The name ‘SCENAR’ is an acronym for Self-Controlled-Energo-Neuro-Adaptive-Regulator. 

It is a hand-held device that delivers non-invasive, non-toxic, computer modulate, therapeutic electro-stimulation, onto and through the skin. 

It is a biofeedback device involving no drugs or surgery, working to help the body heal itself.

SCENAR is a medical technology that can have a profound effect on both acute and chronic painful conditions and physical dysfunction that may not respond to other forms of treatment.

SCENAR therapy is non-invasive approach to stimulating the body’s inherent self-healing resources.

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A Brief History ...

SCENAR technology was first invented in Russia in the mid 1980’s under the country’s space and military research program.

The aim was to overcome the unique problems of space travel. Pharmaceuticals were impractical in space 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 contamination of the water recycling systems – leading to the possibility that one drug may affect the entire crew on the spacecraft.

The initial concept was to engineer a device for “chen-tsu-therapy” (an ancient Chinese therapy – reflex therapy or zone therapy) using biological feedback.


A Russian team of doctors and scientists in the 1970’s developed a method of treatment using biofeedback that was energy efficient, had many applications and was totally portable and non-invasive. This team was the first to achieve repeated therapeutic treatment using electrical signals to stimulate the immune system. 

Head scientist Professor Alexander Revenko claimed that there were very few illnesses that SCENAR could not treat, and evidence from Russia over the past 25 years suggests that treatment proves effective in over 80% of cases.

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SCENAR Therapy can treat any type of pain or physical dysfunction.

This healing modality does not treat a particular disease or condition.

SCENAR treats illness and disease as part of the body’s complex dynamics of self-regulation. 

SCENAR guides the user into a dialogue that provides the body with the information required to advance its own self-regulation and self-healing.

Principles of SCENAR Therapy

The SCENAR influences the body in a non-invasive way via the skin. The skin plays a very important role in regulating the body’s systems, as it is the interface between the body and the environment. The SCENAR influences, and is influenced by, the reaction of the skin.

The skin’s resistance changes according to the changes the internal environment of the body and the SCENAR reacts to these skin changes and inputs an electrical signal similar to a natural neurological signal. 

By continuously using bio-feedback, the SCENAR modifies each successive input signal to either amplify or dampen the form of the pathological signals that exist in the body.  Thus every signal is different from the preceding signal.

The body is unable to adapt the signals and its response to the SCENAR signals does not diminish, that is there is no process of habituation or adaptation.

When there is trauma to any area in the body, the response from the brain (once it has received the appropriate information) is to release neuropeptides appropriate to the injury and initiate pain reduction and the healing process. This is what generally happens when the body is healthy.

There are times however when the body’s healing process is slow, or incomplete, and this can come as a result of a number of factors., including:

  • low energy or vitality in the body, meaning a lack of intrinsic healing resources
  • lack of, or a disruption to the communication systems in the body, meaning that messages cannot reach their ‘target’
  • lack of response from the brain
  • low priority to the injury, meaning the body’s healing resources are directed elsewhere

If the body is unable to effect healing (for whatever reason) it may isolate or disconnect from the dysfunctional area and not apply any more healing to it.

Neuropeptides regulate almost all life processes on the cellular level, thus linking together all body systems. They have been referred to as the body’s internal pharmacy, the key in the lock that causes the cascading chain reaction effect, creating a holistic body response.

how does SCENAR Work?

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The SCENAR device generates electrical signals, which are similar in their form to the body’s own neurological signals. Since these signals seem to ‘operate’ within the physiological parameters of the body in the process of their activity, they are not viewed by the body as alien or invasive, and as such negative side effects are virtually non-existent.

The signal of the SCENAR device actually engages the body in a ‘conversation’ and communicates with all functions of the body through the skin.

By stimulating the nervous system, SCENAR is able to assist the body to heal itself. The device sends out a series of signals through the skin and measures the response. Each signal is reshaped as a change, in response to the previous signal, and recorded in the electrical.

Other responses you might also find or see include:

  • reddening of the skin
  • area numbness
  • hypersensitivity
  • stickiness (the device will have the feeling of being magnetically dragged), and /or
  • increase/decrease in the electronic clattering sound of the device.

The SCENAR uses a reflex form of biofeedback – it is an active biofeedback. Active means that the SCENAR has a changing base of processing, unlike a mirror which simply reflects back information.

This active interaction is setup to prompt the body to identify and harmonize areas called ‘asymmetries’. These asymmetries are areas were normal homeostasis (balance) is absent, or at least not optimal These asymmetries are found and identified because their information signal is different to the surrounding areas or not within ideal parameters.