After developing fibromyalgia as a medical student, Dr. Ginevra Liptan spent many years using herself as guinea pig to find successful treatments, and 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, and directs The Frida Center for Fibromyalgia in Portland, Oregon. In her newest book, "The FibroManual: A Complete Fibromyalgia Treatment Guide for You and Your Doctor," she shares a cutting-edge new approach that goes far beyond mainstream medical knowledge 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.