The simplest explanation of how SCENAR works was given in a rare interview by one of its founding researchers, Alexander Karasev:
SCENAR works by making the body’s own immune system operate more efficiently. Technically it is a very complicated device, which sends electronic impulses via the skin to the brain, however it was designed to be used by anybody without any specialist medical training. You just hold it over the affected area or organ and it sends an amplified signal of pain to the brain. This causes the brain to trigger the body’s own immune system. After only a few minutes of treatment, the patient starts feeling much better.
SCENAR therapy stimulates the body to use its own internal pharmacy to cure a state of ‘dis-ease’. When the SCENAR device passes over a ‘painful’ area, it sends out a signal to the brain telling it that there is an imbalance; experienced as ‘stickiness’ on the skin.
The brain constantly monitors the condition of the body and so will already know that this imbalance has occurred. As a normal process, it would send bio-active compounds to ease the pain and begin the healing process.
SCENAR technology was developed to “jump-start” the body’s own natural healing response, telling the brain that more of the bodies’ natural medicinal compounds are required to neutralize the pain and heal the injury. By using electro-stimulation on the skin, a very sophisticated, electronic feedback loop is set up and the nervous system sends a measured dose of neuropeptides, some of the most plowerful pain relief agents that the body produces, directly to the site of pain. As the device is brushed over the area, it continuously monitors these changes, sending messages back to the brain so that it is able to adjust the treatment accordingly.
At the start of the treatment, the SCENAR device appears to drag over the point of pain, feeling ‘sticky.’ As healing begins, the site may redden or change colour in relation to the surrounding skin and the device may emit a ‘buzzing’ sound as it passes over the point of pain. Once the area undergoes change, either by reduced stickiness, change of skin colour, or a fainter buzzing sound, the treatment is complete.
In minutes, the body has delivered sufficient natural chemicals to give powerful pain relief and to speed up the healing process.