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Erectile dysfunction (ED) can wreck a man’s confidence, sex life, and even his relationships, making it difficult to talk about. If you suffer from ED, you are not alone. ED affects about 30 million men in the United States.

The good news is, there are many ways of treating ED. You have the choice of either medication or surgery, but if you want a more natural treatment, there’s another alternative. 

Low-intensity shockwave therapy (LiSWT) is a non-invasive treatment that has grown in popularity in recent years. Although shockwave therapy for ED is not FDA-approved, studies have shown it to be effective in treating the condition.

In this guide, we explain the science behind treating ED with shockwave therapy. For more information on what it is and how it works, keep reading.

Shockwave Therapy for ED: How It Works  

A shockwave therapy machine has a wand attachment that emits low-intensity, heated soundwave pulses. Whoever is administrating the treatment places the wand near your penis and moves it around to different areas to trigger blood flow and tissue renovation.

A session takes about 15 to 20 minutes and is not painful. You may experience discomfort, which is why you have the option to apply a numbing gel before the start of each session. 

Shockwave therapy is not a quick fix. The number of sessions needed to manage your ED depends on the severity of your condition.

Does Shockwave Therapy for ED Work?

Now that you know how it works, you’re likely wondering about the effectiveness of shockwave therapy for ED work? If this method of treatment works, then why hasn’t it been approved by the FDA? These are good questions with simple answers. 

Clinical studies show that treating ED with shockwave therapy is effective, but the FDA hasn’t approved this method of treatment because there isn’t enough clinical data of shockwave therapy results. This is to be expected given that using shockwave therapy to treat ED is fairly new.

As you should with any non-FDA-approved medical treatment, talk with your doctor before you start using shockwave therapy to help manage your ED. 

Maintaining Intimacy While Managing ED

If you are in the course of treating your ED and want to find ways to be intimate with your partner in the meantime, here are some tips. The best thing you can do for your relationship in this situation is to communicate your needs to your partner. Remember to keep an open mind and not give up on your sex life. 

Shockwave Therapy Products: The EDX

Want to try shockwave therapy for ED but feel uncomfortable doing it in a doctor’s office? The EDX is a clinical-grade low-intensity shockwave therapy system that can help you combat ED in the comfort of your own home. Fill out a pre-order form and we’ll let you know when the EDX is available.

We also offer the EDX 2 and EDX 3. The EDX 3 is exclusively for clinical use.

Browse our website for more information on managing ED.