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
  • Perimenopause
  • Vestibulodynia
  • Chronic pelvic pain syndrome(CPPS)
  • Vulvodynia
  • Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome (IC/BPS)
  • Endometriosis(T-LISTE)
  • 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…”