The most up-to-date, comprehensive treatment guide to fibromyalgia, by a rewned physician who herself has the condition If you suffer from fibromyalgia and are struggling to get help from your doctor, you re far from alone. Ten million Americans experience the widespread muscle pain, profound fatigue, and fuzzy brain ( fibrofog ) that have long frustrated both patients and doctors. In this unique resource, Ginevra Liptan, M.D., shares a cutting-edge new approach that goes far beyond mainstream medical kwledge to produce dramatic symptom improvement. Dr. Liptan s program incorporates clinically proven therapies from both alternative and conventional medicine, along with the latest research on experimental options like medical marijuana. Since many health care providers have limited fibromyalgia expertise, The FibroManual includes a thoroughly sourced health care provider guide that enables readers to help their doctors help them. Alleviate fibromyalgia symptoms in four simple steps (Rest, Repair, Rebalance, and Reduce) and you will restore deep, restful sleep achieve long-lasting pain relief optimize hormone and energy balance reduce fatigue This accessible and empowering resource provides essential information about understanding and treating fibromyalgia from a physician who, as both patient and provider, understands the illness from the inside.
Ginevra Liptan, M.D., is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine, board certified in internal medicine and trained in functional medicine, a holistic approach that blends both Western and alternative medicine. After developing fibromyalgia as a medical student, Dr. Liptan spent many years using herself as a guinea pig to find successful treatments, and she has fine-tuned her approach by treating thousands of patients. She is one of the few clinical specialists in the world to focus solely on fibromyalgia. She directs the Frida Center for Fibromyalgia and serves as medical advisor to the Fibromyalgia Information Foundation.