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Light Therapy Lexington KY

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

UK HealthCare Good Samaritan Hospital University of Kentucky
(859) 226-7026
310 S. Limestone Street
Lexington, KY
Doctors Refferal
Not necessary
Ages Seen
2 years and up
Insurance
Insurance: Call center for clarification
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Central Baptist Hospital Sleep Diagnostic Center
(859) 260-4300
1720 Nicholasville Road
Lexington, KY
Ages Seen
12+
Insurance
Insurance: All
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

James Michael Thompson, MD
(859) 296-1922
771 Corporate Dr Ste 800
Lexington, KY
Specialties
Neurology, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536
Graduation Year: 1982

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Sleep Related Breathing Disorders Laboratory* Methodist Hospital
(270) 827-7583
1305 N. Elm Street
Henderson, KY
Doctors Refferal
Necessary
Ages Seen
13 years and up
Insurance
Insurance: All are accepted
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Diller Regional Sleep Disorders Center Lourdes Hospital
(270) 444-2660
1530 Lone Oak Road
Paducah, KY
Doctors Refferal
Necessary
Ages Seen
4 years and up
Insurance
Insurance: All insurances (in Network)
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Lexington Clinic Sleep Center
(859) 258-4431
1221 S. Broadway
Lexington, KY
Ages Seen
16 & up

The Sleep Lab* Bourbon Community Hospital
(859) 987-1127
Nine Linville Drive
Paris, KY
Doctors Refferal
Not necessary
Ages Seen
15 years and up
Insurance
Insurance: Most Insurances
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Dr.Byron T. Westerfield
(859) 219-9444
3121 Wall St # 300
Lexington, KY
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1976
Speciality
Sleep Disorders
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Sleep Disorders Center of Elizabethtown E''town Lung Specialist PSC
(270) 765-2459
585 Westport Road
Elizabethtown, KY
Doctors Refferal
No
Ages Seen
> 6 years
Insurance
Insurance: Commercial insurances accepted
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Sleep Laboratory* Owensboro Medical Health System
(270) 688-2000
811 E. Parrish Avenue
Owensboro, KY
Ages Seen
13-100

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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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