by Dr. Andrew Dickens,  NMD

Sometimes people come to us with surgical or diabetic wounds that have not healed. At Dayspring Cancer Clinic, we use the CellSonic® VIPP with remarkable success to resolve those wounds.

CellSonic VIPP is an electrohydraulic machine that generates a series of pressure pulses directed at the wound and surrounding area. The number of pulses is adjustable; the pulses are delivered with a hand-held shockhead. The pulses stimulate the body to repair itself.

This therapy[1]:

  • stimulates the body to regenerate damaged tissues
  • increases blood flow so cells can begin to repair themselves
  • triggers release of stem cells to the area
  • kills infectious agents (bacteria, viruses, fungi)
  • reduces pain caused by inflammation and swelling
  • provides an analgesic effect to reduce pain
  • negates the need for antibiotics

The pressure pulses create a micro injury, alerting the body to a problem which needs attention. As pulses travel through the body, no harm is done to healthy cells; they withstand the pressure and react by signaling the body to initiate a healing response. But infectious agents are killed.

The use of CellSonic VIPP for wound healing was spearheaded by Dr. Christian Busch at Tübingen University in Germany. His clinical findings include that nerve repair is evident in wound healing – nerves have grown in the new skin – and the new skin is almost without scars.

In a 2017 study[2], CellSonic VIPP was used on chronic venous and arterial ulcers.  More than 90% showed a positive response (41% = complete healing, 16% = significant improvement, 35% improved). The use of CellSonic VIPP was found to:

  • Influence the cellular morphology of human fibroblasts, keratinocytes and dermal microvascular endothelial cells
  • Activate cell migration in fibroblasts and keratinocytes
  • Induce expression of cell cycle regulatory genes and proteins
  • Alter the expression of cytoskeletal proteins in fibroblasts
  • Activate immune response factors in human keratinocytes


[2] Aschermann et al. Impact of Extracorporeal Shock Waves on Wound Healing. Cell Physiol Biochem. Feb 2017;41:890-906

Case Studies

A woman came to us who had a 750-pound weight fall on her right foot 38 years ago. It crushed 2 toes from the arch down. We treated her with the CellSonic VIPP. When she came in for her second treatment, she reported that she had 50% of her feeling back. When she came in for her third and final session, she reported that she had 100% of her feeling back except for the tip of her big toe. Franky, we really weren’t expecting to see that good of a result because the injury had happened 38 years before. When the body is given the tools to heal, amazing things can happen.

A CellSonic session takes place in a private room. Sessions usually run from 15 minutes to an hour, depending upon the number of areas to be treated.

This therapy is non-invasive and drug-free.

The CellSonic VIPP machine carries the CE mark, a certification that indicates conformity with health, safety, and environmental protection standards for products sold within the European Economic Area.

Pancreatic Cancer and CellSonic

January 1, 2020

Today 1/15/20 as a 59-year-old male pancreatic cancer patient came back in for a second visit.  On his first visit 12/2/19 he was having a pain level of “8.5/10” in the abdomen, which is quite severe pain.  The areas of his pancreas and liver were treated transdermally with the CellSonic shockwave device. This machine was patterned after the lithotripsy devices designed to break up kidney stones in Germany in the 1980’s.  After approximately ten minutes of therapy he returned home which is out of state.  Today he was back for another therapy and self-reports his pain to be “1-ish” without taking any pain medications.

After one ten-minute therapy to have an almost complete cessation of pain in pancreatic cancer is very remarkable.  He is quite pleased with how he is feeling in other ways as well.  Tomorrow he is going to see a recommended dentist as a dental issue at #21 tooth may be the cause of why this problem has occurred.  Believingly, with the dental work and some other modalities, he will obtain even greater health benefits.

Alternative Cancer Treatment in Scottsdale Arizona

Our office is located in Scottsdale, Arizona but we treat patients from all over the world. We will work with you to arrange housing, meals, translators, special blood tests, and other needs you may have while you stay in the area.

  • 2401 N. Hayden Rd. Ste 114 Scottsdale, AZ 85257
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