Shockwave therapy is a relatively painless, drug-free treatment that is quickly gaining popularity for treating erectile dysfunction. Clinically known as low-intensity shockwave therapy (LiSWT), soundwave technology has been used in orthopedics to help heal broken bones, injured ligaments, and injured tendons, and is also used to improve healing wounds. By targeting high-energy sound waves to damaged tissue, LiSWT has been proven to speed up tissue repair and cell growth.
Acoustic wave therapy is now being used to treat erectile dysfunction, and has seen remarkable results. By stimulating the corpora cavernosa (the penile arteries) and pudendal nerves, Acoustic wave therapy for ED works by using an instrument to apply soundwaves and stimulate a mechanical and chemical response in the body. Mechanically the soundwaves break up micro-plaque in the arteries that feed the penis. Because erectile tissue extends beyond the area of the penis, the treatment area includes the skin under the testicles and up to the perineum, except with patients who have prostate cancer. Patients sometimes report a mild tingling sensation during the procedure, and there are little to no side effects or recovery period.
Each session lasts 20-25 minutes, and is divided into blocks of 2000 pulses. After 2000, the instrument shuts off, and the therapist will proceed to another area.
A treatment program of acoustic wave therapy involves six sessions, spaced into two weeks, with three sessions a week, or three weeks, with two sessions a week.
AUUA’s ED specialists use the Duolith® device by Storz Medical for extracorporeal shock wave treatment (ESWT). Since 2010, acoustic wave therapy has been used to treat vascular ED, and the effectiveness of the Duolith® device has been proven in clinical studies.
The Duolith® device introduces focused shock waves within a powerful and individually selectable energy range. Equipped with the Storz Medical cylindrical coil, the Duolith® device delivers a consistent high energy dynamic across the entire treatment area.
Focused shock wave therapy with the DUOLITH® device is a non-invasive, non-drug, and natural treatment option for men suffering from ED, and, currently, AUUA is the only practice in Arizona that uses the advanced Duolith® device by Storz Medical to treat erectile dysfunction.
Shock wave therapy provides a low-intensity, minimally invasive, painless, and drug-free ED treatment option, and offers a real alternative to Viagra and other potency drugs. Shock wave therapy increases nitric oxide and produces a similar effect as PDE-5 drugs, but Shock wave therapy treats the cause instead of the symptom and provides more than a short term effect.
Most patients report results of healthier and more responsive tissue, with longer lasting erections and improved sexual performance, with positive effects that can sometimes last up to two years. For patients with special physical conditions, including those with diabetes, Peyronie’s disease, and neurological issues, acoustic wave therapy may also become the most effective ED treatment.
These attributes make acoustic wave therapy a great natural drug-free ED treatment option.
If you are suffering from the effects of ED, it’s time to take action. Inform yourself of the available treatment options for ED and overcome the emotional obstacles that prevent you from seeking treatment for your ED problems.
Discuss acoustic wave therapy and other natural remedies for erectile dysfunction with experienced ED specialists.