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Biocontrollable electrostimulation in clinics of nervous diseases

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Publication:    Likarska Sprava 2002;(7):68-70, Kiev, Ukraine

Author:                S. A. Lishnevski

Department of reflexotherapy (head of department – Prof. E. L. Macheret), Medical Institute of Kiev

Article name:      Biocontrollable electrostimulation in clinics of nervous diseases

Bio-controllable electrostimulation is a method of non-pharmaceutical treatment of various diseases and functional disorders of the human body. The method was developed about 20 years ago in the town of Taganrog by Development Bureau MIDAS (now Development Bureau “RITM OKB”). The appliances which later were called “adaptive neurocontrols” were developed there. Unlike the existing methods of electrotherapy, these appliances were not limited by blind unilateral impact, and the signal’s form was similar to the structure of the nervous impulse, and a “biological feed-back” was produced according to parameters of dynamic electrodermal impedance. The appliance followed the organism’s reaction and respectively transformed its impact in order to achieve best therapeutic effect [5].

The appliances of adaptive neurocontrol were later called “SCENAR”. SCENAR is the name of a therapeutic method and the name of the appliance that performs this treatment, and this abbreviation stands for “self-controlled energy neuro-adaptive regulator”. SCENAR can be classified as an appliance with physical factor of impact, such as electrostimulation, electrosleep therapy, interferential therapy, therapy with sinusoidal modulated current, fluctuorization, impulsive electropuncture [3,4].

General reflectory (generalized) reactions, segmental and local (regional) reactions take part in forming the therapeutic effect of the method. The general reflectory reactions occur as a result of the impact of ascendant impulsive flows onto cortico-subcortical structures (cortex, thalamus, hypothalamus, reticular formation, hypophyse, limbic system) and further formation of a general response, which is realized through neuro-humoral system.

The segmental reaction occurs in meta-measures responding to the locations of the impact. Afferent impulse from sensitive nervous fibers through internuncial neurones activates neurones of lateral and frontal horns of the spinal cord with subsequent formation of effectory impulsive flows, which spread towards vegetative ganglions and organs of the respective segment of the spinal cord.

The local reactions are connected with changes in the area of transformation of the local vascular control and endogenous regulators of the immunity response and inflammation. The regulative effect on the microcirculatory is performed by contraction of the isolated smooth muscular tissue, changes of arterioles’ tonus, the diameter of capillaries and venules. The local effects are performed using biologically active substances (kinines, prostaglandins, cytokines) and mediators (acetylcholine and histamine). As the result of the filtration through endothelium they move to interstice and accumulate superficial dermal layers and various tissues. Further biochemical reactions cause decrease of secretion from cells, which were mediators of inflammation, inhibit development of inflammation process, using macrophages inhibit synthesis of components belonging to the complementary system, transform the metabolism and trophism of tissues, have a local effect on free nerve-endings located in the area of their release [1,2].

Due to biological feedback available in the appliance each subsequent impact differs from the previous one and the body almost does not need to adapt to SCENAR–therapy and decrease of orientating reflex, reflectory humoral response is performed. Non-damaging, very short and simultaneously extremely powerful impact from the point of view of activating nervous tissues, activates all the structures of the organism because it is strong enough to activate nervous tissues of the central and vegetative nervous systems. The appliance generates electric impulses, which have similar characteristics to the impulses of human nervous system, which are used to impact patients’ skin and then follow the reaction of the organism to its own impact and transforms it so that the highest adaptive reaction of the body is caused and the best therapeutic effect is achieved.  SCENAR can normalize damaged functions of different organs and systems, compensate organic transformations as well as improve organisms’ resistance. SCENAR is a multifunctional regulator of organism’s functions, which allows SCENAR-therapy to be used for wide range of diseases.

Use of SCENAR is recommended at any stage of the diseases, at pathologically transformed functions of the organism and damages of the adaptive processes of the nervous system. Bio-controllable electro-stimulation using SCENAR appliances is recommended for musculoskeletal diseases and locomotor system (myositis, radiculitis, neurite, osteohondrosis, arthritis, arthrosis), vascular diseases of the brain (discirculatory, encephalopathy, consequences of acute dysfunctions of cerebral circulation). Positive results of achieved after therapy of vegetative vascular distonia. Among the contraindications of SCENAR-therapy are: individual intolerance, implanted pace-maker in patient’s heart (theoretically SCENAR break its normal functioning) can it is possible, alcohol intoxication (risk of worsening the extent of intoxication); acute infections of vague etiology; symptom complex of surgical abdomen at pre-hospital stage; acute psychiatric diseases. The main advantages of SCENAR-therapy compared with other methods of therapy are the biological feedback; the organism does not need to adapt to the impact; the appliance is user friendly; reduced number of contraindications; lack of negative side effects.

We have used SCENAR in our hospital for 2 years. 187 patients with steady painful syndrome of lumbosacral spine were treated. Before the start and in process of treatment a complex of electropuncture diagnostics was performed to make the control of the therapy objective (diagnostics using methods of FOLL, Nakatani and auricular diagnostics). A complex of electropuncture diagnostics “Rista – EPD” was used to examine the patients. After three courses of SCENAR-therapy the values of electropuncture diagnostics stabilized and a steady positive effect was noticed. Our observations show that SCENAR-therapy is efficient in complex treatment with other methods of non-pharmaceutical treatment such as laser therapy, traditional acupuncture, and homeopathy in order to achieve a faster and stronger effect.

SCENAR in Physiotherapeutic Practice

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SCENAR in Physiotherapeutic Practice

Publication: Collection of Articles “SCENAR-Therapy and SCENAR-Expertise”. Issue 7, 2001. p. 84-87.
Authors: L.M. Alabyeva, N.R. Alabyev

It is difficult to agree with the affirmation “Scenar treats everything”. The 30-years doctor’s experience, 17 years?in physiotherapy, 15?in reflexotherapy and 7?in laser-therapy resists it. But, the dissatisfaction with the results of the previous work, and sometimes the unfoundedness of methods used in the treatment, made to address to Scenar-THERAPY.

The report for nine months of work made in regional rehabilitation center (RRC) of children suffered from mental retardation is given below.

Scenar application was combined with mineral baths, mineral water drinking, therapeutic physical training, massage, acupuncture and laser-puncture, sometimes?with other physiotreatment.

213 children have been treated since January till September, 2000.

Quantity of children treated by:
Scenar-therapy ?156?73,2 %
Laser-puncture (LP) ?46?21,5 %
Acupuncture ?9?4,2 %
Combination: Scenar+LP ?6?2,9 %
Acupuncture + laser ?5?2,4 %

Almost all the children in RRC were treated by medical blanket OLM-01.

SCENAR-therapy was used when treating the patients suffering from: diabetes mellitus?18, infantile cerebral paralysis – 52, scoliosis – 15, encephalopathy of various genesis-24, oligophrenia-4, plexitis-5, Erba’s myopathy-5, enuresis-3, epilepsy–4 children.

SCENAR was also applied when treating the acute pathologies: myopia, ichthyosis, neurodermitis, bronchial asthma, vasomotor rhinitis, hypophysial nanism, kidney pathology and other diseases.

The combinations were made when treating the pathology of respiratory system (Scenar + laser-puncture), the bronchial asthma (Scenar+acupuncture), the bronchial asthma and the ulcer of stomach and duodenum (acupuncture + laser-puncture).

The asthmatic states were cut off in 100 % of cases when Scenar and acupuncture were used. The broncholiths and the inhalers were also gradually cancelled.

The rales stopped at bronchial asthma in 100 % of cases when the combined treatment of Scenar and laser-puncture was used. It was possible to refuse the inhalers. Children?invalids, especially with perinatal damages, had the signs of the combined pathology when the usual physiotherapy, acupuncture, laser—puncture didn’t get the desirable results even against a background of balneotherapy. Especially, it was manifested when treating scoliosis, infantile cerebral paralysis, encephalopaties, delay of psycho-emotional and speech development. The somatic status was considerably improved, the mood was better, the painful syndrome disappeared, the sleep, appetite were good;the excitability was reduced during the treatment and after course of SCENAR-Therapy (9-10 sessions combined with Olm-01 and balneotherapy).

The difficulty to find contact with children – invalids in the beginning of treatment was marked. They have already got accustomed, have reconciled to the condition and it was usual for them. The first procedures were carried out by the general techniques according to disease, not asking them and not finding out the complaints if they did not show them themselves. Then, by the 3rd –5th procedure, carefully, casually, we made the dynamics of state more exact, asked children to describe themselves what had happened to them, what they had and changed, by their opinion. Children began to write diaries (who could) in the arbitrary form. Sometimes they wrote only: “I feel better”. We succeeded to make the revelation for ourselves: children feel the problems and take them hard. When the problems began to recede, they noticed it and were very happy. The “union of three” working for recovery?Scenar – ill child–doctor appeared by the subsequent sessions. Unostentatiously, we found out any trivialities about the state changing, we discussed it together and the child was glad to see the hope for the best.

The muscular tone was improved, children marked the forces increasing, vivacity, appetite amelioration, disappearance of dyspeptic phenomena were marked when treateing Erba’s myopathy. There are some examples:

Kate-15 years old. Diagnosis: Erba’s myopaty, syndrome of intestinal suction disorder (“short intestine syndrome”), disbacteriosis. Combined gastritis, dyskinesia of biliary?deduced tract, hypotrophy of 3rd stage. Functional cardiopathy, thoracic-lumbar scoliosis of 1-2 degrees.

Complaints of fast fatigue, weakness, weariness in legs, hands, diarrhea after food taking, bad appetite.

After treatment–no diarrhea( eat all norm of food and even ask the additive), appetite was normal. She began to go for long walks ( about 1 hour )with children (before she stayed in the building), to disco till 1a.m (before she was only sitting). The vivacity appeared, the backbone began to straighten, she gained weight for 2 kg.

Kate-16 years. Diagnosis: S-shaped scoliosis of 4th degree, idiopathic, flat foot, vegetodystonia of hypertonic type.

After treatment: the state of health was considerably improved, the tone of back, legs, hands and stomach muscles was increased, gait was leveled, bearing was right, backbone became more straight, costal hump was less, waistline became clearly appreciable, body form became equal, thorax deformation disappeared.

We could mark the improvement after treatment. The girl herself described the treatment effect after having 2 Scenar-THERAPY courses (6 months later).

Patients with acute pathology were also treated in RRC.

The man born in 1952. Diagnosis: compression fracture of L4-5, 02.03.2000. Concomitant diagnosis: widespread osteochondrosis with primary affection of LS area with right-side lumboischalgia.
Scenar-THERAPY was used 3 weeks after trauma of 22.03.2000 because of not cut off analgesics, blockades of pain syndrome and pelvis disorders : he did not feel when the bladder was full, got the bladder emptied by means of catheter 3 times per day during 3 weeks.

The patient could turn in bed without assistance, but not completely (the wife and the son did it before hardly) after the first session. He could urinate himself after 2 sessions and by the 8th procedure he began to turn in bed without assistance and to lie down on the stomach. One week later, 5 sessions were carried out. The patient was able to stand up, go around the ward and along the corridor with the subsequent discharge.

The patient thought about suicide before Scenar usage.

A 64 years woman. Diagnosis: fracture of D9 and L5, 28.02.2000. Concomitant diagnosis: widespread osteochondrosis with primary affection of LS area, stone in the right kidney.

Scenar was used during the first hours after the trauma. The pain syndrome was cut off after the first session. The renal colic was removed for one session, right-side lumboischalgia was also cut off by Scenar-PROCEDURES.

In the maternity home, by the second day after labor, the child (diagnosis: trauma of the spine cervical area, right lung was not spreaded, congenital inguinoscrotal hernia)was treated.

Next day, after the first procedure of Scenar-THERAPY, the right lung was spreaded , the cyanosis disappeared, the breath was improved, the size of hernia decreased. The child had breast feeding after 3 procedures. 6 procedures of Scenar-THERAPY were taken in total.

Three months later, the repeated course of Scenar-THERAPY was carried out. By that time, the child was examined in the diagnostic centre in Chita where the diagnosis was confirmed:perinatal affection of CNS, traumatic damage of spine cervical area with C2 sublixation, right-side inguinoscrotal hernia.
The child couldn’t hold up his head, was indifferent, seemed to suffer from mental retardation. He began to hold up his head, to turn it, to babble, observe the subjects (from words of mum) after having Scenar-THERAPY course.
Scenar-THERAPY with very good results was used when treating the patients suffering from osteochondrosis, traumas, acute inflammatory processes.

Our experience shows that Scenar should be in each medical establishment of practical public health services, in each maternity home and then we, maybe, shall not see the suffering eyes of children?invalids of the childhood, and rehabilitation of our population will be more valuable.

In summary, we express gratitude to director of RRC -Kurnyshevu A.M. and the chairman of Committee of social security of the Chita region?Roar G.V., which support has allowed to introduce Scenar-THERAPY in medical practice.

Experience of Using SCENAR-therapy in Treating Some Pain Syndromes

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Experience of Using SCENAR-therapy in Treating Some Pain Syndromes

Publication: Collection of Articles “SCENAR-Therapy and SCENAR-Expertise”. Issue 5, 1999. p. 48-51.
Authors: T.A. Volyanik

Translated from Russian to English Language by Kate Zhilina
May 2006, Petrovskaya 99, Taganrog 347900, https://scenar.com.ru

SCENAR is an effective device for the treatment of many diseases. This effectiveness is provided by the main specificity of SCENAR action.
1. High-amplitude (but non-damaging) action;
2. Absence (substantial diminishing) of the process of adaptation. Due to return biological connection, each impulse is different from the previous. As a result, SCENAR action activates considerable amounts of neuro-fibres, including thin C-fibres, which makes this treatment different from other types of electrotherapy [1,2].

Chemical intermediates (neuro-mediators) in these fibres are made from numerous groups of neuro-peptides, which, when combined with other humor factors, provide any possible biologic function.

The anti-pain effect from SCENAR comes about because of stimulation of the production of not only endorphins, but also other neuro-peptides (neuro-tensine, cholecysto-kinin, etc.) which regulate nociceptive and anti-nociceptive endogenous systems [3,4].

Anti-pain effects from SCENAR action was used for treating patients with neuralgia of the trigeminal nerve (NTN) and with Herpes Zoster.

During 1,5 years 6 patients with NTN were treated, 5 men and one women, aged 48 -70. Duration of the disease was from 1,5 -5 years. SCENAR action was applied on the point of outlet of branches of the trigeminal nerve, segmental pain, and collar zones in continuous mode, with the frequency of impulses from 50 -70Hz. Most of the patients had their sessions daily.

After 10 sessions one patient had a full remission, without taking finlipsine, for 6 months, another had a remission on the background of low dosages of finlipsine. One patient did not have a complete remission. For two patients the treatment was not effective (one of them received only 5 sessions). There were no neuralgic foci symptoms on examination of the patients. Two patients had CT of the brain (normal according to their age).

For understanding the results of SCENAR therapy we should consider the idea of etiological pathogenesis of NTN.

It is established that NTN appears, due to a neuro-vascular conflict [5,6] between the artery and root of the trigeminal nerve (NTN), which is pulled over the pulsing artery. The pulsating beat of the artery, from the force of its action, has a nociceptive effect on the nerve. With age, nociceptive influence increases due to progression of atheroscleriosis, which leads to an increase of density of the vessel and physiological age de-myelinezation of the fibres of the peripheral nerves. By this we can explain why mainly old people suffer with NTN [7]. When a quantity of the non-myelin fibres become predominate, the activity of the second neurone will increase, which in turn transfers pain impulses further along the chain of the neurones to the brain cortex, and then severe suffering from NTN emerges.

To SCENAR therapists, we would like to point out, that in some cases, neuro-vascular conflict is due to a tumour in the area of pons-cerebellum angle or aneurysm, which has been subjected to operative treatment, especially in cancerous tumours. Considering that the effect from SCENAR therapy on NTN is temporal, all patients must be examined by a neurologist and if necessary by CT, in order to diagnose early the cancerous processes and to have timely treatment.
There were 13 patients with Herpes Zoster in the second group. In all cases, SCENAR therapy was conducted on the pain zones, rash zones and symmetric areas of the skin on the opposite side, in order to give a reflective influence on the pathologic focus. Time of the action was 10-15 minutes before pain disappeared. Most of the patients had the session’s daily, some of them two times a day.

There were 12 patients with an acute stage of Herpes Zoster, – 5 males, 7 females – aged from 31 to 70 years. 5 patients had herpes rash at the zone of enervation of the trigeminal nerve, 5 on the level of thoracic segments, 2 on the level of lumbar segments. 8 out of 12 were using limited drug therapy. Analgesic effect was observed straight away after the first SCENAR action and lasted for 5 -8 hours; the pain then resumed, but was less acute. After 3 -5 sessions, 8 patients experienced a complete cessation of pain, while the others had considerable improvement. Catamnesis are known for 8 patients from 3 months to 1,5 years – the pain syndrome did not resume.

Four women of ages 68 to 82 had treatment concerning post herpes neuralgia, which lasted from 1 to 2 years. Three patients suffered with pain at the level of thoracic segments. For this period of time, different types of physiotherapy were used without a considerable effect. After 10 sessions of SCENAR therapy, the pain had stopped completely and for 1-1,5 years did not resume.

One patient aged 82 suffered with acute and frequent pain around the chest at the level of thoracic segments for 1,5 years. During this period she received a few courses of IRT, different type of physiotherapy, and one course of roentgenotherapy, without any effect. The patient was given 3 courses of SCENAR therapy in combination with IRT for 10-16 sessions a course with a break for 3-4 weeks. To clarify the location of zones for the treatment, the reflexo-diagnostic set “RISTA -EPD” was used. The effect from the treatment was quick, mainly during the therapy. Catamnesis – pain was still there, but not as intensive.

Generally speaking, SCENAR therapy provides, in the majority of cases, a quick, positive effect in the treatment of Herpes Zoster, especially in the acute stages. The therapy allows a considerable reduction in the intake of medicines, increases the defensive characteristics of the body and also helps the patients to get rid of pain in situations when other ways of treatment are less effective.

The treatment of neurogenic bladder dysfunction with enuresis in children using the SKENAR apparatus. (self-controlled energy-neuroadaptive regulator)

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[The treatment of neurogenic bladder dysfunction with enuresis in children using the SKENAR apparatus. (self-controlled energy-neuroadaptive regulator)].

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The author recommends a self-control energoneuroadaptive regulator (SCENAR) as effective in the treatment of neurogenic dysfunction of the bladder in children with nocturnal enuresis. This regulator operates according to the principles of Chinese medicine and may be used in sanatoria and at home by the children’s parents specially trained by physiotherapist.