- German: 978-3437583407

Das Muskeltestbuch


The most important diagnostic tool for all manual therapy methods is the study of muscle function. All muscle descriptions are constructed according to a standard structure which facilitates the lookup of individual aspects. The important figures are each focused on two pages.



  • Origin, insertion and function: Their knowledge is important for the correct positioning of the body part which is moved by muscle, and for the application of the correct test vector.
  • Signs of weakness: These ar listed because for the evaluation it needs the manual test, but also the postural analysis.
  • Test: The test has to be performed by the patient and you as investigater have to explain the movements to the patient. The arrows of the figures therefore always describe the action of the patient.
  • The seven factors of viszerosomatic system: This includes the motor innervation and viszeroparietal reflex connection, neurolymphatic reflex anterior and posterior, neurovascular reflexes, nutrient connection, meridian and organ connection.
  • Drainage point (sedation point, S): It is indicated in order to review the standard reaction.
  • Replenishment point (tonification point, T): The therapy localization of the replenishment point normalizes a functional muscle inhibition when a void situation in the meridian causes an inhibition.
  • SR classification: Not only painfull and tense trigger points can be palpated, but also the points or zones of spondylogy reflex syndrome, which must be diagnostically distinguished from the former.
  • Trigger points: The most common trigger points of each muscle are set with the close acupuncture points.
  • Tendinosis musculary meridians, effective remote points: It is the site of the acupuncture points in the periphery, which are usually on the interconnect, which has a segmental, topographic connection to the muscle. About these distant points the entire chain of muscle function can be therapeutically affected.
  • Post isometic relaxation (PIR): The implementation of the individual muscles is described. The arrows always indicate the contraction vector.


About the author
Hans Garten is specialist in anesthesia, settled as a physician, training in acupuncture and manual medicine and osteopathy, lecturer of DÄGfA (German Medical Association for Acupuncture (since 1987)), former head of the DÄGfA-training-center, first chariman of the German Medical Society for Applied Kinesiology, official teaching owner of the International College of Applied Kinesiology since 1992 (Founder: G. Goodheart), international lecture and teaching (Europe, U.S., Brazil)