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Light Therapy Madison WI

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

St. Mary's Sleep Center St. Marys Hospital Medical Center
(608) 258-5266
2844 Index Road
Fitchburg, WI
Doctors Refferal
Yes
Ages Seen
2 years and up
Insurance
Insurance: All
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: No

Steven Robt Barczi, MD
(608) 262-7000
409 Holly Ave
Madison, WI
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Internal Medicine, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1989

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ProHealth Care Sleep Disorders Center Waukesha Memorial Hospital
(262) 928-1508
2301 Sun Valley Drive
Delafield, WI
Ages Seen
Above 15 years

St. Vincent Hospital Sleep Disorders Center St. Vincent Hospital
(920) 431-3041
1821 S. Webster Avenue
Green Bay, WI
Doctors Refferal
Not necessary
Ages Seen
1 year and over
Insurance
Insurance: All patients accepted, regardless of ability to pay.
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

St Joseph's Hospital Sleep Disorder Center St Joseph's Hospital
(715) 726-3375
2661 County Highway I
Chippewa Falls, WI
Doctors Refferal
Not necessary
Ages Seen
4 yr +
Insurance
Insurance: All
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Wisconsin Sleep
(608) 232-3333
6001 Research Park Boulevard
Madison, WI
Ages Seen
All ages

Community Memorial Hospital Regional Sleep Disorders Center Community Memorial Hospital
(262) 253-6060
W129 N7955 Northfield Drive
Menomonee Falls, WI
Ages Seen
5 yrs-adult

Gundersen Lutheran Sleep Center Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center
(608) 775-9000
1900 South Avenue
La Crosse, WI
Doctors Refferal
No
Ages Seen
1+
Insurance
Insurance: All with prior authorization.
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

The Reedsburg Area Medical Center Sleep Disorders Laboratory*
(608) 768-6264
2000 N. Dewey Avenue
Reedsburg, WI
Ages Seen
> or equal to 5 years old

St. Mary's Sleep Center St. Marys Hospital Medical Center
(608) 258-5266
2844 Index Road
Fitchburg, WI
Doctors Refferal
Yes
Ages Seen
2 years and up
Insurance
Insurance: All
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: No

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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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