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Light Therapy Columbus OH

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

The Sleep Disorders Center at Nationwide Children's Hospital Nationwide Children's Hospital
(614) 722-4621
700 Children''s Drive
Columbus, OH
Ages Seen
0-21 years

Mid Ohio Sleep Center
(614) 586-0668
2760 Airport Drive
Columbus, OH
Doctors Refferal
Only if required by insurance
Ages Seen
>17 years
Insurance
Insurance: Most all
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Ohio Health Sleep Services Riverside Riverside Methodist Hospital
(614) 566-4283
3545 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, OH
Ages Seen
13+

Ohio Health Sleep Services At Grant
(614) 566-9895
285 East State Street
Columbus, OH
Ages Seen
13+

Ohio Health Sleep Services on Flint Road
(614) 848-4198
7811 Flint Road
Columbus, OH
Doctors Refferal
Preferred but not required
Ages Seen
13 and up
Insurance
Insurance: All major insurance carriers
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

The Ohio State University Sleep Disorders Center The Ohio State University Medical Center
(614) 257-2500
1492 E. Broad Street
Columbus, OH
Ages Seen
13+

OhioHealth Sleep Services on Bethel Road
(614) 340-3832
974 Bethel Road
Columbus, OH
Ages Seen
13+

Ohio Health Sleep Services at Upper Arlington
(614) 246-0285
1810 Mackenzie Drive
Columbus, OH
Ages Seen
2+

Capitol Sleep Medicine
(614) 317-9990
2441 Old Stringtown Road
Grove City, OH
Doctors Refferal
No
Ages Seen
14 years and up
Insurance
Insurance: All
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Ohio Sleep Medicine and Neuroscience Institute Inc.
(614) 766-0773
4975 Bradenton Avenue
Dublin, OH
Doctors Refferal
May be necessary depending upon insurance
Ages Seen
All ages
Insurance
Insurance: Please call our office with Insurance quesitons.
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: No

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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