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A quick tutorial for Home Users of SCENAR by Dr. med. Jörg Prinz

Local Pain Treatment with a SCENAR device of the ‘Home-User-Range’

A quick tutorial for Home Users

Dr. med. Jörg Prinz


A lot of people in New Zealand and Australia own a RITM SCENAR device of the ‘home user range’: either a ‘home’, a ‘sport’ or a ‘sport digital’ device.

I was recently made aware that a lot of home users are not sure how to use the device to their full advantage. This prompted me to offer home user trainings: 4 hour trainings on a Saturday morning.

Today I want to give some useful tips and hints for those who cannot attend such a short training seminar.

One of the biggest myths about SCENAR therapy is the belief that a SCENAR works or is applied like a TENS machine (Trans Cutaneous Nerve Stimulator). However, the R in SCENAR stands for ‘Regulator’.

Keeping that in mind, the way SCENAR is applied is quite different from TENS machines: in SCENAR therapy the device is moved across the skin. While there is the possibility to use a cable and sticky pads to apply a constant SCENAR signal to the painful area of the body – it does not give the same good results as when the device is moved and certain reactions of the body are observed and treated. By moving the device across the skin different nerves are stimulated to release endorphins which are responsible for the pain relief and neuropeptides which are triggering a strong immune system response.

A SCENAR is a bio-feedback device: it adjusts the shape of the signal according to the body’s reaction. And the body reacts to the SCENAR signal – and certain changes in skin areas guide towards the best treatment areas. The treatment area can be where the pain is – but it can be further away.

Of course initially the spot SCENAR is applied to on the skin – using the inbuilt electrode – is where the pain is noticed – the point of pain (PoP). Then the energy is turned up to a comfortable sensation. When brushing with the device across the PoP changes can be observed in several areas: the pain can reduce; the pain can shift slightly; the pain character can change (e.g. from sharp to dull); the pain can get worse – which is rare; or the pain does not change – which is equally rare. If the pain does not change even with changing the settings on the device, e.g. changing the frequencies another approach is advised.

Work on the symmetrical area: if there is pain for example in the right knee apply SCENAR to the left knee. From a conventional medicine approach that sounds strange. However, if we think holistically then it is obvious that changes will happen in the body when the right knee hurts, e.g. a patient would (subconsciously) not put as much weight on the right leg as on the left when walking or standing. Therefore treating the left leg, or to be precise the left knee, can make a difference to the body resulting in less pain in the right knee.

The signal applied with the SCENAR to both knees does not equally convey through the nervous system if there is pain in one knee. That helps the brain to realise that there is a difference in the right and left knee sensation – another strong stimulus to induce the internal repair mechanism.

If there is pain in the front of the knee the opposite side, the back of the knee, can be treated.

And each body part has reciprocal areas which also can induce a pain relief by treating there. In case of the knee the reciprocal area is the elbow, either on the same or the other side.

Reflex areas do work at times, too, as well as acupuncture points, meridian treatments and applying SCENAR to trigger points. This will be demonstrated in live training seminars.

Having said all this about point of pain treatments we are actually looking for ‘asymmetries’ when moving the SCENAR device across the skin. An asymmetry in SCENAR therapy is defined as an area on the skin that is different – or becomes different under SCENAR application. Asymmetries mainly become apparent when the device is moved across the skin. In this case the bio-feedback function of the SCENAR helps to make asymmetries visible, audible or sensible.

The differences we are looking for are

  • any change in skin colour (getting redder or paler than the surrounding area)


  • any change in sensation (signal seems to be stronger or weaker although the energy has not been changed)
  • any change in the sounds (sounds louder or softer)
  • any change in slippage of the device across the skin (easy gliding or sticky – sometimes grinding the device to a halt)

Only one type of asymmetry can be shown in a picture – the others can only be demonstrated.

This is what an asymmetry looks like after a maximum of 2-3 minutes ‘brushing’ the device slowly across the skin:


At the top and bottom of the picture one can see normal coloured skin. After brushing across the skin a large part turned pink – that is the asymmetry. And a small area in the centre turned red – that is what we call the ‘small asymmetry’. The small asymmetry is more important than the asymmetry. When treating the ‘small asymmetry’ there is a higher chance of getting a faster pain relief then when treating anywhere else. The actual point of pain might be directly under the ‘small asymmetry’. But if the pain is say close to the armpit it is more likely to get better by focusing the SCENAR application on that ‘small asymmetry’ in the centre of the photo.

The approach of TENS application is to put a sticky pad on the point of pain and run the device. In SCENAR therapy we can use sticky pads but here we would put the sticky pads on the darker red spot, on the ‘small asymmetry’.

Sometimes the actual pain is surprisingly far away from the ‘small asymmetry’. This patient was complaining about a ‘tension headache’ and a slight neck pain when turning her head to the right.


After treating her neck she did not experience any pain relief – and I could not find a small asymmetry in the neck or shoulder area. Widening the search elicited a small asymmetry on the left above the bra line and another one further down on the right close to her hip. After treating the upper small asymmetry for 2 minutes she could move her head without sensing pain, tension or restriction. Treating the area close to the right hip by brushing for 3 minutes there, her headache disappeared and she was fine.

Using sticky pads on her neck or not locking further afield for a cause of her headaches would have left her and the practitioner frustrated.

Home users are usually medical lay people and would not have looked that far away for a treatment area. Even medical professionals would have difficulties to explain these phenomena: following the simple rules set out in SCENAR therapy ensures that everybody can apply SCENAR successfully.

If all of the above is not giving the expected pain relief then we treat what we call ‘general zones’.

Those home users who purchased a SCENAR device from the New Zealand or Australian distributers of RITM OKB are supplied with a manual that describes in plain English what to do to treat the whole body – which helps to relax, push the immune system and elicit a strong endorphin release. This in turn will have a beneficial effect for pain anywhere in the body.

It is possible but difficult to treat one’s own ‘general zones’: Most of them are in the back and a partner is needed to work there. That is why we invite a partner – family members or close friends – to join in at the ‘home user trainings’ for free.

International SCENAR Conference, Berlin

We are thrilled to advise you that International SCENAR Conference will be held on November 17th – 20th, 2016 in Berlin, Germany.

This event will bring together practitioners, researchers and educators from around the world who are involved in SCENAR technology and therapy. RITM Europe s.r.o. in association with RITM OKB ZAO are planning an inspirational program with world Renowned lecturers from Russia, USA, Canada, New Zealand and Europe.

The Conference Program will include mind-provoking lectures, round table discussions, workshops and hands-on, demonstrations and plenary sessions to assure that attendees gain as much knowledge and experience as possible.

To download the invitation flyer please click HERE.

We would be delighted to have you present at this conference to hear what the SCENAR therapy gurus and SCENAR technology researchers have to share about the latest advancements and their impact on our businesses and daily lives. .

More information to come soon!

To sign up for the Conference updates please e-mail to [email protected]

We look forward to meeting you at the Conference!

P.S. Feel free to share the attached invitation flyer with your colleagues and friends.

WE PROVIDE HELP TO THOSE IN NEED – Equine and Animal Rescue Centers

RITM Australia is making available professional SCENAR devices and training for EQUINE and ANIMAL Rescue Centers who are non-profit organisations and look after animals with health issues.


Our goal is to assist these centres to give treatments to those animals in need, to improve their well-being, reduce vet costs and number of euthanized animals. For Australia only at this stage. Please help us by spreading this information.

FREE Mentoring Sessions for SCENAR Practitioners

We are happy to announce that we have extended our support in scheduling a mentoring sessions for all SCENAR practitioners irrespective of their level of experience or training.

Please check our TRAINING SCHEDULE on a regular basis for updates.

This is a free service (if the session is organized in a Practitioner’s clinic, otherwise we will ask the attendees to share the cost of the venue).

Why not build up your professional contacts and share your experience with others?

The first session will be in Perth on the 2nd of May 2016.

Please contact us to book your place.


SCENAR_Aesthetics1. „SCENAR and AESTHETICS“ – an online course by Dr Irina Kossovskaia, MD,PhD,DNM. The course is for those who would like to let their natural beauty shine and turn back the clock looking and feeling 10 or more years younger. Pre-requisite is Level 3 training, More info






2. SCENAR Meridian Stretch Technique (SMST)easy to learn and implement SCENAR technique, the SMST provides instant pain relief and increased mobility. Developed by Toshio Kobayashi, Japan and used by many Japanese, Australian and New Zealand practitioner with great success.




new-153. We are currently developing a variety of specialised SCENAR  Professional Training courses. The first course SCENAR Professional Equine Training Course, has already been completed and uploaded online with continual updates of video footage. It can be purchased currently for $350 online per year. Live seminars are also available in Australia. Please contact us for more details.





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4. The new re-written by Dr. Jorg Prinz Level 2 and Level 3 online training courses are now available on our training web site – www.ritmscenar.com.au. They are part of the live seminars that are conducted in Australia and New Zealand. Customers who have completed trainings with RITM Australia trainers, please contact us to arrange free access. Customers from other countries may purchase the online courses for $350 each.

SCENAR for knee osteoarthritis

A new randomized study by the Medical University of Vienna shows that SCENAR is very beneficial for osteoarthritis patients. Pain relief was maintained one month after the therapy was discontinued.

Please download the study extract here

Poster paper about the effects of SCENAR was presented at the European Pain Federation EPIC  in Vienna, Austria this October.




Remarkable recovery after stroke with SCENAR

Former basketball player Allan T. experienced a real SCENAR magic. After a right-side stroke the left side of his body was paralyzed, the patient felt severe pain in the right shoulder. He could not sleep on his right side because of that.



During the SCENAR therapy training courses in Los Angeles in October 15-18, Dr. Josef Semikatov and Dr. Irina Ershova demonstrated on Allan the possibilities of SCENAR therapy. After just a few sessions, a significant improvement showed up both in his physical and emotional states. The level of pain decreased. Now he can move his limbs considerably better. For the first time during a long period Allan could walk without aid stick.


A little bit later the American told that he could sleep well again. Now he could sleep on his right side (he could not do that for the last 6-7 months). Moreover, he started driving a car, though only with his right hand. There are also some other positive improvements, though he did not even hope for that.



The SCENAR Meridian Stretch Technique Course is now online



We are pleased to inform our customers of Home and Professional SCENAR devices that the new online Course – SCENAR Meridian Stretch Technique – is available at our SCENAR Training web site.

The SMST is a revolutionary treatment technique developed by the Japanese SCENAR master practitioner and Naturopath Toshi Kobayashi. 

The technique combines the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and the SCENAR technology. Each meridian is treated with SCENAR and stretched at the same time providing instant pain relief, increased mobility and clearance of blockages. Easy to understand and implement the course is suitable for both beginners and professionals, with or without basic knowledge in TCM. The course includes information about the meridians, where and how to treat the meridian and a short video showing the stretch technique using a SCENAR device.


Toshi Kobayashi


Human Health Sciences (Naturopathic): Bachelor HSc.ND
Flower Essences: Master Holistic counsellor
RITM SCENAR: Master class
Australia Life Academy Wild Flower Essences: Japan Senior Lecturer
Eyeology (Iridology Sclerology diagnosis): Certificate ll
Clinical Acupuncture: Post Graduate Diploma
Massage: Certificate lV (instructor at TAFE)
Trigger Point Therapy: (instructor at TAFE)
Aromatherapy: Diploma
Herbal therapy: Diploma
Kinesiology: Certificate ll
Instructor in Yin harmonization Therapy
Director of the Wild Flower Therapist Association
Council Member of the International society of personalized Medicine
NPO, integrative medicine Health Promotion Association (IMHS) Advisor
Member of the Society of Integrative Medicine Doctors

SCENAR History

RITM OKB ZAO was created in May 1980. The name of the organization was “Special Design Bureau of Medical Information-automated diagnostic systems (“MIDAS”) at the Taganrog State University of Radioengineering ”. Wherefore was a new OKB established?
Soviet Union began to fall behind the Western countries in the field of medical equipment; this gap became more noticeable in the end of 80’s. The task for the new design office was to eliminate this gap.

new-47In 1983 OKB “MIDAS” was renamed to OKB “RITM” at TRTI; in 1998 the organization got its current name RITM OKB ZAO. From the outset the key activity of OKB was the development of health systems and devices for the diagnosis and treatment of various diseases and also systems and devices for psycho-physiological assessment. Centers for training pilots, sailors, divers and representatives of other sensitive occupations were interested in cooperation with RITM OKB. One of the most important customers was the Cosmonauts Training Center.

The first contract for the development of SCENAR device was signed on December 12, 1986 with some mysterious company, which had only the mailbox – G-4897 instead of the address. One could highly likely state that it had been one of the units of the USSR Space Agency. The new SCENAR device was immediately put to clinical studies. The studies gave so unexpected results that in the late 80’s there emerged a high demand for SCENAR-therapy. A large number of patients made it possible to generalize the obtained results, which contributed to the emergence of a new trend in medicine – SCENAR-therapy and a new medical specialty – SCENAR-therapist.img714

The creators of SCENAR-therapy were two physicians. Yuri Gorfinkel was the author of subjectively dosed mode (SDR) of the device. He passed away early because of his participation in the clean-up operations of the Chernobyl disaster. Alexander Revenko was the author of individually-dosed mode (IDR). Both of these techniques are classic and complement each other. As time went on SCENAR therapy techniques became more complicated. As the result SCENAR therapy trainings emerged both in Russia and abroad. There is one fact that indicates a high level of new OKB: the first director and the chief developer of OKB was Vladimir Zaharevich, who later became the first rector of the Southern Federal University (SFU). He has been in the position of the general director since January 1981 till April 1990. He was replaced by Rudolf Kryukov who left good memory about himself. After that RITM OKB ZAO was helmed by Yakov Grinberg from November 1998 till September 2012. He was replaced by SCENAR-therapist and businessman Yuri Starovoytov. During his leadership the company has managed to evict the trademark SCENAR and to initiate a new economic policy.

new-51As a result the SCENAR-therapy has been recognized on all five continents, in more than 30 countries, including the Netherlands, England, Bulgaria, Germany, USA, Canada, Australia, Mexico, South Korea, etc.







Train the Trainer Seminar on the web

For those who are interested in becoming SCENAR Trainers, we have a good news!

The Train the Trainer Seminar which we organized in April in Sydney with the master SCENAR Practitioner and Trainer Dr. Iosif Semikatov is already uploaded on our training web site – www.ritmscenar.com.au.