Does anyone have any experience with something called Scenar therapy? I came across it recently and the practioner I spoke to said they have seen consistent great results for people suffering ME/CFS. However in my own searching I can't find much at all.
Anyone tried this before? What happened?
Hi @rob Scenar Therapy is not something I have come across before and certainly not something that I've seen mentioned in relation to ME/CFS.
I found it hard to get any helpful info on it as well, apart from comparisons to a Tens machine for chronic pain.
Unfortunately the reason we need rigorous ME/CFS research is because we haven't been able to attach those three words - "consistent great results" to a treatment option... YET!
@gretch Yes studies take time and can be expensive. I will be pressing for at least a couple of references before I throw down $800 to test it out.
@rob Following up on what Gretch said, it's generally a good idea to be sceptical of people promising "consistent great results" for ME/CFS. As far as I'm aware, there's no science to support this statement for any treatment as yet, and there are a lot of snake oil salespeople out there - and they will happily say anything to make a quick buck off people's desperation. I'm not saying this is the case for Scenar Therapy (I'm a bit rough this weekend, and not in any state to go researching), but that "consistent, great results" alone sets off some pretty big red flags, and the price tag doesn't counter that impression.
In terms of evidence, be mindful that references are easily falsified - personally, I'd recommend peer-reviewed science, preferably from two different authors/groups of authors (sometimes, snake oil types can publish what looks like a reputable paper themselves - hence it's good to get research from someone who doesn't have money to make from the findings) before trying something expensive and "out there". If you are relying on references, it might be worth tying to find ones that are reliable (ie, people you know who aren't on the take).