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Light Therapy Eugene OR

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

Emerald Sleep Disorders Center
(541) 683-3325
330 South Garden Way
Eugene, OR
Doctors Refferal
Yes and No
Ages Seen
3 years and Up
Insurance
Insurance: All
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: No

McKenzie-Willamette Sleep Solutions Center
(541) 726-2310
1600 H Street
Springfield, OR
Ages Seen
above 7 years

Robert George Tearse, MD
(541) 683-3325
4725 Village Plaza Loop Ste 101
Eugene, OR
Specialties
Sleep Medicine, Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Davis, Sch Of Med, Davis Ca 95616
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: Sacred Heart Med Ctr, Eugene, Or
Group Practice: Sleep Disorder Neurology Clnc

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Samaritan Sleep Disorders Center
(541) 768-5262
3600 Nw Samaritan Drive
Corvallis, OR
Ages Seen
3 yrs to senior

Providence Portland Medical Center Sleep Center
(503) 215-3095
4805 Ne Glisan Street
Portland, OR
Doctors Refferal
Necessary
Ages Seen
16 +
Insurance
Insurance: Most carriers okay - you may check with the department or your insurance ca
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Sleep Disorders Center Sacred Heart Medical Center
(541) 222-2359
3333 Riverbend Drive
Springfield, OR
Doctors Refferal
Preferred
Ages Seen
2 through end of life
Insurance
Insurance: All - Patient may be responsible for a co-pay or percentage.
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Dr.Dainis Irbe
(541) 683-3325
4725 Village Plaza Loop #101
Eugene, OR
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Latvian Med Academy, Riga
Year of Graduation: 1985
Speciality
Sleep Disorders
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Robert George Tearse, MD
(541) 683-3325
4725 Village Plaza Loop
Eugene, OR
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Davis, Sch Of Med, Davis Ca 95616
Graduation Year: 1977

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Klamath Sleep Medicine Center
(541) 882-7537
2614 Almond Street
Klamath Falls, OR
Doctors Refferal
Doctor’s referral is not necessary
Ages Seen
14-90+
Insurance
Insurance: We accept and bill all insurances except California Medi-Cal
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Lung Clinic - Center for Sleep Medicine Sleep Center
(541) 471-6026
874 NE 7th Street
Grants Pass, OR
Ages Seen
5 - 100 years

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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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