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Light Therapy High Point 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 High Point that give access to light therapy as well as advice and content on ultraviolet light and photodynamic therapy.

HPRHS Sleep Disorders Center High Point Regional Health System
(336) 878-6997
600 N. Lindsay Street
High Point, NC
Doctors Refferal
Necessary
Ages Seen
5-Elderly
Insurance
Insurance: Aetna, Beech Street, BC/BC, Cigna, Ethix, First Health, Great West, Health Care Savings, Humana Choi
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Sleep Disorders Center The Moses H. Cone Health System
(336) 832-0410
509 N. Elam Avenue
Greensboro, NC
Ages Seen
Jan-99
Insurance
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

Forsyth Sleep Center
(336) 718-5569
1950 S. Hawthorne Road
Winston-Salem, NC
Ages Seen
>12

Pulmonary Clinic of the Carolinas - Gastonia
(704) 867-8742
442 East Long Avenue
Gastonia, NC
Doctors Refferal
Yes, if applicable
Ages Seen
18-85
Insurance
Insurance: All
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Sleep Disorders Center The Hawthorne Inn
(336) 713-8888
420 High Street, First Floor, Suite A
Winston-Salem, NC
Doctors Refferal
Necessary
Ages Seen
All ages
Insurance
Insurance: BCBS, United, Cigna, MedCost, North Carolina State Employees Health Plan
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Summit Sleep Disorder Center
(336) 768-5834
160 Charlois Boulevard
Winston-Salem, NC
Doctors Refferal
Necessary
Ages Seen
4 and up
Insurance
Insurance: Most major carriers.
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Sleep Disorders Center The Hawthorne Inn
(336) 713-8888
420 High Street
Winston-Salem, NC
Doctors Refferal
Necessary
Ages Seen
All ages
Insurance
Insurance: BCBS, United, Cigna, MedCost, North Carolina State Employees Health Plan
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Clinton Driver Young, MD
(336) 275-7238
1802 Carmel Rd
Greensboro, NC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1974
Hospital
Hospital: Moses H Cone Memorial Hospital, Greensboro, Nc
Group Practice: Greensboro Chest Disease

Data Provided By:
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

Data Provided By:

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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