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Light Therapy Fort Wayne IN

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

St. Joseph Sleep Disorders Center St. Joseph Medical Center
(260) 425-3552
700 Broadway
Fort Wayne, IN
Ages Seen
3 months and up

James Craig Stevens, MD
(260) 460-3100
2622 Lake Ave
Fort Wayne, IN
Neurology, Sleep Medicine
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1983

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Sleep Management Institute
(812) 481-1780
3157 Villa Way
Jasper, IN
Doctors Refferal
Ages Seen
Insurance: All types
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Northern Indiana Neurological Institute dba Certified Sleep Centers of Northern Indiana
(219) 736-2590
521 E. 86th Avenue
Merrillville, IN
Ages Seen

The Cameron Sleep Center Cameron Memorial Community Hospital
(260) 665-2141
416 E. Maumee Street
Angola, IN
Ages Seen
5 years and up

Sleep Centers of Fort Wayne
(260) 969-6450
7223 Engle Road.
Fort Wayne, IN
Ages Seen
3 months - Seniors

Sleep Disorders Center St. Vincent Hospital & Health Services
(317) 338-2152
8401 Harcourt Road
Indianapolis, IN
Doctors Refferal
Necessary only for a sleep study, not consultation
Ages Seen
All ages
Insurance: Most insurances are accepted. Please call your insurance carrier for verif

Community Hospitals of Indiana, Inc.
(317) 887-7079
521 E. County Line Road South
Greenwood, IN
Ages Seen
2 years & above
Medicare: No
Medicaid: No

Howard Regional Health System West Campus Specialty Hospital
(765) 454-4589
829 N Dixon
Kokomo, IN
Ages Seen
18 and up

Community Hospital Sleep Diagnostics Center Community Hospital
(219) 934-2873
10110 Don Powers Drive
Munster, IN
Doctors Refferal
Ages Seen
> 3 years
Insurance: All
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

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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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