Dr. Kenner below discusses a novel Russian based therapy that is so powerful and unique, that it was one of the few, if more than one, medical devices to go up on the International Space Station. I have used SCENAR on patients and have seen instant results with pain. To me, it is a small device with artificial intelligence in this very limited aspect of reading the body’s nervous system and applying corrective stimulation.
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SCENAR Therapy is an electronic treatment modality used for acute and chronic pain and functional disorders of the nervous system. It was developed in Soviet Russia in the 1970s for the space program for cosmonauts to use for medical treatment, especially pain. I have used it for over ten years, at first with a Russian-made device that was difficult to use. Today several companies have reverse-engineered new devices that are improved versions of the original. In both Russia and the U.S., new advanced generations of the technology have been developed.
The letters of “SCENAR” stand for “Self-Controlled Energic Neuro-Adaptive Regulator.” It is sometimes spelled “Skenar.” SCENAR therapy is a form of “reflex biofeedback,” which involves detecting and interpreting the internal neural communication within the body. In pain and other dysfunctional conditions that persist uncorrected, the brain begins to accept abnormal signals as “normal.” This can cause abnormal or unbalanced conditions to become chronic and unresponsive to treatment. The SCENAR breaks the body out of this habit and restores correct communication resulting in effective and more complete healing. The SCENAR device re-educates the nervous system by sending out a series of electrical signals through the skin and then measuring 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.
The device monitors changes in the electrical impedance of the skin (a measure of its resistance to electrical current flowing through it), detecting any impedance changes as the body reacts to its impulses. It then responds in kind, adjusting strength, frequency and timing for the optimal response. It incorporates a feedback system that can measure the patient’s individual response to the electrostimulation and accordingly modify the upcoming impulses that are then used to restimulate the nervous system through the skin.
The SCENAR device uses these computer-modulated, electrical impulses to stimulate the central nervous system. The brain responds with its own signal which is picked up by the SCENAR device. The SCENAR device then interprets the brain’s response and modifies its next impulse back to the brain to work at restoring balance to the body. This is called active reflex biofeedback. The brain, in turn, sends a modified response back and forth until equilibrium is achieved. SCENAR treatment also acts as a catalyst to prompt the body to produce corrective chemical factors, called “regulatory peptides.”
My experience with the SCENAR device is that it breaks up abnormal patterns that are “stuck.” For example, shoulder pain can be a persistent problem after even a mild injury. Acupuncture can relieve the tension and pain, but it can require several visits. Using the SCENAR device can considerably shorten the course of treatment not only by providing additional pain relief, but by helping to reprogram the tension and pain pattern. I have also seen profound changes in mood regulation and even severe depression using SCENAR treatment protocols, such as the PTSD protocol.
According to the Russian literature, SCENAR devices are indicated both for home use and to be used in professional medicine.
- analgesic therapy for pain in bones, muscles, joints and ligaments;
- to manage acute and chronic back pain
- to treat primary dysmenorrhea
- to alleviate attacks and for treatment of trigeminal neuralgia
- to relieve pain in diabetic neuropathy
- to relieve pain in postherpetic neuralgia
- for pain relief in chronic/recurrent headaches and tension-related headaches
Professional Medical Use:
- for postoperative analgesia
- in traumatology and orthopedics after surgical treatment of ankle fracture, femur fracture including hip replacement with an implant, knee replacement with an implant, and after shoulder surgery
- after abdominal surgeries in inguinal hernia and laparoscopic cholecystectomy
- in urology after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy
- To manage acute pelvic pain in women
- To manage acute pain in renal colic
- To relieve pain after caesarean section and after hysterectomy
- in comprehensive treatment of traumatic fractures of the mandible to provide analgesia, to alleviate symptoms and reduce treatment duration. short articles like this one on acupuncture, botanical medicine, the Brain Gauge, and Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity.
Dan Kenner, PhD, LAc