How does shockwave improve erectile dysfunction?

Shockwave works by:

  • Stimulating the release of nitric oxide – a chemical that dilates the vessels to increase blood flow
  • Stimulating the growth of new blood vessels in the area (this process can take up to 3 months)
  • Stimulating repair processes in damaged tissue by speeding up the healing rate

Shockwave Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction (Impotence)


One of the major causes of ED (erectile dysfunction) is restricted
blood flow to the penis – the amount of blood in the
cavernous bodies may then not be enough to cause
an erection. This type of ED is called vascular erectile

Men with ED are often treated with oral medications.
However, they are not the only way to treat erectile
dysfunction. One of the alternatives is shockwave therapy

Shockwave therapy is a relatively new and innovative treatment for ED as well as long standing tendon and soft tissue problems.  The clinically proven method has been used for the treatment of various medical conditions for more than 30 years.

A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials showed that shockwave ‘significantly improves erectile function in patients with vasculogenic ED. (caused by dysfunction of blood vessels) 

See the full article by clicking here. (Published 2019)

In trials shockwave had a success rate in excess of 75% and often helped patients reduce or stop taking medications such as Viagra altogether.  




Is it painful?


We use the most up to date focused shockwave machine made by Storz Medical.  There are no side effects and you can continue with your day afterwards.  

What are the benefits?


  • Treats the cause, not just the symptoms

  • Enables spontaneous erections

  • Visible results within 3 weeks

  • Offers proven clinical long-term results

  • Completely safe with no side effects

  • Non-invasive, totally painless

  • Triggers natural repair mechanisms by increasing blood flow

  • Restores sex life with stronger, firmer, longer-lasting erections

  • 75%+ success Rate

How many treatments will I need?

Evidence shows that 6 treatments, twice weekly for 3 weeks, is the most effective way to achieve results.

What is the cost of the 6 treatments? 

£1500.  The sessions are given as a course of treatment.



Complete Discretion.

Your enquiries and treatment are handled with the utmost discretion.  Appointment confirmation and reminders will list ‘Focused shockwave’ as the treatment choice.  We will need to speak to you before you attend but will always check you are comfortable and able to talk to us before we proceed.  This is mainly to confirm that you have seen a Doctor and they have diagnosed ED (impotence).  More importantly, we need to know that you have been screened for the more serious caused of ED such as heart disease, diabetes and prostate disease.  This normally will involve some simple blood tests, a blood pressure check and possibly a prostate check. We may still be able to treat you if you have heart disease or diabetes.

We also use shockwave therapy to treat a number of other conditions such as tendon problems (Achilles, Tennis elbow) and plantar fasciitis as well as our osteopathic patients attending for muscle or joint issues, so no-one will be sure why you are attending.   

Payments and receipts will show up as ‘Newquay osteopaths’.


The video below shows an actual treatment session and contains full male nudity!

In studies focused shockwave treatment improves erectile dysfunction in 75%+ of cases but we cannot gaurantee that the treatment will have the desired result.  We will do everything in our power to ensure curernt protocols and guidelines aere followed .  The treatment is non-refundable. 

Causes of erectile dysfunction?


  • Heart disease
  • Prostate disease
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure, high cholesterol
  • Lifestyle factors: excessive alcohol, smoking, obesity
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Anxiety / depression
  • Lack of testosterone


Self help and lifestyle changes.


  • Lose weight
  • Stop smoking
  • Eat a healthy diet
  • Exercise daily
  • Reduce stress and anxiety

For more information on shockwave you can visit the Storz medical website: