SCENAR is an abbreviation from the name of the unique method
of influence on the human body and the device used for the purpose. The mode of action on
the human organism is self-controlling energo-neuro-adaptive regulation, the name of the
device is self-controlled energo-neuro-adaptive regulator.
The device was developed as a part of a secret Soviet space program. The
goal was to create a small, portable, energy economical but most importantly, highly
effective device, which could keep the health of the astronauts in top form, and not
making use of standard medicines – one universal non-invasive regulator of body
Based on the principles of traditional Chinese medicine – acupuncture and
zonal contact massage and the achievements of modern electrotherapy, SCENAR brilliantly
combines the most up-to-date electronic technology with the ancient healing art of the
East, and has brought the highest of state awards to its creators.
The original SCENAR devices and treatment protocols were invented and
designed by A. Revenko and A. Karasjev and were produced by ZAO OKB RITM – at the
special design office. SCENAR became available to the broad medical community after the
breakdown of the USSR and has since been gaining increasing acceptance and application
throughout the world.
In the base of electrotherapeutic action and in particular – of the
electrotherapeutic action of SCENAR, lies the neuro-adaptive mechanism of adaptation,
which ensures dynamic equilibrium of the human organism, both with the surrounding
environment and with its internal environment – the homeostasis, i.e. the state of being
The regulation of all vital functions is realized because of the close
connection and interaction of the nervous and the endocrine systems, the effects of which
are mediated through a release from the neural cells of biologically active substances
called neuromediators (NM) – classical neuromediators – amines (acetylcholine,
noradrenaline, etc.) and amino-acids (glutamine, asparagin, etc.), which are
characteristic of the thick myelinated A- and B-neural fibres and have a clearly defined
(quick and short) physiological effect; neuropeptides (NPs) – the largest and at present
most important group of NMs from a physiological and medical point of view – endorphins,
enkephalines, neurotensine, bradikinine and a great number of others (more than 2000 in
all). The NPs are the main NM for the thin non-myelinated C-fibres, which are particularly
difficult to excite (activate). These peptidergic (producing NPs) fibres make up the major
part (more than 70%) of the nervous tracts. Contemporary science has already unambiguously
proved that due to their specific properties (long lasting and extended in time and
distant in place effect, formation of complex regulative chains and cascades for the
control of multiple physiological functions, powerful analgesic effect etc.) the NPs –
these endogen own for the human body pharmaceuticals carry out all autoregulatory and
autotherapeutic processes focused on the maintenance and restoration of homeostasis, i.e.
the state/ condition of health in the organism.
That is why, the main goal of electrotherapy is that a maximal part of the
nervous tissue is activated, by activating the peptidergic (producing NPs) C-fibres, which
should result in the release of an effective dose of NPs, which are necessary for
overcoming the disturbances existing in the organism. This goal can be achieved only to a
certain extent by the conventional methods of electrotherapy:
- due to the non-physiological character of their impulses, in form and
duration, an excitation of the thick A-fibres is mainly achieved, whilst it is practically
impossible to activate the extremely thin C-fibres without the risk of damaging the
- the process of habituation of the organism to similar impulses brings
about, comparatively quickly, a decrease of their therapeutic effect.
Why is SCENAR more effective?
Several characteristics of SCENAR explain why this new non-invasive
energy-informational medical technology, aimed at the activation of a human organism,
preserving and promoting its adaptation capacities, has been recognised to be the ideal
electrotherapy by an increasing number of specialists all over the world.
1. With the development of electrotherapy and electropuncture as a modern
form of the classical acupuncture of the East, it has become clear that for the successful
correction of pathological changes in the human organism such electro-actions which are
adequate to the natural bioelectric activity, are necessary, i.e. an electrical current is
similar in its parameters to the endogen bioelectric regulatory signals.
SCENAR generates exactly such high-amplitude bipolar electro-impulses,
non-damaging in form and duration, which resemble the physiological bio-currents. Due to
the unique physical characteristics of the SCENAR signal, the probability for excitation
of the thin peptidergic C-fibres is manifold higher in comparison with the other methods
of electrotherapy. In this way, without disturbance of the cell functions, a maximal part
of the nervous tissue is activated, which is necessary for the achievement of the optimal
adaptation response from the patient‘s organism.
2. To achieve maximal therapeutic effectiveness it is necessary that the
electroaction should change its parameters automatically in accordance with the reaction
it has induced in the organism. Such a dynamic co-ordination of the parameters of the
influence and the condition of the organism could be achieved only if there is a constant
informational biological feedback. SCENAR is the first electrotherapeutic device in the
world working on the principle of a real interpreting biological feedback between the
device and the body. Reading the permanent change of the skin impedance (resulting from
the electroaction), SCENAR constantly modulates the form and the power of its signals. In
the course of the therapeutic process each signal of the device controls the body activity
and at the same time is controlled by the constantly changing condition of the organism.
As a result each signal is different from the previous one, which prevents the development
of accommodation to the action before the organism has generated enough amounts of
neuropeptides, which is necessary for overcoming the pathological process and the
restoration of homeostasis.
3. Long practical experience has shown that the optimal therapeutic effect
can be achieved when there is a maximal variability of the acting signal during the
therapeutic procedure. A change in the signal form (in connection with the changes of the
skin impedance) can be observed only to a certain limit. In SCENAR technology (again for
the fist time in the world), the method of individually dosed influence is realized using
as a main criteria, the lack of further dynamics of the complex impedance of the skin
(i.e. the stabilization of the electro-physiological parameters of the skin, and as a
result of this and due to the presence of biological feedback – stabilization of the
parameters of the acting signal). The individually measured regime practically excludes
the possibility of over-dosing and the development of adverse side effects. The SCENAR
technology is based on the concept that the minimal dose, necessary for achieving the
desired effect, is the optimal. The emphasis is put on the informational rather than the
energetic component of the electrotherapeutic action.
Apart from the unique characteristics of the acting signal and the presence
of biological feedback, the considerably higher effectiveness of SCENAR in comparison with
the common methods of electrotherapy is due to the possibility of SCENAR-expertise to be
carried out during the therapeutic process itself, which permits the evaluation of the
effectiveness of the procedure and its optimization.
The SCENAR-expertise could be performed both by the SCENAR practitioner
himself following definite rules, and fully automatically by the electronics of the device
in the individually measured regime of work.
Through SCENAR-expertise the optimal points and zones for influence on the
skin are defined very precisely, which are absolutely individual with every patient, in
every particular condition, but also the type and the duration of the action on every
particular point. This leads to the accelerated release of an effective dose of NPs and
respectively - to the acceleration of the healing process. Very often the optimal zones
coincide with the biologically active points and meridians, well known from the classical
methods of Eastern medicine. This way, SCENAR to a considerable extent, combines the
mechanisms of action of physiotherapy and reflexology. SCENAR can provide a healing effect
not only in all cases of successful application of the electro-physiotherapeutic methods
but also in many other pathological conditions of the human organism – something
characteristic of classical methods of reflexology, acupuncture, zonal contact massage,
SuJock, etc., the effectiveness of which has been proven for a long time. What the Russian
inventors of SCENAR have achieved is the possibility of activating the processes of
self-regulation and self-recovery of the organism by stimulation of the thin C-fibres of
the nervous system, which gives grounds to look on SCENAR as an extremely effective
generator of regulatory neuropeptides.
In a most natural and delicate way SCENAR helps the human body to correct
and complete its self-recovery programme, stimulating the release of its own “internal
pharmacy” (the NPs), and providing the organism with a freedom of choice of the
necessary healing substances. All this makes the therapeutic process maximally
physiological and explains the absence of complications, negative side effects and
absolute contraindications and also why the SCENAR-therapy does not only attack the active
pathologic process, but at the same time it brings about the improvement of the general
physical and psychological condition, and the restoration of the patient’s health as a
whole. All these qualities really make SCENAR-therapy the ideal electro-therapy for the
moment and according to the conviction of more and more specialists it could turn out to
be the leading medical technology of the new millennium. SCENAR is a brilliant combination
of modern electronic technology with the healing art of the East. That is why, in spite of
its specific peculiarities, SCENAR therapy is based on the same, born the test of ages,
fundamental therapeutic principles as well as the Traditional Eastern Medicine. SCENAR is
the first non-invasive, bio-dirigible, individually-dosed electro-impulse therapy –
electronic energy-informational electropuncture.
We know that the human skin and the inner organs have a tight connection
through the nerve system. This connection already exists from the early stage of
embryogenesis onwards, because both the nerve system and the skin are created from the
same leaf of the young embryo, the ectoderm. The nerve branches, in their turn, are
connected to every inner organ.
It is known that because of these connections, the nerve system plays an
important role in the regulation of the activities and states of the inner organs. Thanks
to the reasons as mentioned above, it is possible to regulate the state of the inner
organs through the skin. The SCENAR devices are used to affect the skin on those places
that will lead to the specific regulation of inner organs, for example to treat diseases.
It is necessary to point out that the regulation of the inner organs through
the skin is only one important effect of the treatment process. There are more aspects,
and one of them is humeral regulation. During its appliance on the skin, SCENAR is
affecting the C-fibres of the nervous system. As a result, the channels of the C-fibres
are easily opened and a huge amount of neuropeptides, like endorphins, are excreted from
these fibres. These neuropeptides are spread all over the body in a quick way. And we know
that neuropeptides are the natural medicine for all pathological processes in the human
Yet another important effect of SCENAR therapy is the successful training of
the adaptive reactions (Garkawi, Kwakina). Adaptive reactions are unique, non-specific
reactions of the body or any kind of stimuli that could affect health. When the adaptive
reactions are well trained, the body can heal itself and prevent the development of a wide
variety of diseases.
When operating, SCENAR works through the principle of biofeedback. The
system is measuring the activities of the various skin areas. Thanks to this, we can find
the right places for treatment and define the specific treatment parameters. The original
SCENAR devices and treatment protocols have been designed and are produced and taught in
licence of the inventors: J. Grinberg, J. Gorfinkel, A. Karasjev and A. Revenko.
SCENAR application is indicated at any stage in treatment of the following
- Nervous system (various diseases of the vertebral column with secondary disorders of the
nervous activity, static and dynamic's disorders of the vertebral column, deformation of
the spinal column, radiculitis, neuritis, strokes and their consequences, diseases of the
vegetative nervous system etc.);
- Skeletal-muscular system (myositis, arthritis, arthrosis, bruising of the soft tissue,
at the fractures at different stages of the process);
- Respiratory system (tracheitis, bronchitis, viral infection, pneumonia, pleurisy,
- Cardio-vascular system (angina, hypertonia, hypotonia, various form of arrhythmia),
vessels of the extremities (endarteritis, varicose veins, disturbance of
micro-circulation, trophic ulcers);
- Digestive system (gastritis, enteritis, colitis, cholecystitis, hepatitis);
- Genito-urinary system (pyeloneophritis, cystitis, disturbance of the cycle, adnexitis,
infertility, toxicosis in pregnancy);
- Tooth and mouth cavity diseases (periodontosis, periodontitis, arresting of inflammation
and complication after the treatment of pulpitis and periodontitis, arresting pain
- Other pathological conditions and their combinations.
The Effects of Scenar Action (SCENAR-Therapy)
- Considerable improvement of the general state with an increase in the adaptive ability
of the organism;
- Returning disturbed functions back to normal;
- Speeding up and slowing down the manifestations of pathological processes;
- Normalization of the vascular and blood functions;
- Endocrine-immunity response of the organism;
- Normalization of the metabolic processes.
The effects are traced and confirmed by additional methods of the
investigation (ECG, REG, EEG, x-ray, CT, U-Sound irido-diagnostics, bio-chemical
investigations, electro-information investigation, computer acupuncture diagnostics -
Nakatani, Voll, auricle-diagnostics).
Who Are the Users of the SCENAR Device?
Today the users of the SCENAR in Russia are medical doctors and medical
personnel with more then 30 specialities, including neurology, therapeutics, surgery of
different specializations, traumatology, gynaecology, obstetrics, oto-rhino-laryngology,
odontology, sport medicine, physiotherapy, resuscitation and others. The device was
designed to be used by housewives, engineers, office clerks, and other specialists without
medical background, and also on ferries, on liners, in aeroplanes, in cars, etc.