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Light Therapy Detroit MI

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

John D. Dingell VA Medical Center
(313) 576-1000
4646 John R. Street
Detroit, MI
Ages Seen
18 years and above

Sleep Disorders Center at Detroit Receiving Hospital
(313) 745-9009
4201 St. Antoine
Detroit, MI
Doctors Refferal
Preferred but not necessary
Ages Seen
>/=16 yrs
Insurance
Insurance: Most insurances accepted
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Henry Ford Macomb Sleep Medicine Center - Warren Campus
(586) 759-7461
13251 E. Ten Mile Road
Warren, MI
Ages Seen
13 and up

B G Tricounty Neurology & Sleep Clinic PC
(586) 983-3666
31150 Hoover Road
Warren, MI
Doctors Refferal
No, unless required by your insurance
Ages Seen
11 years and up
Insurance
Insurance: All
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Consultants in Sleep & Pulmonary Medicine PLLC
(248) 350-2722
28200 Franklin Road
Southfield, MI
Ages Seen
18 years and up

Henry Ford Sleep Disorders and Research Center Henry Ford Health System
(313) 916-4417
2799 W. Grand Boulevard
Detroit, MI
Doctors Refferal
Preferred
Ages Seen
5-90+
Insurance
Insurance: Over 40 insurances accepted (i.e. Blue Cross, Cape, UniCare, SelectCare, HA
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Sinai Grace Hospital Sleep Disorders Center Sinai Grace Hospital
(313) 966-3075
6071 W. Outer Drive
Detroit, MI
Doctors Refferal
Necessary
Ages Seen
neonatal and above
Insurance
Insurance: Several - check with office
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Beaumont Sleep Evaluation Services - Berkley Center William Beaumont Hospital - Royal Oak based
(248) 547-4276
1949 W. 12 Mile Road
Berkley, MI
Doctors Refferal
Yes
Ages Seen
0-100
Insurance
Insurance: All
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Michigan Neurology Institute PC
(586) 771-7440
25100 Kelly Road
Roseville, MI
Ages Seen
15 yrs. +

Advanced Sleep Neurodiagnostics PC
(248) 442-3700
24001 Orchard Lake Road
Farmington, MI
Ages Seen
13 and older

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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