Holistic Ketamine Mental & Emotional Therapy

If you could cure being sad, would you?

If you could enjoy life to the fullest, would you want to?

This is your life, you should enjoy it. Are you or someone you loving suffering from burn out, depression, anxiety, PTSD, or addictive behavior patterns?

Enter Holistic Mental & Emotional Ketamine Treatments

Many of us have either experienced depression, are experiencing depression, or have seen a close loved one suffer with depression, which often coexists with anxiety disorders. Decades long prescriptions of anti-depressants is not uncommon and still with an overall feeling of melancholy and lack of joy in life. What if there was another answer, another approach, wouldn’t that be worth looking into?

Mental & Emotional Behavior Facts

Rapidly Rising

For the first time ever mental health statistics are changing monthly, let’s try to reverse the direction it’s changing in.

Gut Health

95% of serotonin, a major mood influencing hormone, is produced in the small intestine.

Crippling Disability

Depression is the leading cause of disability in the United States among people between the ages of 15 and 44.

Traditional Treatments

It is estimated that up to 30% of patients with depression do not respond at all to traditional depression treatments medications.

 32.8%

americans suffer from Depression

2x

more Women Suffer From Depression

1 in 5

adults experience mental illness

Mental and Emotional Treatments That Work - Fast

Ketamine is actually safer than most prescribed antidepressants on the market, and has been shown to be more effective than these drugs. Ketamine has been proven to work within hours of being taken.

How It Works

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When starting your program we will gather physiological measurements of your body to understand what is holistically affecting your mood and emotional well being. This includes micronutrient deficiencies, hormones, and information pertaining to your overall gut health. A mind body interview will be conducted to help get to the core of the issue and identify an intention for healing.

02


Gut health is connected to brain and mood health, each program also has 2 Angel of Water Colon Hydrotherapy sessions. Clients will be given a detox to decrease inflammation and increase overall body and brain function. An individual supplement protocol will be built to go with each persons specific needs. 


03


Starting your renewing journey, we ask our participants to think of an intention and give some time and space for them to share and explore that, before grounding down and tuning in. During your personalized ketamine journey participants lie back, usually with a cozy blanket, eye mask, and headphones playing an expansive and relaxing specially made playlist. During the session from time to time vibrational instruments will be played to enhance the experience, the participant is given full attention and space is held for them to have their experience. 

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The participant and Dr will come to a decision as to when the participant is ready to graduated to group ketamine sessions, where you can start to grow community and together our healing power is synergized. Group is still a very individual and an internal process. Participants will be invited to participate in community events which is included and encouraged. Community promotes a sense of love and intimacy which encourages healing. More community involvement leads to less illness and social support is scientifically proven to provide a buffer for stress. Creating community encourages healthy  lifestyle behaviors.

Real Success Stories

Ben speaks about his experience with overcoming addiction and depression with the Holistic Ketamine Therapy.

Benjamin

Ketamine Therapy Client

Elizabeth speaks about her experience with the Holistic Ketamine Therapy and how it has helped her feel more at peace with herself. 

Elizabeth

Ketamine Therapy Client

Sarah speaks about her experience with the Holistic Ketamine Therapy and how it has helped her overcome anxiety and depression.

Sarah

Ketamine Therapy Client

Dr. Melanie Icard


Dr. Melanie created Butterfly Holistic Center out of a desire to be healthy for her son, having lost her mother to cancer as a child. Her father had always been a bit of a health nut and helped guide her into naturopathic medicine, already being trained in traditional medicine as a respiratory therapist.

She serendipitously ran into regenerative medicine and was amazed by its healing ability and that led to many more seminars and mentors that produce the wide variety of services offered at Butterfly Holistic Center. Melanie's pure love of learning and healing continues to fuel the center's ongoing improvement to offer their community the absolute best in holistic and regenerative medicine.

A main focus of Butterfly Holistic Center is the feeling of it, connection and community is really important. Creating a safe, friendly, welcoming, relaxing space for people to come and do their healing or aesthetic work.

We offer community events that introduce people to different healing practices and create more community.

We're very happy to help people heal from current disease states or just be in their best optimal health and do preventative healthcare.

Frequently asked questions

What is Ketamine?

Ketamine is categorized as a “dissociative anesthetic”; sub-anesthetic doses allow for exploration of levels of consciousness. Ketamine was approved in the 1970's to be used as a safe and effective sedative agent in children and adults as an anesthetic. In the 2000's medical professionals began noticing and studying Ketamine's ability to rapidly alleviate depression and suicidal thoughts. It has been shown to be very effective and much faster acting in treatment resistant depression than any other standards of care and is also shown to have notable anti-suicide properties. Studies show it has longer lasting effects than anti-depressant prescription therapy.

How does Ketamine work? 

Clinical studies demonstrate that depression is associated with the reduced size of brain regions that regulate mood and cognition, including the prefrontal cortex, and decreased neuronal synapses in these areas. Ketamine works by increasing the neurotransmitter glutamate in the frontal cortex of the brain. Glutamate is the major excitatory neurotransmitter in the nervous system. The reason Ketamine works so quickly is because Ketamine bypasses the traditional serotonin route of prescription drugs and goes directly to activating glutamate. It increases synapses in the brain, assisting your brain to develop patterns that lead to sustained depression relief. It promotes behavioral resilience, avoiding the patterns of depression. 

What can Ketamine treat?

Major depression, bipolar depression, postpartum depression, or dysthymia could benefit from Ketamine infusions. Research has also shown that Ketamine can also be effective in treating Fibromyalgia, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and suicidal ideation. In addition, ketamine shows promise in alleviating symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and a number of anxiety disorders.

What is Ketamine's success rate in treating depression?

According to research studies, infusions of Ketamine to treat depression can be effective for 60-80 % of individuals. Although the effects of Ketamine usually last for several weeks, after a complete treatment people have seen results for months.

Do I need a referral from my primary care physician?

No, any licensed mental health care professional can treat you.

Can I eat and/or drink prior to my infusion?

Please avoid solid foods and/or milk for 6 hours prior to your ketamine infusion. You may drink water up until 2 hours before your infusion. Absolutely avoid alcohol or the use of any illicit drugs. These substances are extremely dangerous in combination with ketamine.

Is Ketamine covered by insurance? 

Most insurance companies do not cover the actual administration of ketamine treatment. There are in house financing available. 

Is Ketamine treatment permanent?

Ketamine does not need to be taken continuously over many years to treat depression like prescribed antidepressants. Ketamine sessions occur a few times a week over the course of 2 to 3 weeks. Clients will see quick or immediate results following the first session, and symptom relief may last many months after treatment has ended. Clients often return for occasional booster treatments to prolong the effectiveness of the treatment.

Are there side effects to Ketamine? 

It is common to feel certain effects during or immediately after treatment such as feeling relaxed, floating sensations, or mild hallucinations. Most Clients report the treatment to be pleasant or calming, and all side effects will diminish quickly. 

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