Scenar - Is the pain bad enough to try something new?

Scenar - How It Works


Scenar Pain ReliefS.C.E.N.A.R. stands for Self Controlled Energy Neurone Adaptive Regulation. Sometimes incorrectly pronounced "Scanar" or "Senar", the correct pronunciation is "Skenar".

A Scenar, or micro current stimulation, device is hand-held and battery-powered. When its electrodes touch the skin, the device transmits a signal into dermal nerve receptors, and then detects the body's response in the form of changes in the skin's electrical impedance. It then sends a new signal back to the body, and again detects the "reply" -- a bio-feedback and treatment loop.

With Scenar, there is no diagnosis in the conventional medical sense - the body, via the Scenar device, will itself indicate what it needs, and the Scenar device will prompt it to focus its own resources on that need. Scenar's interactive nature helps it to stand out even among the most powerful complementary therapies, coaching the body to finish its own repairs, not just intermittently, but continuously, second by second during the treatment session. 

The Scenar's electrical impulses are extremely safe. They're designed to mimic the natural electrical signals of your nervous system, and when you see the two waveforms on monitoring equipment, they look similar. Except for very acute or emergencyScenar_Using_Acunpuncture_Meridians situations (in which the Scenar signal will feel very strong), they’re set at a low level which feels tingling, prickly or pressured, yet soothing.

Scenar is based on principles similar to acupuncture, exploiting the fact that an embryo's skin develops from the same tissue as its nervous system. We treat skin areas that map to internal structures and energy pathways.  

Unlike other electro-stimulation devices, Scenar is able to communicate with all types of nerve fibre, including the slowest and thinnest -- the C fibres -- which represent 80% of the overall nervous system. Crucially, these are able to release a far greater spectrum of proteins, called regulatory peptides, than the A and B fibres.

These substances control most of our biological functions (e.g. endorphins for pain relief, vasopressin for memory). Other electro-stimulation devices like TENS simply excite the nervous system's easy-to-reach A and B fibres, the rapid information highways that communicate primarily with the muscles.


Scenar re-activates healing resources

After an accident, surgery, chronic or extreme stress, or disease, the body commonly repairs itself to at least some degree, but how fast, deep and comprehensive this is depends on what other issues the body is dealing with. If it's is in a weakened, stressed or distracted state, its reaction to the damaging event or pathogen may be slow, leading to the condition becoming better established.


After giving it a period of attention, the body usually moves on to other priorities, allowing this part of the body or its systems to remain “stuck” in a low-energy pain and disease state. The area of injury or pathology (alongside non-physical traumas) is also virtually sealed off, in a communication sense. These "energy cysts" take energy to maintain, and deplete our overall vitality. This process seems to be increasingly common as we grow older, and in our stressful, polluted 21st century lives.


Scenar Healing ProcessWhat the Russian researchers discovered was that they could help the body recognize and re-connect with these areas of pathology, stimulating the C-fibres to produce cascades of neuropeptides, and shaking the body out of the negative equilibrium it reached in those areas.

With chronic conditions, the challenge is to disrupt these stuck states that the body has formed. Scenar nudges  the body into disequilibrium, reminds it of forgotten healing priorities, and guides it back into both a positive balance (homeostasis) and lack of pain. The body has powerful resources for balance and self healing. Scenar breaks the "cyst", reminds it of the priority, and coaches it to finish off the repairs.



Scenar on HandIntimate areas of the body are not exposed, examined or treated directly. However, as with acupuncture, any area of the body can be treated indirectly from remote points. As explored in Chinese and Korean acupuncture systems, "Micro maps" are particularly useful, such as small areas on the hands which map across to other parts of the body.





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Terry Waller, Insurance Manager, London (Frozen Shoulder)

"After lifting some heavy machinery, I found that trying to raise my left arm above my waist was very painful. My osteopath told me I had a frozen shoulder and although I got some relief from his treatment, he said it could take up to 12 months for things to normalise. Some weeks later I was introduced to Paul and his Scenar equipment. I was a little sceptical at first but after 2-3 sessions I began to notice improvement. To my amazement, after just 8 sessions I realised that I could raise my left arm as high and easily as my right. It's now just over a year later and I have remained completely pain free ever since. There is no hard sell with Paul who I found to be very knowledgeable and a consummate professional."


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John Hayward, Engineer and Landscaper, Westham, Sussex (Neck + Shoulder Pain)

"The pain had reached levels that stopped my physical workload. The diagnosis was nerve compression due to an old injury to the C5/6/7 vertebrae. After four Scenar treatments, I was able to stop the painkillers. After three months and 10 treatments I can sleep on my side again, write and sign my signature fluently again, turn my head fully to the right and left..." 

Six months followup: "I'm doing heavy physical work again as part of my job, and despite needing occasional top-ups, I'm basically pain-free. Altogether, a phenomenal success."


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Don Elwick, Managing Director, Brighton Media Centre (Cracked Ribs)

"On December 21st, 2009, I went out running, slipped on some ice, and fell heavily on my back. A nurse and a doctor both confirmed I had two or three cracked ribs. I spent the next week hardly sleeping due to the pain. On December 29th I saw Paul Lowe for a Scenar treatment, and that night I slept properly again. Over the next few days, almost all the pain had gone. I had a second Scenar treatment January 1st, and on January 4th, the doctor found it hard to believe there was nothing left from the accident."


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Venus Villa, First Artist, The English National Ballet, London (Muscle Injury)

"I had a very painful injury to my leg and I tried several therapies. Scenar was the best for really deep healing. Thank you Paul."


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Tali Saar, Shiatsu and Cranio-Sacral Therapist, Lewes, Sussex (Facial Paralysis)

"I was treated by Paul Lowe for facial paralysis, I also had pain in my face and ear canal. The pains disappeared after the first two treatments, and soon there was a huge improvement in the paralysis and my energy levels. The treatments reminded me of a deep, relaxing place I had lost for many years. I experienced changes at many levels, far beyond my original symptoms. Paul has been both supportive and inspiring. He is a unique practitioner with vast knowledge in his field."


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Erica Yonge, Energy Therapist, Marlborough, Wiltshire (Back Pain)

"Paul, I just wanted to say thank you so much for sorting out my back problem so effectively with Scenar. I was told I had a potential herniated disc in my lower back, and I was in a lot of pain for many years. In recent months, I was frequently unable to stand up straight for minutes at a time. After six Scenar sessions, not only am I completely pain free in my back for the first time in years, but my posture has corrected itself naturally. I wouldn't have believed I could be this pain free after so many years of pain.

Eighteen months followup: My back is still very good and posture is better than it's ever been. If you weren't so far away, I'd come for regular top-ups!"


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Lucienne Atkinson, Business Owner, Oulston, Yorkshire  (Back Pain)

"Life had been years of debilitating pain. I was at my wit's end. Finding Paul Lowe and the Scenar treatment has been nothing short of a miracle for me. After two long treatments with him, the worst problem area for pain changed, almost disappeared."

18 months followup: "It's truly a miracle. I have gone back to the athletic person I was before. I can train hard on my mountain bike for 3 or 4 days in a row with no back pain!"


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Tim Cornwall, Works Manager, Herstmonceaux, Sussex (Back Pain)

"I've had hip and lower back problems for over 30 years. This episode was the worst I've had for two years: I could hardly walk or drive. Until now, I'd go to the chiropractor for several treatments and take at least three weeks to recover. With Paul it took five days and four Scenar treatments to get back to normal. On day 1, I could barely walk. On day 3, I took the dog for a one-hour walk."


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Barry Chapman, Designer, Hove, Sussex (Leg pain)

"I would recommend anybody with health challenges to talk to Paul. I had a combination of polymyalgia, extremely sore feet, low energy and limited mobility. I thought I had tried everything and had resigned myself to sliding down the slippery slope. Paul, his guidance and treatments, gave me hope when I had none, and for this I am extremely thankful. I've adjusted my lifestyle and diet and worked hard. I am now fit, energetic and strong."


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Angela Gilroy, Media Designer, London (Back Pain)

"When I hurt my lower back, the pain made it impossible to move my right leg backwards when walking, so I had to shuffle. Paul Lowe gave me a brief Scenar treatment that night and I felt some relief immediately and got a good night's sleep. The next morning he gave me a full back treatment, and this produced a major change. It still felt a little tender but I could walk around almost normally."


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Marco Crivello, Artist, Lewes, Sussex (Shoulder + Back Pain)

"I had acute pain in my right shoulder. I tried osteopathy and cranio-sacral over several weeks, but with negligible results. Paul treated me with Scenar daily for four days, and by the end I was pain-free. On another occasion, I was in acute pain months after Achilles tendon surgery -- after one treatment from Paul, the pain went away. I also threw my back out twice. Each time, one Scenar treatment was enough to put it back to normal."


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Stephanie Davies-Arai, Sculptor, Lewes, Sussex (Back Pain)

"I was rushed to hospital on three occasions and given four strong painkillers including morphine. I finally collapsed at work in agony, unable to walk. After 10 daily treatments with Paul, I was able to stop the painkillers and drive 80 miles to a work event."

Six months followup: "I'm still pain free."


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Phil Turtle, Company Director, Brighton  (Fracture, Post Surgery)

"I broke the humerus bone in my arm and had it operated on, in January 2014. I then had frequent Scenar and pulsed electromagnetic field treatments from Paul Lowe and quickly regained use of the arm. Five weeks after the operation, I saw my consultant and he was obviously shocked at how 'back to normal' my arm was at such an early stage." 


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Dolores Goodey, School Teacher,  Newhaven, Sussex  (Chronic Whiplash Pain)

"It works, and I tried everything. I have more energy and I'm sleeping well. I used to get aches all the way down my back but not now. I'm also impressed that the treatments had such long lasting effects."


Plesae note: These testimonials are from real individuals but since every individual is unique, there is no guarantee that others will experience the same results.