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Light Therapy Ann Arbor MI

Light therapy helps with the treatment of skin disorders, sleep disorders, psychiatric disorders, seasonal affective disorders, wound healing, Parkinson's disease and more. See below for local businesses in Ann Arbor that give access to light therapy as well as advice and content on ultraviolet light and photodynamic therapy.

Michigan Heart Sleep Center
(734) 622-8460
760 W Eisenhower Parkway
Ann Arbor, MI
Ages Seen

Sleep Well Centers, LLC.*
(734) 213-6220
24 Frank Lloyd Wright Drive
Ann Arbor, MI
Ages Seen
16 and above

Midwest Center for Sleep Disorders
(810) 225-7595
10415 E. Grand River Avenue
Brighton, MI
Ages Seen

Life Care Sleep and Health Center - Marshall
(517) 323-9624
401 E. Michigan Avenue
Marshall, MI
Ages Seen
5 years +

Marlette Regional Hospital Sleep Lab*
(989) 635-4337
2770 Main Street
Marlette, MI
Ages Seen
16-99 years

St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Sleep Disorder Center St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Health Systems
(734) 712-4849
5302 E. Huron River Drive
Ann Arbor, MI
Doctors Refferal
Ages Seen
3 years and up
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Michigan Institute for Sleep Medicine Providence Park Medical Center
(248) 465-4290
47601 Grand River Avenue
Novi, MI
Ages Seen
18 years and up

William Thomas Allen, MD
(248) 380-4290
47601 Grand River Ave
Novi, MI
Sleep Medicine
Medical School: Mi State Univ Coll Of Human Med, East Lansing Mi 48824
Graduation Year: 1974

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Life Care Sleep and Health Center Lansing
(517) 323-9624
7200 W. Saginaw Highway
Lansing, MI
Ages Seen
5 -105
Insurance: PHP, PPOM, BCBS, BCN, Tricare, Aetna, Cigna,
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

B G Tricounty Neurology & Sleep Clinic PC
(586) 983-3666
31150 Hoover Road
Warren, MI
Doctors Refferal
No, unless required by your insurance
Ages Seen
11 years and up
Insurance: All
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

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Light Therapy

 Light Therapy 

Circadian Rhythm

From the Latin circa (about) dies (a day), the circadian rhythm is the twenty-four-hour cycle of light/dark, wakefulness/sleep to which most human physiologic processes are set. At regular intervals each day, the body tends to become hungry, tired, active, listless, energized. Body temperature, heart-beat, blood pressure, hormone levels, and urine flow rise and fall in this relatively predictable, rhythmic pattern - a pattern initiated and governed by exposure to sunlight and darkness.

Experiments where humans were placed in isolation chambers, cut off from all potential environmental cues, have shown that, in the absence of natural daylight, rhythms are still maintained. But in the absence of the day light, the rhythms tend to deviate from 24 hours. For instance, the rhythms was found to expand to 24-30 hours, thus disrupting the biological processes over a long period of time.

The fact that animals and humans can continue to function according to daily and annual rhythms in the absence of external environmental stimuli means that animals and humans possess some kind of biological clock, which act as a backup mechanism in case it cannot get the proper stimuli from the natural events such as sunshine.

This behavior can be illustrated by our clocks. Let us say, our clock is running slow. Over a period of time, the clock may lag the actual time because of this defect. Usually, we will reset the clock when it gets far out of sync by other external stimuli like a radio or phone time. Now, if we do not have access to this external synchronizing signal, the clock can get far out of line with the reality. Our body clocks functions the same way. The biological clock can keep the time; but in the absence of correction from the day/light cycle provided by the sun, the biological clock tend go out of sync affecting our physical and mental health. A similar thing happens when we travel across time zones; we tend to experience what is known as "jet lag".

However, in the absence of natural light our body clocks may lose or gain a little time. This in turn could lead to the desynchronization of different rhythms. For example, in the absence of sufficient environmental light the sleep-wake and associated rest-activity rhythms may lengthen to a cycle of between 30 and 48 hours, while the temperature rhythm may remain at a period of, say, 25 hours. Such desynchronization of the body's intricate rhythms is suspected to trigger problems: hormonal imbalances, sleep disorders and mood disturbances.

Circannual Rhythm

Circannual rhythm is the annual or yearly cycle used by all living things.

Circaseptan Rhythm

Circaseptan rhythm is a seven-day cycle in which the biological processes of life, including disease symptoms and development, resolve. Many physicians believe that transplant patients tend to have more rejection episodes seven, f...

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