Contemporary neuroscience has conclusively established the fact that the human nervous system is able to detect much more information - about the internal body and the external environment - than a person is aware of. Likewise, neuroscience has established that a practitioner's nervous system is able to detect much more information about a patient's physiology than the practitioner is aware of.
When a practitioner's nervous system detects dysfunctional changes in a patient's physiology ABOVE a certain threshold of intensity, the practitioner's nervous system typically reacts by producing 'classic' 5-sense (discriminatory) sensations and specific subtle physiological responses.
If a practitioner's nervous system detects dysfunctional changes in a patient's physiology that are BELOW the threshold, the practitioner's nervous system WILL NOT produce any classic, conscious
5-sense responses /sensations. The nervous system WILL however, still produce specific subtle physiological responses about the changes it has detected.
Take away point: If a practitioner learns how to heighten their awareness of specific physiological responses, they can enhance their ability to tell when their nervous system is detecting important dysfunctional changes in a patient's physiology. This is especially valuable when these changes become 'subthreshold' changes (i.e., too weak to be perceived by 'classic' 5 -sense perception).
Different Intensity of Stimuli = Different Types of Responses
Figure 1: A practitioner's resting brainwave activity.
Figure 2: EEG responses were produced when a practitioner's nervous system detected changes
in a patient's physiology that were too weak for the practitioner to perceive consciously.
Most practitioners don't know how to use their nervous system's subtle physiological responses to acquire more comprehensive insights about a patient's physiology. Many practitioners do not experience the heightened clarity, and certainty, which comes from working with these responses.
Consequently, a substantial number of practitioners miss-out on some of the most useful information their nervous is detecting about a patient's well being. Many practitioners don't even realize they are missing-out on this information - or that it is genuinely possible to learn how to extend their range of perception and get access to these significant insights.*
Extended perception provides substantial benefits for a practitioner.
Not only is the quantity of information increased ... the quality of the information that extended perception provides is high value information - especially for assessment purposes. The reason is, extended perception uses the same core group of processes that the nervous system relies on to assess the biological significance of all new stimuli.
A practitioner can use extended perception to rapidly assess a patient and precisely locate sites of dysfunction.** Extended perception can also provide a practitioner with 'real-time' feedback about a patient's nervous system's responses to variations in corrective care. A practitioner can use this information to instantly customize the delivery of their care so it more effectively addresses the needs of each individual's nervous system.
*Practitioners will have the opportunity to work with electronic enhancing/training tools to help facilitate their awareness of essential subtle responses.
**Limbic Vision™ can help a practitioner quickly locate areas of dysfunction. Primal Palpation™ can be used to perceive a wider range of details which help to significantly increase the specificity of care.
Brycen A. Hudock, D.C.
Taking the Access Workshop with Dr. Rick Wiegand was a pivotal moment in my chiropractic
career. It is, in my opinion, a must for any chiropractor concerned with the detection and
correction of subluxation. Access is primarily a means of assessment that works in conjunction
with any technique. Regardless of the methods you currently use, you will gain a heightened awareness and certainty in your work.
My first Access seminar was nearly ten years ago and I remember being amazed at the simplicity
and how quickly I gained the skills necessary for increased awareness. I was blown away at how quickly and accurately I could find the subluxation and know when it was corrected. What’s more, everyone in the room was in total agreement. I’ve never seen that level of inter-examiner reliability!
I remember the original explanation at the time of how the developers of this technique, being intrigued by the ability of some of the great doctors in our profession who could enter a room and know in a fraction of a second what level needed to be adjusted, sought to find the answers of this heightened awareness. As they interviewed these doctors, some said it was something they were
born with; while others said it was a learned awareness, but something that took many years to become that proficient.
Access allows you to develop that same awareness, often in a few hours time!
Wherever you are in your career, I highly recommend attending the next Access Workshop
and take your skill to the highest level. It’s all about certainty! Thank you Dr. Rick!