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



The range of micro-current devices is wide and sometimes confusing, with brand names like Acuscen, Avazzia, Cosmodic, Enar, Inter X, OKB Ritm, Ritmedic and Sanakey. However, the benefits from owning a device can be great, so it's worth understanding your options.

Classic ScenarIf you have an acute injury or ailment, it will probably require a course of three to 10 treatments, and you're best served just using a therapist (unless you want to have a device handy for any future problems).

For chronic conditions needing treatment over a much longer period of time, you'll probably still need a therapist, but the results are likely to be better if you acquire your own device for regular home booster treatments between the  therapy sessions.

This again depends on the nature of the condition and the type of device. Some devices are simply too complex, in their functions and therapy techniques, for a non-professional to use successfully, especially on a chronic, systemic condition. Others are  highly automated and capable of delivering deep, systemic results with little user knowledge.

If you're thinking of buying a device, a few words of caution:

  • Choose the model with care. Don't just go with the first device you come across -- do your research and choose one that most suits your situation. The choice can be overwhelming, with at least seven manufacturers offering various marketing claims. With a few notable exceptions, most of them work in similar ways, with the same basic signal used for the past 30 years. A few devices are significantly different in ease of use and  depth of results. How the signal feels is also important -- different models have more or less aggressive signal characteristics, even at minimal intensity levels. Some models are therefore inappropriate for some individuals (e.g. those with chronic pain syndromes and/or great electrical sensitivity will only tolerate a very gentle signal).
  • Choose where you buy with care. Micro current devices are built by at least six different companies, and sold by dozens of different distributors. Most of these are legitimate, well-meaning enterprises, but with so much variation and geographical spread, there are bound to be some cowboys. Some of the models sold online and across eBay have been known to fail after a few weeks, so trying to save £100-200 by skirting around the main distributors can be a false economy. 

Over the years, I've owned various models from different manufacturers. Each had differentfunctions, ergonomics and types of signal.


Manufacturers and Models

During the years of initial development and clinical trials, the original Russian development team came out with several models. These were the ENS through 035 units, on which most of the original research was done. With the Soviet Union breaking up, thedevelopers went their separate ways and set up competing companies.

The most important split was between the company founded by the original inventor, Dr. Alexander Karasev (LET Medical), and the company founded by other members of the development team, particularly the lead inventor of classic Scenar therapy, Professor Alexander Revenko (OKB Ritm).


Scenar 97.4The OKB Ritm people then developed a series of devices from the Scenar 033 to the famous 97.4 (shown on the right) on which most of Scenar's iniitial success outside Russia was based in the late 1990's and early 2000's. These were followed by the NT and Pro series. 

Meanwhile, Karasev and LET Medical were busy developing the 500, 600 and 700 series. In 1998, they released the VX735, the first in a series of devices using a new type of signal, which they called "Cosmodic". 

Recent models from these two companies are:

Scenar ProThe NT/Pro series (left) from OKB Ritm/Ritmedic which have been promoted by Professor Revenko.






Cosmodic EX735Ag Slider 2The EX735ag Slider 3 (right) from LET Medical and developed by Dr. Karasev, which "slides" between different types of signal.



Others soon came along and developed their own MCS variants, of which the best known ones are AcuScen, Avazzia/Tennant, Denas, Invet/Enart, Inter X, Myoscen/Dove and Sanakey. Their main differences are in levels of signal control, design and ergonomics. Some were developed by   people inside or close to the original development team with intimate knowledge of the Scenar signal, others are reverse-engineered clones.


  Acuscen Scenar



   Denas Scenar



 Inter X

   Inter X




  Dove or Myoscen Scenar


   Avazzia Scenar



Most appear to have only cosmetic and ergonomic changes from the early devices of 10 to 30 years ago, in particular the 97.4 model, but some may not have the same signal characteristics and degree of tuning. There are also some cheap copies available that apparently break after a short time.  Most are respected among Scenar therapists, one or two are not, although most therapists have little experience beyond the model, or family of devices, they started with.

The right micro current device can do wonderful things, but if you want to ensure great results, and not end up with a device that you never use (because the controls are too complicated, or it's not sophisticated enough to address your type of health issue) then do your homework first. 

Please note: I don't supply device recommendations. 



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.