What is SCENAR?
SCENAR is a small, hand-held electrotherapy device that delivers non-invasive, computer modulated electric impulses via the skin. It is able to stimulate your body’s natural healing resources to alleviate pain and improve function.
The SCENAR device detects areas in your body that are out of balance, and can have a “conversation” with your nervous system to help restore balance and health in that area. Your body leads and the device follows. Every SCENAR treatment is therefore unique and matched exactly to the needs of your body at that time.
The ultimate goal of SCENAR therapy is to bring about lasting change in your condition.
The Uniqueness of SCENAR
SCENAR has two unique features that are not found in any other types of electrotherapy.
- The SCENAR electrical impulse is the same size and shape as the natural electric/nerve impulses of the human body. Your body therefore recognises the SCENAR impulse as something familiar and enters into a conversation with the device. In effect, SCENAR speaks the language of your nervous system.
- The SCENAR device measures (“listens”) to your bodies response and answers your body with a new and different signal. This is known as active reflex biofeedback.
Through this unique “conversation” with your nervous system, the SCENAR device is able to activate the thin C-Fibres that make up about 85% of the nerves in the human body. The C-fibres produce substances known as neuropeptides that are your body’s natural internal pharmacy. These neuropeptides have widespread analgesic and healing effects through-out the whole body.
Hope for Those with Chronic Illness
After an injury or onset of illness the communication system between the brain and the affected body part can ‘break down’ or ‘get used to’ the signal from that body part. The brain begins to accept the abnormal signal as “normal”. This is a reason why many conditions become chronic. SCENAR breaks the body out of this habit and helps restore correct communication resulting in effective and more complete healing.
Meaning Behind the Name
The name SCENAR is an acronym for Self Controlled Energo Neuro Adaptive Regulator.
SC - Self Controlled
The SCENAR device develops a biofeedback connection with your body, and constantly changes the electrical impulse it sends out in response to the reaction it measures from your body.
EN - Energo Neuro
The electric impulses of the SCENAR are the same size and shape as the electric impulses of the human body.
AR - Adaptive Regulator
The SCENAR device has local effects, and also a general influence on the whole body by stimulating the natural self-healing processes within your body.
A Brief History
The technology behind SCENAR began in the 1970’s as part of the Soviet Space Program to keep astronauts in top heath. It became available to the wider medical community after the break down of the USSR, and has since been gaining increasing acceptance and use throughout the world.
SCENAR has been registered with the TGA in Australia since 2007 as a certified medical device to relieve pain.