A typical session will last about 20-25 minutes, in blocks of 2000 pulses. After 2000, the instrument shuts off, and the therapist will proceed to another area. Patients are advised to immediately take advantage of the treatment by having an erection soon after, including having sex, in order to optimize the effects of the acoustic wave therapy session.
The positive effects continue after the therapy is completed. 4-12 weeks after the therapy, patients will experience new blood vessel development, also known as neovascularization, a reinvigoration of the penile tissue in the corpora cavernosa (the arteries that feed blood to the penis), and nerve regeneration in the associated pudendal nerves.
The recommended treatment for men with ED includes a program of 6 treatments, one every other day for two weeks or twice a week for three weeks. For those who are just looking for better performance, the treatment may be spaced farther apart.
Acoustic wave therapy for ED provides more than a short term effect. The increase in nitric oxide produces a similar effect as PDE-5 drugs, but acoustic wave therapy treats the cause instead of the symptom, with long term results that produce healthier more responsive tissue, longer lasting erections, and improved sexualfunction. The effect of the treatment can last up to two years for some men. Shock wave therapy may also prove to be the most effective ED treatment for patients with special physical conditions, such as those with diabetes, Peyronie’s disease, and neurological issues.
ED can be caused by a wide range of both psychological and physical causes, but many of the psychological causes can be greatly improved if a patient’s mechanical performance is improved. Improvements in a patient’s physical condition, including his sexual response and sustained performance, often serves to overcome lingering psychological anxieties. Acoustic wave therapy has shown to give men greater confidence in their performance, which subsequently helps to improve sexual performance.
If you are suffering from the effects of ED, face the problem directly. Overcome the emotional hurdles commonly associated with seeking treatment for ED problems. Find the right time to discuss ED problems with your sexual partner, seek counseling if necessary, and consult experienced erectile dysfunction specialists who can offer a wide range of ED treatment options, including acoustic wave therapy for ED.