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Light Therapy Chandler AZ

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

Desert Pulmonary Consultants Sleep and Diagnostic Center
(480) 917-1996
2730 S. Val Vista Drive
Gilbert, AZ
Ages Seen
16+

Valley Oximetry Sleep Disorders Center
(480) 830-3900
4555 E. Inverness
Mesa, AZ
Doctors Refferal
Required for Testing
Ages Seen
1 month - geriatric
Insurance
Insurance: Accept most insurances, call for specific information.
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Valley Oximetry Sleep Disorders Center
(480) 830-3900
4141 N. 32nd Street
Phoenix, AZ
Ages Seen
1 month-geriatric

Bernard Edward Levine, MD
(602) 258-4951
1112 E McDowell Rd
Phoenix, AZ
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1959

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Mayo Clinic Hospital Sleep Disorders Center Mayo Clinic Hospital
(480) 342-1018
5777 E. Mayo Boulevard
Phoenix, AZ
Ages Seen
16+

Banner Desert Sleep Disorders Center Banner Desert Medical Center
(480) 512-3684
2225 W. Southern Avenue
Mesa, AZ
Doctors Refferal
Yes
Ages Seen
Newborn and Up
Insurance
Insurance: All
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Banner Baywood Sleep Disorders Center Banner Baywood Medical Center
(480) 321-4224
6644 E. Baywood Avenue
Mesa, AZ
Doctors Refferal
Required
Ages Seen
18 years and up
Insurance
Insurance: Most major carriers. Check with your insurance for your
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Paul Robert Barnard, MD
(602) 962-1650
3303 E Baseline Rd Ste 208
Gilbert, AZ
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Banner Mesa Med Ctr, Mesa, Az; Banner Desert Med Ctr, Mesa, Az; Valley Lutheran Hosp, Mesa, Az
Group Practice: Desert Pulmonary Consultants

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David Michael Baratz, MD
(602) 239-5961
1112 E McDowell Rd
Phoenix, AZ
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Az Coll Of Med, Tucson Az 85724
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Good Samaritan Reg Med Ctr, Phoenix, Az; Phoenix Baptist Hosp Med Ctr, Phoenix, Az; Thunderbird Samaritan Med Ctr, Glendale, Az
Group Practice: Pulmonary Associates

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Sleep Center of Yuma
(928) 726-7106
2110 W. 24th Street
Yuma, AZ
Ages Seen
5 & Up

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Light Therapy

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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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