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Light Therapy New Orleans LA

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

Comprehensive Sleep Medicine Center Tulane University Medical Center
(504) 988-1657
1415 Tulane Avenue
New Orleans, LA
Doctors Refferal
Yes
Ages Seen
All age
Insurance
Insurance: Inquiry when making contact
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Sleep Disorders Center East Jefferson General Hospital
(504) 849-8700
4320 Houma Boulevard
Metairie, LA
Ages Seen
16 years and up

Gregory S Ferriss, MD
(504) 897-4420
2820 Napoleon Ave Ste 420
New Orleans, LA
Specialties
Sleep Medicine, Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1951
Hospital
Hospital: Memorial Med Ctr -Baptist Cam, New Orleans, La; Touro Infirmary, New Orleans, La

Data Provided By:
Zeyad Morcos, MD
(504) 832-4080
Metairie, LA
Specialties
Neurology, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tichreen, Fac Of Med, Lattakia, Syria (Univ Latakia)
Graduation Year: 1994

Data Provided By:
Premier Sleep Medicine Center Sleep Associate's LLC
(225) 766-5656
5211 Essen Lane
Baton Rouge, LA
Doctors Refferal
Not necessary
Ages Seen
12 years and up
Insurance
Insurance: Blue Cross, State Employees Group Benefits, American Life Care, Best Care,
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Ochsner Sleep Center
(504) 842-4910
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA
Ages Seen
Jun-99
Insurance
Medicare: No
Medicaid: No

Advanced Sleep Center Advanced Neurodiagnostic Center Inc.
(504) 885-3737
2905 Kingman Street
Metairie, LA
Ages Seen
3 years and up

Gregory S Ferriss, MD
(504) 897-4420
2820 Napoleon Ave
New Orleans, LA
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1951

Data Provided By:
Sleep Disorder Center of Louisiana
(337) 310-7378
4820 Lake Street
Lake Charles, LA
Doctors Refferal
No
Ages Seen
6 years to adult
Insurance
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: No

Christus Cabrini Sleep Center Christus St. Francis Cabrini Hospital
(318) 448-4999
1804 Macarthur Drive
Alexandria, LA
Ages Seen
1 year and up

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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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