At 8th Element, we embody healing with respect through our hyperbaric medical services in San Francisco. We offer a range of treatments to enhance wellness and promote recovery by catalyzing your body’s innate healing processes through the infusion of 100% pure oxygen.
Hyperbaric Therapy: Safety & Procedure
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is generally safe when administered by trained medical professionals. Before beginning treatment, you undergo a thorough evaluation to ensure your candidacy and to identify any potential risks or contraindications. During therapy, you can sit comfortably while breathing pure oxygen from a pressurized chamber. The pressure within the chamber is gradually increased to the prescribed level.
Each session lasts 30 minutes to 2 hours. Throughout the treatment, our medical staff monitor your vital signs and adjust the parameters as needed to ensure safety and effectiveness. HBOT is a non-invasive procedure, but it may cause some mild side effects, such as ear popping or temporary changes in vision due to the increased pressure. However, these effects resolve shortly after the session ends.