As mentioned earlier, SCENAR uses active reflex
biofeedback as a way of virtually communicating with the body, detecting the impulses the body emits and continually modifying the signal that the SCENAR device applies. During this interaction the SCENAR device may come across ‘active points’.
: Active points are areas where it is believed that the cells and tissues of the body respond more actively than others. This can be detected by the practitioner when the device becomes ‘sticky’ on the skin or by digital readings on the SCENAR device if using ‘Dosing’ or “Screening” modes.
The sensation of ‘stickiness’ implies that the practitioner will sense that the device feels as if it is magnetically attracted to the skin when dragged across it. This can cause reddening,
numbness or increased sensitivity of the skin.
SCENAR therapy protocols include rating of pain, measurement of range of movement and testing of movement related to functional impairment.
The methodologies of many traditional healing practices such as acupuncture and acupressure are based on the fact that the skin and nervous system have the same embryological origin The skin, which is a large sensory organ, remains
linked throughout adulthood to the nervous system.
Stimulating nerve endings within the skin at particular points effect changes in internal organs. Similarly, stimulating active points on the skin via electrical impulses which follow
the characteristics of those of the central nervous system are known to stimulate and optimize the regulatory functions of the nervous system restoring health.
SCENAR, which is a form of therapeutic electrotherapy delivered via the skin, produces both local effects (by stimulating the skin, muscle and blood vessels) as well
as general influence effects (by influencing nervous and endocrine systems). It is further known that the pattern of SCENAR impulses stimulates neural pathways via active
points in the skin in an effort to restore and to improve the function of the disease-affected organs and tissues.