From Russia With Love – Eastern Medicine Meets Western Technology

by Ellen Brown

It was dubbed “the Star Trek Device”, by the European press, after the all-curing, energetic medical device used on that

popular science fiction series. Cures have been claimed from it for all types of disorders – circulatory, respiratory, neurological,

genito-urinary, musculoskeletal, gastrointestinal, endocrine, immune, psychological. Yet the SCENAR (an acronym for Self-

Controlled Energo Neuro Adaptive Regulation) is entirely non-invasive. It is a reflex biofeedback device involving no drugs or

surgery, only a light touch to the body with an electrical energy that is responding to the body’s own signals.

The SCENAR was developed in Russia, and combines Western electrical biofeedback with Eastern energy medicine. The

technology behind it was a product of the space race. Both Eastern and Western physicists were encouraged to develop energy

medicine under their government’s umbrellas, as massive funding was poured into equipment for the American and Russian

space programs. Astronauts and cosmonauts could not take pharmaceuticals for every possible malady because of restricted

storage space on spacecraft. Another form of treatment was needed, and it was this which prompted the development of

energetic medicine and biofeedback systems for healing.

The technology for the SCENAR was developed by a team of Russian doctors and scientists at Sochi University in the late

1970s. The team sought a method of treatment that was energy efficient, portable and non-invasive and circumvented the

space flight problem of toxic waste storage. The solution they devised was a repeatable therapeutic treatment using electrical

signals to stimulate the immune system, the body’s own healer.


Ironically, the SCENAR was never used in space, but its technology is helping to solve the health care crisis in Russia, and it

could also help solve the health care crisis in the West. The device works on diseases and dysfunctions of every kind by acting

systemically on the energy field of the body. Yet it is the size and shape of a TV remote control and operates on an ordinary 9-

volt battery. Only minimal training is necessary to use it for enhanced wellbeing and for cosmetic effects such as increased

facial tone (that is, a natural face lift). Even with serious diseases and injuries and chronic medical conditions, the training

required is brief compared to the years of schooling necessary to practice conventional medicine.

Results reported for both the SCENAR and the ENAR (the home/therapists version) have been remarkable. There seem to be

very few ailments that it cannot alleviate or cure. To date, over 50,000 cases have been reported involving the device. More

than 10,000 practitioners are using it in Russia, along with some 500 in the UK. Many use it as their principal treatment on a

wide range of diseases and injuries. A large body of information available from research papers, clinical reports and training

manuals indicates that, overall, the SCENAR is effective in about 80% of cases (where “effectiveness” is defined as a cure in

two-thirds of cases and significant improvement in the remainder).

Dr Keith Scott-Mumby reports on the cumulative rates of effectiveness for a variety of disease categories, as follows:

The device also greatly reduces recovery times. At the 2000 Olympics in Australia, the SCENAR was called Russia’s “secret

weapon”, allowing athletes to compete after sustaining serious injuries. In accident and emergency wards it is used to aid

recovery from cardiac arrest, massive trauma and coma. It has also proved beneficial in burns, fractures, insect bites, allergic

reactions, immune disorders, depression and other mental afflictions, dental problems and skin conditions. In addition, Russian

trials have demonstrated dramatic benefits for pain relief. Victims of both cancer and fractures have experienced more pain

relief from the release of natural opioids stimulated by SCENAR treatment than from chemical opioids infoistered


During treatment, the recipient feels only a gentle tingling or stroking sensation, as the device is run over the spine, abdomen,

infected area or other relevant portions of bare skin. It sends electrical signals, records the resistive response and uses its

sophisticated software to return a freshly modulated signal. The practitioner determines where to apply the device by looking

for anomalies on the skin surface which are indicated by redness, numbness, stickiness or a change in the sound emitted from

the device. These areas may not seem to be directly related to the symptoms for which treatment is sought, but experience

indicates that the healing process is commenced by treating these ‘asymmetries’.


The SCENAR is operated by placing the device directly on to the skin where it collects electromagnetic signals that are modified

and sent back to the body. This ‘biofeedback’ feature is what distinguishes it from TENS machines and other electrical therapies

which send out a consistent continuous signal to which the body can eventually fail to respond. By contrast, the SCENAR’s

signals change in response to bodily changes which prevents any adaptation. The device sends a series of signals through the

skin and measures the response, each signal being sent only when a change is recorded in the electrical properties of the skin

in response to the previous signal.

The SCENAR heals by using neuropeptides, the internal pharmacy of chemicals by which the body is kept in physiological

balance. Without regulatory peptides being produced by the nerves, the body can adapt to disease states, which may be caused

by injury, injection or toxicity. The SCENAR stimulates the nervous system to produce its regulatory peptides, thereby

prompting the body to heal itself. The device catalyses the production of neuropeptides for use where necessary to re-establish

the body’s natural physiological state and therefore cause healing. Because these peptides last for up to several hours, the

healing process continues long after the treatment is over.

The healing process is ongoing for another reason. Disease occurs where portions of the body have been blocked from

communication with the energetic system that keeps it in balance. The SCENAR begins a 'dialogue' with these blocked areas.

Once the lines of communication have been re-established, the information-starved areas keep on talking. They want to

stretch and move and come back to life. Healing is reported not only in the nervous system but in conjunction with other

chemical imbalances, correcting sleeplessness, appetite, behavioural problems, learning ability, memory, sexual function and

overall physical health.

Arguably, these results could be ascribed to the placebo effect, but British veterinarian, Roger Meacock, has achieved results on

animals. He has successfully treated horses, pigs, cattle, sheep, dogs and cats with the SCENAR, and has found it to be the

best available treatment, particularly for musculoskeletal injuries in horses as it gives rapid, profound healing to tendon and

ligament injuries.

As for the principles behind SCENAR treatment, Dr Meacock explains that the body has a finite amount of energy that must be

divided among multiple functions. Its essential survival functions are energy replacement (feeding), reproduction and the fightor-

flight response. Injuries need to be repaired, but only sufficiently for the organism to maintain its survival functions. When

repair reaches that level, the stressed organism with insufficient energy for all its needs abandons the healing process and

returns to eating, reproducing and fleeing enemies. The SCENAR works on an informational level to remind the body that it still

has repair work to do.


The body is continually influenced by external stimuli to which it reacts in a way that maintains internal balance or

homeostasis. Because these stimuli are infinitely variable, no two stimuli are experienced in the same way. By contrast,

pathological signals are experienced as repetitive so the body adapts to them and fails to recognise that it has a problem. The

pathological vibratory signal becomes self-perpetuating and gradually spreads, leading to organ dysfunction. The SCENAR (or

ENAR) modifies the pathological signal so that the brain becomes aware of it, inputting electrical impulses that are never the

same and cannot be adapted to, forcing the body to respond. Central nervous system involvement is reintroduced by

neuropeptides that alter the regulatory pathway, breaking the repetitive pathological cycle and allowing cellular and organ

recovery. The result is markedly reduced healing times and pain relief.

The SCENAR is approved in England for pain relief, and in May 2002 it

received approval from the US Food and Drug infoistration for use as a biofeedback device in US.


No unwanted side effects have been demonstrated from either the SCENAR or ENAR treatment in over 20 years of use in

Russia and Europe. The impulses sent by the device are similar to the body’s own nerve impulses and are quite safe, even for

children and pregnant women. The only absolute contraindication is for people with cardiac pacemakers, although certain other

diseases and injuries should be treated only by a practitioner with thorough training. As with all natural treatments that

stimulate rather than suppress the body’s own healing power, the initial effect may be a ‘healing crisis’ that makes the patient

feel worse before feeling better. A lack of energy or general malaise may result as old problems are brought to the surface for

treatment and elimination, but this soon passes.

Russian research indicates that for long-lasting effectiveness, chronic problems may need treatment three or four times a week

for up to six weeks. Acute problems, however, often resolve after only one or two treatments. Fresh injuries or acute

inflammatory processes may require intensive treatment once or twice daily for several weeks. They should reduce gradually as

the condition improves.

SCENAR – ARTG listed number 91686

ENAR – ARTG listed number 101703


The author, Ellen Hodgson Brown, JD, has written nine books