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Shock wave therapy is a relatively recent newcomer to the array of available ED treatments.

Men seeking non-drug alternatives ask, ‘How does wave therapy work?’ Here is a brief overview.

How Does Wave Therapy Work?

Shock wave therapy works through the use of soundwaves, which serve to stimulate what is known as neovascularization (new blood vessel development in the stimulated tissue) and nerve regeneration. As a low intensity, non-invasive, and drug-free solution, acoustic wave therapy has several other significant benefits over other treatments, and may well prove to be the most effective ED treatment for many men.

After a topical numbing solution is applied to the genitals, specialists use an instrument to deliver soundwaves that stimulate a mechanical and chemical response in the body. Mechanically the soundwaves break up micro-plaque in the corpora cavernosa, the arteries that feed the penis. Over time, Shock wave therapy also aids in nerve regeneration, and most patients report increased sensitivity, and firmer, longer lasting erections. The treatment area includes under the testicles and up to the perineum, except with patients who have prostate cancer. For those with ED, the recommended treatment includes 6 treatments, one every other day for two weeks or twice a week for three weeks. For those who are looking for better performance, the treatment may be spaced farther apart.

Shock wave therapy can help many ED sufferers, including those with diabetes and neurological complications, and, unlike Viagra and other potency drugs, acoustic wave therapy for ED provides more than a short term effect. The increase in nitric oxide produces a similar effect as PDE-5 drugs, but Shock wave therapy treats the cause instead of the symptom, with longer lasting and more restorative results. For some men, the effect of the treatment can last up to two years.

In order to catalyze the effects of the treatment, patients are advised to make immediate use of the treatment by having an erection soon after treatment, including having sex. While the first treatment may not have an effect, patents can often experience positive effects after the first shockwave session.

If you are suffering from ED problems, discuss the long term positive benefits of shock wave therapy, and see whether it’s the best ED treatment option for you.