Hans Garten MD is the founder of an interdisciplinary practice for complementary and orthopaedic medicine in Munich, Germany. His main focus is on myofascial and musculoskeletal system disorders, with special emphasis on metabolic influences on the latter. Dr. Garten is a certified anaesthesiologist and holds a Medical Board Certificate of Chirotherapy, Acupuncture and Natural Healthcare. He holds diplomas from the International Board of Applied Kinesiology (DIBAK), the American Chiropractic Neurology Board (DACNB), the German-American Osteopathic Association (DAAO) and is a Fellow of the American College of Functional Neurology (FACFN). Dr. Garten is the founder of the German Medical Association of Applied Kinesiology (Dï¿½GAK) and has been in charge of the educational office of the German Medical Association of Acupuncture (Dï¿½GfA). He has lectured on Applied Kinesiology and Functional Neurology in Europe, South America and the United States. He has published three standard textbooks on Applied Kinesiology, all published by Elsevier, and a textbook on acupuncture, as well as over 30 original papers on these subjects and nine chapters in additional textbooks. Dr Garten's current major project, a textbook on manual medicine and Applied Kinesiology, is about to be completed, which will also be published by Elsevier.