BioReboot for Brain Optimization

The BioReboot’s back-to-back treatments reset your sympathetic nervous system to pre-stress levels and boost your brain’s neuroplasticity.

Our fight-or-flight responses were not designed to withstand the never-ending cycle of stress in modern life. A BioReboot can help your nervous system stay calm and your brain stay sharp.

Optimize brain performance in one efficient treatment.1

Dual Sympathetic Block

Reset your Sympathetic Nervous System

IV Ketamine Therapy

Improve Neural Communication
Chronic stress doesn’t just affect your emotional wellbeing, it can have a lasting impact on your cognitive performance.
Numerous studies have shown that chronic stress impairs the prefrontal cortex, which is the area of the brain that carries out your higher order thinking abilities.
37% of people with elevated stress levels are more likely to have poor cognitive performance.2,3
When the brain perceives a threat, it activates a fight-or-flight response, releasing hormones like cortisol and adrenaline. 4
This automatic response is designed to help us stay safe in the face of life-threatening danger, but over time has evolved to include non-life threatening stressors that have become synonymous with modern life: work, finances, family and social pressures.
The trouble starts when the brain continuously sounds the alarm, keeping our sympathetic nervous systems locked in a fight-or-flight perma-state.
Stress
Cognitive Performance

Rediscover your edge at work,
reclaim your calm at home.

Dual Sympathetic Block

A minimally-invasive anesthetic that resets the sympathetic nervous system back to baseline levels.

Using advanced ultrasound imaging, a board-certified physician administers a local anesthetic into nerve bundles in the neck that are linked to the brain’s Amygdala, which regulates the fight-or-flight response.

The block gives a heightened sympathetic nervous system time to rest and reset at pre-stress or pre-trauma levels.

IV Ketamine Therapy

A dissociative anesthetic that can rapidly relieve symptoms of depression and anxiety.

Chronic stress and depression have been shown to alter the neurotransmitter glutamate, making it more difficult for neurons to communicate. Ketamine triggers the production of Glutamate and the protein BDNF to stimulate neuroplasticity in the brain and improve neural communication. 5,6 By inducing neuroplasticity, ketamine infusions can also help people break free from depressive and anxious thought patterns.

What to Expect During Your BioReboot

Step 1. 20-Minute Dual Sympathetic Block
The Dual Sympathetic Block first resets your sympathetic nervous system, giving your body a chance to calm down and rest after experiencing prolonged stress in a heightened fight-or-flight state.
Step 2. 60-Minute IV Ketamine Therapy
With an agitated sympathetic nervous system no longer standing in your way, you can fully relax into a profound ketamine IV experience. Ketamine can improve your brain’s neuroplasticity and also induce a dissociative experience that can be immensely helpful for discovering subconscious insights.

Experience rapid improvements in your day-to-day performance and general well-being.

Better
Sleep
Stabilized
Mood
Sharper
Focus
Acute
Judgment
Improved
Memory
Enhanced
Reasoning

Common FAQs

The Dual Sympathetic Block is an evolved version of the Stellate Ganglion Block. The Dual Sympathetic technique was developed by the Stella Center’s Dr. Eugene Lipov. As a Hudson Mind advisor, Dr. Lipov personally trained our physicians in this technique. This technique has been proven to be more effective than the single-site technique utilized by most clinicians, most recently in a 2020 study.

A 2023 clinical study led by Dr. Sean Mulvaney found that 75.5% of patients with severe anxiety demonstrated clinically meaningful improvement 1 month after their Stellate Ganglion Block treatment. 7
The Generalized Anxiety Disorder questionnaire (GAD-7) was used to assess changes in baseline anxiety among all of the patients included in the study. The treatment resulted in a decrease of GAD-7 scores of over twice the minimal clinically important difference in treating anxiety for at least 1 month following SGB.

Alleviation of symptoms following treatment are typically immediate within 24 hours, and last anywhere from several months to several years. Each person has a different response to these blocks, however studies demonstrate meaningful improvements up to 3-6 months after the procedure. We encourage you to continue therapy during this period of time.
The Block is administered as an injection, so you will feel it. If it makes you feel more comfortable, you can also request conscious sedation. Any pain really depends on your pain tolerance, but we do everything we can to make you feel as relaxed as possible throughout the experience.
Following your Dual Sympathetic Block treatment, you will experience a temporary eye drooping and redness, congestion, and extra warmth in your face and arm. Don’t worry – these effects are expected and are a positive sign that the block is in the correct place. These symptoms typically last for 6-8 hours.

Other side effects may include hoarseness and difficulty swallowing. These usually resolve within hours as well. Our team uses two different imaging techniques to ensure accurate placement.
Yes! Dual Sympathetic Blocks work well in conjunction with other treatments, like talk therapy or many of our other Interventional Mental Health services. You may find that this treatment actually accelerates your progression in therapy, because the reset of your sympathetic nervous system encourages a new sense of calm. In a calm state, you may be able to recall past traumatic events without feeling as though you are reliving and without sparking a fear response.
The Block does not remove your “fight-or-flight” response, or stop you from being able to recognize danger. Rather, this treatment softens your instinct down to an appropriate level that is manageable instead of overactive.
A board-certified physician.
Our ketamine treatments are overseen by board-certified physicians and ICU-trained physician assistants help to administer the ketamine.
  • Recent myocardial infarction 8
  • Anticoagulated patients or coagulopathy
  • Glaucoma
  • Pre-existing counter lateral nerve palsy
  • Severe emphysema
  • Cardiac conduction block
  • History of Lyme Disease
  • Currently Taking Blood Thinners
  • Psychological contraindications
  • Schizophrenia
  • History of suicidal ideation
  • Active mania
  • Hypomania (as seen in bipolar disorder)
  • Physiological contraindications
  • High blood pressure
  • Abnormal heart rate
  • Pregnant or currently breastfeeding
  • Glaucoma
  • *certain medications
Bad trips are rare, but it is always possible that your journey may not feel pleasant. For some people, bad trips can feel like being trapped in a dark space while others relive their past traumas. If you feel at all anxious about your journey, rest assured that you will not be left alone. We regularly check in during your infusion and there is a call button available if you need assistance. Stopping or slowing the infusion is also always an option.
Traces of ketamine may be detected in your urine sample for about two weeks, in your blood for four days, and in your hair follicles for up to 90 days. It’s important to note that a chemical trace is not the same as chemical activity. The dissociative feelings induced by the treatment will wear off after about two hours.
Everyone’s experience is different. But you’ll likely feel calm and uplifted following a treatment. You might feel the dissociative effects of the ketamine for up to two hours after the infusion. Some people report feeling a bit light-headed and nauseous—especially when they are new to ketamine.

Pricing

Contact concierge@hudson.health for pricing.
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