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Light Therapy Oakland CA

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

California Center for Sleep Disorders
(510) 263-3300
985 Atlantic Avenue
Alameda, CA
Doctors Refferal
May be necessary depending upon insurance
Ages Seen
5 years and up
Insurance
Insurance: PPO''s, HMO''s, EPO''s, IPA''s
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: No

Contra Costa Sleep Disorders Center
(925) 935-7667
1700 Ygnacio Valley Road
Walnut Creek, CA
Ages Seen
12-120

Peninsula Sleep Center Inc.
(650) 636-9396
1501 Trousdale Drive
Burlingame, CA
Ages Seen
2+

Jerrold Alan Kram, MD
(510) 251-1200
3012 Summit St
Oakland, CA
Specialties
Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Univ Sch Of Med, New York Ny 10016
Graduation Year: 1970

Data Provided By:
Michael Lewis Cohen, MD
(925) 944-0166
130 La Casa Via Ste 208
Walnut Creek, CA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1963
Hospital
Hospital: Mt Diablo Med Ctr, Concord, Ca; John Muir Med Ctr, Walnut Creek, Ca
Group Practice: Respiratory Med Grp Inc

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Sleep Disorders Clinic Doctors Medical Center
(510) 970-5925
2000 Vale Road
San Pablo, CA
Doctors Refferal
Yes
Ages Seen
18 - 64
Insurance
Insurance: Most insurances
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

United Sleep Center,LLC
(925) 934-2121
2121 Ygnacio Valley Road
Walnut Creek, CA
Ages Seen
12 yrs. +

Jerrold Alan Kram, MD
(510) 251-1200
388 9th St
Oakland, CA
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Univ Sch Of Med, New York Ny 10016
Graduation Year: 1970

Data Provided By:
William Taylor Prey, MD
(415) 346-8599
2345 California St Ste 1
San Francisco, CA
Specialties
Psychiatry, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Pa State Univ Coll Of Med, Hershey Pa 17033
Graduation Year: 1980

Data Provided By:
Roger S Smith, DO
(650) 498-6292
Sausalito, CA
Specialties
Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Ohio Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, Athens Oh 45701
Graduation Year: 1988

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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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