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Light Therapy Bowling Green KY

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 Bowling Green that give access to light therapy as well as advice and content on ultraviolet light and photodynamic therapy.

The Medical Center Sleep Center The Medical Center at Bowling Green
(270) 796-6559
825 Second Avenue E
Bowling Green, KY
Doctors Refferal
No
Insurance
Insurance: All Major Plans
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Wesley Hsien Chou, MD
(270) 783-3313
Bowling Green, KY
Specialties
Neurology, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Natl Taiwan Univ Coll Of Med, Taipei, Taiwan (385-02 Prior 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Greenview Reg Hosp, Bowling Green, Ky; Medical Center Bowling Green, Bowling Green, Ky; Mediplex Rehab Hospital, Bowling Green, Ky; Dunlap Mem Hosp, Orrville, Oh
Group Practice: Graves Gilbert Clinic

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Sleep Center of Kentuckiana
(502) 964-2440
7926 Preston Highway
Louisville, KY
Ages Seen
7 years - elderly

Norton Sleep Disorders Center at Old Brownsboro Crossing
(502) 394-6370
4950 Norton Healthcare Boulevard
Louisville, KY
Ages Seen
> 12

Sleep Disorders Center Pikeville Medical Center
(606) 433-4962
60 Main Street
Whitesburg, KY
Ages Seen
13 years and up

The Physicians Center for Sleep Disorders
(270) 781-8420
350 Park Street; the Medical Arts Building
Bowling Green, KY
Doctors Refferal
No
Ages Seen
2+ years
Insurance
Insurance: All major plans
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Walter Richard Warren, MD
(270) 842-1332
546 Park St
Bowling Green, KY
Specialties
Neurology, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1972

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UK HealthCare Good Samaritan Hospital University of Kentucky
(859) 226-7026
310 S. Limestone Street
Lexington, KY
Doctors Refferal
Not necessary
Ages Seen
2 years and up
Insurance
Insurance: Call center for clarification
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

The Medical Center Sleep Center The Medical Center at Bowling Green
(270) 796-6559
825 Second Avenue E
Bowling Green, KY
Doctors Refferal
No
Insurance
Insurance: All Major Plans
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Hardin Memorial Hospital Sleep Disorders Cener Hardin Memorial Hospital
(270) 706-5691
913 N. Dixie Avenue
Elizabethtown, KY
Ages Seen
6years and up

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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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