Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) and Low-Intensity Shockwave therapy (Li-ESWT) are forms of healing that utilize audio waves for quick and effective pain relief and regeneration of the body’s bones and soft tissues. Though its original application as a kidney stone treatment in 1974 was in the field of Urology, the benefits of shockwave therapy have been recognized and used in other fields as well. The audio waves are pulsed into the body through a shockwave application device in the area that is experiencing pain or discomfort as a result of an injury, condition or any other trauma. Audio (shock) wave therapy has taken off over recent years, because of its ability to deliver both pain relief and regenerative properties to the body with little risk of side effects. Doctors are able to reverse chronic conditions from pain and inflammation and some trials in Europe have even shown it to treat erectile dysfunction and Peyronie’s Disease, all without resorting to surgery or even minimally invasive procedures.

How Shockwave Therapy Works

Shockwave therapy is the process of pulsing energy into a patient’s sore or malfunctioning area of their body. The waves of energy work to stimulate the body’s own healing processes of repairing or regenerating soft tissues. For erectile dysfunction, this process initiates the repair and generation of dormant and new blood vessels in the patient’s penis. By transforming the potential energy of compressed air in the applicator to kinetic energy, in the form of an acoustic wave, through a patient’s tissue, the energy is transferred into the tissue and begins promoting pain reduction and tissue growth and repair. The more serious the condition, the higher the levels of energy that are used in the procedure. Though patients will likely feel positive results after their first treatment, multiple treatments are often required for serious cases of sexual impotence.

Benefits of Shockwave Therapy for ED

Shockwave therapy is able to provide accelerated healing benefits as well as certain additional medical benefits. This extremely quick and effective procedure offers a multitude of benefits with little risk and a high rate of success at 80% patient satisfaction. After a simple 5 minute session, ED patients can experience the opening of blood vessels (Angiogenesis) and formation of new blood vessels (Neovascularization). This will allow for improved blood flow to the penis, leading to stronger and healthier erections. ED patients will experience an increase in blood flow that will allow erections to achieve their full girth and rigidity. The increase in blood vessels will also allow the patient’s penis to accept a steadier flow of blood throughout sex, allowing the erections to sustain throughout the entire sexual experience. The promotion of tissue growth can actually even add a few inches to the patient’s penis in both length and girth. Some patients have even reported an increase of 3 inches!