What is Acoustic Wave Therapy and How is it Administered?

Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive treatment that uses high-frequency acoustic waves to target areas of the body. It is commonly used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED) by applying low-intensity shockwaves to the penis. A doctor uses a manual probe to administer them, with a gel used as an interface to conduct shock pulses. Studies have found that treatment is associated with the growth of new blood vessels and (in animal studies) the recruitment of stem cells into the penis.

A common source of ED in many men is the lack of healthy blood flow to the penis, which can be due to a variety of reasons ranging from clogged arteries, high blood pressure and diabetes, to pelvic trauma and more. Healthy blood flow in the penis is responsible for stiffness and firmness when erect.

Acoustic wave therapy

targets these blood passages to ensure that they are free of plaque and function properly. The process uses low-intensity acoustic waves, administered by a professional, to trigger the process of neovascularization in the penis.

This process allows new blood vessels to form and allows better circulation and blood flow in and around the penis. To improve men's sexual health, improving blood flow to the penis will allow a firmer erect penis and provide more spontaneous erections overall. Low-intensity extracorporeal shock wave therapy (LI-ESWT) is a novel modality that has been recently developed to treat ED. Penile shockwave therapy remains experimental, as it is a relatively new therapy with no long-term data. The energy from shockwave therapy stimulates the growth of new blood vessels through a process called angiogenesis.

Because GAINSWave uses low-intensity sound waves and is non-invasive, it is often referred to as low-intensity extracorporeal shock wave therapy (LI-ESWT).Acoustic wave therapy is a non-invasive procedure that has been shown to improve certain types of ED. If you or your partner is suffering from signs of ED, such as an inability to achieve or maintain a healthy erection, acoustic wave therapy may be the help you are looking for.