The word SCENAR stands for Self-Controlled Energo-Neuro-Adaptive Regulator.  It is a small, portable, highly effective device that works with your central nervous system to regulate the entire body.  SCENAR brilliantly combines Western electronic technology with the ancient healing principles of the East.  The original devices and treatment protocols were invented and designed by A.Revenko and A.Karasjev and were produced by a Russian company, ZAO OKB RITM.  SCENAR became available abroad after the breakdown of the USSR and has since been gaining increasing acceptance and application throughout the world.  Physiotherapists, chiropractors, nurses and medical practitioners now use it extensively for a variety of applications.



The basic therapeutic action of SCENAR relies on the mechanism of neuro-adaptation, which ensures dynamic equilibrium of the human body both with the surrounding environment and with its internal environment to achieve homeostasis, i.e. the state of being healthy.

The regulation of vital body function happens with SCENAR because of its interaction of the nervous system, the effects of which are achieved through a release from the nervous system cells of biologically active substances called neuro-mediators.  Neuropeptides are the largest and at present most important group of neuro-mediators.  There are thousands of neuropeptides that exist in the body.  There are also several types of neural fibres in the Nervous System, including thicker ones (A-fibres) with a quick and short physiological effect, and more abundant thinner ones (C-fibres) which act as pharmaceutical agents to carry out regulatory and therapeutic processes for the body.

The main goal of electrotherapy is to activate a large portion of the Central Nervous System by activating the thin neural fibres to produce neuropeptides, which are necessary for overcoming any disturbance or imbalance in the body. This activation can be achieved only to a certain extent by conventional methods of electrotherapy:

  • Due to the non-physiological character of standard electrotherapy impulses (i.e. TENS) 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 remaining tissue.
  • The process of habitual response by the body to the constant impulses of standard electrotherapy devices comparatively quickly brings about a decrease in the therapeutic effect of said impulses.  In other words, once the body determines an appropriate response, it stops working on the problem.


Several characteristics of SCENAR explain why this new non-invasive energy-informational medical technology has been recognized to be the ideal electrotherapy by an increasing number of specialists all over the world.

With the development of electrotherapy and electro-puncture as a modern version of traditional Eastern acupuncture, it has become apparent that to correct problems in the body electro-stimulus equivalent to natural bioelectric activity is needed. SCENAR generates high-amplitude bipolar electro-impulses which are non-damaging in both form and duration, which resemble the body’s own naturally occurring regulation signals.

Due to the unique characteristics of the SCENAR signal, the stimulation of the thin C-fibres is higher in comparison with any other methods of electrotherapy, resulting in a greater therapeutic response.

SCENAR is the first electrotherapeutic device in the world working on the principle of a real time biofeedback. Reading the change in skin impedance resulting from electro-stimulation, SCENAR constantly modulates the form and the power of its electrical signals. In the course of the therapeutic process each signal from the device controls the body activity and at the same time is being controlled by the constantly changing condition of the body. As a result each signal is different from the previous one, which prevents the development of a habitual response to the signal before the body has generated the amount of neuropeptides necessary to overcome the problem and return the body to balance. Long practical experience shows that the best therapeutic effects can be achieved by maximizing the variability of the electronic signals during the therapeutic procedure.

With SCENAR technology, for the first time in the world, individually dosed influence to the body is achieved using feedback from the impedance of the skin to determine stabilization of biological feedback.

The method of individual measurement essentially eliminates the possibility of over-dose, or development of negative side effects. SCENAR technology is based on the idea that the minimal dose necessary for achieving the outcome desired is best. The emphasis therefore is put on the informational component of the electrotherapeutic action rather than the energetic component.

In addition to the unique characteristics of the acting signal and the use of biological feedback, the much higher effectiveness of SCENAR in comparison with other electrotherapies is due to SCENAR therapist expertise utilized during the treatment itself, which permits the evaluation of the effectiveness and optimization of the procedure. SCENAR effectiveness is inclusive of both the SCENAR practitioner utilizing their training, and the automated electronics of the device itself. As with any profession or tool, there are different qualities of therapists – depending on background, training, or other qualities, and there are different levels of devices which incorporate SCENAR technology.

Through SCENAR expertise the optimal points and zones for influence on the skin are defined very precisely, which are absolutely individual to each patient and to their particular condition. The type and duration of action to be taken at each particular point are highly individualized as well, hence the need for experience and training to achieve optimal results. SCENAR expertise leads to the accelerated release of an effective dose of neuropeptides and hence to the acceleration of the healing process. Very often the optimal zones coincide with the well-known biologically active points and meridians from the classical methods of Eastern medicine.

In this way, SCENAR largely combines elements of physiotherapy and reflexology. SCENAR can provide a healing effect not just in cases of successful application of the electro-physiotherapeutic methods but also in many other pathological conditions – something akin to classical methods of reflexology, acupuncture, zonal contact massage, SuJock, etc., which have been known to be effective for a long time. What the Russian inventors of SCENAR have achieved is the possibility of activating the natural processes of self-regulation and self-recovery of the body by stimulation of the thin C-fibers of the nervous system, which means SCENAR may be viewed as an extremely effective generator of regulatory neuropeptides.

In a most natural and delicate way SCENAR helps the body to correct and complete its self-recovery programming, stimulating the release of its own internal pharmacy (i.e. the Neuropeptides), and providing the body with a freedom of choice of the necessary healing substances. All this makes the therapeutic process maximally physiological and explains the lack of complications, negative side effects, and absolute contraindications. This is also why SCENAR therapy attacks not only the active pathologic process, but at the same time brings about the improvement of the general physical and psychological condition of the patient, and the restoration of health as a whole.

All these qualities make SCENAR therapy the ideal electro-therapy of our time, 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 Western electronic technology with the healing arts of the East which have borne the test of ages.  Based on those fundamental principles, SCENAR is the first non-invasive, individually-dosed, electronic energy-informational electro puncture, electro-impulse therapy.


We know that the human skin and the inner organs have a tight connection through the nervous system. This connection already exists from the early stage of embryogenesis onwards, because both the nervous 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 nervous system plays an important role in the regulation of the activities and states of the inner organs. Thanks to the reasons 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 application on the skin, SCENAR is affecting the C-fibers of the nervous system. As a result, the channels of the C-fibers are easily opened and a huge amount of neuropeptides, like endorphins, are excreted from these fibers. 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 body.

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 to 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 license of the inventors: J. Grinberg, J. Gorfinkel, A. Karasjev and A. Revenko.


In Australia SCENAR is TGA and FDA approved and can be used as a complementary or mono therapy to treat pain associated with:

  • Surgery
  • Trauma
  • Musculoskeletal problems
  • Bursitis
  • Dental problems
  • It may be used in physical therapy
  • It may be used during labour/delivery

Care must be taken when presenting information on SCENAR so as not to make any claims regarding effectiveness for certain disease types or names. Therefore the information presented in the following paragraphs is what was found regarding the use of SCENAR in RUSSIA.

The SCENAR device has been used for several decades now in Russia, and is indicated there for use at all stages of the following diseases:

  • Nervous system (various diseases of the vertebral column with secondary disorders of the nervous activity, static and dynamic disorders of the vertebral column, deformation of the spinal column, radiculitis, neuritis, strokes and their consequences, diseases of the vegetative nervous system etc.)
  • Musculo- Skeletal system (myositis, arthritis, arthrosis, bruising of the soft tissue, and fractures at different stages of the healing process)
  • Respiratory system (tracheitis, bronchitis, viral infection, pneumonia, pleurisy, bronchial asthma)
  • 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, choleocystitis, hepatitis)
  • Genito-urinary system (pyelonephritis, cystitis, disturbance of the cycle, adenitis, infertility, toxicosis in pregnancy)
  • Tooth and mouth cavity diseases (periodontosis, periodontitis, arresting of inflammation and complication after the treatment of pulpitis and periodontis, arresting pain syndrome)
  • Other pathological conditions and their combinations.


  • 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
  • Pain-killing
  • Anti-inflammation
  • Anti-allergy
  • Anti-swelling
  • 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 iris-diagnostics, bio-chemical investigations, electro-information investigation, computer acupuncture diagnostics – Nakatani, Voll, and auricle-diagnostics).


Today the users of the SCENAR in Russia are medical doctors and medical personnel with more than 30 specialties, including neurology, therapeutics, and surgery of different specializations, Trauma, gynecology, obstetrics, oto-rhino-laryngology, odontology, sport medicine, physiotherapy, resuscitation and others.

In Australia Scenar is widely used throughout allied health clinics, chiropractors, physiotherapists, and medical practitioners. The sport and home device was designed to be used by housewives, engineers, office clerks, and other specialists without medical background, and also on ferries, on ocean liners, in airplanes, in cars, etc.


As the device moves over the surface of the skin a comfortable tingling sensation is felt. In cases of severe pain or acute conditions the sensations may be stronger.


Patients having SCENAR treatment need to take responsibility for their health and are advised to actively participate 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 explain how old and often forgotten problems are brought to the surface for treatment, according to Herrings Law of Cure. (see below)


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 several times a week initially, reducing as things improve.


If you are receiving treatment from your doctor it makes sense to inform him or her about SCENAR therapy. Treatment may enable you to reduce or even stop taking some medication – under the supervision of your doctor of course.


In treating chronic conditions, occasionally a healing crisis may occur (experienced as a complete lack of energy and malaise) due to the body getting rid of toxic energy too rapidly. There are techniques that can be used with SCENAR to manage this. Exceptional results are achieved when treating sportsmen and women with immediate injuries and especially if treatment is done as soon as possible after the injury.


As the SCENAR impulse is similar to endogenous nerve impulses, it is non-damaging and safe. Only people with cardiac pacemakers and those with epilepsy cannot be treated.


Only the SCENAR combines energy measuring functions along with real-time feedback and constant adjustment, to deliver the correct type and amount of energy to the body. This means 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 rapid effectiveness of SCENAR treatment on the whole body.


The human body has a way of healing that is built in and natural. All forms of holistic health care follow innate principles. The goal of the natural healing process is to assist the body in healing itself.

The most important principle of natural healing is self-regulations which means that the body is always actively organizing its functions so as to maintain a dynamic balance. If the body encounters a challenge that it is unable to completely resolve, it will temporarily reorganize itself in some new way that will permit the body to keep functioning, even though it still has an unsolved problem.This kind of reorganization is called an adaptive reaction.

An adaptive reaction is an interrupted cycle of self-regulation and is acceptable to the body in the short term because it allows one to keep functioning until the problem gets solved. Problems may remain unresolved however because the body has either lost sight of them, (information) or been unable to address them (energy-priority-resources). If a problem is not resolved, the incomplete adaptive reaction will interfere with healthy self-regulation and can end up evolving into other new challenges to well being. One must search out these unresolved problems and assist the body in completing its goal of healthy self-regulation and re-integration. This is natural healing.

If the cycle of adaptation is not completed, the body may try again and again to complete it. The body has an inherent drive to complete the cycle as a key component to its self-regulation and reintegration.Evidence of the attempts to complete the cycle often manifest as symptoms, and Ironically, therapies that suppress symptoms and forcefully act upon the body’s functions can interrupt or block the completion of the adaptive reaction.


Symptoms serve as guides in natural healing and one must be cautious if symptoms are suppressed. Of course, no one enjoys these uncomfortable and distressful experiences and if certain symptoms become excessive they should be temporarily controlled. However the goal of natural healing is not to stop symptoms. The goal is to assist self-regulation and reintegration so as to restore proper long-term function. When function is restored, the symptoms leave by themselves.

Remember, in natural healing, the focus is not on stopping the symptoms but rather on restoring the functions. SCENAR uses symptoms as guides in the application of therapeutic processes that help the body complete the adaptive reactions, relieve pain and restore healthy functions. To engage in natural healing, one must reconsider one’s understanding of how the body functions, and decide on a course of action that follows nature. It is possible that new views and attitudes may be required.


  • Each SCENAR session is unique because the body guides the session according to its own wisdom, its current conditions and priorities
  • The focus is on health and not on disease
  • Recovery is quicker and easier in a clean, active, nourished body
  • Healing often starts in the mind with recognition and positive intentions
  • Recovery is slower and may be less effective if there is no real desire to heal and change for the better
  • An improved state of mind is a sign that recovery is proceeding positively and that the body will follow
  • Natural body healing typically proceeds from: recent conditions to older conditions, more vital organs to less vital organs, inside to outside, top to bottom
  • Something started should be completed
  • Incomplete adaptive reactions develop in layers; each layer itself is organized differently; typically, natural healing starts with the upper most layer which is expressing itself by key symptoms
  • Any shift or change is the main positive sign
  • Sometimes a sign of successful treatment occurs with a short aggravation of the key symptoms
  • A short aggravation is good and often means that the proper function has been stimulated and healing has begun
  • After one layer of healing has occurred, symptoms of an older, deeper layer of an incomplete adaptive reaction may express themselves (unfinished business)
  • These old symptoms are also good and are signs that the body is ready to heal an even deeper problem
  • As functions are restored, current symptoms may be aggravated or old symptoms may reappear
  • Treatment is always more effective during a period of symptom expression
  • Rare intense reactions are a profound sign of healing
  • Absence of symptoms may not be a sign of health but instead a body blocked by incomplete actions
  • The goal is to achieve the most while doing the least
  • A session may require from 30 to 60 minutes
  • The more recent the problem, the faster the recovery
  • Acute conditions need frequent, close sessions
  • Chronic conditions need 1 to 3 sessions per week
  • About 10-12 sessions make up 1 course of treatment
  • If chronic, more than 1 course may be necessary
  • A pause of 3 months between courses is typical
  • A few sessions may be done sooner than 3 months if a pronounced exacerbation occurs while waiting
  • Function may be restored before all symptoms leave
  • If chronic, the maximum benefit of treatments may manifest 1 to 3 months after last session
  • A new course may begin sooner than 3 months if a new acute condition occurs while waiting.


Herring’s Law of Cure is the basis of all healing. This is the way the body heals or cures itself. “All cure starts from within out, from the head down and in reverse order as the symptoms have appeared or been suppressed”.

“We don’t catch diseases, we create them by breaking down the natural defences according to the way we eat, drink, think and live”. Herrings Law is a very important law to understand and remember. It is imperative to follow this law in order to allow the body to eliminate toxins created daily.

The definition of Herrings Law of Cure is as follows:

“We heal from the head down”. This means that before we can even begin to heal we must believe we can heal. We must be mentally prepared and strong in order to allow the body to heal. We must not doubt the body’s ability to heal itself.

“We heal from within out”. This means we must allow the body to cleanse. In order for the body to eliminate toxins it must be allowed to do so by not suppressing any kind of discharge.

Most over-the-counter medications and prescriptions do suppress discharges. This is not good as these toxins can go deeper into the body and create other weaknesses. The body must be allowed to cleanse itself in whatever manner it needs to without interruption by synthetic suppressive substances.

“We heal in reverse order as the symptoms have appeared or been suppressed”. This means that most of the time the last problem someone has is the first problem to be dealt with by the body in the reversal process.For instance, let’s say the last illness you had was a sinus infection and a suppressive medication was used to stop any sneezing, coughing, dripping nose or sinus drainage.

In order for the body to heal itself it must eliminate these toxins and mucous that was suppressed at this time. Since this was the last illness it is the easiest for the body to heal.The body may stimulate the Immune System to create a fever to burn out the toxins, the toxins may be eliminated through the Lungs or Bronchioles causing a large amount of phlegm to exit these areas, it might eliminate them through the skin causing breakouts or it could eliminate them through the Colon in which case mucous, old faeces and food that hasn’t been eaten for quite a while may be eliminated. These are just a few ways the body heals itself.

Unfortunately, Herrings Law of Cure is not used today in Orthodox medicine. Orthodox medicine generally believes that because the symptoms are suppressed the problem is cured, or by removing the organ, which is not functioning correctly, it can cure the problem.

Perhaps this is why no one knows what a “Cold” is today. A “Cold” is the body’s way of eliminating toxins, which it does by increasing the mucous from the mucous membranes in order to free the toxins. Toxin elimination is imperative in order for the body to stay healthy. Disease reversal is also imperative in order for the body to “cure” a disease.