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Light Therapy Corona CA

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

Sleep Center Orange County
(949) 679-5510
4980 Barranca Parkway
Irvine, CA
Ages Seen
6 yrs. +
Insurance
Insurance: Most insurances
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid:

St. Joseph Hospital Sleep Disorders Center St. Joseph Hospital
(714) 771-8950
1310 W. Stewart Drive
Orange, CA
Doctors Refferal
Not necessary
Ages Seen
17 years and up
Insurance
Insurance: PPO''s, HMO''s by contact, and many others by contract
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: No

Stuart Andress Mc Carthy, MD
(909) 981-5406
1330 San Bernardino Rd Ste J
Upland, CA
Specialties
Otolaryngology, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1977

Data Provided By:
Premier Diagnostics Inc. Sleep Disorders Center
(805) 485-2633
1000 Newbury Road
Thousand Oaks, CA
Ages Seen
May-99

UCLA Sleep Disorders Laboratory and Center UCLA/Santa Monica Hospital
(310) 319-4063
1250 16th Street
Santa Monica, CA
Ages Seen
0-99 (infants-adults of all ages)

Mission Sleep Disorders Institute
(949) 364-1236
26800 Crown Valley Parkway
Mission Viejo, CA
Doctors Refferal
YES
Ages Seen
4 years and up
Insurance
Insurance: Call office for verification
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid:

Pomona Valley Hospital Adult and Children's Sleep Disorders Center
(909) 865-9152
1601 Monte Vista Avenue
Claremont, CA
Doctors Refferal
Necessary
Ages Seen
All Ages
Insurance
Insurance: Most insurances are accepted. Please call your insurance carrier for verif
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

American Sleep Medicine San Diego
(858) 277-7353
3655 Ruffin Road
San Diego, CA
Ages Seen
8-100

Sleep Medicine Center
(408) 730-5858
500 E. Remington Drive
Sunnyvale, CA
Ages Seen
5 and above
Insurance
Insurance: All PPO''s and some EPO''s and selected HMO''s
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: No

Complete Sleep Solutions
(951) 698-4218
39755 Date Street
Murrieta, CA
Ages Seen
0-100

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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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