Understanding Acoustic Wave Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction

Have you ever experienced severe, persistent and chronic pain? This is due to a neurotransmitter called Substance P, which is responsible for the perception of pain and for transmitting that information to the central nervous system. Acoustic Wave Therapy (AWT) is a low-intensity shockwave therapy (LiSWT) that has been used to improve healthy blood flow and reduce the concentration of Substance P, thus reducing pain and inflammation. This treatment works very well for musculoskeletal pain that is slow to heal due to injury or trauma. Shockwave sound wave therapy has been used for years to successfully treat venous and soft tissue damage. This proven technology is now available to improve and repair the penis.

It works by stimulating a mechanical response in the body, which results in larger vessels and less plaque, returning blood flow, activating signaling pathways and transmitting stem cells to the source. Low-energy sound waves break the microplaque in the arteries and induce neovascularization, so more blood can be directed to the penis. Acoustic wave therapy for ED, known as Shockwave or GAINSWave, stimulates the corpora cavernosa (arteries of the penis) and associated nerve tissue. Each Shockwave session begins with a topical anesthetic solution applied to the patient's genitals. Because erectile tissue extends beyond the area of the penis, treatment will include the area under the testicles and down to the perineum, except in patients with prostate cancer.

Different solutions with different strengths are used, depending on the patient's health and individual response to pain. If a patient is especially nervous about pain, a dorsal block of the penis can be used to completely block the nerve response during therapy. The emergency specialist will monitor the numbness to ensure that the effect wears off as soon as possible, 2 ½ to 4 hours. Patients experience increased sensitivity and firmer and longer lasting erections. Low-intensity shockwave therapy on the penis may help men with severe erectile dysfunction (ED) who do not respond to conventional treatment with phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE) inhibitors.

Acoustic wave therapy targets plaque that has accumulated over time in blood vessels, replacing infertile cells with new ones to improve sexual performance. During treatment, a small wand-like device uses directed sound waves to stimulate penile tissue and encourage blood flow, which can also speed up the healing process. These precise waves can be used to precisely target and break down fat plaques that can cause or exacerbate symptoms of erectile dysfunction. Acoustic wave therapy is affordable and results are much more spontaneous, immediate and long-term than many other methods. Although extremely rare, it has been reported that acoustic wave therapy may have induced venoocclusive vascular insufficiency. While acoustic wave therapy is suitable for most men suffering from erectile dysfunction, there are some conditions or contraindications that mean that acoustic wave is not an option. In a review of 14 studies of men who received low-intensity extracorporeal acoustic wave (LI-ESWT) treatment for erectile dysfunction (ED), there was evidence that these men experienced improvements in their ED after LI-ESWT.

Low-intensity shockwaves have also been shown to grow new blood vessels and improve blood flow in the penis, which is essential for erections. Acoustic wave therapy may also promote natural and spontaneous erections. Consider receiving GAINSWave or acoustic shockwave therapy and take advantage of the long-term effects of this innovative ED treatment. Shockwave sound wave therapy has been used for years to successfully treat venous and soft tissue damage and now it is available to improve and repair the penis.