bloodstream.
Among the benefits of this higher oxygenation of the bloodstream are the creation of new blood vessels and an increase in the production of progenitor cells. Like a stem cell, a progenitor cell has a tendency to differentiate into a specific type of cell. Unlike a stem cell, it is already more specific and is pushed to differentiate into its “target cell,” meaning that it can only divide a limited number of times.
Traditional psychological therapy is a key component of our treatment strategy.Our therapists use evidence-based approaches such as CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), and experiential therapies. The intervention of drug therapy is significantly effective, but when employed in conjunction with psychological therapy the positive effects of both can be maximized.