Low-intensity shock wave therapy, also known as shock wave therapy, uses sound waves to stimulate tissues inside the body. Originally developed as a treatment for wounds and injuries, shock wave therapy is thought to stimulate increased blood flow in order to promote healing. As erectile dysfunction (ED) is often a product of issues with blood flow into and out of the penis, shock wave therapy has been proposed as a possible therapy for ED. It has also been proposed as a potential therapy for Peyronie’s disease and other sexual health problems.
Not only for mens’ health, it also offers a revolutionary procedure to help women who may be dealing with these signs by using low intensity pulsed waves and restoring full sensation and natural lubrication to the female vagina, as well as eliminating urinary incontinence (if you are dealing with this issue).
Shock Wave Therapy for Mens’ Health
The Journal of Urology: Does low intensity extracorporeal shock wave therapy have a physiological effect on erectile function? Short-term results of a randomized, double-blind, sham controlled study.
Korean Journal of Urology: Penile Low-Intensity Shock Wave Therapy: A Promising Novel Modality for Erectile Dysfunction
The World Journal of Men’s Health: Low-Intensity Shock Wave Therapy and Its Application to Erectile Dysfunction
Scandinavian Journal of Urology: Can low-intensity extracorporeal shockwave therapy improve erectile dysfunction? A prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study
The Journal of Sexual Medicine: Lowintensity extracorporeal shock wave therapya novel effective treatment for erectile dysfunction in severe ED patients who respond poorly to PDE5 inhibitor therapy.
Urology Times: A Curative Therapy for ED Edges Forward
Therapeutic Advances in Urology: Shockwave treatment of erectile dysfunction
International Journal of Impotence Research: Low-intensity extracorporeal shock wave therapy for erectile dysfunction after radical prostatectomy: a review of preclinical studies.
Canada Journal of Urology: Low Intensity Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy For Erectile Dysfunction: A Study In An Indian Population
BJU International: Evaluation Of Clinical Efficacy, Safety And Patient Satisfaction Rate After Low-Intensity Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy For The Treatment Of ED
Archivos Espanoles De Urologia: Efectividad de las ondas de choque de baja intensidad (LIWS) en varones con disfunción eréctil (DE) no respondedores a IPDE5. Estudio piloto.
Nature Reviews | Urology: (Sexual Dysfunction) Shockwaves for Erectile Dysfunction by Rebecca Kelsey
The Journal of Sexual Medicine: In Situ Activation of Penile Progenitor Cells With Low-Intensity Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy
American Journal of Men’s Health: Low-Intensity Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy Can Improve Erectile Function in Patients Who Failed to Respond to Phoshodiesterase Type 5 Inhibitors
The Journal of Sexual Medicine: Effects of Low-Intensity Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy on Erectile Dysfunction; A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
European Association of Urology: Low-Intensity Extracorporeal Shock Wave Treatment Improves Erectile Function; A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
The Journal of Sexual Medicine: (Outcomes Assessment) Twelve-Month Efficacy and Safety on Low-Intensity Shockwave Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction in Patients Who Do Not Respond to Phosphodiesterase Type 5 Inhibitors
The Journal of Sexual Medicine: (Erectile Function) Low-Intensity Shockwave Therapy Improves Hemodynamic Parameters in Patients With Vasculogenic Erectile Dysfunction; A Triplex Ultrasonography-Based Sham-Controlled Trial.
World J Men’s Health: Effects of Next-Generation Low-Energy Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy on Erectile Dysfunction in a Animal Model of Diabetes
UROLOGY Journal: Low-Intensity Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis, Urology (2017)
rESWT Radial Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy for Womens’ Sexual Health
Low-intensity sound waves ( acoustic wave therapy)
What can shock wave therapy treat for womens’ sexual healthy?
- Vaginal laxity (“looseness” in the vagina)
- Overactivity bladder symptoms
- Stress Urinary Incontinence
- Chronic pelvic pain syndrome(CPPS)
- Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome (IC/BPS)
- Primary dysmenorrhea
Therapeutic effects of Low intensity extracorporeal low energy shock wave therapy (LiESWT) on stress urinary incontinence
“These results indicated that 8 weeks of LiESWT attenuated SUI symptoms on physical activity, reduced bladder leaks and overactive bladder (OAB), implying that LiESWT brought significant improvement in the quality of life. “
Outcomes and clinical predictors of extracorporeal shock wave therapy in the treatment of chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome: a prospective randomized double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial
“ESWT is an effective treatment option for CPPS. Its efficacy remained throughout long-term follow up…”
Treatment of stress urinary incontinence with low-intensity extracorporeal shock wave therapy in a vaginal balloon dilation induced rat model
“Li-ESWT ameliorated SUI by promoting angiogenesis, progenitor cell recruitment, and urethral sphincter regeneration…”
The effect of low intensity extracorporeal shock wave therapy on overactivity bladder symptoms
“The proposed therapeutic mechanisms of action for Li-ESWT include neovascularization, tissue regeneration, and reduction of inflammation. ”
Low-Intensity Shockwave for Treatment of Vestibulodynia: A Randomized Controlled Therapy Trial
“For women with PVD, low-intensity shockwave therapy applied at the introitus is a feasible, safe, and effective treatment option that may have a beneficial effect in pain relief and in sexual function.”
Effect of radial shock wave on chronic pelvic pain syndrome/chronic prostatitis
“All domains and the total score of the NIH-CPSI at all three follow-up time points decreased more significantly in the rESWT group as compared to the control group.”
Extracorporeal shock wave therapy for treatment of vulvodynia: a prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study
“ESWT seems to significantly decrease pain perception in the group of treated women. The method described is simply reproducible, inexpensive and without demonstrable side effects.”
Low Energy Shock Wave for the Treatment of Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome (IC/BPS)
“LESW has been proved to have therapeutic effects in patients with nonbacterial prostatitis and chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS). ”
Improves symptoms and urinary biomarkers in refractory interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome patients randomized to extracorporeal shock wave therapy versus placebo
“Statistically significant improvements occurred in the pain scale and OSS, including ICSI and ICPI, from baseline to 1 week, 4 weeks and 12 weeks after treatment in ESWT group…”
Endometriosis treatment with shock waves: A novel approach
“We suggest the application of shock wave therapy (SWT) to endometriotic nodules (including deep infiltrating endometriosis), endometriomas and adenomyosis. ”
Transvaginal Low Intensity Shockwave Therapy in Endometriosis (T-LISTE) : protocol for a pilot trial
“The larger biological effect cone of radial shockwaves versus focalized shockwaves can be seen as an asset, as ultraprecise targeting is not required. ”
Extracorporeal shock wave therapy for treating primary dysmenorrhea
“The rESWT applications on the abdominal acupuncture points safely and effectively reduced the menstrual pain”
Low-Intensity Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy Promotes Bladder Regeneration and Improves Overactive Bladder Induced by Ovarian Hormone Deficiency from Rat Animal Model to Human Clinical Trial
“LiESWT attenuated inflammatory responses, increased angiogenesis, and promoted proliferation and differentiation, thereby improved OAB symptoms, thereafter promoting social activity and the quality of life of postmenopausal participants.”
Delayed Treatment with Low-Intensity Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy in an Irreversible Rat Model of Stress Urinary Incontinence
“Li-ESWT appears to increase smooth muscle content in the urethra and the vagina, increase the thickness of urethral wall, improve striated muscle content and neuromuscular junctions, restore the integrity of the urothelium…”