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SCENAR / Biofeedback Pain Relief

The Clinic offers a highly effective, non-invasive means of pain relief and the removal of tension and stress in the body by using a small device, called a SCENAR, that reaches into the body’s cellular level. It is a modern pain relief and structural relief therapy combining many of the benefits provided by osteopathy, chiropractic, cranio-sacral, acupuncture, etc.. It also provides a means to correct structural problems not available to these other disciplines, in particular, the ability to re-set the autonomic nervous system and to re-position the head symmetrically on the axis.

The SCENAR does this by being able to access the vagus nerve, but also by being able to energetically communicate with the body’s cells directly, rather than indirectly. Access to the vagus nerve permits the balancing of the sympathetic and para-sympathetic nervous systems (most people are “stuck” in the sympathetic [hyper] nerve position) and greater relaxation of the body. Access to the cells directly allows the SCENAR to stimulate cellular activity that has degenerated (that is blocked, creating chronic pain such as in arthritis, fibromyalgia, sciatica, etc.) and to relieve cellular activity that is inflamed, as is the case in acute pain situations.

The SCENAR technology is certified and regulated in Europe, the U.S. and Canada as a permitted medical device.

History of “SCENAR” Technology

SCENAR is an abbreviation for the name of the device: Self-Controlled Energy Neuro-Adaptive Regulator, or short-pulse electric neuro-adaptive reflexological therapeutic stimulator. SCENAR was developed by a team of some 40 Russian scientists, initially for cosmonauts in space for long periods. SCENAR therapy was developed as a means for promoting the body’s own healing process.

The device has been widely used in Russian hospitals since the early 1980’s. However, it remained a military secret until perestroika. At that time, the inventors were issued a patent for the device, and they began to make it available to the West.

While continuing innovation in this field has produced a number of new devices with varying names, they all use the similar underlying approach, and the term SCENAR tends to be used in generic fashion for all of them, much as we use “Kleenex” for paper tissues regardless of the brand name.

SCENAR Therapy Treatment

The SCENAR is run over the spine and abdomen, or over the affected area, recording the resistive response to its signals and using its sophisticated software to return a fresh signal. A gentle tingling/stroking sensation will be felt. The practitioner is looking for anomalies on the skin surface, which may be highlighted by redness, numbness, stickiness or a change in numerical display or sound. Although these areas may not seem to directly relate to the obvious symptom, by treating these “asymmetries” and restoring balance, the healing process will commence.

A patient’s chronic problems may take up to six weeks of treatment, with long-lasting effectiveness. Acute problems may just take one or two treatments. Experience shows that the SCENAR, when used alone, proves effective in 80% of all cases, of which full recovery occurs in 2/3rds of them and significant healing in the remainder.

Given it’s use in the context of an overall treatment approach, such as provided by Heilkunst, SCENAR treatment has proven highly effective in removing particular blockages to treatment and in speeding up the healing process.

Use it for Relaxation and Enjoyment

SCENAR treatments, along with the use of Far Infrared and the Chi machine, can also be used by those seeking to maintain good health and to enjoy a relaxing treatment, such as would be provided by a sauna, massage and body work combined.

SCENAR Frequently Asked Questions.

Our SCENAR/Cybernetic Biofeedback Technicians

Also see College practitioners
and Clinic practitioners.

Meghan C. Smith RST
Tammy Wieliczko DHHP, DMH
Rudi Verspoor DMH
Gudula Bauer DHHP, DAHH
Karin Christlmeier DHHP
Manuela Mueller-Code DHHP, DMH, DynBC
Satinder Bajaj DHHP
Susan Cohen DHHP, DMH
Judy Jarvis DHHP


1 Adapted from sEnergy Medical Group.