Does science substantiate using CAN responses as valuable clinical assessment indicators?
Yes. Neuroscience has a long history of using CAN / central autonomic responses to help track stimuli that the nervous system detects. Utilizing CAN responses as somatic assessment indicators is an application of this.
Does it require much effort to develop clinically useful interoception skills?
It depends on how a practitioner goes about the process...
The nervous system produces a wide range of interoceptive / CAN responses and only a few select responses are useful for practical clinical purposes. Moreover, there are subtle strategies that can assist a practitioner to enhance their awareness of key CAN responses.
Practitioners who learn skillful strategies for working with key CAN responses when they first start, are usually able to start incorporating simple CAN responses into their practice after the workshop. By contrast, it can take a practitioner a great deal of time and effort to develop this skill set if they attempt to use a 'trial and error' approach and try to figure things out on their own.
Are interoception skills useful for a wide range of somatic techniques?
Yes. Skillful interoception can help a practitioner rapidly identify 'salient' somatic sites, e.g., areas of potential dysfunction. Once a dysfunctional site has been identified, interoception can help a practitioner to qualify a precise contact point and a vector for force applications.
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.
Kevin Hay, D.C
Thank you for an amazing weekend of awakening to all that Innate has to offer! You would think that as chiropractors we would rely more on the "wee small voice". Thanks for training me how to access certainty in my evaluations and adjustments! I can now state that I know for sure where the subluxation is and when it is corrected within a matter of seconds.
The information you presented created a bridge between Innate and science that has been sorely lacking in our profession. I would highly recommend every D.C. learn this valuable skill set! It is something you just have to experience to appreciate, it is much like trying to explain Disney World to someone... you just have to go there to know how amazing it is!