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

Sparrow Sleep Center Sparrow Health System
(517) 364-6310
1210 W. Saginaw
Lansing, MI
Doctors Refferal
Necessary
Ages Seen
All Ages
Insurance
Insurance: It is advised that patients check with their insurance carrier prior to sch


Ingham Regional Center for Sleep & Alertness Ingham Regional Medical Center
(517) 377-8525
2727 S. Pennsylvania Avenue
Lansing, MI
Doctors Refferal
Necessary
Ages Seen
2 years and up
Insurance
Insurance: All
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Paul Robert Gouin, MD
(517) 334-2510
401 W Greenlawn Ave
Lansing, MI
Specialties
Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Auto De Guadalajara, Fac De Med, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1977

Data Provided By:
Portage Health Sleep Disorders Center
(906) 483-1950
890 Campus Drive
Hancock, MI
Ages Seen
5 years and up

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

Life Care Sleep and Health Center Lansing
(517) 323-9624
7200 W. Saginaw Highway
Lansing, MI
Ages Seen
5 -105
Insurance
Insurance: PHP, PPOM, BCBS, BCN, Tricare, Aetna, Cigna,
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Midwest Center for Sleep Disorders - Lansing
(517) 887-6733
3937 Patient Care Drive
Lansing, MI
Ages Seen
Above 4

Sherman Gorbis, DO
(517) 377-8416
East Lansing, MI
Specialties
Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hlth Sci, Coll Of Osteo Med, Kansas City Mo 64124
Graduation Year: 1978

Data Provided By:
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

Sleep Disorders Institute
(586) 254-0707
44344 Dequindre Road
Sterling Heights, MI
Doctors Refferal
No
Ages Seen
1-100
Insurance
Insurance: Call Office
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: No

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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