Outdated Beliefs


 Belief #1:  Only a small percent of  ‘sensitive’ individuals can develop CAN / central autonomic network awareness/assessment skills.


The fact is that the human nervous system is exquisitely sensitive. It detects much more information than a person is aware of.* The average practitioner has the innate sensitivity to develop CAN awareness skills.



*More than 99%  of all sensory information is discarded by the brain as irrelevant and unimportant.   Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology 10th ed  p513





Belief #2:  A person can develop CAN awareness skills by cultivating better awareness of conventional '5-sense' responses.


When a practitioner focuses attention on one set of responses their nervous system inhibits awareness of other (competing) types of responses. Heightened awareness of 5-sense responses  often diminishes - not enhances - CAN awareness skills.




Belief #3: It takes a lot of time and effort to develop CAN awareness skills.


It can take a lot of time and effort to develop CAN awareness skills IF a practitioner does not know how to go about it. Until just recently the primary challenge has been that a reliable road map was not available to help individuals cultivate this skill. Consequently, each person had to try to figure out how to do this on their own using a 'trial and error' approach. Many practitioners failed simply because they attempted to use inappropriate strategies to develop this high value perception skill.


Neuroscience now has a greater understanding of how the nervous system innately processes extremely weak, 'biologically significant' stimuli and practitioners have the opportunity to bypass prerequisite guesswork. This makes it possible for most practitioners to learn a reliable strategy for developing elite awareness/assessment skills in a weekend workshop.


Helen Bergstrom, D.C.


Taking the Access Workshop was like coming home.

Somewhere in my being I knew that sometimes I just knew where to go and that to get results

didn't require a massive input. Rick put that into perspective and gave us the science behind it.

It is not a technique class. It is about using your technique with more certainty, confidence

and better results. Thank-you Dr. Wiegand.








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!