Acoustic Wave Therapy (AWT)
Definition - What does Acoustic Wave Therapy (AWT) mean?
Acoustic Wave Therapy, also known as Shockwave Therapy, is a non-invasive, non-surgical form of therapy that uses the energy from sound waves to induce the formation of new blood vessels. It is used in many disciplines, including orthopaedics, physiotherapy, sports medicine, urology and veterinary medicine. Acoustic Wave Therapy's effects help with pain and inflammation reduction, and due to the direct impact the acoustic waves have on the formation of blood vessels, it's also used to aid patients with heart disease, kidney stones, and erectile dysfunction. It has also been used in cellulite reduction.
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Acoustic Wave Therapy uses a clinical probe coated with medical gel in order to apply sound waves directly to the designated area. The energy from the sound waves triggers the process of neovascularization in the body. Neovascularization is the process of creating new blood vessels. This, in turn, improves the blood flow in the said area of the body. This type of therapy has recently been used to tackle erectile dysfunction in men, with the increased blood vessel production resulting in the necessary blood flow for the achieving firmness and vaginal penetration without the need for medication.
Furthermore, acoustic energy promotes regeneration and reparative processes of the bones, tendons and other soft tissues, which is why acoustic wave therapy is used to battle chronic pain and inflammation that hinders mobility. It's commonly used in sports medicine to help heal injuries and bring pain relief without the use of medication. Because the acoustic waves are transmitted through the skin, they affect the skin texture and are known to rejuvenate connective tissue and boost collagen production in the process, which raises skin elasticity.
This is why shockwave therapy is being used in the cosmetic industry as well. Cellulite reduction is one of the beneficial results of the sound waves tearing through the skin and connecting tissue.