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The SCENAR fair: 2007 review (part 2)
‘TIME and PLACE’ for SCENAR vs COSMODIC
Dr. Irina Kossovskaia, MD, PhD, DNM | 7.11.2007
© Dr. Dr. Irina Kossovskaia, MD, PhD, DNM, May 2007
As we by now undoubtedly know, COSMODIC is qualitatively different than SCENAR, even though they are both based on electrical stimulation (or rather ‘regulation’, taking into account the adaptive feedback mechanism). It is almost like ‘good cop — bad cop’. SCENAR challenges the body, forcing it into healing reactions — while COSMODIC softly suggests cooperation and supports it all the way through. Microresonances enhance and amplify the body’s healing efforts, which ultimately results in full restoration of damaged structures (regeneration).
COSMODIC trains the body to regenerate. The body tends to heal itself by forming scars (kind of taking the easy way out) — COSMODIC takes healing to a new level, making the body remember the original state and use its regenerative powers.
How COSMODIC does it, is not completely clear. Most likely, it happens through activation of stem cell reserves (or reserves of other types of undifferentiated unicells in the body). It is also possible that the damaged tissue itself restores its ability to replicate healthy cells in the place of damaged ones. There is no limit to what our body is capable of, if its regulative system(s) earnestly start regulating in a certain direction.
COSMODIC makes sure that they do just that — by working directly with the CNS (central nervous system). As always, if you want things effectively done, go right to the top. Now that we are talking with the management, there is a much greater chance that the body will hear and follow the corrective COSMODIC influence. COSMODIC will train the body to continuously test the limits of its regenerative capabilities, and in doing so, the body increases those capabilities.
The above becomes possible because of the particularities of the COSMODIC signal, or rather a series of signals. Unlike SCENAR (which stimulates the body with single impulses or pre-set batches of them), COSMODIC forms ‘adaptive regulatory bundles’ of impulses, which cannot be pre-set. The body itself determines the formation of these bundles when responding to the influence; hence, they constantly change, or ‘float’. The main quality of these bundles is the ability to carry information, mimicking normal regulative activity of the body. In the body, the nervous system constantly sends bundles of impulses, which contain stimulating, as well as sedating information. It is called ‘the dual regulation of functions’, and is mandatory for normal functioning of all of our organs and systems. COSMODIC does just that — sends both stimulating and sedating signals, depending on the situation and on the nervous system response.
What follows is an important practical recommendation with regards to the time of your session, which cardinally distinguishes SCENAR from COSMODIC. With SCENAR (which sends only stimulating and firmly pre-set signals), the TIME of the procedure is one of the key methodological points. Unpleasant things can happen, if you exceed the recommended time. In the best case scenario, the over-stimulated body just shuts down and does not respond any more. In the worst case scenario, your client hits a healing crisis.
It is not always possible to give an exact recommendation on how long a SCENAR session should last. It is very individual and depends a great deal on the practitioner’s intuition — but we generally try to keep it under 45 min. More is not always better in SCENAR therapy, as you know. The good old ‘principle of small sufficiency’ suggests achieving sufficient results by as small means as possible — and stopping there. Overdoing things puts too much stress on the system, as SCENAR impulses (or batches of them) do not have the ‘sedating’ component, only stimulating.
With COSMODIC, you do not have to worry about timing. You can keep the device on the body ‘as long as you want’ (or as long as you can); in fact, the longer the better. Floating ‘adaptive regulatory bundles’ of impulses, which mimic the regulative functional activity of CNS (by stimulating and sedating when necessary), constantly motivate the body to test its regenerative potential without exhausting the system. It is very much how a personal trainer works (at least in my experience): repeatedly testing the body on performing a certain function; giving an increasing workload, knowing exactly when enough is enough — and in doing this, helping the body to reveal its hidden reserves and capabilities. COSMODIC trains the body to regenerate and regain its natural vitality — and does so brilliantly.
There are some pretty amazing studies on the way proving this very point. For example, the ability of COSMODIC to ‘intelligently’ (as Alexander would say) nourish cells with electrical energy substantially increases the cells’ vitality and their ability to consume oxygen. Cancer cells, by their very nature, are anaerobic (non-oxygenated). If a cancer cell starts consuming oxygen, it turns into a normal functional tissue cell… You know where I am heading, right? Without saying too much to alert the related industry, I’ll just mention, for now, that there is a research study currently under way in Germany, which uses COSMODIC in conjunction with ozone therapy for cancer patients. Preliminary results are extremely encouraging. There is indeed no limit to what the body can do, if it just remembers how to be healthy.
Going back to the methodology and summarizing the above: with COSMODIC — the longer the better.
The above also applies to the frequency of your treatments. Any training implies regularity – and ‘regeneration training’ is no different. COSMODIC does its best when used regularly. With COSMODIC — the more the better.
I know, it sounds too good to be true. What, no more worries about timing, at all?! Yup, just relax and enjoy it. The smart device will let you know when it’s enough.
Actually, the Dose in COSMODIC devices such as the 715, the new 705Ag and the C-DOVE does not always mean that that’s ENOUGH (there is ‘enough’ — and there is ‘ENOUGH’, as you know). It is the minimum treatment time sufficient for creating positive healing dynamics — but there is no reason why you should stop your treatment at this point. You may keep going on the same spot, and the device will be giving you all sorts of other communication signs, to let you know what it is doing.
When it is really ENOUGH, the device will let you know. It means, the body is tired and needs to rest. At this point, there is really no reason for you to continue; you are wasting your time. Give the body a break, let it process information, digest energy and prepare itself for the next workout.
Some practitioners find it quite annoying when COSMODIC tries to ‘outsmart’ them. It is difficult to let go our human arrogance and start trusting artificial intelligence (I know, I’ve been there). And yet, soon you will begin to understand that this intelligence does not try to take over and replace you as the practitioner. It is there to free you from preoccupancy with unnecessary things (such as methodology, in this instance), so that you can concentrate on working with your client on deeper levels — emotional, mental, spiritual.
Some people believe that we are human beings having a spiritual experience; some believe that we are spiritual beings having a human experience. I am amongst the latter, and for me COSMODIC technology is a great way of letting our spiritual essence take over in the delicate art of healing. If our minds are free from preoccupation with calculation and logic, the divine intuition shines through guiding us to our ultimate goal.
Well, by eliminating ‘the TIME factor’ from SCENAR methodology in the ‘timeless’ COSMODIC, Alexander Karasev got closer to his goal of freeing practitioners from technical mistakes. Now, what about ‘the PLACE factor’? Meaning, where to put the device? Can we really get to the point when it actually does not matter?
We all know how important ‘the place factor’ is in SCENAR therapy. ‘The small asymmetry’ is your key to success. If you manage to find it (in Subjective and/or Objective mode), success is almost guaranteed. If not, it will take much longer to get the results you want. Hence, in SCENAR therapy a lot of attention is paid to various ways of looking for small asymmetry and working with it. ‘Painting’ in the Subjective mode (discovered and developed by Dr. Yuri Gorfinkel) is one of the most efficient methods to reveal this unique phenomenon, which clearly shows you the location of the ‘energy cyst’ of Pathologic System.
For the highest efficiency, ‘painting’ needs to be done in a certain order. First, you identify the area to work on, then you find the Small Asymmetry, working in a particular sequence, then you change or remove it, also moving in a sequence. Sometimes, to bring up the Small Asymmetry, we even need to ‘provoke’ the area, to push the restricted function to the limit, thus challenging the body to reveal its ‘weakest link’. SCENAR is always a challenge.
There is nothing of the sort with COSMODIC. The less you move it, the better. The device needs time to attune itself to the body and start creating the ‘adaptive informational bundles’, repeatedly leading the body to try its regenerative reserves and mechanisms. The dynamically changing bundles are transformed in a certain coherent order, dictated by the changes in the body. In this process, one bundle creates the following one in an almost music-like fashion. When you play the piano, the chords follow each other in harmony (note, that each chord consists of several different notes, each one with its own unique frequency of vibrations). They are strong at first, then the vibrations fade away giving birth to another chord, then another, and your music continues to flow until the theme is over… That is what the COSMODIC procedure resembles, in my imagination. If you interrupt the flow, the music will not happen. Therefore, with COSMODIC, do not move! Stay where you are, until ‘the song of regeneration’ is over.
Is it important, where you stand? Relatively. COSMODIC technology is not quite at the point yet where you can put the device on your finger and get your heart regenerated or hemorrhoids reversed. It is theoretically possible, but needs time to develop further… Therefore, it still makes sense to be close to the dysfunctional area or use areas of general regulation.
I am old-fashioned with regards to SCENAR therapy. I guess it is just difficult to teach an old dog new tricks. I still like to find my small asymmetry (I like the concept of it — and the challenge) and place the COSMODIC device there. Works like a charm. But then again — it also works if I am in direct projection of pain or dysfunctional organ, or on the corresponding vertebra, or on the reciprocal points, or on the place that you intuitively feel is right…
In general, I would say that Alexander’s mission to free minds of SCENAR therapists from heavy methodology is accomplished with regards to ‘the TIME factor’, but only partially completed with regards to ‘the PLACE factor’.
There are also a couple of other methodological particularities that I’d like to mention. For example, all SCENAR therapists know that one of the fundamentals of SCENAR therapy is FUNCTION. We encourage our clients to delicately provoke the function we want restored, because this increases the body’s awareness of the problem showing what needs to be fixed. Awareness of the problem is a battle already half-won.
Guess what? COSMODIC does not like provoking and challenging. Regeneration requires peace and quiet. The dysfunctional area needs to have minimal activity for as long as one to two months, for regeneration and transformation to take place without interruptions. There is a reason why a caterpillar has to go through a chrysalis stage before it turns into a butterfly.
Another particularity concerns the use of multiple devices in the same therapeutic session. For SCENAR, opinions differ. Some therapists think that using two or more SCENARs simultaneously confuses the body, which won’t know where to focus its attention; others use as many as five devices on a client at the same time aiming at substantially increasing the neuro-peptides release. In other words, there is no consensus.
For COSMODIC, there is simplicity in the matter: the more the better! COSMODIC will be forming different, unrelated and non-interfering adaptive regulatory bundles at each site. It is like using different channels to supply information: the more the better (it is better to see, hear, smell, taste and touch at the same time than just to see, isn’t it?). Hence, the more COSMODIC devices will be on the body at the same time, the faster and more complete the healing will be.
Let’s now summarize the above ‘COSMODIC vs SCENAR’ overview with regards to methodology.
Time of therapy: SCENAR — limited, COSMODIC — unlimited; the longer the better.
Frequency of therapy: SCENAR — limited, COSMODIC — unlimited; the more the better.
Place of therapy: SCENAR — small asymmetry; COSMODIC — somewhere close to the complaint, or just about anywhere on the body (as per your intuition).
Action mode: SCENAR — ‘painting’ in constant motion for Subjective mode or ‘step-by-step’ taking readings for Objective mode; COSMODIC — just STAY where you feel like it.
Systemic function: SCENAR — provoking it; COSMODIC — working with normal or minimized functional activity.
Multiple devices: SCENAR — no consensus; COSMODIC — the more the better.
And now going back to that famous expression ‘give a man a fish — and you will feed him for a day; teach the man to fish — and you will feed him for life’ and my promise to give you the damn fish… Did I deliver the fish? Did you learn to fish in the process, even if just a little? If so, then my mission for this work is accomplished.
However, there is still one question that I probably hear more frequently than any other and which I did not honor yet in this article. Virtually every client, who decides to purchase a SCENAR device, asks: which device should I go for?
The question is a very valid one. For many people, it is a substantial investment, and with so many various SCENAR models on the market, it is difficult to make the right choice. Besides, there is no ‘ultimate SCENAR’ out there yet; one that would be optimal for any person in any situation. (Even though I do not think it is at all possible to create such a device, I still bug Alexander once in awhile with the sadly familiar to any parent question, ‘Are we there yet?’ He usually replies with the calmness and wisdom of a Zen-master, ‘No, we are still here’ — but I know that he is thinking in this direction; otherwise, why would he bother to re-design the 735Ag?).
So, let me try to answer The Question to the best of my knowledge and experience. Just keep in mind that my opinion is a subjective one; it is influenced by personal preferences and represents only advice, not a prescription.
(To be continued…)
Dr. Dr. Irina Kossovskaia, MD, PhD, DNM, , North America