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Light Therapy Concord NC

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

Sleep Medicine Services at Northeast Medical Center CMC-NorthEast Inc.
(704) 403-1136
130 Lake Concord Road
Concord, NC
Ages Seen
> 15

The Sleep Center at Southpark Charlotte Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat Associates PA
(704) 295-3000
6300 Morrison Boulevard
Charlotte, NC
Ages Seen
8 years and up

Presbyterian Center for Sleep Disorders Novant Health
(704) 384-6225
1900 Randolph Road
Charlotte, NC
Doctors Refferal
Yes
Ages Seen
>1.5 years
Insurance
Insurance: All
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Carolinas Sleep Services - University
(704) 510-9900
10320 Mallard Creek Road
Charlotte, NC
Doctors Refferal
Yes
Ages Seen
>12
Insurance
Insurance: All
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Southeastern Sleep Disorders Center of Salem Chest Specialists
(336) 659-9431
2928 Maplewood Avenue
Winston-Salem, NC
Ages Seen
13 and up

Carolinas Sleep Services - University
(704) 510-9900
10320 Mallard Creek Road
Charlotte, NC
Doctors Refferal
Yes
Ages Seen
>12
Insurance
Insurance: All
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Rowan Sleep Health Novant Medical Group
(704) 210-7861
911 W. Henderson Street
Salisbury, NC
Doctors Refferal
Necessary
Ages Seen
14-105
Insurance
Insurance: Most Major Carriers
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Dennis Le Roy Hill, MD
(704) 637-3145
911 W Henderson St Ste L30
Salisbury, NC
Specialties
Neurology, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Southern Ca Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90033
Graduation Year: 1966
Hospital
Hospital: Iredell Memorial Hospital, Statesville, Nc
Group Practice: Central Carolina Neurology

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Eastern ENT Sleep Diagnostics Centers
(919) 735-9146
2707 Medical Office Place
Goldsboro, NC
Ages Seen
6-90+

Park Ridge Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine
(828) 687-9758
50 Hospital Drive
Hendersonville, NC
Ages Seen
May-99

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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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