While it is a small, handheld  device, the Scenar can be very powerful when it comes to treating muscle spasms, sprains, strains, and tears.

The better alternative

Acupuncture for Family, P.C.


and Electroacupuncture


SCENAR is an acronym for Self-Control Electro Neuro-Adaptive Regulator.   This cutting-edge electrical stimulation device was developed by the Russian Special Design Bureau as a closed scientific research project of Soviet Space Medicine. In the late 80s, it became available for use in general medicine in Russia, and it was not until about six years ago that Scenar was made available to the rest of the world.

The Scenar is primarily used for pain management. It alters the relative stability of pathologic processes, and stimulates the body to develop dynamic changes through electrotherapy (electric impulses). It facilitates the body through these changes and through the logical completion of the cycle of disease, thus eventually destroying the disease.

Scenar influences the body, via, pseudo-nervous impulses in the form of a spike-shaped impulse. This is a short, high amplitude cycle followed by several lower amplitude cycles all operating at the same frequency (which can be adjustable and variable). The first cycle is strong enough to excite all types of nerve fibers, without causing damage, due to its short duration.

The body controls the work of Scenar via changes of skin impedance, thus establishing an “interactive dialog,” to correct body dysfunctions. The body regulates the structure of each new impulse so that almost every impulse will be different from the previous one.

Whilst principally promoted for pain management, it is also highly effective in promoting healing of damaged tissues such as overstretched muscles, sprains, strains and tears. It also acts beneficially on the endocrine system, promoting the balancing of hormones, particularly female reproductive hormones. In this regard it is of use in painful periods, dysmenorrhea and endometriosis. The ability to change settings such as frequency allow it to be used for very specific purposes such as balancing the autonomic nervous system. In a case of overstimulation of the sympathetic nervous system (stress conditions, raised blood pressure, chronic fatigue, low immune system etc) this detailed protocol involves using specific frequencies to sedate the sympathetic nervous system and stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system.

Tatiana is only one of a select few acupuncturists who has started to use Scenar in conjunction with her acupuncture therapy.  Tatiana’s knowledge of acupuncture points and meridians helps her maximize the Scenar’s potential, as electrical stimulation of these points using the Scenar can be especially effective compared to simple application to a pain source.

Electroacupuncture or PENS

Electroacupuncture is a form of acupuncture in which acupuncture needles are attached to a device that generates continuous electric pulses, generating a small electric current that flows between pairs of needles. Another term is Percutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (PENS).

According to Acupuncture Today, a trade journal for acupuncturists:

"Electroacupuncture is quite similar to traditional acupuncture in that the same points are stimulated during treatment. As with traditional acupuncture, needles are inserted on specific points along the body. The needles are then attached to a device that generates continuous electric pulses using small clips. These devices are used to adjust the frequency and intensity of the impulse being delivered, depending on the condition being treated. Electroacupuncture uses two needles at time so that the impulses can pass from one needle to the other. Several pairs of needles can be stimulated simultaneously, usually for no more than 30 minutes at a time." [1]

That article adds:

"According to the principles of traditional Chinese medicine, illness is caused when qi does not flow properly throughout the body. Acupuncturists determine whether qi is weak, stagnant or otherwise out of balance, which indicates the points to be stimulated. Electroacupuncture is considered to be especially useful for conditions in which there is an accumulation of qi, such as in chronic pain syndromes, or in cases where the qi is difficult to stimulate."[2]

While Tatiana is proficient with standard electroacupuncture methods and devices, she often prefers more sophisticated electrical stimulation techniques.  In addition to Scenar, she uses the advanced Acutron Mentor microcurrent stimulation device both in conjunction with acupuncture points and to achieve dedicated goals such as facial rejuvenation.  Besides offering a greater spectrum of microcurrents, the device allows Tatiana to apply electrical current therapy in a non-intrusive way, with electrodes and special conductive wands instead of needles.

The Acutron Mentor is a sophisticated microcurrent electrical stimulation device, which allows Tatiana to use a variety of non-intrusive options whenever electrical stimulation is warranted.

When coupled with these 21st century technologies, the traditional art of acupuncture becomes especially effective.