Monique Latar is anesthesiologist and head of the Department of Pain Therapy at a medical facility in Dax, France. Since 2019, she has studied the efficiency of SCENAR therapy and describes the results of the treatment of chronic myalgia in hands and collar.
Interview with Monique
Q: Can you please tell us how you became a SCENAR therapist?
A: I discovered SCENAR for myself when I treated a tape of an inflamed foot of one of my patients with his analogue and received a great, absolutely unpredictable result.
Q: Did this interest you in this field of medicine?
A: I told one of my colleagues about the results. And she again told me about the real SCENAR device. I tried it and immediately noticed the significant difference between a copy and the original device. I started using SCENAR to treat my patients and soon realized I needed to learn more about this little technological miracle. Me and my colleagues attended the SCENAR conference in Vienna and then to Berlin where I learned from Russian specialists. After that, Dr. Kulizskiy twice to our city of Biarritz and significantly expanded our knowledge of SCENAR therapy.
Q: What was your first impression after using SCENAR?
A: Very positive. The things I learned have only strengthened my faith and enthusiasm for SCENAR. This device is very useful for both patients and therapists. Today I already have about 5-6 years of SCENAR experience and use the device in almost all of my patients suffering from chronic pain. One of the nurses from my department also became a SCENAR therapist by watching me, and now it helps me work with an even larger number of patients. I am an anesthesiologist but left surgery room 15 years ago to deal with patients with chronic pain. SCENAR is an invaluable device – easy to use and with great potential. I still feel like I’m not using 100 % of his abilities.
Q: Can you report on some of the most memorable patient cases?
A: I have many stories about miraculous improvements after SCENAR. Among them are neuralgia of the trigeminal nerve, which are usually untreatable, shoulder traumas that had disappeared after several minutes of treatment, and so on. When we treat chronic pain, it usually takes longer, but we help our patients in almost all cases.
Q: Have you ever had patients who were skeptical about SCENAR? How do you work with them?
A: When I suggest SCENAR treatment to my patients, I always briefly explain the treatment mechanism. Yes, some of them were skeptical, but none of them refused to try, and most were surprised by the immediate results.
Q: What do your colleagues think about your practice?
A: Some of them have watched me and also used SCENAR, others come and ask me for treatment. I never reject. Some don’t know. I understand this because it’s difficult to reject all medications, traditional treatment methods at once. I think patients are actually more willing for radical changes in the type of treatment than the doctors.
Q: Are you conducting clinical trials?
A: I wanted to study, but I am the only physician for pain therapy in the entire department and work part time. I have a very busy schedule and little time for scientific research, which I regret. Large hospitals in the large cities where many doctors work can do such studies, but this is difficult for small clinics.
RITM OKB ZAO continues to publish and organise variety of training materials and sessions about the use of RITM SCENAR devices.
The next webinar is dedicated to the manual settings of professional SCENAR devices. During the training, the meaning and purpose of all general parameters of the device will be clarified. All attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions or consult with RITM OKB ZAO specialists.
The webinar will take place on April 10, 2020, 7:00 PM Sydney time.
You can access the webinar by following this link:
Dose 5 is a mode in the bioSCENAR Professional device models that measures and assesses the responsiveness of the meridians. 24 meridian points are measured with a special cylindrical and point electrodes on the patient ‘s hands and feet. The device measures the Initial Reaction (IR) of these points and represents them on the LCD screen in table and graphical formats. The graph shows the difference between the IRs of each symmetrical pair of measured points – on the left hand and right hand and left foot and right foot. The bigger the difference in the IR on the left and right sides, the longer the line is on the graph, giving the Practitioner visual representation of the most responsive meridian – the longest line. The screen can be toggled between graphical and table view by pressing the Square button.
Before you start
1. Clean the device and the Local Acupuncture Diagnostic electrode with alcohol wipe before the treatment.
2. Client’s hand and feet need to be clean (with soap 2 hours before treatment), no moisturises, creams or any chemicals, no manicure or pedicure.
How to measure?
3. Increase Energy level to 20, select F 90Hz and switch ON Dose 5 Mode. (Some models reset the energy Level to 20 and F to 90Hz automatically when the Dose 5 mode is enabled)
4. Connect the Local Acupuncture Diagnostic electrode to the device.
5. Patient holds the cylindrical electrode with the right hand. Start measuring the Left-hand points as per the diagram below. Apply firm pressure on each point and allow 1-2 seconds for the measurement to complete. You will hear two beeps and the IR will appear on the screen for each point.
6. Once all measurements on the left hand are completed, ask the patient to hold the cylinder with the left hand and start the measurement of the right hand as per the diagram below.
7. Continue with the left foot, patient is holding the cylinder with right hand.
8. Continue with the right foot, patient is holding the cylinder with left hand.
9. If you make a mistake, press the + or – button to select the wrong measurement and do the measurement again for this point.
10. When all measurements are completed, press the Square button to access the graph view and identify the longest line. In this example the longest line is H3.
11. Toggle back to the table view by pressing the Square button and double check if H3 has the biggest difference in IR between the left and right hands. In this example it is 26-15 = 11 and it is the biggest in comparison to all other pairs.
How to treat?
12. Locate H3 in Annex 2 of the RITM OKB Manual – Heart meridian C(V)/H3. Switch Dose 2 On and increase the energy level to comfortable sensation. Dose each point according to the diagram, starting from point 1 and finishing at point 10. The IR of the left hand (15) is smaller than the IR of the right hand (26) thus you have to follow the treatment is ascending order (from 1 to 10).
13. If there are two or more meridians with the same difference between the IRs, write them down and refer to Annex 3 of the RITM OKB Manual. Identify the patient complaints in the Annex 3 table and treat the corresponding meridian as per Step 11.
presenting with headache and ear problems.
There are 3 meridians with the equal difference between IR on the left and on the right sides. The difference for the H4, F1 and F3 is 13 (H4 – |25-38|=13, F1 – |31-44|=13 and F3 – |25-38|=13). All of these meridians are equally responsive.
Go to Annex 3 and read the symptoms related to H4, F1 and F3. Since headache and ear problems are related to Small Intestine Meridian (H4) treat this meridian according to Annex 2 – Dose 2 each point, staring from point 1 and finishing with point 16 (the IR on the left hand and smaller than the IR of the right hand hence treat in ascending order).
How often to treat?
For acute conditions treat every day. For chronic conditions treat 2-3 times per week.
SCENAR and treatment of adverse respiratory issues (Clinical overview)
Compiled by B.Kulizshkiy Reviewer I. Perfiliev Ph.D RITM OKB ZAO 2020
Currently SCENAR device is certified for pain relief and pain management therapy. However, SCENAR was initially created as a universal method of electro-therapy for treatment of internal organ diseases. In Russia SCENAR has much wider range of use than in the western countries.
During the past decades, our users, practicing doctors, and academic researchers gained significant experience in SCENAR therapy of the respiratory system.
Autumn is the time when we are more vulnerable for respiratory and viral infections. Such diseases may be accompanied by the aggravations of different kind, primarily the respiratory disturbances. Treatment of these aggravations in aimed at improving the bronchial conductance, normalizing the blood oxygenation, stabilizing the autonomic regulation of lungs, and improving the immunity of local tissues. Perfect therapy is the launch of sanogenesis – a complex of protective and adaptive mechanisms aimed at restoring impaired self-regulation of the body.
We made a small review of articles and dissertation materials on SCENAR therapy of respiratory diseases. Of the many pulmonary diseases, the correction of respiratory failure in bronchial asthma, which is devoted to most of the review, is best studied. The treatment of acute pneumonia in children is also considered.
Elena Gus’kova. Defended dissertations on the topic: “Influence of SCENAR treatment on free radical processes in the tissues and membranes of erythrocytes in oxidative stress” (Rostov-on-Don, Russia, 2009). The study showed that SCENAR treatment: • increases activity of the key antioxidant ferments (superoxide dismutase and catalase); • has inhibiting effect on the intensity of free radical oxidation; • normalizes the erythrocyte membranes and leads to the relief of endogenous intoxication syndrome.
That means that SCENAR is a non-invasive treatment method and yet it can activate the body mechanisms of antioxidant protection that are the part of sanogenesis. The process of oxidative stress accompanies all kind of disorders.
Madina Abdullaeva. Defended dissertation on the topic: “Improving the effectiveness of treatment of bronchial asthma using transcutaneous neuroadaptive electrical stimulation” (Ulyanovsk, Russia, 2014). The comparative study proved that combining SCENAR with the basic drug therapy: • allows to significantly reduce the clinical symptoms of bronchial asthma; • improves the bronchial conductance; • normalizes the oxygen supply of the body; • reduces the drug intake; • provides better control over the disease course.
A.A. Savis’ko, A.V. Tarakanov, A.A. Lebedenko, and S.H. Luspikyan conducted the study, which results were published in the article “Non-drug methods of relieving symptoms of bronchial asthma in children” (Kazan Medical Journal, 2010). (https://cyberleninka.ru/article/n/svobodnoradikalnoe-okislenie-pri-ishemicheskoybolezni- serdtsa-i-korrigiruyuschee-vliyanie-skenar-terapii) The main objective of this study was to use SCENAR therapy as an addition to the standard treatment. It demonstrated that SCENAR therapy inclusion provides for: • fast remission; • reduction of endogenous intoxication; • increased activity of catalasa in plasma and erythrocytes; • restoration of the erythrocytes’ membrane structure; • suppression of lipid peroxidation. Here we need to note the reduction of endogenous intoxication, i.e. activation of yet another element of sanogenesis – systems responsible for removal of toxins. This study also proves the antioxidant effect of SCENAR.
T.D. Tarakanova, A.A. Lebedenko, A.Y. Boyko, O.E. Ivanova, E.I. Gorshova conducted the study, which results were published in the article “Neuroadaptive correction of ANS and cardiovascular disturbances in children with acute pneumonia” (Acta Biomedica Scientifica, 2007).
The main objective was to study the ANS responsiveness in children with acute pneumonia using SCENAR as an addition to standard treatment. The study demonstrated that SCENAR therapy inclusion provides for: • significant clinical improvement in the form of reduced intoxication; • normalizing of the body temperature curve; • normalizing the respiratory function of the body; • positive changes on the 4th day (unlike the control group where children received only drug therapy and positive dynamics was recorded only on the 6-7th day); • significant difference in the autonomic status dynamics during SCENAR therapy: 87% normalization of the initial autonomic tone. Positive changes were also noted in the cardiovascular system, since at the time of discharge 70% of patients from the control group retained the revealed changes related the cardiovascular system.
The researchers concluded that using the energoneuroadaptive regulation (SCENAR) as systemic method of treatment can be an effective ANS corrective procedure that allows to activate the functional adaptation systems and decrease the drug intake by using the physiological methods of treatment.
A.A. Lebedenko, A.V. Tarakanov, N.P. Milyutina conducted the study, which results were published in the article “Combined treatment of bronchial asthma in children”, published in “SCENAR therapy and SCENAR expertise” collection of articles (Poznanye, Issue 9-10, Taganrog, Russia, 2004, pp.123-126).
It demonstrated that SCENAR therapy inclusion in medical facilities provides for: • significant improvement of treatment results (quick relief of respiratory embarrassment, faster sputum discharge, and faster growth of the peak expiratory flow); • reduced necessity in parenteral drug administration, which greatly decreases the child’s psychological stress); • faster (comparing with the control group) improvement of the patients’ general state, increased physical activity, and, therefore better quality of life; • improvement of long-term treatment outcomes (less frequent aggravations, decreased dose of inhaled and oral glucocorticoids administered during the attack-free interval; • activation of the antioxidant system of the body, which pathogenically inhibits the progression of the disease.
E.M. Rudnik conducted the study, which results were published in the article “More about the treatment of chronic non-specific pulmonary diseases” published in Reflexotherapy (Issue No. 3, 2005).
The study demonstrated that: • at the end of the treatment course all patients had an improvement of the general condition (relief of complaints, including those associated with concomitant pathology, better sleep, appetite and mood); • patients of the control group who had only drug therapy showed slower (5-7 days) relief of bronchial obstruction, improvement of auscultative picture and sputum discharge; • in patients of the control group, relief of complaints related to concomitant pathology was not observed. This clinical study proves the effectiveness of SCENAR therapy in treatment of various non-specific pulmonary diseases. Combination of SCENAR and drug therapy significantly reduces the convalescence period. To conclude this review, we provide the description of procedures used by most of the above mentioned researchers.
To conclude this review, we provide the description of procedures used by most of the above mentioned researchers.
Technique No. 1
Technique No.1 was suggested for the treatment of bronchitis by one of the SCENAR therapy pioneers Dr. Yury Gorfinkel in 1995 – 1998.
Switch on the FM mode and place the electrode of the device on the sternal notch. Treat for 3-5 minutes.
Set F=90 Hz + Intens=5 and treat the lung area with circular moves. You should start from the back. Firmly press the electrode to the skin and start slowly move it across the lung area (see Fig.1). Treat the back moving outside from the spine, going along the ribs. After the back, treat the front of the chest, starting from the sides and moving towards the sternum. Please note, that the back should be treated up-to-down, from center out, whereas the chest should be treated in the opposite way – bottom-up, toward the center (sternum). The treatment energy should be comfortable. Treat each area for 5-10 minutes. For effective treatment in the acute period you should perform at least 2-3 such sessions per day.
Technique No. 2
Technique No.2 was suggested for the treatment of pneumonia by one of the SCENAR therapy pioneers Dr. Yury Gorfinkel in 1995 – 1998.
With circular moves treat the side and half of the back of the thorax on the complaint side. You need to firmly press the electrode to the skin and move it quickly. The treatment energy should be comfortable, set the treatment frequency of F=360 Hz. Treat this area for 3-5 minutes.
After the first step you will see the local hyperemia (skin redness) that is usually located at the focus of inflammation. You should carefully treat these areas until the hyperemia is disappeared. Use the built-in electrode of the device and set F=120 Hz + Intens=8 or FM + Intens=8. Treat this area for 5-7 minutes.
Repeat step one. There should be less or no hyperemia. If it had occurred in other areas, treat it additionally as described in step two.
Treat the healthy side areas that are symmetrical to the zones of hyperemia on the side of complaint. Set F=90 Hz and treat for 3-5 minutes. Conduct 3-5 sessions per day in the acute period and decrease the number of sessions as the patient recovers.
Technique No. 3
Technique No.3 was suggested for the treatment of asthmatic attacks by one of the SCENAR therapy pioneers Dr. Yury Gorfinkel in 1995 – 1998.
Place the electrode vertically on the sternal notch. After 3-5 minutes the respiratory embarrassment is usually decreased and the patient starts breathing normally. Start the treatment with the sub comfortable energy and gradually decrease it to the threshold level during the treatment. Treat the sternal notch using FM + Intens=5 or Sw1.
Treat the chest top-to bottom, from the spine to the sternum along the ribs. The treatment time is 7-15 minutes. Set F=120 Hz + Intens=5, the treatment energy should be comfortable.
Treat the projection of the bronchi (sternum) bottom-up and continue to move the electrode along the anterior part of the neck to the chin. Repeat for 3-5 minutes until the sputum discharge. Set FM on.
Treatment in case of asthmatic attack (sternal notch; area of bronchial tree; lung fields)
Technique No. 4
Technique No.4, used in the study described in the article “Combined treatment of bronchial asthma in children” (Lebedenko, Tarakanov, Miluytina). This objective of this treatment is achieved by the individually-dosed treatment of the skin projections of the bronchopulmonary apparatus during the aggravation (SCENAR- 97.4 device).
The treatment frequency is F=90 Hz, treatment duration is 30-40 minutes. One treatment course is 10-14 days. First treat the three pathways on the back, then the nearby areas (shoulders, wingbones, collar zone), and then the chest and sternal notch (see Fig.2 and Fig.1).
It these challenging times, with the advent of COVID-19 worldwide, we would like to assure you that RITM Australia ‘s number one priority is the health of our clients.
As you are well aware,
the COVID 19 spreads extremely fast and the personal hygiene and social
distance must be a top priority to all of us.
It is still
unclear how long the virus stays active on different surfaces. The cases of all
SCENAR devices are made of plastic and stainless-steel. To avoid possible cross
contamination between SCENAR users, please follow the steps below:
Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water BEFORE and AFTER treatment. SCENAR Practitioners may consider using disposable gloves.
Clean the device thoroughly with at least 70% Isopropyl Alcohol wipes BEFORE and AFTER treatment, especially the built-in stainless-steel electrode.
Clean any stainless steel, silver or shungitte electrodes thoroughly with at least 70% Isopropyl Alcohol wipes BEFORE and AFTER treatment.
Do not share SCENAR accessories that cannot be disinfected such as sticky pads
Garment electrodes (Gloves, Socks, Knee, Elbow and Wrist sleeves) must be toughly washed with soap and dried for every use.
RITM Australia will continue to operate as usual. We have a reasonable amount of stock and orders can be placed via our online shop (https://www.scenar.com.au/store/), telephone (02 8011 42 17, 0416 974) or email. Devices service and repair will be done as quick as possible.
scheduled Training courses for Professionals and Home Users – please find below
a link to the training schedule.
In the situation
of self-isolation or lock-down, RITM SCENAR Training will be organized online
with Zoom platform.
Although SCENAR hasn’t
been proven to treat viruses, it can be used to relief painful flu symptoms like
sore throat, sinus pain, headache, chest pain caused by coughing, etc.
Below are several treatment recommendations for these conditions that are suitable for Professional and Home users. If your symptoms persist, please seek medical attention.
The Neck Ring is a useful therapy method for pain associated with:
in the neck and head area
During the therapy the device is moved in a ‘ring’ around the neck
without lifting the device from the skin.
Turn the device on. You will be in basic (90 Hz) frequency. Use other frequencies depending on the pain (acute or chronic).
Increase the energy to a comfortable level whilst on the skin outside the area of therapy – begin by placing the device on the lower neck area on the client’s back and slowly increase the energy level until the client feels a comfortable ‘tingling’ sensation. Check the energy level on the front of the client’s neck (as this area is more sensitive) – you may need to adjust the energy level to suit.
Place the device electrode vertically on the nape of the neck (superior to C7) for 30 seconds then begin to drag the device firmly and slowly in a clockwise direction without stopping around the neck until you again reach the nape of the neck and rest it there for 30 seconds.
After 30 seconds, begin to drag the device firmly and slowly in an anti-clockwise direction without stopping around the neck until you again reach the nape of the neck and rest it there for 30 seconds.
Repeat step three and four a minimum of
3 Pathways and 6 Points
Therapy to the three pathways and six points on the face affects all organs and body systems. This therapy zone is good for body maintenance. Use this therapy for general pain and in combination (following) point of pain therapy. If you do not have a partner who can perform this protocol on you do the protocol on the front.
1. Choose setting based on stage of pain (high Frequency for Acute and low Frequency for Chronic).
2. Place the device on the skin – near the shoulder area.
3. Set the energy level to a comfortable ‘tingling’ sensation by pressing the pressing + or – buttons.
4. Slide the device electrode slowly and firmly down the pathways, as outlined in the image in the order numbered 1 – 6 . If you find an area of resistance, move the device against this area of resistance until it changes to an area of no resistance.
5. Move to the face to apply the device the six points of the trigeminal nerve outlets on the face. This requires you reset the energy level (as the skin on the face is sensitive).
Apply the device to each nerve exit point in the image for 30 seconds.
protocol is used for the therapy of pain associated with the upper back and
chest. This method can also be used as a reciprocal therapy zone for pain
associated with headache. Lambs/Clouds is recommended for pain related to upper
respiratory tract infections.
In this method a circular, spiraling movement is made with the device on the back from the sides of the body toward the spine, starting at the lower ribs and moving upwards towards the neck.
therapy is carried out until a uniform reddening (hyperaemia) of the skin is
Turn the device on. You will be in (90 Hz) frequency. Use other frequencies depending on the pain (acute or chronic). Client can be lying in prone position (face down).
Increase the energy level to a comfortable level whilst on the skin outside the area of therapy – begin by placing the device on the shoulder and slowly increase the energy level until the client feels a comfortable ‘tingling’ sensation. Also place the device on the opposite shoulder to bring the client’s awareness to any differences.
Drag the device with the electrode vertical slowly and firmly from hair line down the central spinal route to the level of the 12th thoracic vertebra a total of three times. See 1 in the illustration.
Drag the device down the left paravertebral route to the level of the 12th thoracic vertebra a total of three times. See number 2 in the illustration.
Drag the device down the right paravertebral route to the level of the 12th thoracic vertebra a total of three times. See number 3 in the illustration.
Beginning at the outer edge of the left 12th rib, make small circular movements towards the spine. See number 4 in the illustration. Continue these circular movements, progressing up the back while moving from lateral to medial.
Move to the outer edge of the right 12th rib, make small circular movements towards the spine. See number 5 in the illustration. Continue these circular movements, progressing up the back while moving from lateral to medial.
Find asymmetries and use the four vector technique to create a change.
Can be used if
symptoms have already started to show.
Highlights of the Conference: – Presentation of RITM OKB ZAO latest developments in the field of medical technology – Latest scientific research in SCENAR therapy – Lectures on SCENAR technology in practical use (in healthcare, physiotherapy, sport, cosmetology etc), including case studies – Practice-oriented lectures on the classical principles of SCENAR therapy – Workshops and hands-on – Roundtable discussions and plenary sessions – Training courses on SCENAR therapy approved by the manufacturer – Gala dinner for participants of the conference
The Conference is organized by the inventors and manufacturers of SCENAR devices – RITM OKB ZAO (Russia) with help of our longlasting international partners. It is scheduled right before the medical trade fair the Medical Week 2020 (Baden-Baden, Germany), where we are also going to exhibit. Consider visiting both these major events to have it all.
If you have not yet obtained your free exhibition pass, just follow this link and register.
All visitors will be able to have SCENAR treatment, learn about the new treatment techniques for local and general SCENAR therapy, and see the latest SCENAR devices, as well as healing blankets and clothes.
Arab Health is the largest medical expo in the Middle East, which is the key for many local markets. According to the expo’s officials, this year the expected number of visitors is going to exceed 100 000 people.
Former ‘insomniac’ and I Quit Sugar founder Sarah Wilson has revealed how she revolutionised her sleep – and the three products that mean she can now get between seven and eight hours of shut-eye per night.
The globally-acclaimed author from Sydney, 45, said she has been an insomniac since she was seven years old, but several things have helped her immeasurably.
‘I tried each of these for three months each, independent of the other two and other aids, so I could determine if they worked,’ Sarah wrote on her website.
So what does she swear by?
1. A gravity blanket
Sarah tried a Neptune blanket, which costs $192 and is TGA-approved as a medical device and said the effects were ‘immediate’
You might have heard people who struggle with sleep speak about weighted blankets, which are constructed with dozens of pockets filled with glass beads that amount to ‘about 10 per cent of your body weight’.
The idea is that the heaviness helps to ‘relax’ your central nervous system, and Sarah said a weighted blanket is somewhat like being held or hugged.
Sarah tried a Neptune blanket, which costs $192 and is TGA-approved as a medical device.
‘[The effect] was pretty immediate,’ Sarah said.
‘I get restless legs and the blanket dampens this completely.
‘It provides a feeling reminiscent of being “tucked in by your grandmother when you’re a kid” that sees me calm down a lot as I try to settle in to sleep.’
The Scenar is a ‘hand-held device, the size of an old-school mobile, that you apply to your body to reduce pain and inflammation’
2. The Scenar
The second item Sarah loves for sleep is something you may not have heard of: the Scenar.
The Scenar is a ‘hand-held device, the size of an old-school mobile, that you apply to your body to reduce pain and inflammation’.
It works by sending an electric current through your body that helps to stimulate your body’s own healing capabilities.
Sarah said she finds it especially beneficial for inflammation and digestion issues – both of which often keep her awake.
She also uses it to calm herself down by applying it to her calves – which she said helps to settle her body’s nervous system.
Sarah said she now loves taking a squeeze or two of CBD oil with water daily for stress management
3. CBD oil
There has been a lot of information circulating around CBD oil, with many claiming it has helped to manage anxiety, pain and insomnia.
And Sarah said she believes the hype.
She recently tried Hemple’s organically grown, bioavailable CBD oil.
Sarah said she now loves taking a squeeze or two of the oil with water daily for stress management.
One of our SCENAR Practitioners – Mohamed Khatib reported some wonderful feedback from his clients using SCENAR®-Vertebra.
Not only they receive a non-invasive pain relief treatment, but they feel like they are in a 5-star hotel. With all the little details that make their experience really comfortable and relaxing.
Mohamed’s treatment room is equipped with an electrical massage bed, a special silicon pillow that supports the client’s head when using the SCENAR®-Vertebra, an overhead TV entertains the client during the treatment and educates them about natural therapies and healthy life style.
Mohamed is also a Su Jok Practitioner and Prana Healer. His contact details are: