WHAT IS SCENAR?
The SCENAR (Self Controlled Energo Neuro Adaptive Regulator) is a hand-held, electro-stimulation therapeutic medical device (ARTH 101783). SCENAR therapy is unique because it interactively locates, measures and prompts problem areas in the body (asymmetries) through the skin to help relieve pain and restore function.
WHERE IS SCENAR FROM?
SCENAR was developed as an electro-energetic medical modality for the Russian space programme to overcome the unique problems of space travel by doctors and scientists in the late 1970s. Today SCENAR is a mainstream medical modality in Russia and there it has very many applications.
HOW DOES SCENAR WORK?
SCENAR works by helping the body to heal itself. As the body adjusts to many environmental and internal influences it is said to be maintaining homeostasis. When the body is unable to adjust to impacts and influences it may go into physical dysfunction and pathology. SCENAR seeks to help the body regain homeostasis by finding and treating “asymmetries” which are tell-tale signs and areas where homeostasis is not present. This is the central principle of the SCENAR treatment approach and this means that SCENAR can be used to treat problems anywhere in the body.
SCENAR acts non-invasively through the skin using reflex response bio-feedback of the nervous system. It can be classified as short-pulse electrotherapy yet SCENAR differs considerably from other types of electro-stimulation (eg. Acupuncture, conventional TENS, microcurrent). Sophisticated SCENAR electrical impulses, the parameters of which are similar to endogenous nerve impulses, are transmitted through the skin to the nervous system. Each impulse is different from the previous one as it changes according to the body’s responses. SCENAR’s reflex bio-feedback, is in continuous two-way communication with the body. SCENAR utilizes high amplitude signals and stimulates the very small and much more numerous C-nerve fibres. These fibres are responsible for the production of many different neurotransmitters (neuropeptides and other regulatory peptides), including natural painkillers. This conventionally explains the effectiveness of therapy. It is these biochemicals that in turn re-establish the body’s natural physiological state. As these biochemicals last up to several hours or more, the healing process will normally continue for hours or even weeks after the treatment is over. The effects of these changes in chemistry on the Central Nervous system will also result in the treatment of one area aiding with the treatment of other imbalances. This goes some way to explaining how old and often forgotten problems (unfinished business) are brought to the surface for treatment.
SCENAR is not an experimental therapy.In Russia SCENAR is a mainstream medical modality. The Russian experience suggests that it can be effectively used on patients suffering with a very broad range of disorders and diseases. SCENAR has been authorized for clinical use by the Healthy Ministry of Russia since 1986. Today SCENAR is finding increasing acceptance by practitioners in many countries. Russian results are supported by five years feedback in Europe, USA and Australia. Health practitioners, therapists, as well as members of the public, now use SC/ENAR devices to great effect worldwide. In Australia, there are two SCENAR devices currently listed on the ARTG with the TGA, the SCENAR Professional and the ENAR Personal Healer. Formal research trials by the Macquarie University in Sydney on the ENAR have confirmed chronic pain relief, disability reduction, functional rehabilitation, and also restoration to normal of general health, including mental and emotional health. Importantly, ALL positive effects catalogued in the research trial were sustained for the entire follow-up period of 6 months AFTER the end of treatment. (Chronic Neck Pain / Dysfunction / Health – study of the effects of ENAR, Macquarie University, 2004)
SCENAR FOR PAIN RELIEF?
As therapeutic interactive stimulation, SCENAR doesn’t treat any condition just by itself; its purpose is to create a dynamic, a change, that stimulates the body’s own natural healing processes. The most pronounced and immediate effect after application of the SCENAR device is pain relief, which often lasts a lot longer than after use of more conventional means of pain control. Some patients have found more pain after SCENAR treatment than from administered opiates.
WHAT CONDITIONS CAN SCENAR TREAT?
In SCENAR Therapy, many health practitioners currently use the device as their principal instrument of treatment. The device is used there on most types of disorder or injury: musculoskeletal, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, urinary and genital, neurological, ENT, skin conditions and dental problems. It has also been found to be beneficial with endocrine, nutritional and metabolic disorders as well as stress, depression and mental disturbances. The SCENAR is further credited with vastly reducing recovery times. In accident and emergency wards its ability to aid in recovery is used to help those with burns, fractures, insect bites, allergic reactions, cardiac arrest, trauma, and many types of sports injuries.
IS SCENAR SAFE?
As SCENAR impulse is similar to endogenous nerve impulses, it is non-damaging. However people with Cardiac Pacemakers are NOT allowed to have SCENAR treatment. (NB: Pregnant women are NOT usually treated in the West). SCENAR Treatment Procedure After an initial history taking and a complaint description, SCENAR treatment will be performed using a digital assessment according to the patient’s needs. While the SCENAR is run over the spine, abdomen or affected area, a gentle tingling/stroking sensation will be felt. Although these areas may not seem to directly relate to the obvious symptoms often they will be showing distinctive signs. By treating these anomalies of “asymmetries”, (as the Russians call them), a “dynamic” or change is generated and the healing process is facilitated. The initial treatment can take up to one hour, however treatment time for acute problems can be as short as ten minutes. Patients generally experience an increase in energy, more refreshing sleep and an improved sense of well-being. Children can be treated, and animals enjoy it. SCENAR treatments are guided by the body’s responses.
HOW OFTEN WILL I NEED TREATMENT?
SCENAR Treatments are usually more frequent at the beginning of a course of treatments. As one’s condition improves the frequency of treatment can be reduced. This is particularly true of Acute problems that respond well to more intensive and frequent treatments. Chronic problems may require a more measured and gentler treatment regime. A course of treatments will vary greatly from individual to individual, and will depend on such factors as the stage and response level of the pathological process, the person’s age, overall state of health, life-style, and so on. In-clinic treatments can sometimes by well complemented by home use of the personal ENAR device.
WHAT ABOUT MY CONVENTIONAL TREATMENT?
The therapist prefers that your doctor knows you are receiving this treatment. It is hoped that any nonessential drugs can be reduced or eliminated over time and your doctor may need to be involved with this.
Also, a period of passive time of lying in the Energy Blanket may be included to complement your SCENAR treatment. The Blanket will either help prepare for, or help to support, the SCENAR treatment.
Also, a personal level SCENAR device, the ENAR TM Personal Healer, may be recommended as a part of the treatment regime. Clients are able to buy an ENAR to sustain the recommended level of treatment.