Therapeutic Ultrasound is used to help treat blocked ducts and mastitis. It is designed to help open the ducts and increase circulation to improve the flow of milk, reduce pain and reduce swelling.
Therapeutic ultrasound treatment is not used to diagnose (there is no screen connected to the machine), it is similar to a gentle massage using heat with the ultrasound probe. It can feel tingly and warm which also helps to relieve the pain. It feels different for everyone but it should NOT be painful.
It works by using the sound waves of the machine on your breast then your breast detects this as a foreign body (without doing any harm). Your body will send healing mediators to this specific place which improves the healing process. Also, the sound waves gently shake the blockage which helps to unblock the duct while the warmth makes it more comfortable. When you are more comfortable it’s easier to feed your baby and milk flows better.
In combination with the Ultrasound Treatment, we offer a full assessment and make a plan with you. Firstly focusing on feeding/pumping/supply/breast and nipple care etc.
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