Erectile dysfunction (ED) can be a difficult condition to manage, but acoustic wave therapy may provide a solution. This non-invasive treatment uses low-intensity shockwaves to stimulate the body's natural healing response and improve blood supply. The number of sessions needed will depend on the individual, but most customers can expect to see results for up to two years. When acoustic waves are applied to an organ, they cause mechanical stress or microtrauma, which in turn, induce a healing response and improves blood supply.
This is the same acoustic wave therapy that is now used for a similar effect on the blood vessels of the corpora cavernosa of the penis. Low-intensity extracorporeal acoustic wave (LI-ESWT) treatment has been found to improve ED in men who do not respond to conventional treatment with phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE) inhibitors. Acoustic wave therapy for ED is a simple, drug-free, painless, non-invasive procedure that cures or reduces the vascular difficulties of ED rather than just treating symptoms. These acoustic waves accelerate the body's healing response, stimulating the treated tissues to grow new blood vessels, thereby improving erection performance.
For men who are not candidates for acoustic wave treatment or if acoustic wave therapy does not provide satisfactory improvement, other treatments are available for ED. It is important to distinguish shock wave therapy from radio wave therapy, which is commonly advertised as a non-invasive treatment for erectile dysfunction available in both medical and non-medical facilities.