We looked a long time until we found an FDA approved device that treats acute and chronic pain. The SCENAR unit is that device. It’s a research based biofeedback device that really works well clinically. The SCENAR device has proved helpful for many health complaints and the best part is that it is totally non-invasive yet very effective.
The S.C.E.N.A.R., Self-Controlled Energo Neuro Adaptive Regulation, was developed for the Russian space program to overcome the unique problems of space travel. Pharmaceuticals were impractical due to the specificity of each drug, leading to a need to store a large variety and quantity of drugs, and also due to the introduction of toxins into the water recycling system, such that one treatment may well treat the whole crew. A Russian team of doctors and scientists, based at Sochi University and led by Alexander Karasev in the late 1970s, developed a method of treatment that was energy efficient, multi-applicable, portable and also non-invasive. They were the first people to achieve repeatable therapeutic treatment using electrical signals to stimulate the immune system. Head scientist Professor Revenko claimed that there were very few illnesses SCENAR could not treat and often cure. Tests conducted in Russia have since shown the Scenar is proves effective in 80% of cases. The S.C.E.N.A.R. was immediately dubbed the ‘Star Trek’ Device by the press because of its origins and its similarity to the ‘all-curing’ medical scanner used in the series, Star Trek.
How it works
The scenar uses biofeedback- by stimulating the nervous system, it is able to teach the body to heal itself. The device sends out a series of signals through the skin and measures the response. Each signal is only sent out when a change, in response to the previous signal, is recorded in the electrical properties of the skin. Visible responses include reddening of the skin, numbness, stickiness (the device will have the feeling of being magnetically dragged), a change in the numerical readout and an increase in the electronic clattering of the device. The C-fibres, which comprise 85% of all nerves in the body, react most readily to the electro-stimulation and are responsible for the production of neuropeptides and other regulatory peptides. The body can get accustomed to a stable pathological state, which may have been caused by injury, disease or toxicity. The scenar catalyses the process to produce regulatory peptides by stimulation of C-fibres for the body to use where necessary. It is these neuropeptides that in turn reestablish the body’s natural physiological state and are responsible for the healing process. As these peptides last up to several hours, the healing process will continue long after the treatment is over. The large quantity of neuropeptides and C-fibres in the Central Nervous System can also result in the treatment on one area aiding with other chemical imbalances, correcting sleeplessness, appetite and behavioral problems.
In Russia, there are over 50,000 cases of the device’s use and some 600 practitioners currently use the device as their principal treatment instrument. A vast wealth of information is available from research papers, clinical reports and training manuals. The device is used on most types of disease or injury: circulatory, sensory, respiratory, neurological, genito-urinary, musculo-skeletal, gastro-intestinal, endocrine, immune and psychological disorders.
The scenar is also credited with vastly reducing recovery times. Russian athletes have been known not only to compete after serious injuries, but even to break world-records. In accident and emergency wards, its ability to aid recovery is used to help victims of cardiac arrest, massive trauma and coma. It has recently been discovered to also aid in improving learning ability, memory, sexual function and improved physical health. Finally trials in Russia have also realised scenar’s usage for pain relief. Both cancer and fracture patients have found more pain relief from the release of natural opoids after scenar treatment than from administered opiates.
The Scenar weighs approximately 300grams, is 200mm in length, with an electrical contact at one end and runs off a AA batteries. The unit is rubbed over the spine and abdomen or the infected area, recording the resistive response to its signals and using its sophisticated software to return a fresh signal. A gentle tingling/stroking sensation will be felt. The practitioner is looking for anomalies on the skin surface, which may be highlighted by redness, numbness, stickiness or a change in numerical display or sound. Although these areas may not seem to directly relate to the obvious symptom, by treating these ‘asymmetries’, (as the Russians call them), the healing process will commence.
Patients having Scenar treatment need to take responsibility for their health and are advised to participate actively in the treatment and recovery process. The chemical compounds, released by the nerves, affect not only the problem areas, but also circulate in the blood treating other areas of the body. This goes some way to explaining how old and often forgotten problems are brought to the surface for treatment.
The Russians state that a chronic problem that the patient has may take up to 6 weeks treatment, with long-lasting effectiveness. Acute problems may just take one or two treatments. They say that the Scenar proves effective in 80% of all cases, of which full recovery occurs in 2/3rds of them and significant healing in the remainder.
What conditions can Scenar treat?
In the UK, the devices are licensed by the British Standards Institute for pain relief only. However, because of the nature of the device, viz., stimulating the nervous system, the Russian experience is that Scenar affects all the body systems. The Russian experience suggests that it can be effective for a very broad range of diseases, including diseases of the digestive, cardio-vascular, respiratory, musculo-skeletal, urinary, reproductive and nervous systems. It is also useful for managing ENT diseases, eye diseases, skin conditions and dental problems. It has also been found beneficial in burns, fractures, insect bites, allergic reactions, diseases of the blood and disorders involving immune mechanisms; endocrine, nutritional and metabolic disorders; stress and mental depression, etc. It is known to give real relief from many types of pain.
How often will I need a treatment?
In order to create a continuous flow of circulating regulative peptides Scenar action must be given quite often. For any fresh injury or any acute inflammatory process treatment needs to be intensive, ideally once or even twice daily. For chronic conditions, treatments are ideally given three or four times a week initially. As things improve the frequency can be reduced. A course of treatments will vary from individual to individual, and takes into account such factors as the stage of the pathological process, the person’s age, state of health, etc.
Is it safe?
As the Scenar impulse is similar to endogenous nerve impulses, it is non-damaging and safe. Only people with cardiac pacemakers are not allowed to have Scenar treatment. Children and pregnant women can be treated, and even animals enjoy it!
What else do I need to know?
During the treatment of chronic conditions, occasionally a healing crisis may occur (experienced as a complete lack of energy and malaise). This arises if the body is getting rid of toxic energy too rapidly. There are techniques that can be used with the Scenar to manage this. For best results it is advisable not to bathe or shower for two hours before and after treatment. It may be necessary to shave an area of skin to ensure good communication between the device and the nervous system. Patients generally experience an increase in energy, more refreshing sleep and an improved sense of wellbeing.
How does it differ from other therapies?
There are several ways in which it differs from other electrical therapies. Unlike TENS machines, each impulse is different from the previous one so the body is unable to adapt to the signal. The Scenar impulse is high amplitude so it stimulates C-fibres, which make up about 85% of the nerves in the body. This explains the quick effectiveness of Scenar therapy on the whole body.