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

Sleep Medicine Center
(408) 730-5858
500 E. Remington Drive
Sunnyvale, CA
Ages Seen
5 and above
Insurance
Insurance: All PPO''s and some EPO''s and selected HMO''s
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: No

Clete Anthony Kushida, MD
(650) 725-1915
Palo Alto, CA
Specialties
Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1990

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Rafael Pelayo, MD
(650) 723-6601
401 Quarry Rd Ste 3301A
Palo Alto, CA
Specialties
Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: A Einstein Coll Of Med Of Yeshiva Univ, Bronx Ny 10461
Graduation Year: 1988

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Scott Douglas Fromherz, MD
Palo Alto, CA
Specialties
Neurology, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1999

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Sleep Disorders Institute St. Jude Medical Center
(714) 446-7240
1915 Sunny Crest Drive
Fullerton, CA
Doctors Refferal
Yes
Ages Seen
2 years and up
Insurance
Insurance: PPO, Managed Care, Medicare


Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Sleep Disorders Center
(408) 523-3460
1309 South Mary Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA
Doctors Refferal
Yes
Ages Seen
5 +
Insurance
Insurance: Yes
Medicare: No
Medicaid: No

Rafael Pelayo, MD
(650) 725-5925
401 Quarry Road
Stanford, CA
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: A Einstein Coll Of Med Of Yeshiva Univ, Bronx Ny 10461
Graduation Year: 1988

Data Provided By:
Clete Anthony Kushida, MD
(650) 725-1915
401 Quarry Rd Ste 3301
Stanford, CA
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1990

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St. John's Sleep Disorders Center St. John's Medical Plaza
(310) 586-0843
1301 Twentieth Street
Santa Monica, CA
 
Mercy Sleep Center Mercy San Juan Medical Center
(916) 979-0347
3808 Auburn Boulevard
Sacramento, CA
Doctors Refferal
May be necessary depending upon insurance
Ages Seen
6 mo. and older
Insurance
Insurance: Most insurances accepted, including any accepted at Mercy Hospitals


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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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