Nov 24

News From The Neuro-Urology Department

Tag: brains,health,stimulusDonna B. @ 5:01 pm

The most amazing news to me is there’s such a specialty as neuro-urology. This is like life imitating a dirty joke. The author of Shocking Treatment Helps Erectile Dysfunction, and perhaps even the researchers just can’t seem to help themselves, even though the treatment sounds exciting, er… I mean interesting.

I admire the way researcher Yoram Vardi describes the parameters of the strength of the shockwaves in language the average layman can understand:

“These are very, very low energy shock waves,” Vardi said. Each shockwave applied roughly 100 bar of pressure — some 20 times the air pressure in a bottle of champagne, but less than the pressure exerted by a woman in stiletto heels who weighs 132 lbs. (60 kg). 

“This sort of energy is completely different from what you would get in a massage, although everyone can do what they want,” Vardi said.

This is just perfect material for a Neurotopia Friday Weird Science post.  


4 Responses to “News From The Neuro-Urology Department”

  1. CGHill says:

    If anyone showed any interest in me, I’d be shocked, and not in the electrical sense. :)

  2. Donna B. says:

    Well, they say shocks work on the ole ticker too!

  3. Talina of Harvest of Daily Life says:

    WTF? What an odd description.

  4. Choni Davidowitz says:

    I am very interested in marketing this product in South Africa.
    Could you advise on probability.
    Choni Davidowitz (Pharmacist ret.)